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Are we going to like seeing him everyday on OLN? [I think that's the plan?]..

He said the plan was for the him to do the Vuelta and then the TdF next year.

Where does this leave Popovych for the future?

How long is his contract with DC?
 

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Meh...I thought his spot on the TDF/Cyclism show was pretty weak, and on the race2replace video spots where he's featured, I can't get too excited. Though that Brasstown Bald episode was compelling because he, as a climbing specialist, couldn't shake Landis on the final stretch despite Bruyneel's protests.

On OLN he was asked if Hincapie could win the Tour, and there was an uncomfortable pause - then he said, almost charitably, "I wouldn't put it past him." Guess it would have been hard for him to be totally honest regarding another disco rider, but still it was all very transparent. But it isn't like he's a pro commentator, so it's going to be awkward at times. I just hope there's better insight provided into the race. As it was, the comments he had about Bruyneel were mostly flat and regurgitated... (master tactician, very smart guy etc.).

I think I've been spoiled by various Landis interviews, where Floyd is direct and blunt. That's refreshing.

As a rider, Tom has potential, he's a formidable climber for the most part, and Lance sees something in him, probably some intangibles that aren't immediately obvious to any of us. Don't know that he's "the next big thing" as they've been spinning him... but I bet he's going to be working like an animal to get ready for tdf 07.
 
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Meh...I thought his spot on the TDF/Cyclism show was pretty weak, and on the race2replace video spots where he's featured, I can't get too excited. Though that Brasstown Bald episode was compelling because he, as a climbing specialist, couldn't shake Landis on the final stretch despite Bruyneel's protests.
I think he should have bolted from the base of the climb and TTed it to the top (more like 2005) - the slow down then attach tactic just gave Floyd rest time. Oh well.
 

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just watched the tivo'ed show. TD was stiff as a board. he was sitting odd, as well. and it seemed as though he requested phil started by saying he looked emaciated so he could throw out his "illness during the giro" thing again.

robbie venture, on the other hand, was quite good. guess i have been under a rock, because i didnt know he was coaching landis now. would be better to have chime in every now and then than the horrible drops carmichael would do. but i imagine that was more an in-show paid advertisement than anything.
 

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just watched the tivo'ed show. TD was stiff as a board. he was sitting odd, as well. and it seemed as though he requested phil started by saying he looked emaciated so he could throw out his "illness during the giro" thing again.

robbie venture, on the other hand, was quite good. guess i have been under a rock, because i didnt know he was coaching landis now. would be better to have chime in every now and then than the horrible drops carmichael would do. but i imagine that was more an in-show paid advertisement than anything.
I would really like the hear Ferrari's comments on the Tour. Since that won't happen Allen Lim would be my second choice (Landis' power guru), but Robbie was surprisingly good so hopefully they will use him rather than the CTS infomercial segments. But I think I will be watching on TV5Monde anyway.
 

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i match his appearance on OLN with the italian guy on ESPN/ABC for the World Cup.

I keep waiting for someone to grab him from the side of the stage and just pull him off.

Tommy D, exciting on the climbs, boring on the TV
 
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