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    Forget Astana sweep. 2 Schlecks on the Podium?

    If they can do what they did yesterday, it will be in the bag.

    Am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus_XXIV
    If they can do what they did yesterday, it will be in the bag.

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    You are correct. They took 2:18 out of Armstrong on stage 16 and Frank Schleck only needs 35 seconds to pull ahead of him on GC.

    On Mt.Ventoux, that's easier said than done, though.
    Was juckt es die stolze Eiche, wenn sich ein Schwein an ihr kratzt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus_XXIV
    If they can do what they did yesterday, it will be in the bag.

    Am I wrong?

    WRONG

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    Go Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS
    Go Frank!
    it's more likely to happen than not. Especially if Saxxo and Andy give up on trying to "catch" Contador sleeping and focus on getting Frank on podium. Frank can accelerate better than Wiggo, Kloden or Armstrong and if someone (Andy?) can tow him up the mountain, they could easily get a minute or more.

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    And I believe LA gained time on the last descent yesterday. How much time did the lead group have on LA at the top of the mountain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus_XXIV
    And I believe LA gained time on the last descent yesterday. How much time did the lead group have on LA at the top of the mountain?
    If I remember right, Armstrong gained on Kloeden on the descent. Not so much on the three front runners.
    Was juckt es die stolze Eiche, wenn sich ein Schwein an ihr kratzt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bas
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    Speak up!
    Was juckt es die stolze Eiche, wenn sich ein Schwein an ihr kratzt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus_XXIV
    And I believe LA gained time on the last descent yesterday. How much time did the lead group have on LA at the top of the mountain?
    LA was 2:06 behind Schlecks and Conti at the top. He finished 2:18 behind. So no, he wasn't gaining on them. He did catch Klodi who was ~1 minute ahead of him (1:14 behind Schlecks at the top).

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    But Lance was marking Wiggo on that climb until the last 2 km so it's not a good gauge of how much the Schlecks can gain on him. He's pretty confident that he can hang but we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama31
    But Lance was marking Wiggo on that climb until the last 2 km so it's not a good gauge of how much the Schlecks can gain on him. He's pretty confident that he can hang but we'll see.
    Agreed, that stage shouldnt determine future performance. Andy and Frank were going all out, Lance was holding back until he was sure Wiggo couldnt follow.

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    big headwind and no one gains any time. If there is no wind it is going to be very interesting. Big question is whether Kloden will be working for Lance and that could be based on who he will be riding for next year

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    Maybe folks are watching a different race, but Frank Schleck is climbing better than everyone but Contador, while Armstrong is gassed. Frank will have minutes over Armstrong by the summit of Ventoux.

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    He was marking Wiggins or just could not go. He jas not been able to go with any of the decisive attacks in this tour.

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    i see the schleck bros together on the podium too. hoping for some good attacks from them the next 2 days and making contador work the rest of the way. judging from every climb so far i don't see lance being able to match frank when the road tips up.

    lance calls ventoux the toughest climb in france, he's getting 'popped'.
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