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Leipheimer and Postal Team Tactics at the Vuelta(8 posts)

Leipheimer and Postal Team Tactics at the VueltaJon
Oct 4, 2001 7:34 PM
To resolve the recent discussion regarding Levi's tactics and behaviour at the Vuelta
go to Leipheimer's and Bruyneel's comments are enlightening
and will resolve any issues about team direction and Levi's role. Turns out that since
Heras was not strong enough to win the race he, Levi, and Rubiera were all given the go
ahead to each ride their strongest races following stage 5. Overall Postal was delighted
with the overall team placing.
IMHO, great decision!JohnG
Oct 4, 2001 7:50 PM
Heras looked weak in the first two weeks and Levi looked fairly strong. I totally commend Bruyneel for letting Levi "go for it". Especially on the TT! That was awesome riding.

It's a business and these guys are paid to win. If Heras can't do it then they should get (or let) someone else do it.

Thanks for the good link!

last stage TT strategyTig
Oct 5, 2001 5:51 AM
When the last stage is a TT, you can give it everything you got since you don't have to be around the next day to work for the team or defend a placing. Remember during the TDF when the supporting Posties took it easy on the last TT (not last stage) so that they could be fresh the following day to defend the jersey? Anyone not competing for GC got a day off to recover!
Oct 5, 2001 6:32 AM
No kidding?? With that intimate knowledge of racing, you ought to be a directeur sporteef.
Oct 5, 2001 9:41 AM
With that diarrea spewing from your mouth you ought to be an A-hole... oops, too late!

Hopefully your low self image problems will correct themselves. I doubt you are the type who would risk change or growth.
nice spanking.... nmJohnG
Oct 5, 2001 6:18 PM
Aha! Toldyasotoldyasotoldyaso. (nm)Elefantino
Oct 5, 2001 3:52 AM
More InsightJon
Oct 5, 2001 7:40 AM
There's another great column on Levi, written by his coach Rick Crawford, over at
This one gives a lot of insight into his temperament, focus, and training style.