Prologue - Saturday July 7: London - London, 7.9km - Prologue

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  1. steve

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    The course is flat and fast, the prologue will be a battle between Fabian Cancellara, the fast pedaling geyser Bradley Wiggins and Scotsman David Millar.

    The first first Maillot Jaune for this year will goto Fabian Cancellara ;)
     
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    And so it begins. Woo hoo!!!

    Looks like a great weather.

    That is a big crowd. I like the course.
     
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    Last year letour.fr gave us the full list at each time point during the time trials. This year I can only find the top five. Anyone know of another site that shows the full list of intermediate & final times?
     
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    Man, I wish I had cable set up....
     
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    You getting live broadcast over there?
     
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    I'm loving the bike commercials....the Specialized and Cervelo ads are terrific.
     
  8. Bro Deal

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    I'm digging the HP one. Petra Nemcova. :D
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Holy crap. Cancellara looks like god on a bicycle. He just blew away Kloden's time by almost fifteen seconds.
     
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    Maybe the real winner was Wiggins.
     
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    Contador did pretty damn well for someone who weighs so little. He must have very good form. He may end up in Paris higher than Leipheimer.

    Kloden is looking good. It will be interesting to see how he handles the situation with Vino. With Vino's style of racing it seems like the most likely scenario will be Vino attacks on a climb and Kloden is put into a situation where he cannot chase without dragging other rivals with him.
     
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    Wiggins first of the real riders. ;)
     
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    Kloden definately made his intentions clear, i wonder if that performance will translate into big time gaps on his GC rivals in the ITT's. Your right though, Kloden isnt exactly aggressive so he might have to wait for Vino to crack before he gets his chance.
     
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    Sastre and F Schleck each lost almost a minute.
     
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    And Levi 40 secs; Popo almost 50. We'll have to see what kind of jet fuel Hincapie has been swilling when it comes to stage 7.
     
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    Eurosport was commentating that the road wasn't closed yesterday because of complications and so riders didn't get practice. They were probably taking it easy.

    p.s. Riis was seen as a ''tourist''.
     
  18. musette

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    The real time lost yesterday was of course measured by what Kloden did. Hence, times lost to Klodie by key competitors are as follows:

    2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0
    6 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne 0.13
    7 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0.17
    15 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 0.22
    16 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana 0.22
    17 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 0.23
    20 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile Team 0.24
    21 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    26 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 0.27
    27 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
    32 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0.30
    50 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 0.36
    92 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 0.43
    95 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 0.44

    I would say that eerybody below C Evans should be somewhat disappointed, except maybe Valverde.
     
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