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Stage 17: Pau - Castelsarrasin

Old 07-13-07, 12:35 PM
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Stage 17: Pau - Castelsarrasin



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Old 07-23-07, 02:46 PM
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Polka dots gift points break.... pretty funny seing these climbs have categories compared to last stages.
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Old 07-23-07, 04:09 PM
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Not cycling anyway... Are the climbs steep? they're not very long or high.
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Old 07-23-07, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
after 2 1/5 weeks of racing, they'll leave their mark on the peloton's legs.
These are very minor hills... they're not going to make any difference. Doesn't matter if its after two weeks or five or ten weeks of racing.
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Old 07-23-07, 06:52 PM
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Whatever.

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These are very minor hills... they're not going to make any difference. Doesn't matter if its after two weeks or five or ten weeks of racing.
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Well,

the KOM points are between Soler and Rasmussan. Some think Rasmussan will try to get these points, but I have a feeling that unless SOler or Rasmussan want to join an early break-away bunch, few points will be had by either rider. It might make some sense to Soler to go with the break, since he can fall back after 1/2 of the route and give the last climb to Rasmussan or anyone else in the peleton. He is not in the competition for GC, and even though he is 10th, KOM is more important.

Rasmussan - he would be a fool to attack on this stage. This is the stage for him to sit back, watch Contador and Evans, and stay within their group. Unless Contador or Evans attacks, he is not going to be near the front enough to grab those KOM points.


Edit: Oh well - Soler wins KOM uncontested.

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Old 07-25-07, 04:17 PM
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KOM should be wrapped up now (I think). And Barloworld comes through again!
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It'll be nice to see a wild card team win a jersey!
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KOM should be wrapped up now (I think). And Barloworld comes through again!
I think it's fair to say that Soler has won KOM. The chicken is cooked. Lousy cheat.
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I predict a walk across the line with maybe some sitting at the start and along the way.
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Old 07-26-07, 12:46 AM
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Prediction: Flecha for the win.
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Originally Posted by gcasillo View Post
Prediction: Flecha for the win.
all depends on whether Flecha will start today and how his head is after yesterday's events.

(edit) seems that the remaining Rabo riders will start today.

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Millar for the win today.
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Menchov climbs off
Just because he is fed up, looks like no other problem

who next??
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Originally Posted by jibi View Post
Menchov climbs off
Just because he is fed up, looks like no other problem

who next??
It seems Menchov and Boogerd were most disappointed by yesterday's events, so it wouldn't surprise me if Boogerd climbs off next and finishes his last tour early.
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So did Rabobank start?
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yes. all 7 of them.


now go back to sleep.
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<Snore... snore...>

Wha? Huh...

<snore... snore...>


Thanks. I won't be able to watch until the late show.
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What? You mean I can't reveal the winner of the stage? Or mention the 20 rider pile-up just before that awesome sprint finish that was won by........

And would've thought a parasailer would crash into the neutral service car and get pummeled by the mechanics?
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Did you see Cadel spray coke on that cameraman? You guys think that was a little over the top? The guy did say sorry.
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Originally Posted by CaptainKurt99 View Post
Did you see Cadel spray coke on that cameraman?
Perhaps Cadel is on roids. Did you see him SLAM that spectator into a van while climbing the other day? It was the BEST moment of this year's tour for sure! Does anyone have a clip to post????

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