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Stage 17 - spoiler

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 26 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    After all of the upheavel of the last couple of days let's hope today will only be about the efforts of those riders still in the race. The top boys on the GC list will be covering each other and hoping they don't lose any more time but there must be some hopeful riders hoping to get away on a good break. I would like to see Millar be one of them but somehow he seems a little 'off colour' in this tour although he has put in some good supporting rides over the last couple of weeks. Could Dekker relieve his frustration with a final fling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. yello

    yello Guru

    Spoiler? They haven't even started yet!

    To be honest, right at this moment, it's difficult for me to care. Hopefully that'll change as the day passes.
     
  3. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    It will be interesting to see what is said about Rasmussen and Rabobank.
    Also how Discovery and Quickstep react.
     
  4. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Breakaway or sprint, breakaway or sprint, breakaway or sprint, ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SPRINT today methinks. And big Tam for me today.
     
  5. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    I think we may see a steady ride by the peleton the as you say frantic last KM.
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    If it's a sprint then I think it will be between Boonen and Zebal.

    Yello, I put spoiler in the heading because once the race has started comments do appear and some people might not want to see them at that time!!
     
  7. Breakaway @ 32km :
    - Jens Voigt (CSC)
    - Martin Elmiger (A2R)
    - Daniele Bennati (LAM)
    - Daniele Righi (LAM)
    - Markus Fothen (GST)
    - Manuel Quinziato (LIQ)
    - Matteo Tosatto (QSI)
    - David Millar (SDV)

    Voigt, Miller, Quinziato, Fothen, Bennati - this could be interesting if they manage to stay away !
     
  8. yello

    yello Guru

    I know Keith. I was wondering if there was a race to get the 'spoiler' thread of the day up. Can I post a stage 18 spoiler yet???????????

    Can't see that bunch staying away. So, sprint it is. Don't ignore Hunter - he'll be there or there abouts.
     
  9. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    Menchov of the Rabobank team has just stepped off his bike and gone into the car. It appears that he has abandoned the Tour de France
     
  10. Yes, Menchov out.

    I suppose it must have been a bit dispiriting, being team leader, but one of your team not agreeing to this and eclipsing you, the team support is switched to them and you have to drop your own ambitions, you work your *rse off in the mountains for them, they then get chucked off the team and out of the race for dodgy practices, meaning you've wasted all that effort and blown your own chances...
     
  11. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Did Boogerd start? I'm getting mixed reports. Is he on the road?
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I don't know if he did start but it was reported in Cyclingnews that he was not keen to continue!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Well the 8 seem to be in with a chance here, if they hold out what chances Millar will come good and get the stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Absolutely none I reckon! Bennati all the way.
     
  15. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    You were right then Tete, although Millar did put up a fair performance in the end!!!