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Tour de France just started,today there was first stage.yesterday in the prologue Lance Armstrong finished 7th,the winner was McGee and Ulrich did ride really well.also Simoni was great,considering that he isnt a time trial specialist.so what do ya think?Ulrich,Simoni,Beloki or someone else will be able to challenge King Lance?I hope not,cos Lance is my fave cyclist! :angel:
neway if u follow the Tour and want to exchange opinions,here is a thread for this! :)
 

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The sprinters ruled the day today, with Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) taking the first full stage of the centenary tour. There was a large crash within the last 500 meters, with numerous riders getting caught up in the carnage, Lance was caught up in it, but came through relatively unhurt. Tyler Hamilton with the bad luck of the day, a contender no longer in the race, a broken collar bone taking him out of the race.
 

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I hope Amstrong won't win this year and i hope someone will fight with him because it was boring to know who will win after one , two mountain stages.
 

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also Leipheimer and Casper r out after the crash :(
 

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Today (Saturday) they start the mountains :D

Should be very interesting

Many say Lance will make a move today. My money is on someone like Botero or Mayo :angel:
 

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I was waiting all week for today, because the mountains are the best part of the tour de France. C'mon Lance!
 

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Richard Virenque won :eek:

He took the Yellow Jersey and the Polka-dot :clap2:

I never really liked him - seems too arrogant and full of himself - but he deserved the win and both jerseys.

Tomorrow will be a hell of a day
 

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Yeah, it will be a hell of a day - pity British Eurosport coverage doesn't kick in until 3pm our time. I suppose we'll catch the ascent of l'Alpe d'Huez, but isn't there another major climb before that? Col du Galibier?
The mountains are the best bit!

:mad: @ Eurosport
 

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Hmm...it's not only Sunday that gets ruined by motorsport - it's usually the whole frigging weekend, so I suppose I should be grateful for the amount of TdeF we got today!

I'm just not the grateful type! ;)
 

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Kazandra said:
:mad: @ Eurosport
Then I'm happy that I can watch the Tour de France on three other channels too :)


I hope Lance or Michael Boogerd will win today. There are always lots of Dutch fans on the Alpe d'Huez, Dutch people often call it 'the Dutch mountain' because lot's of Dutch people did win there.
 

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I hope Lance or Michael Boogerd will win today. There are always lots of Dutch fans on the Alpe d'Huez, Dutch people often call it 'the Dutch mountain' because lot's of Dutch people did win there.
I would be happy for Boogerd and Rabobank if they get the stage today but Michael doesn't seem to be in very good shape

My bet is either Lance or a good climber who is out of the race for the Yellow Jersey (like Botero or Simoni). A pity the Pirate isn't here :sad:
 

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yeah it's a shame that Eurosport coverage starts at 4 pm CET :fiery: I'm watching it on ARD though :p
I hope Lance will finally get the yellow jersey today :notworthy
 

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Ivan Mayo won :bigclap:

Lance took the Yellow Jersey but did not look very convincing.

Perhaps he is showing signs of mortality ? :unsure:
 

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i didnt really understand if today was just a bad day for Lance and he did prefer to let Mayo go (considering that Mayo isnt that good in TT)...or maybe how u said Lance is showing sings of mortality. :sad:

GO LANCE GOOO!!!PLZ WIN UR 5TH TOUR!!! :)
 

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Today should give a good indication as for Lance's form, although I don't think he will try to win it. Probably there will some escape group with someone like Botero or Simoni trying to win the stage.
 

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Simoni is totally out of gas..he disappointed me a lot.i expected him to be a real threat on the mountains,as for botero,but they arent in a great shape right now.
 

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yeah poor beloki :sad: even tho i'm a big armstrong's fan,i hated to see beloki out in this way.
 
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