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Stage 13 - spoiler

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 21 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    This is the first of the TT's and it could let us see how Rasmussen is going to get on. I think that Millar will be near the top of the TT placings today (or do I really mean I hope he will) I do however think that Rasmussen may lose the yellow jersey today. Valverde to the front?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    I sort of hope someone does take yellow from him. I know many riders plan their season around the tour and aim to peak in July, but Rasmussen does nothing for 364 days of the year and relies on one break to win him the polka dot and maybe the tour.
     
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Thats a tad unfair Slowdown, Rasmussen did ride the Giro. He may have grabbed the polkadot with a break, BUT the other riders all had the chance to follow him, its not like they weren't allowed to follow him. And the polkadot has a history of being won by a rider taking a chance on one stage.

    I Just want to see if his TTing has improved :tongue:
     
  4. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    I fear it's for the best that Rasmussen loses the overall lead today.

    It would be terrible publicity if the yellow jersey holder was refused the start.

    Having read the increasing negative coverage of Rasmussen this looks inevitable.:tongue:
     
  5. Squaggles

    Squaggles New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I think he will lose yellow which will make a very exciting race as he then has to go and take more time in the mountains . It's all much more exciting than when that bloke from Texas won it all the time .
     
  6. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    I see the official Tour site is still listing the performances of one Thomas Geraint.

    Hasn't anyone pointed this out? My French isn't up to emailing them.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Millar 1.40 behing Wiggins on the second check point, is he not really trying or what. Although it is raining very hard so that could be some of the reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    The rain looks very heavy.

    Looking good for The Rasmussen TT show :tongue:

    'sets video'
     
  9. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    NOS service is up and running as of 1305 BST for those of us with no other options.

    It looks very wet. Millar going far and away best of all runners on wet course.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Actually it may be good for him because some of the favorites will not be able to take advantage of their full potential in this discipline!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    What about a sweepstake on when he first falls. Anyone who knows how far it is to the first roundabout is barred from entering. :?:
     
  12. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    That Downhill bit, thats where he will go. :?:

    Straight into the ditch :tongue:
     
  13. Down the starting ramp:eek:
     
  14. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    1318: Two hours to go until race leader Michael Rasmussen hits the road.

    From the BBC web site. Prophetic?
     
  15. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    :tongue: