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Contador to make 2013 Froome look clean. 5+ minutes ahead before the TT.

Van Den Broeck to surprise a few, assuming he doesn't crash out early. He lost another 2 kgs this year apparently. Not sure how that would work, as his claimed optimal body fat percentage was 4 percent before.
 
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armchairclimber said:
The winner will be asthmatic.
lol

does kimmage have sky press room access this year?

my prediction:

indeed, that's froome going alien.

btw, i don't think talansky/garmin will suck. i think they'll do pretty well this tour.
talansky will be fighting for the podium in week 3 still.
 
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Haha some brilliant ones here don't think can beat them. But hope froome to crashes taking down half the team! then sky fan boys can say lost it fairly!
 
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thehog said:
The Dawg to lose time in week 1
The Dawg forced on the defence so begins mutant attacks in the climbs
Contador just follows Dawg, never counters, frustrates Dawg that he makes stupid mistakes and statements to the press.
Crash prone week 1 with at least 2-3 Top 10 place getters out of the race.
Incessant French reporters asking about TUEs etc. to Sky.
Brailsford dodging questions, Froome, saying he has done all he can to be clean.
JV providing soundbites on cycling's "new generation" whilst selling ice to the Eskimos.
Contador speaking Spanish the entire time.
Walsh making bizarre statements during the Tour on foreign riders whilst applying a different set of standards to non-American English speaking riders.
One drug story that grows throughout the race into something big.
Richie Porte becomes hyper aggressive, makes statements which force him to almost be ejected from the race.
Cound back in the frame. Answering all questions on behalf of Sky.
TVG off the back.
Talansky off the back.
French riders off the back.
Nibali attacking on descents and around sharp hairpins, Froome complaining about risk taking.
Cookson pretending the entire peloton is clean.

Clinic breaks after Dawgs first attack.
You forgot one. Dawg to get top 10 in a flat stage :eek:
 
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Dawg to win the Champs Elysees sprint wearing yellow, he's added sprinting to his ever expanding skill set.
 
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Froome to win stage 5 by several minutes, next year becomes the first guy to win all monuments and GT's in a season.
 
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expect to see some extraclasse dutch climbing this year.
belkin climbing like it's 1988-89.
 
Froome films a commercial in which he eats live, squirming bunnies for breakfast, to show how tough he is.

Contador wins the TDF, and when he enters Paris, someone hands him a cup of coffee, instead of the traditional champagne. With a five minute cushion, he's able to stop at a cafe to enjoy it before rejoining the peloton.
 
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the sceptic said:
You forgot one. Dawg to get top 10 in a flat stage :eek:
Moreover, beaten Cav and other fast men in a sprinters' stage (the same way he describes his famous early "beating" Contador in his book).
 
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Merckx index said:
Froome films a commercial in which he eats live, squirming bunnies for breakfast, to show how tough he is.

Contador wins the TDF, and when he enters Paris, someone hands him a cup of coffee, instead of the traditional champagne. With a five minute cushion, he's able to stop at a cafe to enjoy it before rejoining the peloton.
I hope all this happens!
 
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Geraint Thomas to crash. Often.

Gerro mate wakes up tomorrow to find a horse's head on the pillow alongside him. Or a whippet.

Cound to be arrested.

Froome describes Lance as a great champion without whom none of us would be here today. We owe him a lot.

Watch out for Wiggo's tin tack ambush on the Sky train at Côte de Holme Moss.

Mick Rogers to win multiple stages.

Horner hitches a ride with the Sky train then sprints to win at Planche des Belles Filles
 
Dazed and Confused said:
Cavendish will go berserk and xxxxx crash himself in Stage 1.

Horner will grab yellow and keep it.

Timmer will outclimb the dwarfs and claim the polka dot.

Porte will lead out the Dawg for a stage win in London.

Contador will use a 56 chain ring while hammering the hills for a TT victory.

What else... oh yea JVDB will win 2 stages.
Ok, a little bit of help on the Cav point, but as post #2 you should win the prediction prize.

What an f'ing moronic move.

keeponrollin said:
Phil Liggett to get riders name wrong more than 20,000 times.

We may need a supercomputer to verify the end figure :D
Phil: "Astana is named after the capital city of Khazakstan. And there's Katusha, another Russian team..."

WTF?

(which actually stands for whatta Fillism)

Dave.
 
keeponrollin said:
Phil Liggett to get riders name wrong more than 20,000 times.

We may need a supercomputer to verify the end figure :D
I'll take the over.

If one were to play a drinking game for all the times Phil says Richie Froome, the emergency rooms would be filled to capacity for three weeks straight with cases of alcohol poisoning.
 

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