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Old 06-05-08, 05:46 AM
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Someone must really fancy his chances...

Originally Posted by cyclingnews.com
Bodyguard for Evans

Team Silence-Lotto is doing all it can to help Cadel Evans win the Tour de France this summer. Not only will he have his own cook at the race, he will also be accompanied by a bodyguard. That bodyguard is Serge Borlée, a former Belgian policemen who also worked for the Motorola team and later was bodyguard for Lance Armstrong. Most recently he worked at the Tour de France last year for Alexander Vinokourov.
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Old 06-05-08, 05:54 AM
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Not gonna happen. The winner is going to come from CSC or Rabobank.
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Old 06-05-08, 06:33 AM
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I don't know if it's been posted before but In that photo Cadel looks like Robbie Rotten from the kids show Lazytown.

https://robbiestares.ytmnd.com/
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Must have the name of his chin doctor.
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I read Gesink (Rabobank) does 500w at his threshold. 500w (!). Would he be a contender? Well, okay, if he learns to descend. I guess a requirement for a skinny climber on Rabobank is that you can't descend well.

Cadel may be good to go but I wonder if a new upcoming guy, considered "second tier", will do a good ride and win.

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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I read Gesink (Rabobank) does 500w at his threshold. 500w (!). Would he be a contender? Well, okay, if he learns to descend. I guess a requirement for a skinny climber on Rabobank is that you can't descend well.

Cadel may be good to go but I wonder if a new upcoming guy, considered "second tier", will do a good ride and win.

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evans descends like a cat 5 with tourettes.


isn't andy schleck riding this years tdf? probably too soon for him, but...
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Im hoping Valverde will come good this year. But he probably does'nt have the team for it. They need to hire one rider to act as enforcer for him to keep him out of the 1st week crashes.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I read Gesink (Rabobank) does 500w at his threshold. 500w (!). Would he be a contender?
Perhaps he's a little too young to do that day in and day out...? In any case it's pretty impressive.
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Originally Posted by FatguyRacer View Post
Im hoping Valverde will come good this year. But he probably does'nt have the team doctor for it anymore. They need to hire one doctor to act as screener for him to keep him out of the 1st week tests.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
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(that would apply to every one though-so for the sake of argument, lets just assume all the contenders are on a level playing field vis a vie doping. Well except for the whiney French riders. Oh wait, I said contenders didnt I?)
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Originally Posted by maalea View Post
I don't know if it's been posted before but In that photo Cadel looks like Robbie Rotten from the kids show Lazytown.

https://robbiestares.ytmnd.com/
Or the Crimson Chin.
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Butters?

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here is a 08 tour de france mountain stage preview


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I'm calling a podium for Cunego.
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The last I heard was that Gesink wasn't going to ride the tour, Robo feels he's too young to take the abuse.
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Lance is gonna 3-peat this year. Go Texas.
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