Author Topic: Tour de France 09 (may contain spoilers)  (Read 55271 times)

Re: Tour de France 09 (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #725 on: 31 July, 2009, 06:07:19 pm »

No team leader yet appointed... Does this mean that LA has officially given up hopes of winning the TdF again and will be working for some other GC contender of his choosing?


LA will have looked at this years results and thought that if Contador hadn't been there spoiling the team effort, they could have ridden balls-out for him to allow him a go at the Schleck team.  I can't see him riding next year as not the leader.


gonzo


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Re: Tour de France 09 (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #728 on: 31 July, 2009, 07:15:19 pm »
LA will have looked at this years results and thought that if Contador hadn't been there spoiling the team effort, they could have ridden balls-out for him to allow him a go at the Schleck team.  I can't see him riding next year as not the leader.

That was what I thought too - surely naming the team leader will be a formality? I'll be amazed if anyone but him is team leader next year - but it was robbarker's comment about a team leader not having been appointed yet that got me wondering...

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Re: Tour de France 09 (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #729 on: 31 July, 2009, 07:27:04 pm »

It had to happen  ::-)

G

Major bummer.

Out of competition test wasn't it?

That's right. Taken about a week before the Tour started.

gonzo

Re: Tour de France 09 (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #730 on: 31 July, 2009, 07:34:32 pm »
That's right. Taken about a week before the Tour started.

So the test results for the tour will start coming in next week?

Re: Tour de France 09 (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #731 on: 31 July, 2009, 10:15:20 pm »
That's right. Taken about a week before the Tour started.

So the test results for the tour will start coming in next week?

I don't see this as bad news, more good news really.  Let us hope that anyone that did take the easy way is caught.