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gonzo

Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2010, 08:09:02 pm »
Menchov's never been implicated in any doping scandal FWIW.[/Menchov fan boy]

edit - still reckon that Wiggo should have gone for the giro instead this year.

Gus

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2010, 08:19:09 pm »
predictions for next stage:

French riders riding like crazy all day, trying to get away from the peloton.
remember tomorrow it's July 14th.  ;D

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2010, 09:27:54 am »
Chavanel to be heavily involved in any break; Menchov to fall off at least twice.
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citoyen

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2010, 10:09:37 am »
Voeckler for the stage win.

d.

Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2010, 12:01:46 pm »
I think there will be a lot of tired legs. Several breaks full of French.  Armstrong packs ( :o)

Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2010, 12:18:18 pm »
Today's winner could  be Nicolas Vogondy of Bbox  ???

citoyen

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2010, 04:08:22 pm »
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2011, 07:47:34 pm »
It's that time of year again  :thumbsup:

1 Evans
2 Contador
3 A Schleck

Cav to win 4 stages and Green. 

Wiggins to be top 6
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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2011, 10:50:16 pm »
God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

David Martin

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #59 on: June 22, 2011, 11:18:30 pm »
I think wiggins will do well as he is well on form right now. Evans also untill he has a bad day.
Basso was going like a rather lethargic snail, Andy Schelck is just weird. Most of the other GC riders are there or thereabouts but I can't see past COntador as the hot favourite.

I'd be crazy enough to go for
1. Contador
2. Schleck
3. Wiggo
4. Evans
5. Gesink

Basso will be well out of it.
Cunego likewise but will do well in the hills.
Rodriguez (Katusha) could be top ten.

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citoyen

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2011, 11:25:45 pm »
Having looked at the route, I'm not so sure about Cav for green any more. Even the "flat" stages have climbs to the finish line, with a couple of exceptions. I'll put my house on him winning on the Champs Elysee though.

Top three:
1.Contador
2.Wiggo
3.Rodriguez

Can't see beyond Contador for the overall win. Schleck hasn't shown any form in the build-up, though that probably means nothing, but I don't fancy his chances this year. Wiggo definitely has the potential to manage a podium spot. Who are the other contenders? Rodriguez, Cadel, Vino, Brajkovic, Gesink, Basso, Roche, Voeckler, Cunego, Chavanel... I don't see that Wiggo has anyone to fear among that lot. It's between Rodriguez and Cadel for third place for me and I like what I've seen of Rodriguez this year so I'll take a punt on him. Time trial could be his undoing though.

Which names have I missed?

d.

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2011, 11:38:28 pm »
1: Contador - I'd like Schleck to win but he's been a bit up and down lately.
2: Schleck - I still believe he'll pull something out of the bag.
3: Wiggo - Post Dauphine, I'm optimistic for Brad.
4: Cunego - Heck, why not?  There are a fair few hills and it could just be his year.
5: Evans - That's if he even gets here.  He'll look good in the first week and then have a bad day as soon as he sees a hill and/or pisses off his team.

God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...
Is it just me or does he look like he's one of the marionettes from Thunderbirds?

citoyen

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2011, 12:00:14 am »
2: Schleck - I still believe he'll pull something out of the bag.

You're probably right. He seems to have a decent team behind him - Monfort and Feillu, and of course Frank, will be useful support in the mountains. Contador gets the benefit of the Sorensens this year though.

d.

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2011, 06:59:28 am »
God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...
Is it just me or does he look like he's one of the marionettes from Thunderbirds?

Well spotted  :thumbsup:  Re could play in a remake, with Catherine Jenkins as Lady P.
Aero but not dynamic

Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2011, 07:35:20 am »
Having looked at the route, I'm not so sure about Cav for green any more. Even the "flat" stages have climbs to the finish line, with a couple of exceptions. I'll put my house on him winning on the Champs Elysee though.

According to The Manx Mouth himself in this CN article he's pretty up for it.

I think the points shake up is a good idea. Having loads of intermediate sprints and loads of points available on mountain stages (like you get in other tours) just turns green into yellow lite IMO. I think that despite saying his main priority is to win stages for the team again, he really wants green this year...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2011, 07:49:40 am »
Is there a bicycle race coming up? 

*reads Guardian sport pages* :(
Do you mean the, "Ball Games" section of the Guardian?
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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2011, 07:51:17 am »
God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...

Never read a more truthful statement. I'd hate to go through life so miserably as him.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #67 on: June 23, 2011, 08:25:51 am »
God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...

Never read a more truthful statement. I'd hate to go through life so miserably as him.

I think he's misunderstood.

I chatted to him briefly at last year's Tour and he was really nice - much friendlier than most of the other riders (except the British ones who are all top blokes, inc. Cav). Plus he raced brilliantly during his year as World Champion.
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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2011, 08:59:08 am »
God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...

Never read a more truthful statement. I'd hate to go through life so miserably as him.

I think he's misunderstood.

I chatted to him briefly at last year's Tour and he was really nice - much friendlier than most of the other riders (except the British ones who are all top blokes, inc. Cav). Plus he raced brilliantly during his year as World Champion.


Absolutely. He just has a really whiny voice that doesn't do his character justice. One of the best World Champions for many years.

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #69 on: June 23, 2011, 09:14:12 am »
Maybe I'm too hard on him. The "Interview my helmet" incident was actually pretty funny...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

clarion

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #70 on: June 23, 2011, 09:33:51 am »
I'll go out on a limb:

1. A Schleck
2. Contador
3. Rodriguez
4. Evans
5. Wiggo

Green will be with Cav for a while on the road, but he won't be wearing it in Paris.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #71 on: June 23, 2011, 09:48:52 am »
Any predictions about the results sheet after the doping charges have worked their way through the system?
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citoyen

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2011, 10:07:28 am »
Any predictions about the results sheet after the doping charges have worked their way through the system?

As highest placed Frenchmen, one of Chavanel or Voeckler will ultimately be declared winner of this year's race. Probably no later than 2016.

d.

citoyen

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2011, 11:43:19 am »
Hmm, "climbing domestique" Xabier Zandio named in Team Sky ahead of the likes of Henderson, Pauwels, Lofkvist etc. Interesting.

d.

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Re: Tour predictions thread
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2011, 01:31:17 pm »
God no. I hope Evans crashes out on the first stage. He has the most punchable face in the peloton entire world...

Never read a more truthful statement. I'd hate to go through life so miserably as him.

I think he's misunderstood.

I chatted to him briefly at last year's Tour and he was really nice - much friendlier than most of the other riders (except the British ones who are all top blokes, inc. Cav). Plus he raced brilliantly during his year as World Champion.


Absolutely. He just has a really whiny voice that doesn't do his character justice. One of the best World Champions for many years.

..d
Yup.

(But I reckon his face is most punchable when he's looking happy.)
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