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Old 12-31-12, 11:11
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Lol, what's your point? Tony M was among the best climbers, but everyone else sucked/was off form? And Sanchez did great on Lure because he's a doper? Yeah, cause F. Schleck isn't.

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Old 12-31-12, 11:12
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It doesn't matter, he's not going to be first over the line on Montagne de Lure so he still needs a reasonable sized TT to win... there was one in 2011 but how many other years recently?
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Old 12-31-12, 11:22
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Lol, what's your point? Tony M was among the best climbers, but everyone else sucked/was off form? And Sanchez did great on Lure because he's a doper? Yeah, cause F. Schleck isn't.

You're an expert at adapting reality to fit your argument, I give you that.
I didn't say that everyone else sucked. I thought that was obvious as T. Martin wasn't the best climber in that race.

Yes, Tony Martin in freak form can win on such a course, though, even if the best climbers are in great form. However, Martin CAN'T win if the course features an MTF like Lure and it isn't off-set by a fairly long flat(ish) TT. He'll easily lose a minute on Lure, if not much more.
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Old 12-31-12, 11:49
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me too i want col d'eze itt to stay for ever if it's possible. it's just legendary and great.
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Old 12-31-12, 13:32
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Hmm Voeckler, Gesink and De Gendt in the mix. It seems that this could become a very nice Paris - Nice for me, as one of my favorites would probably win it
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Old 12-31-12, 17:20
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Old 12-31-12, 18:52
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One of my favourite riders, Mikel Nieve, going for the Tour this year. Now that everyone questions Euskaltel identity, Nieve is one of the keepers: a true lone climber, a crap time trialist and a taste for epicness. His schedule:
Challenge Mallorca (3-6 febrero)
Tour del Mediterráneo (6-10 febrero)
Vuelta a Andalucía (17-21 febrero)
París-Niza (3-10 marzo)
Volta a Catalunya (18-24 marzo)
GP Miguel Indurain (30 marzo)
Vuelta a Castilla y León (10-14 abril)
Tour de Romandía (23-28 abril)
Then I suppose he'll ride Suisse or the Dauphine. After the Tour, he plans on helping Sanchez and Anton () at the Vuelta. The real question is: which is the most epic stage of the Tour? I'm sure he'll be attacking from at least 150km out. Seriously, if he can't ride for GC, I hope he targets KOM alongside an epic stage win!

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Old 12-31-12, 18:57
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The real question is: which is the most epic stage of the Tour?
the real answer is: There is none.
The ASO answer is: Alpe ofc.
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Old 12-31-12, 19:00
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the real answer is: There is none.
The ASO answer is: Alpe ofc.
Both good answers. Nieve will have to be happy with a stage win at Ventoux throw furious winds and rain
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tour of oman first race
wants to peak in il giro. again. hopefully this time with succes

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