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On WHICH STAGE do the favorites make their move?(5 posts)

On WHICH STAGE do the favorites make their move?MeDotOrg
Jul 16, 2001 10:27 AM
I think the Credit Agricole team is getting a little TOO far ahead of the "favorites" - they better get it going soon.

On which stage do you think Lance and Jan will make their move?
Does the REAL tour start tomorrow?

And by the way, go Euskatel! Nice to seem them hanging in...
Stage 10 & 11 are key..........Len J
Jul 16, 2001 10:47 AM
10 is L'alpe-D'huez followed by the ITT uphill the next day. Lance should make up a significant piece of the 35minutes on these two days alone.

Stage 10 is tomorrow BTW. (one of the reasons the Peleton did not chase hard yesterday & today was the importance of tomorrow & Wed.
Call in sick tommorrow and watch stage 10 on OLN. (nm)Dave Hickey
Jul 16, 2001 12:10 PM
Better yet watch the Tour LIVE and work through lunchSpyder Ryder
Jul 16, 2001 1:05 PM
Losing 8 hours or losing only 3-4? The next stage is a 4 hour spectacular starting at 4:30AM WST The next week truly is where the race starts, this last week?? that was really the prologue, not the little 5 mile ride on the 7th. The next 5 stages, of course l'Alpe d'Huez, the up hill TT to Chamrousse in the Alps and then the Ax-Les-Thermes, Saint-Lary-Soulan, and Luz-Ardiden stages in the Pyrenees are when the race really starts.

So its like foreplay, its nice but it really doesnt count towards anything.
What an analogy!!! LOLLargo
Jul 16, 2001 4:41 PM