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Stage 16 - Spoiler

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 25 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Today it's very long and very lumpy and could well be the stage that decides who wears yellow in Paris. Will it be between the two leaders or is this the day that Evans shows his metal. I think that Disco will put the pressure on and make the gap smaller!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Disco have simply GOT to attack. It's there for the taking if you ask me. I mentioned this on another thread but it stumps me as to why Discovery aren't working as a team to get Contador into yellow in Paris. I haven't seen it yet and I don't know why because Leipheimer was clearly out of the running after the Alps and Popovych can't keep up with Contador.

    I think Evans is finished for this year. He may get a podium but not the yellow. Even if he shows his metal/ mettle!

    Again I think the TT tomorrow will not be as decisive as either everyone thinks, or today's stage, so I agree with you there Keith.

    Victory today will go to............ Contador!

    ps Sastre's been disappointing this year eh?
     
  3. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside

    Will that be another small victory for the "Discovery way"? (Isn't that how Landis' epic ride was refered to last year?)
     
  4. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    What's your prediction Michael?
     
  5. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
    Soler.

    After a few digs by Contador, Soler to take off. Rasmussen lets him go. Soler takes the stage, Contador in second (15 to 30 sec down), Rasmussen in third at same time.

    Let's see!
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Sastra, Mayo and Solar are over a minute ahead of the yellow jersey peleton. There could be some suprises yet I suppose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    If Contador wants to take time out of Rasmussen, he needs to attack on the last climb. At the bottom of it, not 2 km from the top, but from the bottom of the climb. Disco could do it as a team, but they really need to put the pressure on rasmussen.

    I really hope they do
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    yes yes and yes Steve!
     
  9. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    :biggrin:

    When are they due to arrive at the bottom of the last climb?
    'sets watch'
     
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Around 3pm onwards by my calculations. It starts with the final sprint at Laruns, about 18km from the finish. Clearing afternoon schedule!!!
     
  11. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    I think Disco may try to do the old postal ride a very high tempo on the front with george & popo then when they have shed the riders Contador must attack!
    Could be very exciting! I hope :biggrin:
     
  12. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Disco need to up the pace now to get Contador to the final climb with the rabobank boys knanckered!
     
  13. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
  14. OP
    OP
    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    That's past my bedtime here, but have to see it even if only in the print!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Eurosport says Boonen and Moreau are "outdistanced". Does this mean that if the gap is maintained they will be eliminated?

    Does anyone think Sastre can keep the pace up? A great opportunity and he has the riders with him to put in a great climb.