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Who will shed tears if CSC puts Tyler in Yellow in TTT?(10 posts)

Who will shed tears if CSC puts Tyler in Yellow in TTT?Old_school_nik
Jul 8, 2003 8:38 AM
I know I will - I might ecen decide to break out the good videotape and record on High resolution!

Serriously, wouldn't that be great? A team rides one for the gipper? Everybody taxes themselves to put him in yellow? Damn, that would be just what he deserves.


It would be great but...Dwayne Barry
Jul 8, 2003 8:44 AM
my guess is he's not going to be able to grip the bars hard enough to really produce great power. So he's either going to get dropped or CSC will lose time waiting for him.

According to the cyclingnews report he was getting gapped today on a couple of occasions including the finale, but it appears that he hung on by looking at the results.
It would be great but...Old_school_nik
Jul 8, 2003 8:51 AM
I don't know what about legal localized pain killers? I don't know what they can give him - but perhaps something to fend off the pain....

it was a nice thought thou....
That would be incredibleFrith
Jul 8, 2003 8:54 AM
Such is the magic that the tour is built on.
One thing's for sure, Tomorrow we will know for sure the severity of his injury. I really hope he makes a go of it.
Times for individual membersof the team?PiedmontRider
Jul 8, 2003 9:56 AM
I recall (last year?) that when USPS had a wreck in the TTT during the rain, there was discusion about the times assigned to the team members. Isn't it something along the lines of the first 4 in the paceline get the same time and the rest get their individual times? So Tyler would have to be in the "group" of four in order to benefit from a strong stage. In other words...he does not get the time of the first riders of the team and needs to not be left behind in order to move up in the GC?
First 5 over line get same time, if there are gaps after that..Old_school_nik
Jul 8, 2003 10:00 AM
they get their individual TTT - so yes, tyler would have to be with or in the top 5 accross the line or be behind them but still close enough to have a good time and be in jersey.. but USPS has Victor Hugo Pena ahead of him and they figure to jam this TTT....
First 5 over line get same time, if there are gaps after that..bjarne
Jul 8, 2003 10:57 AM
Last year CSC was leading in all time checkes, untill a flat tire, and a communication breakdown destroyed the rythm, so they finishes third.
It´s allmost the same team (out JaJa+Sandstod), and they been replaced by danish TT champ Blaudzun and Luttenberger.
So CSC is among the favorits, if Tyler can pull.

Let´s hope for the best.

By the way, he´s "magic doctor", told Danish TV, that he believes that Tyler can finish the tour, and he was much better today,than yesterday, and that the team was working on his TT bike, to adjust the position, to minimize the pain.
GO TYLER nmcyclopathic
Jul 8, 2003 11:11 AM
Bjarne- Thanks for the great info but...Old_school_nik
Jul 8, 2003 11:53 AM
your really getting my hopes up... I said I wasn't going to do that since its likely that any day now Tyler is going to drop off the back and lose like 3 minutes to LA and Jan...

damn you, now you have given me hope though - a dangerous thing!

Bjarne- Thanks for the great info but...bjarne
Jul 9, 2003 1:26 AM
I know, but that´s what they are saying, and Bjarne Riis was on TV yesterday evening, and he was smiling, and when they asked him, if the team would wait for Tyler in the TTT, or just go full speed, he said that maybe Tyler would have to wait for the others.
Well we´ll see, today is definetly the moment of truth.