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Stage 16 predictions?(5 posts)

Stage 16 predictions?mr_spin
Jul 23, 2002 1:44 PM
What will happen tomorrow?

My wild ass guess:

Laurent Jalabert goes off the front and bags the Col Du Galibier and Col De La Madeleine, ensuring he will win the mountains competition. Then he does his now classic last climb crack! The crowd goes wild and cheers him on. Women swoon, Men remove their pants.

Jaja is joined on the break by Unai Osa, Laurent Dufaux, Iban Mayo, and Kevin Livingston.

USPS drives to the finish, where Lance and Heras pull away and Heras gets the stage win.
Jul 23, 2002 3:13 PM
Roberto all the way man....he's led Armstrong up most all the climbs and with great ease. It's even more impressive to know he really messed up his buttocks muscle in that crash with lance just 2km to go at the end of one stage. He suffered the day after and in the ITT. But when it came to the mountains, the little man just flew! I hope Heras gets the Stage Win...HE DESERVES IT!
re: Stage 16 predictions?PdxMark
Jul 23, 2002 5:12 PM
With Rumsas attacking Beloki on the final climb, launching Lance & Heras into their 1,2 finish - Rumsas taking more time out of Beloki, possibly to finish in 2d after the final ITT
re: Stage 16 predictions?Shockee
Jul 24, 2002 12:18 AM
Jalabert, Leipheimer + 6 unknowns in a break which gets reeled in 3 km from summit of La Plagne. Heras, Rubeira pull LA, then crack at 5km. Botero, Rumsas, Beloki and LA break together and Botero jumps at 500m to win. LA gives Beloki 'The Look' at 450m, but sees nothing but a gasping grimace. LA 2nd, 10 secs back. Axel Merckz follows Rumsas by 1 min for 5th. A French Fan yelling 'dope eh' attempts to assault LA past the finish, but is arrested. The Tour is proclaimed 99% won. Ullrich, 40 lbs overweight, travels to India for back alley infusions of chemotherapy drugs.
Jul 24, 2002 5:33 AM