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:D :D :D Cadel's defence of his yellow jersey starts tonight

hope GreenEDGE have a good showing too

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Another event I have no intention of watching.
Twenty years from now out cold on salty canvas

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theyre all drug cheats anyway
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ruud wrote:theyre all drug cheats anyway
except the australians
Time for some righteous indignation

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ruud wrote:theyre all drug cheats anyway
then it is a level playing field...
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SuperMario wrote::D :D :D Cadel's defence of his yellow jersey starts tonight

hope GreenEDGE have a good showing too

this, great event
cant wait!!

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Swannsong's Rejects wrote:Another event I have no intention of watching.
When I have people around for dinner I make sure I set aside a couple of options for vegetarians.
They can make do or they can shiraz off !!

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Hawkesy's Solicitor wrote:
Swannsong's Rejects wrote:Another event I have no intention of watching.

why comment then???

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Hawkesy's Solicitor wrote:
Swannsong's Rejects wrote:Another event I have no intention of watching.
松平美加 wrote:スーツを着ないとフランス料理は食べられないよ

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Stupid Mole wrote:
Hawkesy's Solicitor wrote:
Swannsong's Rejects wrote:Another event I have no intention of watching.
DAM wrote:
Hawkesy's Solicitor wrote:
Swannsong's Rejects wrote:Another event I have no intention of watching.

why comment then???

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Classification after stage 3!


cmon CADEL!


1. SUI CANCELLARA Fabian 12 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 14h 45' 30''
2. GBR WIGGINS Bradley 101 SKY PROCYCLING 14h 45' 37'' + 00' 07''
3. FRA CHAVANEL Sylvain 192 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 14h 45' 37'' + 00' 07''
4. USA VAN GARDEREN Tejay 9 BMC RACING TEAM 14h 45' 40'' + 00' 10''
5. NOR BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 102 SKY PROCYCLING 14h 45' 41'' + 00' 11''
6. RUS MENCHOV Denis 131 KATUSHA TEAM 14h 45' 43'' + 00' 13''
7. AUS EVANS Cadel 1 BMC RACING TEAM 14h 45' 47'' + 00' 17''
8. ITA NIBALI Vincenzo 51 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 14h 45' 48'' + 00' 18''
9. CAN HESJEDAL Ryder 61 GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 14h 45' 48'' + 00' 18''
10. GER KLÖDEN Andréas 15 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 14h 45' 49'' + 00' 19''
11. NED MOLLEMA Bauke 153 RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 14h 45' 51'' + 00' 21''
12. BEL MONFORT Maxime 16 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 14h 45' 52'' + 00' 22''
13. SLO BRAJKOVIC Janez 181 ASTANA PRO TEAM 14h 45' 52'' + 00' 22''
14. EST TAARAMAE Rein 81 COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 14h 45' 52'' + 00' 22''
15. SVK SAGAN Peter 57 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 14h 45' 53'' + 00' 23''
16. FRA PERAUD Jean-Christophe 71 AG2R LA MONDIALE 14h 45' 53'' + 00' 23''
17. ITA MARCATO Marco 125 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 14h 45' 53'' + 00' 23''
18. ESP ZUBELDIA Haimar 19 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 14h 45' 54'' + 00' 24''
19. NED POELS Wouter 126 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 14h 45' 54'' + 00' 24''
20. IRL ROCHE Nicolas 79 AG2R LA MONDIALE 14h 45' 55'' + 00' 25''

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* yawn *
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Stupid Mole wrote:* yawn *
DAM wrote:
why comment then???

