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sacker said:Contador domination was amazing at first, but now it's just a formality. Going off topic, but I would personally love to see Andy Schleck win the Tour this year.
BikeCentric said:Actually one thing I found slightly exciting was seeing Nicholas Roche break out.
On the whole I've just enjoyed T-A a lot more this year, much more dramatic stage finishes IMHO.
Umm, last year's Paris-Nice (insert up-speak)?ravens said:and I enjoyed it.
I have yet to see Alberto compete and lose. I wonder how I'll take it when it happens.
Wallace said:Umm, last year's Paris-Nice (insert up-speak)?
I thought it was a great race--very close margins. Even though AC was the obvious, dominating rider, it wasn't like everyone was bowing down to him.
As a side note: I have yet to watch a race, any race, where the forum posters immediately after didn't start going on about how boring it was to see a champion win, when a favored racer took a race. After both of Boonen's recent P-R victories there was a general internet consensus that the races had been the dullest P-Rs ever, which I though odd, because they both kept me on the edge of my seat, yelling at the computer/TV until the last minute. And Cancellara's MSR win--watching him time trial to the end--an astonishing athletic feat of one of the great riders of our time using his signal strength to take one of the monuments? There were no shortage of posters who watched it with the same feeling they feel when the mail man comes every afternoon at the same time. Yawn. There are some jaded people around here.
Bike Boy said:That was quite something. I maybe biased but for me that was just one of the greatest perfomances in 2008. maybe only outshined by his perfomance in the olympic bike race where he secured the bronzemedal.
Angliru said:I must have been watching a different race. I found the Paris-Nice to be quite exciting especially the final stage with all the attacks and the fact that 2 French riders on different French teams were in a break that successfully made to finish, barely with Moinard finally getting his big win versus French fav Voeckler.
I actually found it more exciting than last year's because the eventual victor was not determined until Moinard and Voeckler crossed the finish ahead of Contador and Valverde.
karlboss said:Strange that a bronze medal may rate higher than a win...but it was bl00dy impressive, and as I like to mention to anyone who'll listen I was there
Silver if I recall rightly...rebellin was stripped.