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Looks like Lance is banking on Tomorrow! (nm)(6 posts)

Looks like Lance is banking on Tomorrow! (nm)Eman
Jul 20, 2003 7:06 AM
I don't think anyone is "banking" on anything...MrDan
Jul 20, 2003 8:12 AM
I think we have a real duel going on here. I bet the odds on Lance just because of history, but it looks like it will be close all the way.. IMHO
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Heras saved himself for tomorrow's stage 15?Coot72
Jul 20, 2003 10:33 AM
Notice that Heras finished the stage 19 minutes down. He could be feeling bad, or Lance and Co. may be saving themselves for a big showdown on Luz-Ardiden.

Ullrich could not catch Vino today up the last climb. Vino has been expending lots of energy. Stage 15 is going to be awesome!

Coot
Well, I for one think Lance has his legs back....Stinky Hippie
Jul 20, 2003 7:15 PM
....and, figuring Jan was going to want to drive the train this afternoon, told his boys to take the day off. He looked strong ---his pedal stroke fluid. the weather seems to be cooperating as well.

Postal will be well rested tomorrow and Lance is riding back into form.

I agree, Vino has expended lots of energy. He also represents little threat in the time trial.

I can't tell you how much I want Lance to win this; that said, I'm trying not to be too much of a fan when I analyze these situations. I was scared today before stage 14 -- I'm not so scared anymore

Feel the gin
Lance needs a minute on Jan, or this isn't no. 5 nmDougSloan
Jul 20, 2003 7:30 PM
Jan wouldn't attack VinoCT1 Guy
Jul 20, 2003 10:45 PM
Because they're best buddies and train together - Jan knows he'll take time out of Vino in the TT and so was happy for his to go up the road and test Armstrong - the fact that Lance didn't respond and had to hang on to Jan until the very last shows he's got very little in reserve. As for Heras loosing 19 minutes to save himself for today? He's spent - hasn't been seen all week - we'll see him on the Aspin today and maybe up to La Mongie and then he'll be out the back.