Andreas Kloden's Final Bid For Another Coveted Top 10 Tour Finish, 'Official' Thread

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poor klodi. i really wanted him to do well.

at this rate, levi is going to be the only gc contender, and if people keep dropping out at this rate, he still has a podium shot haha.
 
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If it's just bruising, hopefully the rest day can do Klodi some good.

As far as other options for Radioshack, what about Popovych? How far is he down on GC?
 
well i think its time for RS to start sending paulinho up the road. he is by far their best bet for a stage

leipheimer and zubeldia should be enough to take care of kloden who's form after his crash is unknown
 
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well i think its time for RS to start sending paulinho up the road. he is by far their best bet for a stage

leipheimer and zubeldia should be enough to take care of kloden who's form after his crash is unknown
indeed.
bottle with the bottle duty would be too awsome for folks on this forum.lol
 
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Eric8-A said:
If it's just bruising, hopefully the rest day can do Klodi some good.

As far as other options for Radioshack, what about Popovych? How far is he down on GC?
i don't know his gc standing, but he was in several crashes, too, and i don't know what his form is. this has been such a brutal race for the shack.:(
 
http://www.livestrong.com/teamradioshack/news_kl-den-suffers-back-injury-stage-9/

Horrible news - though of course in this tour, many others have had worse happen to them.

Kloden seems to regularly find back luck in GT's. Crashes took him out of the '03 and '05 tours and out of contention for the '08 Vuelta. Then there was his tailbone injury in the '07 TDF. He fought on valiantly (until his team was kicked out) on that occasion. Hopefully he can show some similar fight in this edition (he's going to need a "suitcase of courage" as Paul would say!). If he makes it to stage 12, then I say that becomes an all or nothing stage. If he can't climb and loses at least a few minutes then it would be best to pull out and focus on the Vuelta. There'd be no point in continuing on, given that no Shack rider has a chance of a top 5 finish now apart from Andreas.

Thank goodness today is a rest day.

Cadel's perfect race continues. If Andy isn't in superhuman form then he really has a great chance to win.
 
Jan 2, 2010
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Those type of injuries make it incredibly difficult to sleep or even get comfortable enough to relax. It's going to be rough:(
 
Interview today with Bruyneel. "The question is how to recover from this fall. He especially has pain when climbing, luckily the next 2 days are pretty flat"

Like I said, same injury as Gesink, no power when climbing because power comes from the back, which is bruised.
 
Jul 17, 2009
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
power when climbing because power comes from the back, which is bruised.

I think what you mean is the back is a foundation for the leg power to fire.

in other words you can't shoot a canon out of a canoe.


your post reads that the canoe is the canon.


*Memo reminder to mods. Please recall that you removed my avatar and threatened suspension for my avatar with someone flipping the bird.
 
Jul 17, 2009
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Moose McKnuckles said:
I've tried it before. He's right. You can't.
you are a sick man. and I m sure you tried more than once.

I, for the record, have the opposite problem, I shoot peas off and air craft carrier
 
Mar 13, 2009
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I do not want to be negative and I am a huge Andreas Klöden fan BUT,

He does not deal well with injuries, whenever he falls, it always affects him big time, not only physically but also mentally. I think he will fare worse than Gesink and go down completely on one of the mountain stages.

I no longer hope for a top 5 placing in the GC, too bad, i really think he could have done it without this injury.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Interview today with Bruyneel. "The question is how to recover from this fall. He especially has pain when climbing, luckily the next 2 days are pretty flat"

Like I said, same injury as Gesink, no power when climbing because power comes from the back, which is bruised.
and kloden is just as skinny and muscleless so could be big problem
 
What a disaster of a race for R/S. They started with four potential top 10 riders and possibly only one will make the top 10. Kloeden was looking good this year as were the other three. Back injury would have to be one of the worst injuries for this sort of race.
 
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karma is a b/tch johan bruyneel, it's his sign to get his worthless a** out of cycling

can't wait for life of lance videos about this radioshack tour
 

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