At this rate by the end of the Vuelta chris will be 100% fluent in Spanish.jens_attacks said:
Let's be realistic. You could probably win the Vuelta by 2023, but to come from nowhere to win the TOUR in 2023 you'd need some sort of blood-borne disease. I hear bilharzia is nice...Dekker_Tifosi said:btw seeing Horners success I've started training. I'm only 27 so by 2020 I should make my Tour debut and then finally win it in 2023.
Weak what, starting riders? Gotta disagree with you here. Weak legs maybe, but this race is stacked with a lot mountdon't goats that are gonna give it a dig. IMO, Nibs will look to be on the top step on the finishing day. He and all the others don't want to get beat by an "old man" who just happens to be telling the young pups, with his legs and heart, to " get the f*ck off my lawn(or mountain, if you like)It's a freaking GT! Ffs! Christ, I'd rather win a GT instead of using it for training for WC race. The stripes are a curse. Anyway....UP THE MIGHTY HORNER!! I really don't care for RS, but I like Chris. later.... Sorry for the poor grammar....HCl+HN03 said:I think the competition is rather weak, I belivie Horner is climbing just little better than he did in last years tour where he andopp on the finis Pinot climbed at aproximatly the same level. Roche was a bit behind both now and then.
But Nibali is preparining for Worlds, and the spaniards are tired after the tour. So yes I think he can make it. But Nibali looked stronger than I thuoght, and Basso might still be a thret.
The problem with Nibali is that he sometimes leaves things to the end. He should never have allowed Horner a 40+sec lead in the final kms of the race.Lord Stanley said:I understand all the emotions about Horner but come on - this stage showed us Nibali is so much in control despite not being even close to 100% yet. Unless the "Basso is eating everyone on Angliru for dinner" comes true this Vuelta is Nibali's. Even if Horner doesn't fade which I think he will.
Nibali was watching Valverde and Purito. When he attacked I'm sure he didn't expect that Horner could keep his pace until the finish. He is not waiting particularly for the final week, he's getting into shape as he knows better.murali said:The problem with Nibali is that he sometimes leaves things to the end. He should never have allowed Horner a 40+sec lead in the final kms of the race.
By the end of next week, there going to be a lot of riders interested in consolidating the results, instead of going for the kill.
imho, horner will end up winning because the guys like nibali will try to leave things to the final week.
everyone is waiting for angliru to go for the final charge, as if the entire race is limited to one stage. Horner has nothing to lose, so he can put the effort before that stage, and look to just limit his losses there. If the RLT guys plan well, then they can easily take the vuelta away from others. Despite my reservations, i miss bruyneel, the DS.
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