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I think Tyler knew...(6 posts)

I think Tyler knew...manicoti
Jul 14, 2003 7:23 AM
I believe that Tyler Hamilton knew that Postal was going to throw that little hurting on everyone at the bottom of L'Alpe d'Huez. I honestly believe that being a friend of Lance's and of most of the team, they knowingly told Tyler "we are going to up the pace at the base of the final climb." I don't think anyone knew Beltran was going to go that fast. And I can also reasonably see the Postal squad saying to Tyler, if you can get away for the stage win, go for it. When he attacked, it was Simoni who brought him back, and it looked like it really hurt to stand. Lance may respect Tyler as a rider and a friend, but in his current situation, maybe he doesn't realisticly see him a a contender.
And as far as Lance being weak or bluffing, only Lance knows for sure. (maybe Johan, but maybe not.) I will not believe what he says on TV as far as racing goes because he is too sly. Even what he does on the road cannot be read into, he is having too much fun playing mind games.
re: I think Tyler knew...TJeanloz
Jul 14, 2003 7:35 AM
I think it was Cyclingnews.com that broke it down. I don't think Tyler was tipped off, but he rode for so many years with Postal that he knows their likely tactics. He told Cyclingnews that he attacked just as a defensive measure, because it hurt his shoulder less to constantly drive rather than accellerate and decelerate.
re: Simoni? you mean Belokicyclopathic
Jul 14, 2003 7:46 AM
Tylor had no chance to catch Mayo. If Beloki was smart he should have sit in and let LA do the job. Then he'd have a shot to hit him again.
re: Simoni? you mean Belokimanicoti
Jul 14, 2003 8:03 AM
yes, it do, thank you.
I don't think Tyler would tell anyone if George or Roberto told him on the sly.
re: it doesn't take a rocket scientistcyclopathic
Jul 14, 2003 8:31 AM
to figure that out. LA had always done it, esp on Alp d'Huez. He attacked at the bottom in '00 and '01. George and Roberto doesn't have to tell anything anyone.
re: it doesn't take a rocket scientistmanicoti
Jul 14, 2003 9:14 AM
Caught everyone else off guard, why not Tyler?