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elperrito said:
Ummm, which two?

Lance and Floyd duh.

Back on topic....
Big George has 14 TdF's - only 4 riders in the history of the sport have more:

1 Joop Zoetemelk (Ned) (16)
1970 à 1973 - 1975 à 1986 (pas d’abandon)
2e - 2e - 5e - 4e - 4e - 2e - 8e - 2e - 2e - 1er
4e - 2e - 23e - 30e - 12e - 24e

2 Lucien Van Impe (Bel) (15)
1969 à 1981 - 1983 - 1985 (pas d’abandon)
12e - 6e - 3e - 4e - 5e - 18e - 3e - 1er - 3e
9e - 11e - 16e - 2e - 4e - 27e

3 Guy Nulens (Bel) (15)
1980 à 1994 (2 abandons)
A - 52e - 22e - A - 24e - 113e - 54e - 61e
38e - 55e - 54e - 62e - 77e - 67e - 88e

4 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) (15)
1990 à 1998 - 2000 à 2006 (pas d’abandon)
55e - 42e - 65e - 35e - 36e - 18e - 21e - 44e
38e - 55e - 82e - 58e - 76e - 80e - 84e

5 George Hincapie (Usa) (14)
1996 à 2009 (1 abandon)
Ab - 104e - 53e - 78e - 65e - 71e - 59e - 47e
33e - 14e - 32e - 24e - 35e - na
 
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karlboss said:
Sure they'd struggle if they were trying to go toe to toe with the big teams, but they can field teams which can do the job. If you were expecting Cadel in Yello early and then to control the race they may struggle, but i can't see that happening.

I agree. Thats probalby the best way to put it
 
richwagmn said:
I wonder if there won't be a "pull" to do the tour if BMC gets an invite? Can he resist it?

I think that if BMC gets an invite, the team will really want Hincapie in the race. He is very experienced and can help the team out especially on the flat and moderate stages in keeping Cadel in good position.
 
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Highlander said:
I think that if BMC gets an invite, the team will really want Hincapie in the race. He is very experienced and can help the team out especially on the flat and moderate stages in keeping Cadel in good position.

You bet they would. 13 km of cobblestones. Hincapie would be a prizeless teamate for Evans...:)