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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:53 pm 
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So would Cofidis.

I'l like to win the next TT I do with pros in the field.

Ain't gonna happen though, :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:10 pm 
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vino will be out there waiting for the moment to make a move, but he wont win

evans, menchov, wiggo, all the favourits will be beaten by some underdog of yet unknown identity

if sagan is what he appears to be, this tdf could be all about green

oh, and schleck will crash

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:31 pm 
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I looked at all the 2012 stages on the website (letour.fr).
I like the profile. Doesn't seem to be lots of stages where there will be a bunch sprint with some big train leadout ...
Along with the big mountain stages, also a few stages with brutal climbs (14th stage). Can't wait for the suspense to begin.
I really can't see who's going to win this tour.
My vote goes for Cadel.
IMHO, he's the most likely to go for three weeks without weakening too much...
I'll be routing for Ryder of course. I think he is the (Garmin-Barracuda) official leader for the Tour 2012 ?
I also like Pierre Roland...

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:35 pm 
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I look forward to Dylan spitting hot fire.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Dylan put in some great tours in the past, but I don't think he's able to crest the heights with the big boys any more. IMHO, I suspect that some of his performances in previous years may have relied on pharmaceutical enhancement. Still he was great to watch in his prime.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Why do people hate Wiggins? I don't understand.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:36 pm 
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People tend to hate other people who are stronger/faster/more fit than they are.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:16 am 
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Nope, its just the sideburns. :smartass:

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I'm giving the nod to the Mod!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:12 am 
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Dov wrote:
Why do people hate Wiggins? I don't understand.


I get the impression that people see no emotion or adventure but it's science that's taken that out of modern cycling - not Wiggo who is simply a great example of what it produces.


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stella-azzurra wrote:
The tour is almost starting and we have seen some of the possible favorites in the last few big races and classics.

What is your pick?

I am going with

Winners:
Evans ------->Yellow
Cavendish --->Green
Gesink ------->KOM

Second place on GC: Wiggins

Third place on GC: Nibali, Frank Schleck

Alternate Green: Sagan

Alternate KOM: Sanchez

Dark Horses:
Hesjedal ------->Yellow
Kittel --------->Green
Valverde ------ >KOM


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I predict a TT win for Gustav Larsson even though he main goal is the olympic TT this year. He looked like hes was in great shape at the national TT race here in Sweden yesterday where he smoked the rest of the field. Tobias Ludvigsson in second place was over a minute behind.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:26 pm 
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Cav won't win the Green, he even said he won't bother trying.

I'm thinking that JJ Rojas will take Green since Kittel and Sagan just don't have the experience yet to hit the intermediates day-in and day-out and still be fresh enough for stage wins. While Movistar is going for GC possible, he doesn't need a leadout and was always in the mix last year.

For Polka Dot I think it'll probably be one of the top 5 GC guys, Rolland, Gesink/some Rabo dude, Sorensen, or VdB.

Yellow is Evans or Menchov.

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Ryder for yellow? Can't imagine anything more exciting than to see him ride well and be in the hint for yellow.

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