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Casagrande is out of the Tour(6 posts)

Casagrande is out of the TourPaulCL
Jul 11, 2001 10:33 AM
There goes my performance "team". Where is Dekker and Millar????
Bottom of the rung!!Cima Coppi
Jul 11, 2001 10:55 AM
I believe Miller is dead last right now (185th), and Dekker is at 180th. They're having a GREAT Tour!! Too bad the organizers aren't using the jersey for the lanterne rouge. It would look good on Miller.
Dekker was a bad fantasy choicemr_spin
Jul 11, 2001 11:19 AM
Great rider, but he's going for the World Cup this year. He's using the Tour primarily as training. Expensive mistake!

Millar just had bad luck.
Steels and Millar were bad choices...jba
Jul 11, 2001 12:57 PM
I picked Tom Steels and Millar for my fantasy team. Gee, I guess Steels really was sick like a dog because he's no where near the front! And Millar? Well, he tried his best but couldn't keep it right side up. I just hope he recovers well enough for the uphill ITT.

Despite Ludo's second place today, I'm in 1200+th place in the performance competition with only 74 pts. Everyday I lose more ground. I don't see how some people could "afford" the riders on their teams. Some guys have moreau, armstrong, and a good sprinter along with some good breakaway artists. I got some climbers though. I hope they come through before I'm in last place.
What happened with Steels?mr_spin
Jul 11, 2001 1:30 PM
I'm #549. I took Steels, too. I still have hope for him, but I am feeling let down for sure. I couldn't see Millar winning anything but the prologue, and he seemed too expensive for that. Ludo was a good choice. He's a hardman, seemingly perfect for these past few stages.

I've got an awesome team (Armstrong, Steels, O'Grady, Piil, Basso, Zubeldia, Fred Rodriguez, Rous, and Pettachi), but little results to show for it. I guess if results were a sure thing, they wouldn't need to run the race!
steels...jba
Jul 11, 2001 3:04 PM
All I heard was some very vague statement about Steels being sick some time back and perhaps being out of shape for the Tour. Against my better judgement I picked him anyway thinking that if his team had picked him to ride the Tour, his form couldn't be all that bad. Looks like I was wrong. I'm hoping he'll pick up a bit after the mountains. (yeah, right.)

I didn't pick Zabel knowing that Fagnini was not selected for Telekom's team and he'd probably have to fend for himself against DOMO, Mapei and the other teams. Wrong again.

I just hope I'm not wrong about Armstrong. I hope I didn't jinx him by picking him!