Postby Spokes on Thu 12/Jun/08 7:22pm

But didnt Lemond have assistance to, He got made lighter!!

Ive always wondered about him though.
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Postby johnL on Thu 12/Jun/08 7:42pm

man I hated Indurain and really wanted Tony Rominger to win but it didnt happen, and I loved Armstong when he won road stages but I really wanted Jalabert to smash him. BUt most of all I wanted Sean Kelly the greatest cyclist of all time (except Merckx) to win the tour. but it was OK that Roche won.
and lemond was just a crybaby

as for this year Im looking at Evans or Sanchez
oh i wish there was a kelly or Jalabert ......
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Postby Al_Bushman on Thu 12/Jun/08 7:45pm

Ahhhh . The annual vorbi anticipation B4 the mighty TDF. :love: Let the annual ritual begin!!! Followed closely by the annual rubbishing of the TDF afterwards and those swearing they'll never watch it again, only to turn up year after year for more :D
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Postby dented on Thu 12/Jun/08 7:53pm

I pick Cadel Evans.
Really looking forward to it this year, will be the first time I will be able to watch all of it live.
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Postby istepinyards on Thu 12/Jun/08 7:57pm

Al_Bushman wrote: Ahhhh . The annual vorbi anticipation B4 the mighty TDF. :love: Let the annual ritual begin!!! Followed closely by the annual rubbishing of the TDF afterwards and those swearing they'll never watch it again, only to turn up year after year for more :D
I have read this post 5 times now Al.
What is your point exactly? :sly:
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Postby Joel on Thu 12/Jun/08 8:06pm

i will be quite suprised if Cadel does not win.. his form is looking good, and he has the tactical head on his shoulders to do the job. :thumbsup:
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Postby TonyG on Thu 12/Jun/08 8:07pm

Boy I can't wait.. In the UK we got all the three major tours live on Eurosport... It was just heaven.

But at least here i can go and ride the next day without getting either blown off my bike by the wind or soaking wet...

My tip would be Cavendish for a few stage wins now Boonen is out.Overall winner???? Either Valverde or Evans.It's going to be so open.
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Postby hogan111 on Thu 12/Jun/08 8:22pm

Ski wrote: I'll be on Alpe d'Huez watching live


Ski see you there, 1km mark.

Craig Scott
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Postby XCrazy on Thu 12/Jun/08 8:38pm

My sentimental fav has to go to the schleck brothers. Although no idea what CSC-Saxo Bank is going to do with 3 GC contenders, guess they just wait and see which ones crack first then support the one left :crazy:
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Postby Iceberg on Thu 12/Jun/08 8:43pm

Cadel Evans, number one ranked cyclist last year, the only one of the top 3 riders from 2007 TDF who will be competing this year, in good form. That is an obvious pick.

Who else may be a contender? Who will be the wildcard?

So where has Damiano Cunego been? He's gotta be a contender if he's riding.

Who else could be up there, Andy Shleck?
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Postby Joel on Thu 12/Jun/08 9:11pm

right how about having a crack at picking the top 5 GC? won't do it now myself as i have to think about it :) but there is the challenge!
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Postby Oli on Thu 12/Jun/08 10:04pm

Cunego has been focusing his whole season on the Tour - that's why he flagged the Giro.
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Postby musket on Thu 12/Jun/08 10:06pm

I don't see Cadel taking it if the racing is dynamic as it has been post- Lance. Put simply, while he's strong and has the durability for GT's, he seems to lack the combative spark required in dynamic races.

Losing Horner hasn't helped.
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Postby Oli on Thu 12/Jun/08 10:08pm

He was pretty dynamic in 04 and at Lombardy last year.

And what has Horner got to do with him?
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Postby musket on Thu 12/Jun/08 10:17pm

Horner was his lieutenant. Did a great job for him.

You're right, he was dynamic at Lombardy.

We'll see. No doubt some polarising opinions are bound to require rum.
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