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On the poll "who will win the tour de france"(7 posts)

On the poll "who will win the tour de france"CharlesTT
Jun 30, 2003 5:53 PM
I just want to know how someone could have put Zabel as a possibility and then there are three great spainish climbers with 0% next to them. Beloki in particular. Not to $hit talk Zabel, i'm a huge fan, but......just....how could Zabel.....no.
re: On the poll "who will win the tour de france"CritLover
Jun 30, 2003 6:55 PM
For sure Zabel shouldn't be there - I mean he's great and all (just won the German nationals - on a breakaway no less), but not even a fraction of a chance of winning.

Besides, who knows how many of the voters even know who some of the other guys are- most people just think LanceLanceLance. Not a ton of cyclists actually follow racing.
zabel??didn't he win the year before lance???wheelsucker
Jul 1, 2003 3:22 AM
I didn't even know they raced bikes in europe? I thought the giro,the tour, and the vuelta were just scenic tours of the hosting country. can't anyone with a pretty bike, nice shirt, and shaved legs join?? j/k. I know a couple of cyclists that don't follow racing. they're always asking me who won when I tell them I'm watching the giro/tour/vuelta or whatever race is on oln. But seriously how could you even post zabel....expecially on this site???
yeah, you guys are right....gregg
Jul 1, 2003 8:40 AM
...about Zabel. Sorry, don't know what the heck I was thinking when I put that in.

So I'll take Zabel out, who to put in?

Garzelli, Mancebo, maybe Merckx???

-g
yeah, you guys are right....CritLover
Jul 1, 2003 6:13 PM
I'd go with Mancebo. He may not win, but he should put up a hellofa fight.
Beloki!!!CharlesTT
Jul 1, 2003 8:49 PM
Beloki's already in there, looks like someone voted for Zabel...gregg
Jul 2, 2003 8:37 AM
...so I'll leave him in there, but I'll just add Mancebo.

-g