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Old 12-29-12, 12:55
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All you'd ask for is for everyone to get there in the best shape and frame of mind...and to avoid accidents. If that happens, it'll be fun to watrch, whatever the outcome.

I'd really like to see whether the SKY train could relentlessly reel in the barrage of sharp attacks from Contador, AS and the like. Jrod in the mix would be ace.
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All you'd ask for is for everyone to get there in the best shape and frame of mind...and to avoid accidents. If that happens, it'll be fun to watrch, whatever the outcome.

I'd really like to see whether the SKY train could relentlessly reel in the barrage of sharp attacks from Contador, AS and the like. Jrod in the mix would be ace.
So disrespectful to even consider this

It should be interesting though for like 2 minutes.

Seeing the sky train with 4, 5 guys and then Contador moving to the right of the road and BAM!!!

Right now it's still a dream but just wait

Btw since when does purito attacks more than 1 time? That's not his game, he attacks on time in the last 2 km. That might change but i'm afraid he might blow himself up then.
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Old 12-29-12, 14:57
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in tirreno we have walls, even harder than de muur. wiggins will lose lots of time there. also he's so unexplosive, which kills any aspirations of winning the tirreno.
you're so right. like the time he lost on PdBF last Tour on that final wall.
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Old 12-29-12, 18:09
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you're so right. like the time he lost on PdBF last Tour on that final wall.


Wall =/= Mountain
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Wall =/= Mountain
So you didn't watch the stage?
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Wall =/= Mountain
lolz wall is very steep mclovin
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Old 12-29-12, 18:16
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So you didn't watch the stage?
this is not a wall
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Old 12-29-12, 18:20
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Anti- all but contador team in da mix

By the standarts of Tour MTF's it is a wall.
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Old 12-29-12, 18:30
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In my view guys most of you vastly overrate explosiveness itself. I sincerely don't know why maybe because you don't like Sky or prefer attacking cycling. Explosiveness really gives some advantage, but after 400-500 meters a rider hits necessity to keep up the same tempo which is possible no matter how strong he is. And in this case a steady climber's advantage starts working. That's the main reason why:
- definetely good explosive climbers like Rodriguez or Cunego so rarely try to make a move induvidually;
- why we see attacks from big pack overly seldom.

I'm sure while being in form Wiggins will defend very strongly.
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Old 12-29-12, 18:32
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I know what a wall is. He said Wiggins lacks explosion. My reply was about that. Planche has last 500m with 16% or something. And Wiggins was right there with a Fleche winner.
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