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POLL: On which stage will LA clinch the tour ? or will he ?(5 posts)

POLL: On which stage will LA clinch the tour ? or will he ?PatM
Jul 16, 2003 2:57 PM
When will Lance put the rest of them out of reach ?
My answer 15(nm)PatM
Jul 16, 2003 2:58 PM
It wil be clear this friday, at the ITTMaRider
Jul 16, 2003 5:09 PM
As long as you remember there's another, nearly identical, ITT to come.

He will blow the doors off Mayo and Mancebo and put additional time between himself and Vino and Tyler.

Ullrich is the last man standing.

Usually you get the first ITT before mountains. If you consider that, this tour is not all that different from the others.
Prologue. nm.Velojon
Jul 17, 2003 2:09 AM
won't clinchFrith
Jul 17, 2003 7:33 AM
He'll slowly put small increments of time on his opponents in the TT's and Mountains. I don't think he'll win a stage unless he wins a squeeker in the TT. I think this year consistency is Lance's best friend and he'll be solid enough that he'll be able to keep attackers far enough at bay. If say Ullrich for instance manages to get away lance may lose the stage and half a minute or so but that won't happen twice. The next day it might be a different attacker and as long as it isn't one guy doing all the attacking Lance will keep yellow for the rest of the Tour.
I guess that means the clincher was the TTT which eventually set him up for yellow.