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What are the expectations as of now for Laurent Jalabert?BAi9302010
Jul 13, 2002 9:25 AM
So far JaJa really hasn't had the TDF he'd been expecting. In interviews before the Tour, he said that he had higher expectations for himself than last year. As most of you know, this has not been the case for him. First, he came within a thread of winning the prologue, only to be beaten by LA, who went all out in the final 100 meters. Next, he almost lead his team to winning the TTT, but fell into third because of a bad call by team manager Bjarne Riis(in doing so, JaJa missed taking the yellow jesey), who told the team to wait for one of the guys who punctured. Finally, to make things worse, today JaJa was hoping for a win, but instead got tangled with LA in a small crash and lost another 30 seconds on the GC.
With this said, what are the expectations for JaJa now? Last year, his Tour was made in the first week but this year, if he's going to do anything, it's got to happen n the mountains or a time trial. So what do you think he'll do?