And no, you cant give it ten out of ten on the basis that Lance got dropped. That was wonderful, but shouldnt be the basis for scoring.
jaylew said:Are we rating it against other Tours?
Bennyl said:- Cadel crashing out. i believe fully fit, he is the rest of the best and would have kept up with at least the Levi group going up Madeliene (and he would have helped to drive it unlike levi).
hughmoore said:It would interesting as whether AC and Shrek would have attacked if Cadel was not injured. It seems that his difficulty was the spark for the attack.
Obviously we will never know, but food for thought.
hughmoore said:Ive loved it, unfortunately crashes to Armstrong and Evans has reduced the drama.
Would be better to have them still in contention up until Tourmalet.
SpartacusRox said:Agree, though I don't think the Evans crash had much, if anything to do with him cracking.
There is always the chance of a main contender going down and having to pull out. From a fans perspective it is always better to see all of them in there and fighting it out. Personally I'm a bit grotted that Lance went out through a crash but I think the double AA battery boys are a cut above everyone else in the race and he would have only been looking at a top 5 at best. But the drama has been good.
Chavanel has been the rider of the race for me so far.
??SpartacusRox said:You don't crack like Cadel did because you have a sore elbow. At the time he was dropped the bunch was riding on their seats tempo riding. When you are climbing like this any good coach will tell you that you should have very little weight on the bars. Iff he had dropped off because he had to get of the seat and pull up on the bars to respond to attacks, then the elbow may have been a factor, but that wasn't the case.