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Can Tyler finish in the top 3?(5 posts)

Can Tyler finish in the top 3?AllisonHayes
Jul 15, 2002 4:43 AM
In spite of his injury?

He is a great climber. He is currently 9th, just behind Lance.

A (since my prior post on this topic went into a black hole of flame, I thought I would try again.)
I think next yearweiwentg
Jul 15, 2002 4:55 AM
this year, maybe not; he did ride the Giro, and he did break his shoulder. I'd be willing to bet on him next year.
go, Tyler!

btw, Allison, don't let the bastards grind you down ... it's only one bastard, anyway.
I think next yearAllisonHayes
Jul 15, 2002 5:26 AM
So, you think his shoulder will keep him out of the podium even though he is a great climber? You are probably right, but it wouldn't be a great story if he did manage to be up there? I, for one, am pulling for him because of the courage he demonstrated in the Giro.

btw, thx!

Allison (There are several alpha males on this board (as well as some of their fledglings) who have a compelling urge to continually mark their territory. I have decided to just ignore them.)
My best guess would be nograndemamou
Jul 15, 2002 5:23 AM
After the Giro I looked at the results of last years major tours:Giro,Vuelta,Tour and no one finished on the podium in multiple tours. If memory serves me right there was only 1 top 10 finisher in multiple tours.
I'll guess that it's possible, but unlikely.djg
Jul 15, 2002 7:22 AM
Clearly, he has talent. And he showed plenty of grit in the Giro. But I have to wonder whether he's up to it--both because of the cumulative effects of riding the two tours back-to-back and because of the number of plausible podium contenders who simply were not riding in the Giro this year. There's also the question whether--or to what extent--his Giro injuries compromised his Tour preparation. I don't know the answer, but it's another question mark in his campaign.