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Old 07-18-12, 08:32 AM
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Has the previous years winner ever sucked this bad

I was hoping Cuddles would get into a groove but now its just getting painful to watch as he can't keep up with his doms.
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Old 07-18-12, 08:33 AM
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he's looked awful from the start, I never thought he had a chance after the prologue
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Old 07-18-12, 09:35 AM
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But, he is faster than all of the other doms and their leaders - and that is what counts!!! ...
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More so...Lemond in '91 & Sastre in '09

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Old 07-18-12, 09:57 AM
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Many winners don't look as good the following year.
Study some history.
It's not that uncommon.
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But, he is faster than all of the other doms and their leaders - and that is what counts!!! ...
What?

You have grasped that this thread is about Evans, right?
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Old 07-18-12, 10:08 AM
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Oops! I thought this was a "Let us bash Wiggins" thread ... LOL!!! ... I'm fairly new to watching these races so I must learn the nicknames!!!


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What?

You have grasped that this thread is about Evans, right?
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Oops! I thought this was a "Let us bash Wiggins" thread ... LOL!!! ... I'm fairly new to watching these races so I must learn the nicknames!!!
Learning who won last year would have been equally helpful...
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Old 07-18-12, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
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Carlos Sastre wasn't even in the picture in 2009.
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Old 07-18-12, 05:11 PM
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Kick a newbie while he'd down and trying to be humble - I did apologize!!!

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Learning who won last year would have been equally helpful...
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
I was hoping Cuddles would get into a groove but now its just getting painful to watch as he can't keep up with his doms.
Like you could do any better? The worst TDF rider would destroy you. Rediculous

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Old 07-19-12, 11:00 AM
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Indurain in '96.
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Yeah that's the one I was thinking of, but I couldn't recall the year and was too lazy to look it up.
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Old 07-19-12, 11:09 AM
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Like you could do any better? The worst TDF rider would destroy you. Rediculous
LOL genius response.
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I thnik with a little work I could find one who didn't make the top 10 (No work at all if we include those who dnf of course).

But for now how does 10th place 52 minutes and 56 seconds back sound?
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Old 07-20-12, 09:20 AM
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The 1998 winner did not compete in 1999 becaseu the course did not suit him.

But in 1998 Pantani not only won both the TDf and Giro but also picked up the KOM in hte Giro and if I remember correctly barely missed it in the TDF.

Never finished the TDF after that and his best result inthe Giro was 14th. He had a couple of DNFs in both the Tour and Giro.
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