Havetts wrote:Wow.. Did you just make all that up ? Would be a fun scenario, just cause Andy loses the tour...
But honestly this year I think top 10 is the best Klöden will do, seeing he lost alot of time the first stage in the alps this year too.
It was a piece of cake making all of that up.
On a slightly more realistic note, I think that the best that Andreas can dream of is a 3rd place finish behind A. Schleck and Basso, whom I can't see him matching in the mountains. And to take 3rd would require a lot of luck, but if Kloden is closer to 2009 form than 2010 then he may be able to compete with the likes of S. Sanchez and Gesink on some of the climbs, and Evans is always prone to having a bad day and/or some bad luck. Or perhaps Kloden can be about the 6th best climber in the field, but limit his losses well, and have good results in the TTT and ITT. As for F. Schleck I think that he may be the 3rd best climber in the race, but domestique duties may limit his potential to finish on the podium in Paris.
Of course 3rd is still dreaming (he may not even finish 3rd on his team!), but top 5 is very realistic for Kloden IF he has a good first week.
But at his advanced age, top 20 might be a good result.