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boring :ugh:, i've never liked it, but i've seen it a few times... when Lance Armstrong was the Godfather of tour de France :keke:
 

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Yeah man I am into it for sure. Only been into it for about the last 3 or 4 years. Being Australian, this year I hope Cadel can improve on his 2nd place last year and take top honours this year.
 

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I follow it as long as I can remember. Its one of my favorite sports. Cadel has a great chance winning this edition although valverde and maybe mensjov are gonna give cadel some resistance.
 

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I agree, however with guys like Leipheimer and especially Contador out, its by far Cadel's best chance. Menchov and Valverde are good, but I cant see them going the distance. Menchov went well last year, but was inconsitent and had some very bad climing days. Cadel's major strength is that he is a good all rounder and usually very consistent. He might not smash a stage and win by a huge margin, but he more often is there or there abouts.
 

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Lets not forget Ricco. He won yesterdays stage with a vicious escape. If hes stays this good he could go for the top 3 as well
 

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Hmm maybe, but I think he is still a bit too inexperienced. Cadel seems to be playing a very very smart game at the moment.
 

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Barloworld are now withdrawing all sponsorship at the conclusion of this year's race.
 

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Barloworld are now withdrawing all sponsorship at the conclusion of this year's race.

I saw it on the tv the other day. Tinkoff will be totally changed as well. The found some guys with lots of money so they can buy some good guys. After the tour they will give a presentation of the team along with the new faces
 

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After todays stage I think Evans or Sastre will have the best chance to win this tour
 

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Evans has it. Sastre's time trialling isnt too great. I think he needed atleast 30 seconds-1 minute extra on the time gap he currently has to have any chance of overhauling Cadel.
Once again disapointed with Menchov. If he was more consistent he would have been the favourite to win.
 

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Wow Sastre sure did a good job in the time trial. Combining that with Cadel being a bit off, I am still surprised by Sastre maintaining a 1 minute lead. Biggest surprise was Kohl...only 15 seconds behind Cadel is an extremely good effort.
 

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Kohl was a big surprise for sure. I thought menchov could do some damage but that was a wrong idea
 

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I know what you mean Achilles. Every year I always think Menchov is in with a chance but at certain stages during the race he has atleast one very bad day or cant remain consistent like the other top guys.
 

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I know what you mean Achilles. Every year I always think Menchov is in with a chance but at certain stages during the race he has atleast one very bad day or cant remain consistent like the other top guys.

True but this time with contador an kloden oput of the picture it was his biggeste chance. But well see what he can do next year
 

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Hmm maybe. I dont think his team is too strong and I think he is getting a bit old to.
 
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