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USPS Domestiques(3 posts)

USPS DomestiquesSimpleGreen
Jul 6, 2001 7:53 AM
Heras and Hamilton will be strong in the mountains, but I've heard little talked about Rubiera and Pena. I've seen these guys climb in the vuelta and giro when they rode for KELME, and they can climb. With 4 climbing domos in the Tour, Lance has a strong team. The team strength here might be the difference in the Pyr. Mtns. What do you guys think? Has anyone seen the form of Rubiera and Pena?
re: USPS Domestiqueszelig1
Jul 6, 2001 10:09 AM
I don't know about the form of Rubiera or Pena but I did watch all stages of the Tour of Catalonia last week. The last three stages ended with mountain top finishes and the final stage was an uphill time trial. Heras finished 3-4 minutes down on each of these stages. I'd say he's looking to ride into form during the off week and then during the first week of the Tour. Rubiera and Pena better be in better form as this year's Tour starts tilting up rather early.
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Jul 6, 2001 11:23 PM