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USPS Team For The Tour

Old 06-24-02, 07:07 PM
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USPS Team For The Tour

Hey, the folks at the USPS team announced the Tour de France team today.
The Americans:

Lance Armstrong
Floyd Landis
George Hincapie

The Internationals:

Viatcheslav Ekimov
Roberto Heras
Benoit Joachim
Pavel Padrnos
Jose Luis Rubiera
Victor Hugo Pena

The Left Outs:
Chann McRae
Christian Vande Velde

What does everyone think of the team?
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Old 06-24-02, 07:55 PM
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Well, Hincapie and Heras should do well, but who's the Lance guy?

Seriously, these guys are going to be some fun to watch. I can't wait!
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This is a strong, deep team. Lance never had it so good.
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I'm rather surprised that Chan didn't get the nod.
I mean he is wearing the US national champion jersey.
I think USPS has a deep team, with lots of motor
(Eki, Landis, padrnos).
I think this team will do well against the Spanish
teams who are the only real threat to USPS.

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Plenty of talent and experience on this team. I'm a little sorry that VanDeVelde isn't riding LeTour this year. If I were putting the team together, I probably would have used exactly that same roster. It's just that VanDeVelde seems like a nice kid. He had a rough time last year. Ah, well, he will ride again.
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That's right, I remember Vandevelde crashed and had to abandon, poor guy! Maybe USPS wqill do the Vuelta and Vandevelde can get his chance. I also noticed Michael barry isn't there, but he'll be doing the Commonwealth games for Team Canada. Incidentally, a lot of the big guns are likely to be in the Games, including O'Grady, McEwen, Graeme Brown, Michael Rogers- hopefully Cadel Evans! The road race is shaping up to be a good one.
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