Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Toshiba Boy, 21 Jul 2007.
Certainly open Tour now, who do you think now?
still no idea.
i'd like to see one of the Euskadi boys blitz everyone on the mountains and claim yellow.
i think Contador looks menacing.
a long way to go still.
I fancy Contador too. I agree with Laurence though, a long way to go and if he maintains form Rasmussen could gain some more time in the Pyrenees.
I'm not brave enough to choose! IF Rasmussen can put a good chunk of time into Evans et al tomorrow then maybe he can hang on to yellow. But maybe he'll be caught indecisive between defending yellow and polka dot. I think Kloden will suffer from team rules and Vino's desire to win so is going to be on his own. I reckon Evans will have a bad day and drop from contention.
But, personally, I think anyone in the top 12 is in with a shout - maybe the next few days will make it more clear.
I don't think there will be any doubt as to which jersey Rasmussen will defend. Yellow writes you into the history books as an immortal, polka dot is something only the anoraks remember.
Bookies have it;
In that order. Klodens odds seemed to have lengthened a bit after he lost time to Evans in todays TT. I 'm hoping anyone but Evans wins myself, don't know why but can't get excited about someone whos quite good at everything without being outstanding at anything winning the tour.
If Rasmussen can build up some time in the Pyrenees and do another performance in the next TT like today, he must have a good chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not sure if a Evans victory will be a good thing - he's unlikely to win a stage and even less likely to attack. I'd really like Vino to go on the attack and draw-out the competition - then at least we can get a race. Contador might try his hand too, and drag along someone like Valverde for some real mano-a-mano racing.
Could be one of several serious contenders, but I'll only name one rider.
Could be a very good call
Its gonna be interesting today. Especially if the Astana boys attack. Not sure its safe to bet on anyone yet!
Still very open imho.
I'm hoping Rasmussen can hold onto it..
I can't see Rasmussen holding it through the next time trial, but out of the rest gods knowsi It should be interesting to see where they all are by the end of today though.
Glad vino's not as strong !
Still, liked Contado's actions - shown Ras' that he aint a push over...!
I'll plump for Contador too. I just don't believe Rasmussen has the strength to close it out.
So disappointed in Valverde. I know I know, rubbish form this year, only won 1 stage of tdf to date but I believed Armstrong's hype.
What about SOLER? If Contador weren't so impressive he'd be my rider of the tour. Looks god awful on a bike too - there's hope for me yet!!
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