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Desertrats97 03-04-12 11:09 PM

Is Team Radio Shack the new Miami Heat or NFL Eagles--Allstar Team???
 
Do you think Team Radio Shack is going to be Cyclings bust on the tour de france due to all the star power on the team. I mean all these guys who have come close or won the past TDF or other major events. Like the Eagles, Miami Heat.

What do you think.

I used to be a big fan of HTC now looking for a team to follow. Im not sure to jump on that bandwagon.

Keep it fun.

daveF 03-05-12 01:07 PM

I'm leaning toward cycling's bust as far as TDF results go. This is based on yesterday's lack of time trial prowess for the Schleck's. If they don't rapidly learn how to do that, Johan might as well assign them to support Horner & Kloden. As far as classics go, Cancellara looks like he is on fire. BMC I believe may be cycling's bust on the classics front unless Gilbert picks it up quite a bit. I think he will. But Thor, not so much.

Giacomo 1 03-05-12 03:22 PM

Well, undeniably they have the talent, money and roster to win big this season and they have riders to suit everyones taste.

I think, like daveF said above, that the Schleck bros. TT problems are going to deny Andy a win in the TDF. I mean they were awful yesterday, losing over 1 minute in a short 9K TT and not coming close to cracking the top 100. I mean that is not even close to being acceptable to win a big tour. What will they do in a long TT or multiple TT's in a tour?

But I will be rooting for Garmin-Barracuda, just to see Farrar take it to Cav. I think Farrar has the better leadout this season to really show his stuff.

dstrong 03-05-12 03:27 PM

Both Schlecks did well in last years final TdF TT, placing in the top 20. Evans had an amazing TT to take yellow, finishing a handful of seconds off Martin. There's still a lot of time between now and July, and it's a long three weeks of racing. Who knows what things will look like by then. But it's fun to guess.

daveF 03-05-12 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by dstrong (Post 13934969)
Both Schlecks did well in last years final TdF TT, placing in the top 20. Evans had an amazing TT to take yellow, finishing a handful of seconds off Martin. There's still a lot of time between now and July, and it's a long three weeks of racing. Who knows what things will look like by then. But it's fun to guess.

I wouldn't consider losing 2:38 to the winner & 2:37 to Cadel doing well! Not when Andy's goal was to take the yellow to Paris.

Desertrats97 03-06-12 02:53 PM

Thats true. guess we will see in a few months. Here in California i hope to see the team in the Tour of California. but if they ride like they did in the past few days they will have a long seaon.


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