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1. SUI CANCELLARA Fabian 12 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 24h 45' 32''
2. GBR WIGGINS Bradley 101 SKY PROCYCLING 24h 45' 39'' + 00' 07''
3. FRA CHAVANEL Sylvain 192 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 24h 45' 39'' + 00' 07''
4. USA VAN GARDEREN Tejay 9 BMC RACING TEAM 24h 45' 42'' + 00' 10''
5. NOR BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 102 SKY PROCYCLING 24h 45' 43'' + 00' 11''
6. RUS MENCHOV Denis 131 KATUSHA TEAM 24h 45' 45'' + 00' 13''
7. AUS EVANS Cadel 1 BMC RACING TEAM 24h 45' 49'' + 00' 17''
8. ITA NIBALI Vincenzo 51 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 24h 45' 50'' + 00' 18''
9. CAN HESJEDAL Ryder 61 GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 24h 45' 50'' + 00' 18''
10. GER KLÖDEN Andréas 15 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 24h 45' 51'' + 00' 19''
11. NED MOLLEMA Bauke 153 RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 24h 45' 53'' + 00' 21''
12. BEL MONFORT Maxime 16 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 24h 45' 54'' + 00' 22''
13. SLO BRAJKOVIC Janez 181 ASTANA PRO TEAM 24h 45' 54'' + 00' 22''
14. EST TAARAMAE Rein 81 COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 24h 45' 54'' + 00' 22''
15. SVK SAGAN Peter 57 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 24h 45' 55'' + 00' 23''
16. FRA PERAUD Jean-Christophe 71 AG2R LA MONDIALE 24h 45' 55'' + 00' 23''
17. ITA MARCATO Marco 125 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 24h 45' 55'' + 00' 23''
18. RUS GUSEV Vladimir 134 KATUSHA TEAM 24h 45' 56'' + 00' 24''
19. ESP ZUBELDIA Haimar 19 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 24h 45' 56'' + 00' 24''
20. NED POELS Wouter 126 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 24h 45' 56'' + 00' 24''
21. IRL ROCHE Nicolas 79 AG2R LA MONDIALE 24h 45' 57'' + 00' 25''
22. AUS ROGERS Michael 108 SKY PROCYCLING 24h 45' 57'' + 00' 25''



Cmon Cadel!!

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Stupid Mole wrote:* yawn *
Join the revolution, throw yourself into the Frey!

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God Is No Englishman wrote:
Stupid Mole wrote:* yawn *
Stupid Mole wrote:* yawn *
DAM wrote:
why comment then???

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massive night tonight after the mountains showed only 3 real contenders in nibali, evans and wiggins, sammy sanchez out of the tour and olympics, massive blow for spain

the time trial to show who goes into the first rest day confident, my pick is cancellara to win the stage and evens and wiggins to go level pegging
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Wiggins has increased his straglehold on the yellow jersy after a dominat victory in the 41.5klm time trial yesterday
Cadel Evans who started the day 10 seconds behind Wiggins, finished 6th in the time trial, with 53mins7secs.
The lead between the two has stretched out to 1minute and 53seconds

stage 10 on tuesday is a 194.4klm route from Macon to Bellengarde-sur-valserine, a highly mountainous leg including the first ever ascent of Col du Grand Colombier!




doesnt look good for Cadel to defend his 2011 Tour Victory!
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DAM wrote:Wiggins has increased his straglehold on the yellow jersy after a dominat victory in the 41.5klm time trial yesterday
Cadel Evans who started the day 10 seconds behind Wiggins, finished 6th in the time trial, with 53mins7secs.
The lead between the two has stretched out to 1minute and 53seconds

stage 10 on tuesday is a 194.4klm route from Macon to Bellengarde-sur-valserine, a highly mountainous leg including the first ever ascent of Col du Grand Colombier!




doesnt look good for Cadel to defend his 2011 Tour Victory!
:(
I think drug test wiggins and especially froome, knocking off cancellara by that much? Looks very suss to me

As for cadel, I think he is in good shape, not many mountain top finishes meaning his descending skills can pick him up alot of time, at 1:53 back with the mountains ahead, he knows he has to attack but also he has no pressure of wearing the yellow jersey, I reckon he will take a massive amount back Wednesday night, huge chance of winning the stage, plus the likes of menchov and nibali will work with him to bring wiggins back
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DOC wrote:
DAM wrote:Wiggins has increased his straglehold on the yellow jersy after a dominat victory in the 41.5klm time trial yesterday
Cadel Evans who started the day 10 seconds behind Wiggins, finished 6th in the time trial, with 53mins7secs.
The lead between the two has stretched out to 1minute and 53seconds

stage 10 on tuesday is a 194.4klm route from Macon to Bellengarde-sur-valserine, a highly mountainous leg including the first ever ascent of Col du Grand Colombier!




doesnt look good for Cadel to defend his 2011 Tour Victory!
:(
I think drug test wiggins and especially froome, knocking off cancellara by that much? Looks very suss to me

