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Pick the Podium for the Tour de France 2010

What 3 riders will make the Tour de France podium in 2010?

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This poll accepts multiple selections. Please choose your top 3 finishers for the Tour de France. Make sure you mark three (3) and only (!) three (3). The poll will accept any number of selections, so please refrain from selecting more than three (3) riders to keep the poll accurate.
 
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That's exactly what I picked. Conta and Schlecklet I am pretty sure about, Menchov less so. He has a habit of leaking time on relatively straightforward stages at the Tour, but he should be on good form.

raleighracing said:
Basso
Contador
Manchov

Stop hogging all the crack, pass the pipe over here.
 

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Iv gone for Contador Menchov Basso
Contador is obvious hes in a different league, Menchov has shown the ability to dominate the other GTs and i think he ll be second best here
Basso is my outsider really but i believe he can hold his form enough with a strong team also
Im afraid Andy schleck has really shown absolutely nothing and a 50 km flat tt will kill him, even last year he won lbl but this year he wasnt there in the classics either so i think he ll only top 5
 
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theyoungest said:
Where's all this Menchov love coming from, all of a sudden?

Well he'll be fresh. Am i right thinking he hasn't ridden a grandie in 12 months? But i didnt vote for 'im. I'll go for kloeden, contador, armstrong - but not in that order :)
 
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theyoungest said:
Where's all this Menchov love coming from, all of a sudden?

He won the Giro last year in fairly convincing style, he has a pretty good team, and he is really targeting the Tour this year. It remains to be seen what kind of form he will bring, but if he is going well he should certainly do better than the likes of Wiggins, Armstrong and Schleck the Elder.
 
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Contador
Evans
Basso


...wherein we learn that doing the double does not ruin your form.
Or we learn that Eleven shouldn't make predictions.

I also think there's a good chance that an RS rider will find his way onto the podium if they decide to abandon the All-LA strategy early. With no TTT, however, I don't see them beating Evans.
 
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Contador
A Schleck
Samu Sanchez (although Menchov or Basso might be a better bet)

radioshack will ruin kloedens shot by riding for LA, and as for evans, how many GTs can one ride, without a team, in a season, i think we've found the answer to be less than 1.
 
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1: Contador (because it's a given)
2: A. Schleck ('cause he can match AC on the climbs but not the TTs)
3: Vino (because predictions were getting too predictable)