2008 Tour de France Stage 20 - Sat July 26: Cerilly-St. Amand-Montrond (ITT), 53 km



earth_dweller

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Trev_S said:
There was an interview with Bruyneel here on SBS (Aust).
He didn't rate Evans in the TT and said Sastre will have a strong enough TT to keep the yellow jersey.

Never liked Bruyneel anyway.
lol and bruyneel picked Evans on versus here.

I agree with you on Bruyneel what a tool. But still cheering for Sastre.
 

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Trev_S said:
There was an interview with Bruyneel here on SBS (Aust).
He didn't rate Evans in the TT and said Sastre will have a strong enough TT to keep the yellow jersey.

Never liked Bruyneel anyway.

Bruyneel's selective memory at work again.

How can he rate Sastre over Evans?
Sastre died in the 2006 ITT - so much so that Sastre moved from 2nd on GC, before the stage, to 4th on GC after that ITT, and missed out on the podium in Paris in 2006.
Sastre lost an awful lot of time that day.

Bruyneel appears to also forget that Evans was about the only rider who put up a challenge in the ITT in 2007 TDF to Leipheimer.
(Leipy's first ever win in a TDF - quelle surprise).
 

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As I posted in stage 19 thread I am thinking Cancellera has hung around to try and take the stage win on Saturday otherwise he should be getting ready for Bejing and already out of the tour.
Pulling all day on Alp D Huez had to be exhausting and he has nothing else to give to the team effort except points in a stage win, but we will see.
 

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earth_dweller said:
lol and bruyneel picked Evans on versus here.

I agree with you on Bruyneel what a tool. But still cheering for Sastre.
That's funny. :D

If he does another interview elsewhere he might say Menchov will TT stronger and get up for the yellow jersey. :rolleyes:
 

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jhuskey said:
As I posted in stage 19 thread I am thinking Cancellera has hung around to try and take the stage win on Saturday otherwise he should be getting ready for Bejing and already out of the tour.
Pulling all day on Alp D Huez had to be exhausting and he has nothing else to give to the team effort except points in a stage win, but we will see.

He worked hard on some of those mountains. It's also a long TT. Not sure about Cancellara.
 

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Today's news regarding Riis/Fuentes cannot be good for Sastre's mental preparation going into the TT. Plus, if he used a little extra "preparation", he might have to tank the TT in order to avoid being tested.
 

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serpico7 said:
Today's news regarding Riis/Fuentes cannot be good for Sastre's mental preparation going into the TT. Plus, if he used a little extra "preparation", he might have to tank the TT in order to avoid being tested.
Well we might be in for a surprise ride from Sastre tomorrow à la Rasmussen 06...;)
The CSC team taking the first six places might be a bit too obvious, though.
 

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Today's time trial. I've had a look at past time trials on the second last day.
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 1.02.44 (53.068 km/h)
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 0.51
3 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne 1.56
4 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.01
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.18
6 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2.27
7 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.33
8 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2.36
9 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor - Lotto 2.48
10 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2.50
11 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank 2.55
12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC
13 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team 3.00
14 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team 3.17
15 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner
16 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 3.24
17 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 3.37
18 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep - Innergetic 3.46
19 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team CSC 3.58

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Here are the 2006 results

1 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile 1.07.45 (50.48 km/h)
2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile 0.41
3 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak 1.11
4 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 2.40
5 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner 3.18
6 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC 3.35
7 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel 3.41
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
9 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak 3.43
10 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital 3.44
11 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval 4.01
12 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 4.03
13 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner 4.15
14 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 4.16
15 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux 4.21
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis 4.32
17 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 4.33
18 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 4.35
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile
20 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 4.42

Top 10.

1. S Lang
2. S Schumacher
3. K Kirchen
4. C Evans
5. C Vandevelde
6. D Menchov
7. C Sastre
8. G Hincapie
9. F Cancellara
10. T Lovkvist

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It's hard to go past the Gerolsteiner riders today.

Sastre keeps the yellow jersey by 5 - 15 seconds.

Lang powers home and makes a Gerolsteiner quinella.

Kirchen again finishes in the top 3.

Evans fails to win a time trial again at the tour.
 

Grater

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Grater said:
Today's time trial. I've had a look at past time trials on the second last day.
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 1.02.44 (53.068 km/h)
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 0.51
3 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne 1.56
4 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.01
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.18
6 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2.27
7 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.33
8 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2.36
9 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor - Lotto 2.48
10 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2.50
11 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank 2.55
12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC
13 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team 3.00
14 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team 3.17
15 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner
16 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 3.24
17 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 3.37
18 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep - Innergetic 3.46
19 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team CSC 3.58

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Here are the 2006 results

1 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile 1.07.45 (50.48 km/h)
2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile 0.41
3 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak 1.11
4 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 2.40
5 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner 3.18
6 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC 3.35
7 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel 3.41
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
9 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak 3.43
10 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital 3.44
11 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval 4.01
12 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 4.03
13 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner 4.15
14 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 4.16
15 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux 4.21
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis 4.32
17 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 4.33
18 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 4.35
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile
20 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 4.42

Top 10.

1. S Lang
2. S Schumacher
3. K Kirchen
4. C Evans
5. C Vandevelde
6. D Menchov
7. C Sastre
8. G Hincapie
9. F Cancellara
10. T Lovkvist

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It's hard to go past the Gerolsteiner riders today.

Sastre keeps the yellow jersey by 5 - 15 seconds.

Lang powers home and makes a Gerolsteiner quinella.

Kirchen again finishes in the top 3.

Evans fails to win a time trial again at the tour.
Screw it. It wouldn't be the grater way we have come to see if I don't alter some places.

1. Kirchen
2. Lang
3. Schumacher
 

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Grater said:
Evans fails to win a time trial again at the tour.
He won the Albi Stage 13 ITT last year. He just didn't get to stand on the top of the podium because there was a homologous transfuser up there taking all the credit.
 

Scotttri

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Bro Deal said:
It looks pretty windy. Maybe Evans can pull this off.
I'm hopeing so, but then again the wearing the yellow jersey gives you that bit extra
 

serpico7

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Scotttri said:
I'm hopeing so, but then again the wearing the yellow jersey gives you that bit extra
By now, we know what that little bit extra is, don't we?
 

serpico7

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plectrum said:
GO energy gels?
Don't be ridiculous. When they give you the yellow jersey, they put a packet of bovine blood in the pocket. Hence, when wearing the yellow jersey, you ride with the strength of ten men, or more precisely, one man and one large farm animal.
 

Scotttri

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serpico7 said:
Don't be ridiculous. When they give you the yellow jersey, they put a packet of bovine blood in the pocket. Hence, when wearing the yellow jersey, you ride with the strength of ten men, or more precisely, one man and one large farm animal.


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