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Dauphine TT -- spoiler
Last Post 06/08/2013 07:31 PM by 79 pmooney. 10 Replies.
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stronz

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06/05/2013 09:04 AM
Dayem!  Contador and valverde --- out the back!  Froome in good shape.  We'll see what happens in the mountains -- I suspect some spaniards will be on the attack.  Should be exciting
Oldfart

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06/05/2013 10:36 AM
Sign of a cleaner peloton?
stronz

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06/05/2013 11:34 AM
just might be, OF. I'm reminded of that other-worldly TT performance AC produced in ?2009 around Annency where he beat Fabes for the stage win. Things were really "on form" back then. Still plenty of tdf podium finishers have been very mediocre in the Dauphine so it might just be that he is planning on being "on form" in a month. I really dont know what the hell it means, but today was pretty bad.
Keith Richards

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06/05/2013 11:58 AM
Wow, they both gave up 3:30+.

Ouch.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
pikeHillRoad

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06/05/2013 12:48 PM
But shouldn't little climbers give up 3:30 to the WC in the TT? That sounds "normal" to me. Tony Martin drops 3:30+ on a summit finish every time.

The guys who TT and then outclimb everyone...??? As stronz says, Bert in 2009 was really eyebrow raising. And that is just an example.
jrt1045

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06/05/2013 01:40 PM
Froome got exposed a bit in the Vuelta last year, maybe he was tired - maybe inexperienced

lets see how he does when it points uphill. Surprised that Bert got thumped like that, couldn't help but feel he was a little off this year. Doesn't he have major health complications as a result brain seizures or something? Maybe that is catching up to him?
Orange Crush

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06/05/2013 01:43 PM
Allergies he says.
Orange Crush

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06/06/2013 11:33 AM
From today: "The Kenyan-born Briton let his teammates set a high pace on the fast climb and then coolly chased down a tepid attack by Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) before then passing the Spaniard and breakaway rider Matthew Busche (RadioShack Leopard) in sight of the line."

The Dauphine is turning into a bit of a snooze fest IMO. Hope it is not a sign for when they do that full lap around the French countryside.
79pmooney

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06/06/2013 09:54 PM
I'm inclined to believe it could be allergies. I have year round sinus challenges. I'm pretty sure the drug I started using 13 years ago is a banned substance. It has been a godsend for me. I cannot imagine living the life of a pro roadie without it.

Contador has claimed allergy problems this time of the year in the past and had struggles similar to this year's. I am not going to give up on him yet.

Ben
steelbikerider

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06/06/2013 10:10 PM
Maybe he's gone vegan?
79pmooney

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06/08/2013 07:31 PM
Maybe he's gone vegan?
Is Dennis a vegan? Froome? If Froome is, he better be worried! I can imagine Contador getting dead serious about eating vegans for the Tour. A high quality protein source.

Ben
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