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got me French isnt my first language, at least ive stopped calling it dauphine libereshadowblue said:ya know, i hate to be nitpicky, but the name of the race is Criterium DU Dauphine.
shadowblue said:also, if you're gonna provide links to livestreams, why not list all the known sites?
TeamSkyFans said:as for Geraint.. we need a crazy predictions thread. Mine is Geraint THomas will win a grand tour during his career. Interesting looking at his performance in the baby giro in 2006. consistently ahead of the likes of dan martin and stannard and 3rd in the mountains class. thats despite the fact that 2006 he rode both the world track, and european track championships, and the commonwealth games, and found time to win the Fleche du Sud that year as well. By far the best british prospect at the moment. if he quits the track after 2012 and focus's on the road at 26 i think he will do very well.
Roland Rat said:Agreed.
Peter Kennaugh to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Teejay van Garderen to win a Vuelta
Taylor Phinney to win all 5 monuments.
Jamsque said:As for long-term goals, I think it is a case of 'wait and see'. I think it is WAY too early to be touting him as a future GT contender. He'll probably head back to the track for the 2012 games anyway.
Jamsque said:We have our break of the day.
Tankink (Rabobank), Bonnafond (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Augé (Cofidis), Isasi (Euskaltel) and Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun)
Let's see whether Astana plays chicken again today.
I still think Contador is going to win this race, he's been talking a lot of yang about sitting up and not defending the jersey but I think it is all gamesmanship. He went all-out in the prologue, he'll go all-out tomorrow, and I think he wants to win on the Alpe. If he wins and takes time on all three of those stages, which he probably will, then he will take the overall even if he does sit up on some of the others.
 Just like yesterday, Astana is not setting a particularly fast tempo in the early going. The break gained more than three minutes on the peloton between 20km and 25km.
[edit2] And another three minutes in the next 5km.
El Imbatido said:I was just reading the stage one report on this site and saw that Retirement Shack was last on the coveted team GC I am assuming this had something to do with Zubeldia or did they just ride like crap?
Delicato said:Is it so surprising? Only 2 of their riders finished with the bunch,namely Brajkovic and Horner. Other guys were involved with the crash. If they had 3 riders in the peloton, they wouldn't be last.