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Tour de France
« on: July 16, 2007, 09:02:51 PM »
Some faves won't be back. Hope you weren't pulling for Stuart O Grady. He's busted up with 8 broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder and a punctured lung.  Seeya later bye. For you Robbie McEwan fans, put a fork in him, he has been eliminated by time failing to make the time cut-off. Mick Rodgers is also gone.
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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 09:07:47 PM »
my 2 guys are still in - funny both their initials are A V

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 09:14:15 PM »
Who dey be? Vino and ?

With Robbie Mc Ewan out, it proves that the sprinters are nothing but show and go types, you's gots to has the power to climb to the top.
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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 06:59:43 AM »
Rasmusen! my new pick. It figures him being an ex pro mountain biker.

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 07:15:35 AM »
Who dey be? Vino and ?

With Robbie Mc Ewan out, it proves that the sprinters are nothing but show and go types, you's gots to has the power to climb to the top.

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 10:28:17 PM »
still cant give up on Levi.. 9th overall right now.. and looking strong today... Discovery is starting to make there move up the standings now that the mountains are settling in!

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 11:57:09 PM »
Rasmusen looked strong. I'm worried that Levi is goina hold out to make his big move and be burned out. It was pitiful how he was hiding in the back of the pack and not pulling his own weight today. Popovich all the way lol
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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 07:16:47 AM »
vino is through - i only have one A V left

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007, 06:44:21 AM »
Is Vino through? He is 8 minutes back from leader, 4 -5 minutes back from everyone else. Is that too much or do you think his injuries will continue to keep him back. According to press reports, he is complaining about pain in his knees. Stitches? or bruised knees? He may not be done is what I am saying. Not enough info and he is not that far back.  Saturday will determine it for him. Don't take his poster down from the wall by your bed is what I am saying, there is still hope.  ;D
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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007, 09:08:12 AM »
he looks like he is in major pain just hanging on to the back of the main peloton each day

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2007, 08:15:47 PM »
Pop the cork!! Vino is back! Although still way back in time he led the charge today and shook one of the contenders out of the front group. Vino said he is feeling very strong and Team Astana caught everybody off guard today and shook things up. The big story though is the up start Barloworld riders. One of the best stages of the race today as the gloves came off and the team competition is really heating up. American sprinter Rodriguez blasted the Tour Duh France today about unsafe and not mentioned road hazards which caused  Rodriguez a chance at the stage win today.  The heat is getting to everybody. Astana could be a trouble maker from here on out. Its on like donkey kong!!  :D
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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2007, 10:42:47 PM »
levi is gonna be ok.. he's hangin out in the back for strategy. trying to stay fresh. it's all about strategy.. look at lance and floyd..  they never hammered just the TT's

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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2007, 11:07:16 PM »
Time trials and the hills on sunday and monday will determine the race. Saturday time trial has a small climb in it that could be huge for some riders.  After that, Sunday and Monday with the big climbs will be the determining factor. The rest of the course is pretty flat all the way into Paris. There is one more time trial after the one on Saturday. Levi and Contador are both in it and have a good chance at the Glory.  I'll have to pick my winner soon.  ;D I hope Discovery wins, any of them.
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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2007, 09:34:32 PM »
Vino proved who wants it the most today.

Think about  this effort the next time you feel like  spinning instead of crankin' out the big gear ...........


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Re: Tour de France
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2007, 09:59:02 PM »
These charts show the two big climbs for Sunday morning, with a breakdown  of the grade (how steep it is, for example 10% grade) and how long  (how many kilometers)each gradient is.





For any of you who are enjoying  this as much as me, the tour may be decided  on Sunday.

Possible contenders:

Vino
Contador
Leiphammer
Iban Mayo
Rasmussen
Kloeden
??



I copied these from BikeForum
« Last Edit: July 21, 2007, 10:03:16 PM by EllsRider »
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