Not sure who to predict, but I may as well say something. I called Erwin Vervecken for CX worlds this year, but only in my head, so it doesn't count. So... I'm going to go with Cadel Evans. He seems to be going well and keeping to himself, and the Aussies are due, I think. I like Levi, his preparation seems on target, and his "Vino's the big favorite" mantra was very Lance-esque, but I'm just not sure he has the strength.Yup,
I'm pretty much glued to it every night.
Best Tour for a long time! Thank God the Lance years are over....
So who's it going to be? My money is on Valverde. I really want to see Moreau on the podium too....although that may be a longshot. As of today, Vino is done. Alas, Kash had to stay by his side, so there go his chances too. Mayo looks pretty good too.
Now if only there was a way to have Ligget and Sherwin commentate at night. While Roll is an affable dork, Trautwig is just dull. He is the epitome of jack of all trades; master of none.
I thought I was merely disrespecting the Irish. Despite the reputation of Americans in general, I don't actually blame the speaker if I can't understand them.Wow. You just disrespected King Kelly The man is more of a legend than any of this year's tour competitors.
I'd like to see Leipheimer do well. Like you, I don't think he has the engine. I am very impressed with Horner this year though. A man to watch in the years ahead, I'd say.
It's going to be tough to displace the Chicken from the yellow jersey...
I'm Irish and Scottish myself, and I really like the sound of both accents, but I can't always understand what's being said. I watched a movie called "My Name is Joe," about a Scottish alcoholic (don't say it!), which was subtitled and really deserved it.That's probably what got me going actually. Being Irish, he was very much a boyhood hero. And I couldn't understand his accent either!
So, $5 says it's Valverde. You say Evans....
I don't know, Rasmussen would have to explode pretty disastrously for anyone else to beat him. Not that it couldn't happen, but I haven't seen any signs of it yet.there are still half a dozen real contenders who could win the Tour
Yeah, I don't think there's much chance for Cadel. That's OK, the AlfaBB will win $5 from each of us. Of course, Rasmussen has his own well-publicized doping cloud, and I just read in the latest issue of VeloNews that Contador was one of the riders excluded last year, due to implication in Operacion Puerto.Well Rob, I'm down $5 for sure. You might be too....Contador and The Chicken are the only 2 left with a chance.... Unless Evans gets some advice from Vino before the TT.
Incidentally, this thread does have a TdF/Ferrari connection now....who knows what it is?