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21 Jul 2011 15:56

Epic ride!!
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21 Jul 2011 15:56

Finally. Andy was losing fans with every stage. His ride on Stage 18 goes a long way towards redemption.
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21 Jul 2011 15:58

roundabout wrote:Big picture.

A great win at any rate.


Well, a very very small part of me wouldn't care! :p
I still want him to win of course!
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21 Jul 2011 16:00

GOOD JOB ANDY.
Riding like 2007/8 when we loved him. :)
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21 Jul 2011 16:01

Andy did an truly epic ride today. A ride of a champion.
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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21 Jul 2011 16:04

So well done Andy! Finally! What a great ride from him today! Really impressive!! :cool:
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21 Jul 2011 16:05

good for Andy to finally have some balls to do something great...
although-he still does not cut it for me, since whatever happens on Sunday, we won't see him again until next year- and that stinks;)
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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21 Jul 2011 16:05

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Andy did an truly epic ride today. A ride of a champion.


I hope he wins the tour.
This attack deserves the reward.
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21 Jul 2011 16:07

Andy was incredible today, but so was Evans. Either would be deserving winners.
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21 Jul 2011 16:12

Andy finally became a man. For the first time I have a lot of respect for him after this stage.
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21 Jul 2011 16:16

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Also great respect for Posthuma, Monfort, Devenyns and above all Cadel Evans who showed once again he is a great champion

/edit: forgot Thomas Voeckler!
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21 Jul 2011 16:18

The Schlecks did just about everything perfect. Pity Andy lost time in the last couple of k's, but I think it's understandable and expected, because for 60+km, he did the ride of the tour and IMO, the ride of his life. He didn't really blow up, he was just tiring. I actually thought they would actually catch him early on, but once the gat went over 4mins, I knew he was clear. It actually may be a blessing in disguise for not taking the jersey, because I feel like others would attack early on tomorrow, and for him and his team to defend for the whole stage wouldn't bode well for final climb up the Alpe D'Huez. I also feel like the Schlecks will attack just as hard tomorrow, and I am hoping this is Andy's tour, even though I wouldn't mind seeing Cadel in yellow. Andy is gonna need another minute or so before the ITT. Great racing at the Tour!!!
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21 Jul 2011 16:22

BullsFan22 wrote:The Schlecks did just about everything perfect. Pity Andy lost time in the last couple of k's, but I think it's understandable and expected, because for 60+km, he did the ride of the tour and IMO, the ride of his life. He didn't really blow up, he was just tiring. I actually thought they would actually catch him early on, but once the gat went over 4mins, I knew he was clear. It actually may be a blessing in disguise for not taking the jersey, because I feel like others would attack early on tomorrow, and for him and his team to defend for the whole stage wouldn't bode well for final climb up the Alpe D'Huez. I also feel like the Schlecks will attack just as hard tomorrow, and I am hoping this is Andy's tour, even though I wouldn't mind seeing Cadel in yellow. Andy is gonna need another minute or so before the ITT. Great racing at the Tour!!!


Amazing ride by Andy. My guess is that a stage win with this sort of a gap was a possibility to Leopard, but that the true plan was a setup for a Frank attack after a desperate chase by the other favorites. Andy was too much, and the favorites couldn't or wouldn't chase. What a ride.
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21 Jul 2011 16:23

As much as I don't like him, tip of the hat to him. He did what nobody else had the balls to do.
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21 Jul 2011 16:26

Thoughtforfood wrote:As much as I don't like him, tip of the hat to him. He did what nobody else had the balls to do.


+1 tencharararara
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21 Jul 2011 16:30

Midnightfright wrote:Chapeau Andy showing the Passion and guts that few thought u had.
Actually a lot of us knew he had it - you don't finish second in the Tour without it. Just for some reason he became a popular whipping boy.
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21 Jul 2011 16:33

I hope today stop the "chain-gate" thing from coming up again.
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21 Jul 2011 16:39

Hopefully, this will be the catalyst for him to make sustained attacks in future. He has always had the legs but in his mind he was too dependant on keeping his brother with him. It is no surprise that his best form in a GT was after his brother broke his collarbone imo.

Obviously, Contador is still the man to beat when he is fresh but I think (hope) that Andy has moved a step closer to his level. Epic stage.
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21 Jul 2011 16:39

Still don´t like the guy. But as much as i have whined on him, today he earned my respect. Hats off.

And Jobiwan can feel unashamed again.
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21 Jul 2011 16:40

No_Balls wrote:Still don´t like the guy. But as much as i have whined on him, today he earned my respect. Hats off.

And Jobiwan can feel unashamed again.


Already changed my sig! Let's hope I don't have to do it again!!!
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