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Interesting article in Velonews.(2 posts)

Interesting article in Velonews.Len J
Jul 11, 2003 9:20 AM

"Though his Colombian teammate Victor Hugo Peña is in the yellow jersey (by one tick of the clock), Armstrong is leader of the virtual GC that we've worked out by discarding from the top placings those riders who are team workers, non-climbers, or men with limited ambitions. Here is the virtual top 20:

1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal-Berry Floor
2. Roberto Heras (Sp), U.S. Postal-Berry Floor, at 0:26
3. Joseba Beloki (Sp), ONCE-Eroski, at 0:32
4. Jan Ullrich (G), Bianchi, at 0:38
5. Michael Rogers (Aus), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 1:29
6. Francisco Mancebo (Sp),, s.t.
7. Santiago Botero (Col), Telekom, at 1:32
8. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC, at 1:44
9. Alex Vinokourov (Kaz), Telekom, at 1:48
10. David Millar (GB), Cofidis, at 1:59
11. Stefano Garzelli (I), Vini Caldirola, at 2:02
12. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, at 2:09
13. Ivan Basso (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:17
14. Laurent Dufaux (Swi), Alessio, at 2:20
15. David Moncoutié (F), Cofidis, at 2:36
16. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saeco, at 3:09
17. Haimar Zubeldia (Sp), Euskaltel, at 3:17
18. Brad McGee (Aus),, at 3:18
19. Iban Mayo (Sp), Euskaltel, at 3:34
20. Jesús Manzano (Sp), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 4:02 "

It then goes on to discuss each rider.

I know Rodgers is young, but don't know how good a climber he is. If he doesn't crack, is he someone who could come out of nowhere?

Interesting take on the tour.

In reality Heras should be removed from that list. nmBruno S
Jul 11, 2003 11:06 AM