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  1. lazysegall

    Did Lance pull Discovery up the mountain 7 times?

    I've only been lurking on RBR for awhile, but the explanation is that disco stopped doping. I don't hold this against anyone and I hate to flame, but its clear that disco is substainitally worse and all the french are really suddenly respectable. I think doping stopped. I don;t mean to say...
  2. lazysegall

    Stage 3: Perwez - Namur, 202 km

    yes they crashed twice. And it was two euskatel riders involved in the second crash.
  3. lazysegall

    Giro d'Italia

    This isn't necessarily true if Rubiera becomes the GC option. Unlikely but possible. Although I didn't mention this, by having Rubiera attack the entire group had to raise their pace. This because a number of strong riders were looking for the stage win. As a result Salvodelli was able to...
  4. lazysegall

    Giro d'Italia

    Decent analysis, but I think discovery is happy to lose the jersey. Also improving the gc position of Rubiera might be important. Disco is keeping him under the radar, but he has good form and he has the climbing ability to win this race. They will at least use him to put other teams into...
  5. lazysegall

    Stage 3: Perwez - Namur, 202 km

    Salvodelli was fine...he gained time on all his rivials. Let us also not forget that Discovery doesn't want time bonuses going to diluca or basso. Furthermore, who is to say that Salvodelli is the only man for discovery. Salvodelli could explode in the mountains and I wouldn't be shocked if...
  6. lazysegall

    Discovery at the TdF

    If Hincapie is in form, he is the leader. Bruneyl has said that and given the heavy TT profile its possible. Regardless, Discovery is going to need to take risks and try to get some time in a break. Popovich is better this year on preperation so look for him to try. Salvodelli will go, but...
  7. lazysegall

    Discovery at the TdF

    If Hincapie is in form, he is the leader. Bruneyl has said that and given the heavy TT profile its possible. Regardless, discovery is going to need to take risks and try to get some time in a break. Popovich is better this year on preperation so look for him to try. Salvodelli will go, but...
  8. lazysegall

    Stage 1: Seraing (Belgium) ITT

    descending wasn't why he won...he was up 10 seconds at the top of the climb. What was bettini doing with his bike...Does he not want to wear pink if he wins stage 3?
  9. lazysegall

    Danielson at the Giro

    Discovery seems to be setting him up as a coleader. Salvodelli can't control this race so they are going to need to be creative. That is why discovery also brought Rubiera and Beltran. Danielson is probably 20:1 to win, but not impossible.
  10. lazysegall

    Who knew Savoldelli could TT like that?

    There was a bit of a decent, not very technical though. Regardless, he was up 5 seconds on Mcgee at the first time check and 10 seconds at the TOP of the climb, so the descent really didn't matter. Anyone else notice that discovery brought a lot of climbers too this race. I think they are a...
  11. lazysegall

    Tour of Flanders: Pick your Pony

    Bettini won't cover every move, just some of them...Remeber that QS still has pozzatto (winner of MSR and HEW), Nyguens (KBK winner and former winner of het volk), and Knaven (Former PR winner) to cover moves...not to mention trenti or tossato...Welcome to the wonderful world of QS...Bettini...
  12. lazysegall

    I hate the tour de France

    The TDF profile is more boring than the profile of MSR...Watch the Giro for excitement.
  13. lazysegall

    Predictions

    Clearly, you aren't reading the news carefully. http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/sport_sto850381.shtml "I'm going to start the race on Saturday and then worry about getting to San Remo," he added on Tuesday. "My back and my knee still hurts when I stand on the pedals but I'm optimistic things...
  14. lazysegall

    Paris-Nice

    Whats with this only GTs matter bias. Have you watched a classic? It's a different even entirely, especially the kind Boonen wins. By the end of his career when he wins all the classics and a maybe a GT be prepared to call him one of the top 3 riders ever. Yeah I might be crazy, but he has...
  15. lazysegall

    Paris-Nice

    Green Jersey in PN...be serious. There are very few things that actually matter to TB and PN Green Jersey is not one of them...I mean seriously what other sprinters were in the race. Boonen is preparing for MSR, Flanders, Roubaix...don't ask the man to be a gentlemen for a warmup race. If...
  16. lazysegall

    Floyd Landis peaking to early or TDF contender.....??

    I don't see floyd as much more than a 4th or 5th favorite even with an improved TT and TT heavy tour. Even in Paris Nice and Toc he needed one good stage too hard to put him over guys like Basso, Jan and even Hincapie. Another danger is that Phonak is going to push him to race just about...
  17. lazysegall

    Bobby does it again !

    [/color] Since when is Paris-Nice or Tirreno-Adriatico a garbage race? Check out the list of winners. > Why less bunch sprints? He has gotten better at it recently. > Sprinters get better with age. To a point of course. 1. When you have the ability to win 260km classics solo, i think the...
  18. lazysegall

    Stage 3

    No, but his new TT position that he brought out at the Toc might be more significant. I still wouldn't bet on him, but i think higher of him then I did last year.
  19. lazysegall

    Bobby does it again !

    I like watching every break get rolled up in the last kilometer. Ron Its not just the radios but also better team organization and parcours... If the tour had finishes like the giro then we would see more exciting stages. I think its good when good riders win whether thats the sprinters, or...
  20. lazysegall

    Bobby does it again !

    You expect Boonen to waste his time so that he could win a garbage one week race? Why less bunch sprints? He has gotten better at it recently. Sprinters get better with age. To a point of course. I don't have a citation on this but I recall one of Boonen's Directors/Coaches saying that they...