- Jun 26, 2006
I am just thinking that the race looks very open this year. If something were to happen to Vino, whether it's a crash or a bad day or doping revelations from T-Mobile, there are a lot of people who would then be in contention. I don't know how to choose between riders like Evans, Leipheimer, Menchov, et cetera. They all seem to be very close to each other. Klodi always seems sort of fragile. Sastre does not time trial that well. Then you have a number of younger riders like Karpets who are on their way up. I am half expecting someone to put in a spectacular and unexpected performance.Andrija said:I don't know about Karpets... He's good, he can TT, he can climb, but three weeks seems too much to him. And his position in team doesn't look like GC position. There's Piti, there's Pereiro... But it would be nice to see, as you said, someone like him to win this edition of TDF.