As for cadel, I think he is in good shape, not many mountain top finishes meaning his descending skills can pick him up alot of time, at 1:53 back with the mountains ahead, he knows he has to attack but also he has no pressure of wearing the yellow jersey, I reckon he will take a massive amount back Wednesday night, huge chance of winning the stage, plus the likes of menchov and nibali will work with him to bring wiggins back

hope so, his BMC team have been dissapointing so far

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so another few bike riders have been caught drug cheating

WHAT A SURPRISE
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DAM wrote:
DOC wrote:
DAM wrote:Wiggins has increased his straglehold on the yellow jersy after a dominat victory in the 41.5klm time trial yesterday
Cadel Evans who started the day 10 seconds behind Wiggins, finished 6th in the time trial, with 53mins7secs.
The lead between the two has stretched out to 1minute and 53seconds

stage 10 on tuesday is a 194.4klm route from Macon to Bellengarde-sur-valserine, a highly mountainous leg including the first ever ascent of Col du Grand Colombier!




doesnt look good for Cadel to defend his 2011 Tour Victory!
:(
I think drug test wiggins and especially froome, knocking off cancellara by that much? Looks very suss to me

As for cadel, I think he is in good shape, not many mountain top finishes meaning his descending skills can pick him up alot of time, at 1:53 back with the mountains ahead, he knows he has to attack but also he has no pressure of wearing the yellow jersey, I reckon he will take a massive amount back Wednesday night, huge chance of winning the stage, plus the likes of menchov and nibali will work with him to bring wiggins back

hope so, his BMC team have been dissapointing so far
his tactics are different from wiggins, evans backs his climbing ability, but likes to be paced through the flat stages to keep out of trouble, hence his team selection, he knew the danger was wiggins being a better time trialer hence he knew he would have to attack in week 2, his tactics now are to put a man in the break away every day to have 1 sup[port him at the end if needed while wiggins gets carried through the mountains, evans doesn't care he is not in yellow, puts all the pressure on wiggins and it showed yesterday as they had to do alot of work to chance down nibali, hence evans didn't really attack, he let sky work themselves over, he would have observed how froome, porte and rogers were going and wether they can be there today for wiggins in a massive stage, hilltop finish, can see nibali, menchov, evans and van den broek all teaming up on sky, they want sky to ride themselves out of this race

so i think bmc have sone their job, evans is still sitting good, just would have preferred wiggins have less of a lead, prob about 30 seconds less, but evans had an average tt and wiggins pulled one out of his muscat to get 1:43 on a day

the question now is wether sky can stay up there over 2 HC climbs and a cat 1 climb finish

evans got last night pretty spot on for me, especially coming out of the rest day, he rode his legs back in, today is the stage where it happens for the contenders
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Wiggo 8)

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rulebritania wrote:Wiggo 8)
pressure is on him and the kenyan

yesterday was a lets have a look day, 2 massive climbs and a hilltop finish could break him and sky today
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ruud wrote:so another few bike riders have been caught drug cheating

WHAT A SURPRISE

no, the surprise is that all if not most riders, are on some sort of banned substance, tbh!

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DAM wrote:
ruud wrote:so another few bike riders have been caught drug cheating

WHAT A SURPRISE

no, the surprise is that all if not most riders, are on some sort of banned substance, tbh!
you can generally pick the ones that are and aren't

evans, given all his failures, isn't, schlecks are the same, i always questioned contador given his record in 3 week tours

few others to be found out me thinks, but i think due to the step up in checks its in the minority now, not majority, so many masking agents out there that some riders will never get caught unfortunately

every rider in the olympics will be tested so that will be interesting

which makes team usa look bad as the 4 implicated with armstrong: liepheimer, zebriske, van de velde and hincapie, asked not to be considered for the olympics
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moved down to 4th now, and well behind Wiggins...

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DAM wrote:moved down to 4th now, and well behind Wiggins...

:(
tried a move and it failed, went down fighting today, this chris froome lookes dodgy as shiraz, looked out of it, then comes back and sprints to the line, test him for everything

wiggins and sky showed weakness today

evans needs to go on a charge with TJ now, solo mission, will be afforded some leeway as wiggins beleives he will have him in the TT, evans needs to go for broke
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Cadel has a bad day, Nibali grows some respect for Wiggins and Froome looks like a man with a spare battery pack. Excellent stage.

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maryusdemetry wrote:Froome looks like a man with a spare battery pack. Excellent stage.
He did look good today.
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