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Ok, what are Heras' chances now?(6 posts)

Ok, what are Heras' chances now?KG 361
Sep 22, 2003 12:11 PM
Slim and none, I think. Nozal is really riding strong. Can Heras make up over 4 minutes in the last week, assuming Nozal doesn't fall off his bike?I doubt it. Sunday was Roberto's best chance and Nozal only lost a little over a minute. Gotta admit, I'm liking Nozal!
re: Ok, what are Heras' chances now?Xeo
Sep 22, 2003 1:16 PM
Heras needs 2 minutes on the Sierra Nevada to have any chance of being the GC leader at the end, and then he would need a similar performance on the last TT. But he definitely can nab second being a little over a minute behind IGDG.
2nd, he only has stages 19/20 leftcyclopathic
Sep 23, 2003 1:44 PM
I can't see him making over 3 min in ITT, the best chance is to put postie in breakaway on stage 19 and then attack on last climb and downhill run. Still hard to believe he'd make more then 30-40sec.
2nd, he only has stages 19/20 leftatpjunkie
Sep 23, 2003 6:17 PM
difficult but he's made some time back. If he gets another minute in the last hill stage he has the last TT which is 11K uphill. Nozal will have no help from the team. I'm pulling for Nozal as he's a Dom. stealing a GT but it would be nice for Heras to 'steal' a GT in a TT as it's what happened to him last year.
I am scepticalcyclopathic
Sep 24, 2003 5:16 AM
to pull 2min in ITT he has to avg 1.5-2mph over Nozal. Course is too short and isn't that steep, we should see times under 1/2hr. Don't take me wrong, I'd love to see Roberto pull LeMond, but it ain't gonna happen
will be tovimpossible...agreedatpjunkie
Sep 24, 2003 12:50 PM
he needs more time on Fri. to get it around a minute. longshot indeed