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  1. El Angliru

    Stage 17 dissapoints once again

    Oh dear, yet another let down - although not as bad as last year's 'climax' on Mt Vontoux. I guess ultimately Schleck and Contador were just too evenly matched, but I mean with that amazing weather as a backdrop I was really hoping for Sanchez or Menchov to take the bull by the horns and attack...
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    Predictions for stage 17...

    So what do you think is going to happen as the tour reaches its climax on the slopes of the Tourmalet? I must admit it seems the organizers have planned a great schedule this year - shaping it so that everything boils down to this final mountain stage, whilst keeping it interesting along the way...
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    Should Contador Have Held Back for Schleck?

    Disappointing to see Contador take advantage like that, but in fairness Schleck could have caused the mechanical himself by making a bad gear choice. Also Schleck chose against using the chain guard in order to infer a weight advantage. Still, Contador doesn't deserve to win after that - lets...
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    Best descender in TdF GC?

    Both remaining mountain stages before the rest day feature long descents after a HC, leaving the door open for someone of the caliber of Sammy Sanchez to gain significant ground on the rest of the field. In fact, Sanchez himself is lying in third at the moment, and as demonstrated in today's...