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Stage 19 - Prediction

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Many people see today´s stage as rather "transisional" stage, meaning it is not so hard and will suit some escaping group rather that some GC-contenders would try to attack and gain some time. Especially since GC-riders would like to recover after TT and before Mt. Ventoux.
However, when I see the profile, the last climb could be as hard as on sunday´s Verbier climb - so do you think that maybe the Schlecks, if they feel fine, or maybe Armstrong or Nibali would try to attack today anyway?

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annLorin said:
Many people see today´s stage as rather "transisional" stage, meaning it is not so hard and will suit some escaping group rather that some GC-contenders would try to attack and gain some time. Especially since GC-riders would like to recover after TT and before Mt. Ventoux.
However, when I see the profile, the last climb could be as hard as on sunday´s Verbier climb - so do you think that maybe the Schlecks, if they feel fine, or maybe Armstrong or Nibali would try to attack today anyway?

Stage 19...? Of what?

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Andy Schleck may try an attack, but the gloves won't be off completely, so as not to jepoardise Frank Schleck's placing. Armstrong will be in damage limitation mode. Hold on, WTF are we talking about???
 
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taiwan said:
Andy Schleck may try an attack, but the gloves won't be off completely, so as not to jepoardise Frank Schleck's placing. Armstrong will be in damage limitation mode. Hold on, WTF are we talking about???

I got halfway through your sentance and thought wtf, someone knows what this thread is about.. i thought i was really thick for the moment..

the punchline got me though :D

ok.. its not the tour cos stage 19 is the TT.. maybe its a really random spammer whos forgotten to put the viagra link in?
 
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writing about the tour contenders, getting the stage wrong, first time poster...troll?

Edit: For those playing at home its TDF Stage 19...2009
 
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I couldn't remember it, but it was a sprint won by Cavendish, apparently. I just looked it up. Oh, was it that stage when Ballan attacked on the last climb, got away with another rider, then got caught, and Tony Martin totally messed himself up giving Cav a lead out?
 
annLorin said:
Many people see today´s stage as rather "transisional" stage, meaning it is not so hard and will suit some escaping group rather that some GC-contenders would try to attack and gain some time. Especially since GC-riders would like to recover after TT and before Mt. Ventoux.
However, when I see the profile, the last climb could be as hard as on sunday´s Verbier climb - so do you think that maybe the Schlecks, if they feel fine, or maybe Armstrong or Nibali would try to attack today anyway?

Troll for sure! :D
 

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annLorin said:
Many people see today´s stage as rather "transisional" stage, meaning it is not so hard and will suit some escaping group rather that some GC-contenders would try to attack and gain some time. Especially since GC-riders would like to recover after TT and before Mt. Ventoux.
However, when I see the profile, the last climb could be as hard as on sunday´s Verbier climb - so do you think that maybe the Schlecks, if they feel fine, or maybe Armstrong or Nibali would try to attack today anyway?

Good question -
Even though the last climb is 14km long and just 16km from the finish I expect a bunch sprint - and I expect Cav to win it!

In fact I will give you my top 5 for today:
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
5 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
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Hey Dim - can you post a link for the live feed?
 
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Dr. Maserati said:
Good question -
Even though the last climb is 14km long and just 16km from the finish I expect a bunch sprint - and I expect Cav to win it!

In fact I will give you my top 5 for today:
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
5 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
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DO I win the Haussler signed mussette???

Hey Dim - can you post a link for the live feed?

Hushovd has withdrawn with flu..

I dont know whos going to win, but Im going to tip Jose Rujano to win the Grizzly Jersey :D
 
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theswordsman said:
That reminds me - we were given possible scenarios for Stage 25, but it never played out. I need closure:(

i know, the 142 km Crit around Grizzly City... I am sure Vino Atakc would have been able to bridge past Oldman... Maybe pulled Contador with him... Such a travesty that it was left as it was...
 
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i know, the 142 km Crit around Grizzly City... I am sure Vino Atakc would have been able to bridge past Oldman... Maybe pulled Contador with him... Such a travesty that it was left as it was...

we need answers.. :(
 
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we could pm the op and ask?

personally i think it was spam gone wrong and they forgot to include the links of whatever it was they were selling.

It was meant to read something like this.
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Many people see today´s stage as rather "transisional" stage, meaning it is not so hard, but soft and will suit some escaping group that has strength rather that some GC-contenders would try to attack and gain some time. Especially since GC-riders would like to recover after TT and before their cycling in Mt. Ventoux.
However, when I see the profile, the last climb could be as hard as on sunday´s Verbier climb - so do you think that maybe the Schlecks, if they feel fine, or maybe Armstrong or Nibali would try to attack today anyway? Or maybe it would be a day for someone with the right character to be the best.

thank you for reading. greetings. I look forward to your comments.
 

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