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Barring accidents, LA will take it again...(2 posts)

Barring accidents, LA will take it again...MrDan
Jul 18, 2003 7:49 AM
Hats off to Ulrich, but we're back into the mountains again. LA will gradually increase his lead to the end IMHO.
He knows it's about 3 weeks ... not 3 days. Hard to say how much today's TT took out of each rider for the long haul, but I'll bet LA has the best measure of it than anyone.

right nowThe Human G-Nome
Jul 18, 2003 7:56 AM
i'd have to say Ullrich is the favorite. he is only getting stronger, not weeker and this TT proves that Armstrong will have to be the one attacking and trying to put time on Ullrich and not the other way around. LA knows Ullrich is capable of puting another minute and a half on him in the next TT and he'll have to ride accordingly in the Pyranees. ie, he's going to have to start taking some big risks and not riding the tactical race he's used to. in the end, it's VERY possible now that the Champs will be much less a promenade and much more a one day race for the jersey. also, Vino... man, he was tough today, only yielding 30 seconds to LA.