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Hey Largo!! Who says Zabel needs a leadout man?(4 posts)

Hey Largo!! Who says Zabel needs a leadout man?Cima Coppi
Jul 8, 2001 11:07 AM
Today, it looked as though Zabel put himself in the right place at the right time and used his natural strength to beat the rest!! No need for the team help, so I say he should not share his stage winnings. He did it all himself!!

I didn't say that! (did i?)Largo
Jul 8, 2001 1:35 PM
Zabel always had my confidence, but i was worried that in a sprint that was being controlled by teams, he would suffer without his trusty Fagnini.
But it looks like all the sprints are going to be wild free-for-alls like today, with the best man winning.
Very entertaining.
Must go down to the local pub tonight and catch it on OLN over a beer.
Have a Steinlager for Erik and I.Cima Coppi
Jul 8, 2001 5:04 PM
I have to agree with what Phil and Paul hypothesized about the disorganization at the front. Without Saeco, no other team is really powerful enough to organize the bunch at the end, leading to a free-for-all. Of course this was only stage 1. We'll just have to wait to see how things pan out for the sprinters over this first week to see if our commentary experts are correct.
I'm happy for him, but don't forget...jba
Jul 8, 2001 4:21 PM
I'm happy for Zabel. He's my favorite of the sprinters b/c he seems to be such a nice guy. But let's not forget that Svorada, Rodriguez and Steels weren't there for the sprint which led to poor organization at the front. I think that it may become more difficult for Zabel once the sprinter's get there teams organized. There was a lot of chaos at the front today. I think i saw Moreau get knocked around on his bike as the sprint was coming in! He almost took a spill.

Despite having picked Steels for my fantasy team, I hope Zabel gets his 6th green jersey.