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Beloki's in yellow tomarrow...(5 posts)

Beloki's in yellow tomarrow...CharlesTT
Jul 8, 2003 1:36 PM
ONCE wont win the TTT, gerolstiner will win, but ONCE will come in 2nd or 3rd. USPS will be 3rd or 4th. There are some teams more powerfull than USPS. There are just to many climbers on USPS, but all things considered, they will do well. Beloki is only 1-2 sec. behind LA on GC right now, ONCE will beat them by more than that. The only thing to consider is that VHP is more like 5-6 sec in front of Beloki. If it is that close we could see VHP in yellow. But i pick Beloki in yellow, and Gerolstiner wins stage.

By the way......It was Clain that caused the crash.......you guys are more blind than my 20 year old cat.
It is obvious that Clain moved in on the Kelme rider, Clains rear wheel hit the Kelme riders front wheel thus screwing over the Kelme rider. If that is wrong than this is a simple case of a riders foot coming out of his pedal while sprinting at 45mph.
One more thing to consider....Dwayne Barry
Jul 8, 2003 4:30 PM
Ullrich is very well placed and Bianchi has focused on this stage (pre-riding) and has some strong TT's.

I say it's a toss up between Beloki or Ullrich taking yellow, but I'm going with Ullrich.
It's Victor Hugo Pena!MaRider
Jul 8, 2003 5:49 PM
In one of the final pre-Tour tune-ups USPS lost just 2 seconds to ONCE. Each team missed their leaders, but Lance is a much more valuable addition to USPS compared to Beloki. Bianchi will do better than people expected but they won't match ONCE or USPS. Gerolsteiner may have been overlooked by a lot of people, myself included (honestly don't know much about that team), but I just can't see them beating one of the powerhouses like USPS.
I am betting on Pena taking the yellow tomorrow. If I sound like an overhyping Postal fan, so be it, but they did very well in TTT traditionally, and I don't think this year is all that different.
sometimes overhyping works! nmMaRider
Jul 9, 2003 12:22 PM
re: Beloki's in yellow tomarrow...John445
Jul 9, 2003 11:37 AM
Man can those climbers TT, just wait till the tour hits the mountains. Hope those TTers on Gerolstiner can climb. It was very nice to see someone on USPS, other than Lance in yellow, for now. USPS now holds the first 8 positions in the Tour de France and all GC contenders will be playing catch-up. Let the attacks begin!!!

John