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The Hitch said:
Not Morgoth?
After Morgoth's defeat, his lieutenant Sauron gradually rallied many of Morgoth's servants to his own cause, and during the Second Age established himself in the land of Mordor. Sauron lacked the raw power and malice of his master, but he was far more cunning, and seduced many to his allegiance with lies and false promises. In the Second Age, Sauron repeatedly used his fame among Men as Morgoth's erstwhile lieutenant to portray himself as Morgoth's representative and thus gain the allegiance of his former master's worshippers. Similarly, in Númenor following his capture, Sauron became very powerful by seducing Ar-Pharazôn to the worship of Melkor, establishing a Cult in which it was only natural that, as Melkor's foremost former disciple, he became high priest.[9] This cult exploited the Númenórean fear of death by claiming that human sacrifice to Melkor would grant the Men of Númenor immortality. In actuality by turning away from Eru and the Valar they only dwindled more rapidly. Sauron used this religion among his means of encouraging Ar-Pharazôn's invasion of Valinor, which resulted in the destruction of Númenor by Eru. By the Third Age Sauron came more often to propound himself, rather than Morgoth, as the object of worship for his servants and subjects, but in his pride also portrayed himself as Morgoth returned when it was more convenient for him to do so.


You are right, Vino is MORgoth, and NIbali is Sauron
 
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The Hitch said:
If we are moving onto literature for 5 year olds id rather it was Dan Brown.
:D Love Dan Brown, and the immortal Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker, don´t know why but to me Froome must be Bailey :p
 
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LaFlorecita said:
@jesushernandez3: A por Alpe D'Huez!@albertocontador @Roman86_K @nicholasroche Chris y yo viendo etapas del @letour.Esperemos que el tiempo nos respete!!Go!!

Alberto is in France for tdf stage recon with Roman, Nico, CAS and jesus
Nice to hear. Anyone know how his form is now and when he is racing next? Any posting of training anywhere. The last I heard was he relocated. I would imagine he is getting close to good form now.
 
Bexon30 said:
Nice to hear. Anyone know how his form is now and when he is racing next? Any posting of training anywhere. The last I heard was he relocated. I would imagine he is getting close to good form now.
Next race is the Dauphine, which is when we'll learn about his form (though he may hold his fire (won't want to go deep this close to the TdF))
 

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Publicus said:
Next race is the Dauphine, which is when we'll learn about his form (though he may hold his fire (won't want to go deep this close to the TdF))
Did he ever go deep in the Dauphine?
 
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Publicus said:
Next race is the Dauphine, which is when we'll learn about his form (though he may hold his fire (won't want to go deep this close to the TdF))
That's good then not too long to wait. Are line ups confirmed?
 
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airstream said:
Did he ever go deep in the Dauphine?
Not in 2009 but in 2010 i think maybe yea.

Anyway dauphine doesn't say that much, just don't get dropped by Froome. If he can achieve that it'll be really good.
 
Miburo said:
Not in 2009 but in 2010 i think maybe yea.

Anyway dauphine doesn't say that much, just don't get dropped by Froome. If he can achieve that it'll be really good.
I think you might be right about 2010--such an odd year in retrospect. Hopefully he is content to follow wheels and work on his TT. I would much rather him when the TdF than the Dauphine
 

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Red Rick said:
It seems like he tried in 2010, I agree he was just messing around in 2009 though:D
I just think that none of real Tour contenders goes deep at the Dauphine. They always have some reserve of shape left. Dauphine is for guys like Brajkovic or Moreau...The second echelone that can't win the Tour but can win the Dauphine.
 
Publicus said:
I think you might be right about 2010--such an odd year in retrospect. Hopefully he is content to follow wheels and work on his TT. I would much rather him when the TdF than the Dauphine
What does that mean?

I believe in Dauphiné, if he does't lose any time in the mountains and can attack Froome once or twice, and really put him in trouble, and limit his losses in the tt (~30s), it means he will be strong in tdf.
 
Nicholas Roche ‏@nicholasroche 2m
@albertocontador quick coffee before training. Hard day with alpes d huez reco*2... Lucky started to rain 1k from the top of last time up:)

Nicholas Roche ‏@nicholasroche 2m
@albertocontador ... Better with the foto attached :)



:eek::eek: I love this team :)
 

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