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Francois SimonOld Guy
Jul 20, 2001 8:13 AM
Is anybody else getting nervous about this guy, or is it just me? Somebody put my mind at rest...
re: Francois SimonKnoxTn
Jul 20, 2001 8:49 AM
Well, how about the fact that today was a relatively "easy" mountain stage and he still lost about 4 mins. His legs are about to blow up and the real tough stage is tommorrow with 6 mountain passes.

Also, he is not a great time trialist and Lance trashed him in the TT the other day (albeit it was a mountain TT). Keep in mind, he was up on Lance by about 30+ mins and he has lost 20+ in just three days.

Sure, he has the Maillot Jaune now, but who would ride their legs off with that on their back. Don't be surprised to see him lose it tomorrow.
he'll be nowhere in sight within a week -- -liv2padl
Jul 20, 2001 9:19 AM
not to worry.
re: Francois SimonAD14
Jul 20, 2001 12:19 PM
Ill tell you what-I KNOW I SHOULD NOT BE WORRIED but this guy has hung in there tough. He may be about out of gas but he can sure hold his head up. Anyone know how the injured riders are fairing?
I'm sure it wasn't USPS plan to be down 9" at stage 13John R.
Jul 20, 2001 12:19 PM
No matter who it is, you've got to worry a little bit. If not for that breakaway, LA would have been in yellow a few days ago.

Sure Simon is 99% sure to blow up Saturday. But I bet USPS would rather be in control of the race today, rather than having to worry about him.

John R.
Er, 9' I meanJohn R.
Jul 20, 2001 12:21 PM