kurtinsc said:I don't think QS would let Spartacus go (if you mean go on the early break). Breschel maybe. He's 20 minutes down already.
bobs *** said:All I am saying is to let the sprinters sprint. The gc guys could all continue to soft pedal if that is their choice.
Tyler Farrar is starting tomorrow with a fractured wrist. I bet he doesn't finish the stage.reubenr said:I think Cancellara will go tomorrow, for sure. It's still early in the TDF and he can be wasted for a while and come back a little later in the tour. It would be a great justice to see him back in yellow. Voigt will handle the rest for a while. At least, I hope so. I don't agree that the sprinters should just have been allowed to go. It wouldn't have been the worst thing, but like I asked earlier, "Do you want the Green Jersey to be decided in Stage 2?" I don't think so. Watch! Mr. Hushovd will lose the green jersey by 49 points and no one will care. I really don't know who to root for on this one. Thus far, Farrar gets the nod, since he hasn't made a jackass out of himself, yet. Whatever, it will be a Tour that is remembered for those that are not here, anyway. On the GC side, I go with Contador all the way. Not a lot of peeps out of him, but we will have to wait and see who touches his back wheel first.
scribe said:Tyler Farrar is starting tomorrow with a fractured wrist. I bet he doesn't finish the stage.
It shows balls but it's also pretty futile. Even if he makes it to the finish line, then what? He won't be competitive with a broken wrist. I admire his courage but sometimes you have to be realistic. Better to focus on recovering and riding at 100% again.Thoughtforfood said:Just starting shows balls. He knows what tomorrow is, and if he finishes, I don't care if he doesn't take a sprint from Douchey McDentalwork, he will show he is more of a man than a sissy who quits racing because his cosmetic procedure hurt his mouth.
hrotha said:It shows balls but it's also pretty futile. Even if he makes it to the finish line, then what? He won't be competitive with a broken wrist. I admire his courage but sometimes you have to be realistic. Better to focus on recovering and riding at 100% again.
I imagine the cobbles will settle the issue anyway. If he reaches them.
Barrus said:No, he'll start today and see how far he'll come, looking at it from day-to-day. But he does have a hair-line fracture in his arm
I hope you're kidding? Because he's right of course. If no one is waiting for him, why should he wait for the others?tgsgirl said:Yep. Rabo are ****ed off because Gesink crashed before the giant crash, and no one waited for him (bit of an ego that Bobby G, thinking he on his own is important enough to wait for). They also say they didn't agree with the neutralization but didn't have the guts to speak up during the race.