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Old 02-11-13, 19:21
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How do folk think Phinney will get on tomorrow? I'm quite liking his odds of 41 (I've had an each way bet on him). He's looked in good shape so far this season and got a few top 10s in sprint stages (6th today). Is the climb the same one that was used for the outward half of the TT a couple of years ago? I think he might get over that ok.
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Old 02-11-13, 19:42
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Wiggins/ Froome are the unifiers here. Schlecks havent done nothing since Cadel and Contador fans still hated eachother. Especially for Evans fans. i know some cadel fans for whom Froome winning PDBF was the Rubicon. They thought that that was going to be Cadel's Tour, with Contador and Schleck missing.

Of course had Cadel won that Tour and had 2 tours like Contador, Evans and Contador fans would be at eachothers throats big time over who is the greatest. -
Of course I can only speak for myself, but Evans' performance in the 2010 Giro was what won me over, although I certainly was rooting for him to emerge victorious over the Schlecks at the 2011 Tour. The rise of the Sky juggernaut has admittedly given me incentive to root for anyone but them with their scientific approach to racing that lulls me to sleep and their plans of dominating the sport. Admittedly I have no problem with Froome and I hope he rebels against the management at the Tour by riding completely for himself, leaving Wiggins languishing in mountains with the 2nd tier gc riders.
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Old 02-11-13, 19:51
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How do folk think Phinney will get on tomorrow? I'm quite liking his odds of 41 (I've had an each way bet on him). He's looked in good shape so far this season and got a few top 10s in sprint stages (6th today). Is the climb the same one that was used for the outward half of the TT a couple of years ago? I think he might get over that ok.
He's looking very lean. Could surprise a few people if there's a reduced sprint tomorrow.
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Old 02-11-13, 20:38
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He's looking very lean. Could surprise a few people if there's a reduced sprint tomorrow.
he said he's 85 kg, so how lean is that?
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he said he's 85 kg, so how lean is that?
Depends on how much body fat he has. He could be incredibly lean at 85 kg.
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Old 02-11-13, 21:09
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Depends on how much body fat he has. He could be incredibly lean at 85 kg.
yea but i don't see him gettin up there tomorrow, fat or no fat he still gotta carry it over that steep climb.

I don't think he'll do it, besides doesn't he have to ride for Evans/gilbert tomorrow?
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Old 02-11-13, 21:12
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ah ok, don't like to bet against bookies, low odds usually. that
s why I prefer betfair
yes bookies have ibgger margins meaning less chances of good value, but if something should be 1/2 and is 4/6 with bookies its a bet.
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yea but i don't see him gettin up there tomorrow, fat or no fat he still gotta carry it over that steep climb.

I don't think he'll do it, besides doesn't he have to ride for Evans/gilbert tomorrow?
Probably all true, though I imagine Cuddles isn't going to be a factor here since this is his first race of the year. I was responding to Ryo's assertion/implication that weight/mass alone defines leanness. It doesn't.
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Depends on how much body fat he has. He could be incredibly lean at 85 kg.
I know that but his top weight is 83kg, and I mean to say, with 85 kg and not being a climber he stands no chance
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he said he's 85 kg, so how lean is that?
He looks a world apart from the pre-Giro '12 Phinney.
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