Organisers Spice up Tour

Will Lance win sixth

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30/10/2003 at 15:58
Just came across next years tour route, will be nail biting end to a great race.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/3207873.stm
cougie    pirate
30/10/2003 at 16:11
He's not gonna win the Mountain TT stage anyway, so that'll be against him.

Also they've limited the losses in the Team TT to 2 mins 30, so that will help his rivals.

And, he ain't getting any younger !
WildWill    pirate
30/10/2003 at 16:14
I'd like to see him make history

and he may be more focussed this year after the personal problems that were so everdently affecting him last year
30/10/2003 at 16:26
I agree WW, I would love to see him take the sixth, think he deserves it.

Will be a tough one though, with Ullrich going back to Telekom, he will have a stronger team, especially with Alexander Winokurow who was great this year.

Read in the week that he will settle for a divorce with Kik and is now seeing actress Sandra Bullock!!!!!
cougie    pirate
30/10/2003 at 16:35
He's denied the Sandra Bullock thing now. Said that they are 'just good friends'.

Hmmmm.

She might be driving the USPS bus next year though !
WildWill    pirate
30/10/2003 at 16:40
well Sandra does not admit to two timing me :o))
AndrewSmith    pirate
30/10/2003 at 17:37
Mountain tt's are one of his strengths. And lets face it who can challenge him.The main contender is getting old as well and even with the problems of this year he still won. And Ullrich hasn't got much more, if any to give. I would like to see him win.
31/10/2003 at 08:43
Every year the organisers make changes to try and negate Lance's strengths. The fact is he is still the best all round cyclist - that's why he wins every year and I can't see him failing in '04. As he says himself, he doesn't turn up to finish second (or words to that effect).
31/10/2003 at 08:45
Anyone know which stage is the Etape next yr? Anyone doing it?
31/10/2003 at 09:31
Limoges / Saint-Flour (238 km) - Sunday, July the 11th 2004


http://www.letapedutour.com/2004/us/index.htm

I'd like to do the etape one year - it is a little beyond my biking skills at this stage
31/10/2003 at 10:23
I'm for Lance too, what a guy!!
01/11/2003 at 14:05
My money is on Tyler Hamilton - it was last year too and who's to say that w/out that crash on day one that he wouldn;t have been challenging overall.
BUT, Ullrich is a good bet too - i'd put Lance 3rd. BUT don;t forget Vinc, Beloki et al.
Potentially even better than last year!
cougie    pirate
01/11/2003 at 14:25
Hamilton is even older than Lance isn't he ?
And who is he riding for now ?

At least Ullie will have a decent team to back him up next year. Lance always has a good team to work hard for him.

(I think it's too early to say anything for Le Tour now - ask me in June 2004 !)
cougie    pirate
01/11/2003 at 14:28
And I'm looking for laminate flooring - do I go for the Quick Step flooring, or the Berry Floor that sponsor Lance ?

(or prob save money and get the cheapo B&Q version and so much for sponsoring a cycle time !!)
AndrewSmith    pirate
01/11/2003 at 19:54
hamilton is good but not in the same league
as for the others they are all capable but only if lance has problems. on a level playing field none of them could live with him
01/11/2003 at 21:37
You will ALL be proven wrong...

BTW, Hamilton has a team being built around him alone for that race only...
http://www.tylerhamilton.com/
AndrewSmith    pirate
01/11/2003 at 21:39
and armstrong hasn't. and it is the strongest team around even the other teams say that.
01/11/2003 at 21:44
But he will NOT be the favourite - doing 5 tours takes a LOT out of you - ask Big Mig...
I'd be VERY surprised if LA is the bookies favourite in June.
01/11/2003 at 22:05
He deffo be the favourite at the bookies. Odds aren't just due to ability but the amount of money placed on them, and Lance has LOTS of supporters.

AndrewSmith    pirate
01/11/2003 at 22:59
old dancin' was beaten by a drug taker(he didn't get caught) and he was not the rider armstrong is. Armstrong climbs better ttrials better and no one can doubt his mental strength.
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