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Old 05-22-10, 06:14 AM
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Cadel Evans admitted to Gazzetta dello Sport that all the overall leaders are tired after two weeks of hard, aggressive racing, but pointed out the decisive stages begin today.

"Were racing as if we haven't looked at the profile of the last week," Evans said. "We're always flat out and so it's inevitable that we're tired. If Vinokourov wasn't tired he would have raced differently at L'Aquila."

"My GC position isn't great but my days have arrived and that makes me optimistic. It'll be crazy on the Grappa climb but I'm especially looking to the mountain top finishes. Did you see what happened at Montalcino? If I've got the legs, I'm going to attack. If my legs are good, every occasion is good to pull back time."

Evans only has four BMC teammates to help in the final week and his rivals know it. But he knows it too and is ready to take on any attacks the other favourites might be planning.

"I'm ready for anything and everything. Near Porto Recanati the other day, the sprinters' teams worked all day and then didn't close the gap. That seemed foolish to me. Scarponi and Vinokourov played games too. They said 'Lets go steady' then attacked.."

Asked about perhaps forming an alliance with another team, Evans said: "Have you not realised we're all racing against each other?"

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Hey is there any online place that is replaying the giro stages?
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Hey is there any online place that is replaying the giro stages?
Stuff shows up on Youtube, but yeah, be great to see the whole replay. Missed today darn it. Heck of a race. If Arroyo has strong fingernails he might just hang on.
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Old 05-22-10, 10:22 AM
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Here's one:

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Nibali is an animal..how old is he?
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Astana, Saxo Bank and Radio Head better not underestimate LiquiGas...that team is solid.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Astana, Saxo Bank and Radio Head better not underestimate LiquiGas...that team is solid.
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Old 05-25-10, 08:27 AM
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gadret should keep his jersey zipped up, that's one bony looking chicken chest.
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Liking today's stage.
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is there a reason why they are not showing Sastre?
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they just did.
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yeah and he is not so good
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My prediction (Evans ahead of Basso) correct so far! We'll see after the steep stuff though...
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yeah and he is not so good
Did he flat, or is he just flat today, I wonder..
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I need a new laptop.

streaming vid kills this one
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Old 05-25-10, 09:09 AM
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wonder if Basso gets pink after this
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Super impressed with Arroyo.
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Old 05-25-10, 09:16 AM
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yeah he hung tough. faster than some big climbing names. think he can hold it until the end of the week?
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I think he'll keep 2nd. But Basso should be able to take quite a bit tomorrow.
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Cadel has the scent of blood though. wouldn't write him off
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He needs to lose zero time to Basso between now and the TT if he wants a chance. The TT is only 15k, he won't be able to take more than 45 seconds, max. And I'd be willing to bet Basso has worked on his TT even more.

Based on Sunday, I don't think Evans will take any time out of Basso between now and then. But you never know, one bad day is all it takes.
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Basso's in a very good spot both from a time perspective and from a team perspective.
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
Basso's in a very good spot both from a time perspective and from a team perspective.
This may be his biggest asset...
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I can't even imagine how brutal it is/will be for Evans and Basso to spend day after day duking it out on mountain stages and staying close.

Somebody's gotta crack - and it will be awesome to watch. I'm even rooting for Evans, and that wasn't the case at the start.
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i've never seen a stage winner look so uncomfortable while being kissed by podium girls.
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