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Boogerd???(3 posts)

Jul 24, 2001 8:33 AM
Boogerd moved from 16th to 8th in stage 15. If he can do that again, he will be knocking on Lance's back door in one stage.
re: Boogerd???Lazy
Jul 24, 2001 8:38 AM
He's still 16 minutes down. I don't see any of the teams with riders placed above him letting him get too much more time. I don't think he's a threat for yellow, or even for the top 5, unless he just rips in the final TT.
re: Boogerd???wscott
Jul 24, 2001 10:45 AM
Respectfully, if he can do that again it will be a miracle. He was in essence allowed to gain that much time because nobody chased with any real balls to the wall effort. Kelme tried to do something but with only 3 riders and when it was far too late. Obviously they don't think it's that big of a deal for Botero to drop 1 place in the top 10. Plus, I'm pretty sure Boogerd is a pretty bad time trialist, so in all likelihood Botero will move past him. If he got anywhere near the advantage that would move him into the top 4 or 5, Postal, Telekom, ONCE and Cofidis would all chase and reduce the gap.