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Thoughts on Cav in this year's tour?

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Does Cav finish the tour this year and take the green jersey?

Does anyone see anyone else who can take him in a sprint?

Finally, Cav seems like a bright spot in the world of cycling doesn't he? Confident as hell, but always super appreciative of his teammates and their efforts.
 
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His most recent interview turned me off a bit, but as far as sprinting, let me say this, I think we will see that frustrated look on Boonen's face a lot this tour. I don't think we will see one of these however: (referring to the premature ewinulation)

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Thats gotta s u c k. Just ask the guy in the blue to Boonen's right.
 
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39*23t said:
definitely finish with a few stage wins, not to sure about green though.

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50/50 on green. Depends on what Bennati and Freire show up. The injured Bennati and Freire or the top form Bennati and Freire.
 
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3 stage wins, finishing relatively comfortably, and green. The guy has barely failed an objective on the road yet in his career can't see him starting now.
 
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richwagmn said:
Finally, Cav seems like a bright spot in the world of cycling doesn't he? Confident as hell, but always super appreciative of his teammates and their efforts.

Confident/arrogant, yes. But I dearly want to see Farrar beat him in a sprint this Tour.
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
Yea, me too.

How bizarre. Me too.

I know Freire has come close, but I'm not convinced he's still got it. I am convinced that Thor has lost his hammer, and in the absence of Boonen, that only leaves Farrar to teach Cav a bit of humility.

Not that I dislike the boy, I just would like to see him lose a big sprint once. :D
 
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Amsterhammer said:
How bizarre. Me too.

I know Freire has come close, but I'm not convinced he's still got it. I am convinced that Thor has lost his hammer, and in the absence of Boonen, that only leaves Farrar to teach Cav a bit of humility.

Not that I dislike the boy, I just would like to see him lose a big sprint once. :D

Is Boonen definitely not riding?
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
Is Boonen definitely not riding?

Looks pretty much like 99% not. Can you see any French court or tribunal convening, hearing evidence, and reaching a decision within two days? He's certainly not on the official list published so far, though as we know, last minute changes are always possible.
 
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Amsterhammer said:
Looks pretty much like 99% not. Can you see any French court or tribunal convening, hearing evidence, and reaching a decision within two days? He's certainly not on the official list published so far, though as we know, last minute changes are always possible.

I guess I missed that bit of news in my obsession with Armstrong, religion, and being an ***. At least I am self aware, huh?

I guess reading the actual news at cyclingnews on occasion might hip me to things like this: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/french-judge-not-competent-in-boonen-affair
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
I guess I missed that bit of news in my obsession with Armstrong, religion, and being an ***. At least I am self aware, huh?

:D

Self-awareness is a wonderful thing! It was nicely put. ;)

(Smilies are useful sometimes.)