Road Bike, Cycling Forums banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Cannot bench own weight
Joined
·
4,298 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
First though, I must pat myself on the back for picking the winner. I had Evans in third, and Gesink in second, and they ended up 2nd and 4th respectively. That's my best result for picking yet. http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showpost.php?p=1589564&postcount=9

As for the race, what I saw was Evans putting in a couple of attacks, Valverde much improved in the TT and probably no match in an uphill sprint (though that was pretty well known already).

I'm crazy enough to say that Valverde's form is still on it's way up too. When he was getting attacked in the mountains, he had to rely on other folks to bring him back up. Maybe that was the plan, maybe he just didn't have the legs. His quote after the race was that after the TT and he got yellow, that he did an Indurain and "controlled" the race.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,838 Posts
The_Boy said:
Awesome, I guess I don't need to watch it on versus tonight anymore.
I ended up not watching or recording ( main computer is down ).. It was too nice not to get out and go for a long 90 mile ride.


Remember, last year at the tour, Valverde wasn't much of a threat. Same thing will happen this year. (unless he's got his doping regime working ).
 

·
It's just a nickname
Joined
·
61 Posts
Einstruzende said:
No problem. Glad I saved you guys some time. Perhaps you missed the sub caption of the Pro Cycling forum ...


The text is plainly viewable here: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=44

True, except that you put it in the title and thats what I saw on the main forums page because you were the most recent post for a while.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
346 Posts
Cycling Weekly asked exactly the same question: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news...in_told_us_about_the_Tour_article_258719.html
Their main conclusions:

That Alejandro Valverde is in the form of his life
That a Cadel Evans Tour win will not be pretty
That Rabobank should reconsider their decision to leave 22-year-old Robert Gesink at home
That Haimar Zubeldia will coast his way into the top 10
That High Road have a 'Michael Rogers' dilemma
That Thor Hushovd is hot favourite for the green jersey
That Bouygues Telecom are no longer whipping boys
That Carlos Sastre has a lot of work to do
That Maxime Montfort will 'do okay'
That Ag2r's Cyril Dessel is back in form
That no one will miss Levi
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,932 Posts
The_Boy said:
True, except that you put it in the title and thats what I saw on the main forums page because you were the most recent post for a while.
That's not his problem. The Mods used to block the thread title in the pro forum for this exact reason. Maybe send a PM to coolhand about your complaint. Seems legit to me.
 

·
Cannot bench own weight
Joined
·
4,298 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Jokull said:
Cycling Weekly asked exactly the same question: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news...in_told_us_about_the_Tour_article_258719.html
Their main conclusions:

That Alejandro Valverde is in the form of his life
That a Cadel Evans Tour win will not be pretty
That Rabobank should reconsider their decision to leave 22-year-old Robert Gesink at home
That Haimar Zubeldia will coast his way into the top 10
That High Road have a 'Michael Rogers' dilemma
That Thor Hushovd is hot favourite for the green jersey
That Bouygues Telecom are no longer whipping boys
That Carlos Sastre has a lot of work to do
That Maxime Montfort will 'do okay'
That Ag2r's Cyril Dessel is back in form
That no one will miss Levi
I agree pretty much, but we'll see about Bouygues Telecom and Cyril Dessel. I'm not convinced.
 
G

·
Jokull said:
Cycling Weekly asked exactly the same question: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/Analysis_What_the_Dauphin_told_us_about_the_Tour_article_258719.html
Their main conclusions:

That Alejandro Valverde is in the form of his life
That a Cadel Evans Tour win will not be pretty
That Rabobank should reconsider their decision to leave 22-year-old Robert Gesink at home
That Haimar Zubeldia will coast his way into the top 10
That High Road have a 'Michael Rogers' dilemma
That Thor Hushovd is hot favourite for the green jersey
That Bouygues Telecom are no longer whipping boys
That Carlos Sastre has a lot of work to do
That Maxime Montfort will 'do okay'
That Ag2r's Cyril Dessel is back in form
That no one will miss Levi
Good answers! Athough I don't like the last one, but only because it's true :(

I think it's going to be a great Tour - my wife better not clutter up the Tivo!
 

·
Lemur-ing
Joined
·
19,208 Posts
Alejandro for Le Tour as I have said early on when it was announced that Astana was not invited.

I think he can do it this time. Although, his climbing up steep slopes still brings some question but we'll just have to see his true form in July perhaps.

Gesink should really go to the Tour I hope.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
433 Posts
Jokull said:
Cycling Weekly asked exactly the same question: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news...in_told_us_about_the_Tour_article_258719.html
Their main conclusions:

That Alejandro Valverde is in the form of his life
That a Cadel Evans Tour win will not be pretty
That Rabobank should reconsider their decision to leave 22-year-old Robert Gesink at home
That Haimar Zubeldia will coast his way into the top 10
That High Road have a 'Michael Rogers' dilemma
That Thor Hushovd is hot favourite for the green jersey
That Bouygues Telecom are no longer whipping boys
That Carlos Sastre has a lot of work to do
That Maxime Montfort will 'do okay'
That Ag2r's Cyril Dessel is back in form
That no one will miss Levi
I'll miss Levi. Without him, there are no Americans with a shot at a podium spot.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top