Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Big George!



a day late or so, but what a great image! yes, a couple days a go i was poo-pooing the whole Tour scene. and yes, i'm sick to death of all e l dopage, but last year's stage win in los Pirineos was spectacular on the part of George, and this day in yellow is just as great. i chose this image over countless others b/c it shows the Disco boys in their expected action, protecting their yellow-clad leader. and what team can boast such a strong roster: Hincapie, Salvodelli, Azevedo, Rubiera, Popovych, et.al.? could be a great year.

not a prediction, but a dream:
1. Hincapie
2. Landis
3. Leipheimer
4. Valverde
5. 2nd Disco

actual prediction: too chicken, but names include Kloden, Valverde, Menchov, Karpets, Evans, Moreau, random Italians who prob won't do anything (Cunego por ejemplo)...and the Americans of course

3 comments:

Pete said...

Scratch Valverde off your lists, he's out with a broken collarbone.

I knew you couldn't stay away from the Tour...

Tex69 said...

you're right. couldn't stay away.

and the Valverde loss was a biggie. he was a rider to watch. yet another example of how incredible Lance's reign was. no serious crashes, or at least injuries from those crashes

Pete said...

I'm not sure I buy that Lance was the reason for less crashes. Even during Lance's reign USPS never really controlled the peloton during the first week. It was pretty rare to see USPS/Disco in charge and Lance in yellow until week 2 after a time trial and entering the mountains.

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