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Old 02-16-09, 11:13 AM
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AToC - Stage 2

If you're dumb enough to click on this thread when you don't want to see spoilers, you DESERVE to see spoilers.



My two picks for today are Ben Jacques-Maynes and Alexander Moos. I'm 50% right so far Moos is up in a break.
Its cold and wet, so I think a motivated group could stay away from an unmotivated peloton, especially if the guys in the group were in the groups that lost 5 or 13 minutes yesterday.
Astana will hit the last climb hard and shed as many as they can I think. I think we'll see a small group come into the finish together (hopefully with Moos ) followed by a somewhat select field of favorites.
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Old 02-16-09, 11:15 AM
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Jonothan Garcia (Fort Collins native, I ride with him every saturday) is bridging! wooo!
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Old 02-16-09, 11:16 AM
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Actually Ben is now in the break. You're still 50% right tho
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Old 02-16-09, 11:27 AM
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Not trying to step on any toes here....but, you guys are welcome to join us on SoCal bike forum. We got a ToC stage2 live thread going there.

Would save me time going back and forth.
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Since when has Bill Lumburgh been a cycling commentator?!
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Sorry obie, but this is the racing forum. Gotta stay here with the boys.
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Old 02-16-09, 12:24 PM
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Racing cape? I've got a Superman cape that I like to wear, but never thought of wearing on my bike....
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Old 02-16-09, 12:28 PM
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"Cameron Evans. Super strong guy...canadian...good strong rider...super strong guy..."

Yeah...and we're gonna need to go ahead and move him downstairs into storage B..."
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Old 02-16-09, 12:33 PM
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Interesting that RR has some of the coolest kit out there and looks like they picked up their rain jackets from the outdoor section of Wal-Mart..
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"Rock Racing has been on the front so they are tired, and so the lead group will gain time on the climb."

Yeah, the entire rock racing team is tired out after 35 miles of racing. I HATE the announcers on the tour of california website.
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Old 02-16-09, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
"Rock Racing has been on the front so they are tired, and so the lead group will gain time on the climb."

Yeah, the entire rock racing team is tired out after 35 miles of racing. I HATE the announcers on the tour of california website.
You would think the announcers on the official website know something about cycling, eh?
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Dang, they lose feed on the very part I'm waiting to watch.
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Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
If you're dumb enough to click on this thread when you don't want to see spoilers, you DESERVE to see spoilers.
If you had put SPOILER in the thread most would agree with you.
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Old 02-16-09, 01:08 PM
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For the love of all that is holy, they need to ditch Rasika.
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Old 02-16-09, 01:28 PM
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For the love of all that is holy, they need to ditch Rasika.
He should have shot her in the face with his water bottle like the annoying yapping dog she is

what race is your girlfriend?? Really?? wtf is that
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Old 02-16-09, 02:31 PM
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I just heard that Lance got crashed by a photog moto...
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hes back on...with chechu helping ^^^^
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Apparently 20+ riders went down in the main peleton (separate incident?) No pics yet.
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Levi has attacked! that's so..... un-levi!
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Leipheimer attacks!!!??

He really wants this race.
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It's actually Lance. They swapped bikes and numbers. And helmets.
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I can just see him pulling off the mask at the finish line, Scooby Doo style - "why, it's old man Armstrong"....
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Wow, GREAT riding by Peterson and McCartney!

Also, Levi is a beast.
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just fired up the live vid... he cought the leaders pretty damn quick.. now its just him and peterson!
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