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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
    He would not have won La Vuelta if Sky hadn't taken their eye off the ball for one day when they attacked right at the start of the stage,
    And if memory serves me it wasn't movistar that attacked but Tinkoff/contador movistar just followed.

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    Anyway, I reckon Bardet could be one to watch this year.
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    What about last year when Froome broke away on the descent and showed his new descending skills? Or when he finished second to Sagan on that sprint? Running up Ventoux.... he is also not scared to bin off his team when it becomes apparent something is going down.

    I don't know, just never seen anything exciting from OldMan apart from his falls.
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    Hope Contador can stay upright this year, love watching him in the hills. And then there's Valverde great form of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoid Paris View Post
    Hope Contador can stay upright this year, love watching him in the hills. And then there's Valverde great form of late.
    Both (ex)?dopers I'm afraid can't wish either well. I know they weren't alone, its the fact they showed no contrition that grates. Even His Lanceness has apologised (well almost)! And I used to love Bertie.
    It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The return of Marty Wild View Post
    What about last year when Froome broke away on the descent and showed his new descending skills? Or when he finished second to Sagan on that sprint? Running up Ventoux.... he is also not scared to bin off his team when it becomes apparent something is going down.

    I don't know, just never seen anything exciting from OldMan apart from his falls.
    Exactly when froome started that attack on the descent Quintana was right on his wheel but didn't go after him instead he looked over his shoulder for help from his team.


    Are we sure El Pistolero was a doper I'd love to think his tainted beef excuse was true!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee C View Post
    Are we sure El Pistolero was a doper I'd love to think his tainted beef excuse was true!
    Being a vet and knowing how these things work and can assure you the amount he tested for was not from a bit of beef - he'd have has to eaten the whole frickin' cow!! FFS he rode for Astana.
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    I should have ended with winky smiley

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Anyway, I reckon Bardet could be one to watch this year.
    I haven't seen the route yet but he can't time trial for toffee!

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    Ooooooh, great build up to Le Tour! Bardet descending on roads he knows is a joy to watch, mind!

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