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24-06-13, 18:34 #1
Tdf 2013 (spoiler alert)
Right, whose going to win?
I'm going left field and going with someone other than Froome.
Anyone in fact.
Last edited by Stan; 24-06-13 at 18:36.
24-06-13, 18:46 #2
Get this weeks Cycling weekly it's got a really good review of the entire tour.
The sensible money is really on froome. I think the megabucks thrown at the Sky Train and the tactics/boredom employed last year are going to be less evident as other teams are now aware of it all, you can see this by the fact they just couldn't get away with it in the Giro. But he is all out favourite he's got the Sky Train and now wiggins has cried off I can't see much friction from internal hissy fits plus he won Dauphine...that's the biggest TdF predictor going.
If Bertie has been back on the sauce he's fair game, Evans could try and do it in his last big tour and win it but it would be herculean effort.
I'm going for Sagan to take the green jersey, because he's brilliant.
24-06-13, 21:36 #3
A juiced Bertie could win. I think Evans is beyond it now - he seems to struggle early on in the tours these days then settle back to riding in the peloton once he's been gapped on the GC.
That said, BMC look strong so my outside bet is Van Garderen. I'd also not rule out Richie Porte should Froome blow up or crash out.
I'd like to see Sagan blitzing the points too but t seems that Cav has learnt to race as well as sprint. A few of his recent performances have surprised many, especially where hills were involved.
25-06-13, 01:48 #4
It's hard to look past Froome but I can't take to him tbh. Nibali is allegedly not going for it this year but I'd live him to have a go, and maybe he will.
Sky have a strong team, obvious tactics (unless they change it up).
What I'm looking forward to is the race up Ventoux, everyone wants that win especially on the 100th Tour. Should be a belter of a stage.
25-06-13, 08:58 #5
Froome is likely if they can do what Sky did last year, but for me Contador, clean, juiced whatever, best cyclist in the world and most exciting to watch on the climbs, very classy.
Outside bet, Quintana.
25-06-13, 09:46 #6
So any one doing the velogames fantasy tour ?
25-06-13, 11:31 #7
Stan you need to learn what a spoiler really is .
Hope Contador wins it because he's the most exciting rider out there and think he has a great chance again
Last edited by Neil Helks; 25-06-13 at 11:32. Reason: Can't spell Spanish surnames
25-06-13, 12:10 #8
25-06-13, 13:28 #9
Contadors new ride?
Looks like Jalabert has indirectly 'fessed up' to EPO.
Last edited by William of the Hearted Bl; 25-06-13 at 14:16.
29-06-13, 15:36 #10
29-06-13, 18:27 #11
watched that today,dont watch a lot of road racing but you have to watch the tour don't ya,what was going on with that coach and the finish line..?
29-06-13, 18:48 #12
29-06-13, 21:45 #13
Indeed, apparently they are supposed to lift it for the high coaches then lower it. Someone pressed the wrong button.......
30-06-13, 06:56 #14
30-06-13, 15:33 #15
01-07-13, 10:28 #16
Fair play to that Radioshack chap...I'd be dumping bricks with that huge massive pack bearing down on my arse!
In other news the best thing about Eurosport is you don't have to put up with Phil Lyget calling it a Maillot Jaune.
01-07-13, 10:50 #17
01-07-13, 11:11 #18
I scared the mutt when screaming FUCKING PEDAL!! at the tellybox
01-07-13, 12:50 #19
01-07-13, 18:07 #20