Official thread - Stage 13 • Vittel - Colmar• 200 km

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Cobber said:
Haussler is a power rider.. not a pure sprinter.
Nice power with Cav in the final straight at Milan San Remo :D

Bet Devolder would like that kind of "power".
 
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and being a spinter means he would be good on the decents too.

I also believe Chavennel has cracked so it makes the gap greater
 
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My Eurosport internet feed has died.......... probably of boredom, it really has been a terrible tour these first 2 weeks, not sure the third will be much better. Contador-Armstrong 1-2. The fact that Armstrong has come back to this level pretty easily shows how poor the state of cycling is.
 
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ad9898 said:
My Eurosport internet feed has died.......... probably of boredom, it really has been a terrible tour these first 2 weeks, not sure the third will be much better. Contador-Armstrong 1-2. The fact that Armstrong has come back to this level pretty easily shows how poor the state of cycling is.
or that he really is one of a kind. ;)
 
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ad9898 said:
My Eurosport internet feed has died.......... probably of boredom, it really has been a terrible tour these first 2 weeks, not sure the third will be much better. Contador-Armstrong 1-2. The fact that Armstrong has come back to this level pretty easily shows how poor the state of cycling is.
I think because of these two and the power of astana that everyone is too scared to attack
 
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They're riding so slow that Brice Feillu might get the yellow jersey back! Never thought he would be they guy who took the jersey off Nocentini.
 
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Parrot23 said:
Nice power with Cav in the final straight at Milan San Remo :D
How is Haussler this year any different than Hincapie a couple of years ago (2005), 2nd in Paris-Roubaix and then winning the stage to pla d'Adet in the TdF?
 
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mambo#5 said:
Yawn!! another quasi-mountainous stage going to waste!!!
Well not really....

After the first real 'test' Nocentini handled it with ease. I dont know his credentials but maybe the peleton are being a tad presumptious in thinking he wont be a genuine threat.
 
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I don't know why Sastre doesn't go for the polka-dot. Any tour jersey better than a 10+ GC spot.
 
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Cobber said:
How is Haussler this year any different than Hincapie a couple of years ago (2005), 2nd in Paris-Roubaix and then winning the stage to pla d'Adet in the TdF?
Oh, that's the point, we don't think there is a difference...
 
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sportzchick said:
I think because of these two and the power of astana that everyone is too scared to attack
Possibly, Evans Sastre and Menchov are pretty much history, Andy Schleck attacked at Andorra yet made no impression on Contador and Armstrong just rode upto to his wheel p!ss easy. We might as well fast forward the next week and send Armstrong and Contador on a TT up Ventoux.
 
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Cobber said:
and then winning the stage to pla d'Adet in the TdF?
Many people laugh/roll their eyes at Bruyneel's ability to turn George the classics rider into a climber. :rolleyes: And George could never sprint with a Cav.
 
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Great tactics by Pelli. I think he knew he had a bigger engine (i mean 3rd in the giro does say something). He made a move yesterday, and saw that martinez could barely hang with him. So today, he can just pick up the crums, while martinez is struggling...

and House is using the rotor chainrings, so he has a massive power output peak distribution with averaging Vo2max infusion and recovery hematocrit stuff ;)
 
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If it wasn't for Heini I'd be asleep already...

It's just damn sad that stage 19 will be more exciting probably than all the Pyranees stages and this stage...
 
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Nocentini has now beaten the Italian record for holding yellow jersey.

Bala Verde said:
Great tactics by Pelli. I think he knew he had a bigger engine (i mean 3rd in the giro does say something). He made a move yesterday, and saw that martinez could barely hang with him. So today, he can just pick up the crums, while martinez is struggling...
With the absence of great climbers of the past (Virenque, Piepoli, Rasmussen) the whole polka dot jersey has become a joke. As did the Tour, at least this year's edition.
 

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