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When will Lance take the yellow?(7 posts)

When will Lance take the yellow?Mel Erickson
Jul 20, 2001 8:13 AM
Simon did a good job limiting his losses today. Lance is still 9 minutes out. Can LA gain enough time in the next two mountain stages to overcome Simon? Will he have to wait 'til Stage 18 to gain the yellow jersey? My prediction - LA wears the yellow for the first time after the ITT.
re: When will Lance take the yellow?Big Lug
Jul 20, 2001 8:21 AM
I think Lance will be in yellow after tomorrow's stage 13. If not, he'll definitely be in yellow after stage 14. No way will he let it go until stage 18.
yup...Saturday Lance will be in yellow...jba
Jul 20, 2001 11:26 AM
Simon is going to blow up... soon. I think he's admirably trying his hardest to hang in there for a couple more days, but the pressure and doubt in his mind will get the better of him. His body can't keep up with the pace he's been trying to ride. He will crack Saturday giving Lance those 9+ minutes. Kivilev will also falter and lose those 50+ seconds.
Nope, Francois' going to win the Tour. <nm>Old Guy
Jul 20, 2001 8:42 AM
Nope, Francois' going to win the Tour. <nm>spwright
Jul 20, 2001 9:49 AM
I don't think Lance or Jan will allow that. I expect Lance will first where yellow after stage 14 with at least 5 minutes on Jan who will be in second. Simon will get dropped in the next 2 stages.
Nope, Francois' going to win the Tour. <nm>bkrfrmwa
Jul 20, 2001 10:51 AM
Simon lost almost 4 minutes today on the easiest pyrenne stage, he is gone by saturday
Old Guy, You're in denial.....XJT
Jul 20, 2001 6:11 PM
I wonder if you're being sarcastic 'cause there is NO WAY Simon will place any better than third. If Armstrong doesn't eat him alive on Saturday. Ullrich will for sure.