KOM at Tour

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  1. tcklyde

    tcklyde New Member

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    Who is going to go for it this year?
     
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  2. Virenque

    Virenque New Member

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    Usually it`s only one rider, who gets first big KOMs. Hard to predict..very hard!
     
  3. Dead Star

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    Stupid question, Jaan Kirispuu of course :D
     
  4. Virenque

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    Probably Lazslo Bodrogi..let`s make a poll!:D
     
  5. bobke

    bobke New Member

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    Guys get real.
    Magnus Backstedt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (the heaviest rider in last year's tour)
     
  6. Dead Star

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    yeah right! Kirsipuu will be much stronger than Backstedt! :D
     
  7. tcklyde

    tcklyde New Member

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    Okay, har, har everyone :D

    How about Moncoutie? He'd be a good French successor to Virenque...
     
  8. Virenque

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    No, he`ll go for GC. Maybe my favourite, Chavanel?:)
     
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    Chris Horner...?
     
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    I'd say Michael Rasmussen.
     
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    Looking at last year possibly Rasmussen. Depends where he is on GC if he'll be allowed to go off ahead. Its a shame he is concentrating on the Worlds because i thought that Petacchi chap had a good chance. Apparently that Cipollini bloke was doing mountain training with him.
     
  13. Moony

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    I think your all overlooking Santiago Botero, dont be to quick to ridicule this suggestion, just wait and see what happens. I'll be on Galibier cheering him over as the first rider on the top.
     
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    Here is my dark horse...Iker Galarza Flores
     
  15. patch70

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    Axel Merckx. He needs something other than his olympic Bronze medal to show his dad.
     
  16. tcklyde

    tcklyde New Member

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    I think Merckx is a good bet.
     
  17. ChangMan

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    I competely forgot about Merckx. He is also a good climber too, but I wouldn't say that he is better than Rasmussen or Menchov of Rabobank.
     
  18. patch70

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    The best climber doesn't generally win the Polka Dot Jersey!
    Rasmussen will go for a stage win rather than consistency I think.
    Menchov will probably try for a good result on GC.
    My second guess would be one of the Euskatel boys - unspecified which!
     
  19. MJtje

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    Youre right Menchov for GC (his goal a 5th place) and Rasmussen WANTS a stage win in le tour. I think if Rasmussen wouldn't attack so much he can finish much higher. He can climb with the best.....(well maybe not with armstrong, basso);) still good though!



     
  20. Virenque

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    Here is something about it.
     
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