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richwagmn said:
You're required to wear that uniform if you're the TT champion of your country. All TT champions where a different uniform in the time trials.

Of course you knew that Contador was the Spanish national time trial champion right?

irony is a wonderful thing. a shame it can make people look very stupid :eek:
 
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workingclasshero said:
noooooooooooooooooooooooo



are you saying he thought contador had lost his chain :eek: :eek:




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;)

It's his cliche, not mine. ;-)

Don't know if he is sincere or not. Don't necessarily care. Sometimes I do have a reflex tendency to "explain" things--so maybe you got me there.
 
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Azdak6 said:
It's his cliche, not mine. ;-)

Don't know if he is sincere or not. Don't necessarily care. Sometimes I do have a reflex tendency to "explain" things--so maybe you got me there.

that's alright me old mucker, very thoughtful of you it was ;)
 
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From LA's press conference...

"Six months ago, I did not expect it. I realised, oh ****, this is harder than I thought. That's the truth. As has been reported in the press, I was disrespectful, to Carlos Sastre, to Christian Vande Velde, to the guys who were a presence in last year's Tour - and that was not correct."

Well, good on you Lance. Because honestly...that comment you made last year was truly classless and should be beneath any rider, let alone a former champion.
 
Just face it guys, we are NOT going to know who the leader is until the afternoon of the 25th on the Ventoux.

Unwritten rule of cycling one - you can only attack your teammate in the last (real) stage of the tour.

They will play silly games and keep everyone guessing. At this point you have to believe the idea is to help EACH OTHER into a Top 2, then help the 3rd rider into a podium clean sweep. Has this been done before???

Only when Astana have achieved this will we see a clean race between Lance and Contador; I reckon that will only happen at about the Chalet Reynard with 7km to go, UNLESS something odd happens in the meantime, like a crash.

The DS must have this already sorted, but I can guarantee you will not see a clean man-on-man race until the Ventoux.

And if Lance comes 2nd, of course he'll say he helped his team mate win.
 
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Robbo the Descender said:
Just face it guys, we are NOT going to know who the leader is until the afternoon of the 25th on the Ventoux.

Unwritten rule of cycling one - you can only attack your teammate in the last (real) stage of the tour.

They will play silly games and keep everyone guessing. At this point you have to believe the idea is to help EACH OTHER into a Top 2, then help the 3rd rider into a podium clean sweep. Has this been done before???

Only when Astana have achieved this will we see a clean race between Lance and Contador; I reckon that will only happen at about the Chalet Reynard with 7km to go, UNLESS something odd happens in the meantime, like a crash.

The DS must have this already sorted, but I can guarantee you will not see a clean man-on-man race until the Ventoux.

And if Lance comes 2nd, of course he'll say he helped his team mate win.

I would loooooove to see an all Astana podium. I think AC wins in the mountains but I dont think LA loses a ton of time to him, especially relative to the time lost be GCers in just these first 4 stages :eek:!

Astana 1,2,3 - why not :)?
 
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UTFan2 said:
I would loooooove to see an all Astana podium. I think AC wins in the mountains but I dont think LA loses a ton of time to him, especially relative to the time lost be GCers in just these first 4 stages :eek:!

Astana 1,2,3 - why not :)?

:confused:

that would be horrible
 
Timmy-loves-Rabo said:
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that would be horrible

It would depend. If there was an all out war on each of the uphill finishes between Sastre, LL, LA, AnSchleck, AC, Evans or RK (can't spell his name (Liquigas)), and LL, LA and AC managed to prevail, I wouldn't be mad about it. Seeing that kind of battle would be worth it.
 
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xxccllcc said:
Lance would not be a first choice for anyone to have on his/her team to actually be a team mate. Alberto is correct in thinking that Lance is NOT on the team to support his efforts to be this year's champ.
Anyone care to guess how Armstrong might have reacted had one of his teammates pulled away from him in a breakaway during '99 - '05?

I'd suggest that rider never would have ridden again for USPS/Discovery.
 
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I'd also like to point out the none too subtle gesture on who the real team captain is was shown during the Astana post race hug fest. It was Armstrong hugging all his team mates and not AC. If that is not explicitly a captain's action, I dont know what is.

Now remember to take your refills lads.
 

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