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Who would have guessed...(5 posts)

Who would have guessed...Dwayne Barry
Jul 14, 2003 7:24 AM
that after the Alps, there'd still be 6 guys within 2 and half minutes of Armstrong, and that those 6 wouldn't include 4 of the big pre-race contenders (Beloki, Simoni, Gonzalez and Botero). Finally a great TdF.

Hats off to Virenque, Mayo and especially Vinokourov for their attacking racing.
Yes!James OCLV
Jul 14, 2003 7:30 AM
Finally is right! This is definately one of the best in years! Poor Beloki, though...
Yeah, he had to be considered...Dwayne Barry
Jul 14, 2003 7:37 AM
the favorite at this point to unseat Armstrong even if it was still unlikely. Ullrich may (and that's a big MAY) out-TT Armstrong but isn't climbing with him. I don't think Mayo, Vinokourov and company can produce the TT's to challenge Armstrong, but hopefully they will keep it close enough to encourage more attacking in the Pyrenees.
I would not be so fast to discard Ullrichcyclopathic
Jul 14, 2003 9:08 AM
Jan had been out ot competition for 2 years and he seems to be riding himself into form. He had not fallen behind so much to be out of content.
Oh, I haven't discarded him (nm)Dwayne Barry
Jul 14, 2003 1:00 PM