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    2009 TDF stage 7: Barcelone - Andorre Arcalis 224 km

    It's a big day today, there are sure to be attacks from Sastre and Evans, I think Contador will match them. Lance is still an unknown quantity, I think, watching him that he secretly feels that he has enough under the bonnet to match Contador, especially at Arcalis, which isn't a real climber's...
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    2009 TDF stage 6: Gérone - Barcelone 181.5 km

    An interesting stage before the main course on Friday, I expect a little testing of the legs on the run in to the finsh by perhaps Evans or Sastre, they need the time.
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    born again Lance fan :)

    Well it's been a while since I've posted here, great tour so far, really looking forward to Friday to find out just what the score is. As some of you guys know, I've been a big fan of Lance for all his tour victories. Can he win again ?? It is possible, but..... I've seen Contador up close...
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    Armstrong comeback!

    Contador and Armstrong will be on the same team, Contador to go for a Giro, Veulta double next year and helping Armstrong in the tour, not quite official yet but watch this space
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    2008 Vuelta E'espana : Stage 13 : San Vicente de la Barquera - Alto de El Angliru

    Yeh , I remember that, wasn't it in the summer of '98, I thought that was when it was first climbed at the Vuelta, when Ulrich won the overall
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    2008 Vuelta E'espana : Stage 13 : San Vicente de la Barquera - Alto de El Angliru

    I've rode this on a couple of occasions, its easy :D , seriously though, its ****** brutal, the last 5k is excruciating. The hardest climb I have done although the Ventoux is bad if the winds up.
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    Which team is Lance joining?

    yawn
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    Armstrong comeback!

    That was a joke yeh. he'll be close to the 7w/kg when he lines up, the thing you underestimate is he's been their, many times and knows what it takes to win. My prediction was top 5, minimum.
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    Armstrong comeback!

    No its not factually wrong at all, if Armstrong was involved in the 4 tours that were faster than 2008 and won them, he has every right to suggest the 2008 tour was slow by his own standards.
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    Can Lance win the Tour in 09?

    Good post, with Astana he has it, he will ride for them and if he shows good form Contador will do his bit, Levi and Kloden couldn't win the tour anyway.
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    Which team is Lance joining?

    Its Astana and I think ass whoopin' is a little strong if he starts (and its over 9 months away) expect at least top 5, Lance will be aiming to recreate the data that he had for his previous tour victories by the time he lines up on the start line
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    Can Lance win the Tour in 09?

    The question is now, what if he does win, what if he does what he used to, 90rpm up the last climb With the new doping rules would the doubts go away ?
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    Which team is Lance joining?

    Astana
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    Armstrong comeback!

    The only thing is, can Jan stay off the steak 'n' kidney and the meat and potatoe :D
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    Armstrong comeback!

    all the old dogs coming out to play, i wonder though can they teach the the new dogs any tricks, I'm sure Jan will be back now, just to race Armstrong