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Stage 18: Thursday, July 21 201 km Pinerolo (IT) → Col du Galibier - Serre Chevalie

Old 07-21-11, 08:25 AM
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No teamates to react to Andy, Andy move is a gamble, if he bonks, they got Frank
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Originally Posted by FriendlyFred View Post
why on earth would they allow Andy Schleck to go out like that and not chase him? Especially when he has two team mates up ahead. What am I missing?
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Originally Posted by FriendlyFred View Post
I still can't believe they didn't react and didn't react and just let him take 2:30+ out of them.
Too far out. They think they can take him on the Galibier.
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almost 3min now. Wouldn't that put him in yellow? God willing he can climb the next mt.
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Old 07-21-11, 08:28 AM
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The Schlecks are insufferable as it is. If one of them gets into yellow, it will be sickening
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Originally Posted by FriendlyFred View Post
The Schlecks are insufferable as it is. If one of them gets into yellow, it will be sickening
Agreed they are both whiny and insufferable at times (especially Andy) but at least one of them has actually done something. Finally, Andy is actually backing up all the words with action, it may not pay off but this is much better and more exciting than a 10 second non-attack + immediate sit up and look around. As much as I dislike Andy on a personal level, a truly exciting stage is worth seeing him in yellow imo
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Old 07-21-11, 08:46 AM
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Team Leopard needs some sponsors, that jersey looks empty
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Wow, increasing the gap going into a headwind, great effort and teamwork by Monfort. What is the peloton waiting for?
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Old 07-21-11, 08:58 AM
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Teamwork? What you say? This isn't a team sport LOL
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Correct, Monfort was pushing hard to try to drop Andy and the rest of the breakaway so he could win the stage for himself. No teamwork at all, it's every man for himself out there.
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Originally Posted by Kupkake View Post
almost 3min now. Wouldn't that put him in yellow? God willing he can climb the next mt.
They may have let him get to far out. Unless he blows up, its hard to see Andy getting reeled back in with a 3+ minute lead.
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Old 07-21-11, 09:03 AM
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Phil just said that AC has to save his reputation, and past performances,by doing something here, i.e. doping infractions?
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The chase group is now 4 minutes back and are "messing about".

This is immensely entertaining.
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Last time we had a flyer like this it was the beginning of the end of Floyd Landis.
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Almost too late now. Somebody - Evans or Contador - needs to go soon or they have a problem.
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Looks like Cadel's about had it with this ****.
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Old 07-21-11, 09:12 AM
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Is Danielson in the Evans group?
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Old 07-21-11, 09:15 AM
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Ryder is in there so I think D is to
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This is very Landis-like. Maybe Andy was enoying the Whiskey last night
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AS looks good! I think & hope FS/AC will attack near the summit, tho its gonna be hard to catch AS now
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Gutsy from Evans. I hope it works out for him, he deserves it.
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I can't believe how big the chase group is.
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What's the chance Andy bonks?
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I can't wait for the post race interviews. Cadel is going to have a coronary describing how nobody would help him. I hope LeLange has some cheese to go with the oncoming whine from Cadel.
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Eddy friggin Mercks
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