Finally an interesting question resulting from the fallout of the scandal.bas said:This is no longer CSC's race or TMobile's race to control.
Will Discovery step up and dominate with George/Popo/Azevedo in the top 5?
mohair_chair said:In the modern era, it's never a smart idea to defend the jersey from start to finish. If Floyd wins the prologue, I'm sure they'll defend it within reason, but not at the extent of wearing out the team. Within reason means making sure your sponsor gets some TV time out of it, but the mountains are going to be somewhat of a free-for-all this year after all that has happened, so waste no unnecessary energy.
I'd like to see Floyd win but agree there is a good bit of mania going on around him right now. There are probably 20 other guys in the Tour with at least as high of a finish as his best in a GT. Including some guys who have won GTs. Floyd's win a Paris-Nice was quality but Georgia and California were vs. B fields, at best and he certainly was lacking something at the Dauphine.slowdave said:I agree i do not think that the jersey can be defended around the whole tour. However ther seems to be a bit of floyd mania going around this site now. He was in some fine form a few months ago but has he been able to regain this for the arguably the most important time of the year.