Pentacycle wrote:Thomas Dekker himself uses this name on his FB page, so I guess it's his official nickname. Still it refers more to his good old days, since his return we've yet to see the diesel become Turbo. Vaughters seems optimistic though.
Ruudz0r wrote:Oh the ITT is 24 km didnt see that, that seems a bit long for a 2.1 race. Good thing there are a lot of other good riders who dont really have a good time trial in the legs, so that could mean other stages might get more animated.
uphillstruggle wrote:The TT finishes at Mont Saint Clair, Im guessing that's a climb.
The itinerary says something about average 15% (Sorry my French is very limited.) That means it's not for the specialist.
...[Walsh] thinks we're ahead of the curve. But think about it for a sec. We're building long-lasting, trusting relationships with people who are spending a lot of money - Coke, Nike, Subaru. If we're f***ing lying, we can kiss it all goodbye. And if we were lying we'd do some stupid stuff to try to cover it up, wouldn't we? Does anybody think for a second that a secret that big wouldn't come out? Bill Stapleton
theyoungest wrote:I don't know who came up with that name, but even Herbert Dijkstra used it back then. Keep in mind that TD was the prodigy of Dutch cycling, the guy who was gonna win the Tour.
Mad Elephant Man wrote:Do not know what it says in French, I have no French.
However is this the climb
If so then 2.5km at 6.9%
skidmark wrote:The real question is, who will drop out first? Hushovd vs. Schleck, head-to-head.
Dazed and Confused wrote:Greipel should snatch 2 stage wins.
GC between Talansky and Monfort.
My old car for live coverage please.
Ruvu75 wrote:I'm curious which will be the second stage win for Greipel.
In my opinion only stage one had a change for sprinters.
Dazed and Confused wrote:Thinking the last stage. Devil is in the details however, and we don't have many of those.
Ruvu75 wrote:I don't think any sprinter will survive the climb just before they enter Grasse.
Probably the peloton will be split way before that, passing Côte des Tuillières and Col du Tanneron...
GC contenders will have a nice opportunity to have a final attempt to improve their positions
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