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    Official Tour de France - Stage 10 - Pau - Hautacam (156km)


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    I'm repeating, but Menchov.

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    I'm guessing 20 riders tops over the Tourmalet and then a blood bath on the Hautacam.

    I think that Menchov, Valverde and and Sastre based on their form and the strength of their teams in the high mountains. My recollection is it's fairly flat in the last few hundred meters which bodes well for Valverde.

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    I go with Alejandro Valverde...he's on drugs.

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    Sastre. He is due.
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    I'll go Piepoli again.

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    Ricco.

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    Piepoli.
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    I'd go with the A-hole again but todays road rash and soreness is gonna take a few days to shake off. Evans put in a great ride in serious pain after what to me looked like a fall that shouldn't have happened. What did he hit another rider's wheel? a spectator?

    Going with Ricardo Ricco

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    Alejandro Valverde..........he looked great today, as did Caisse d'Epargne!
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    Hm....I'm still trying to decide, but I wonder about any french riders....it would be an epic win on Bastille Day for them.

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    Sastre

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    I'll go with Alejandro Valverde for the win

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    Schleck, any one will do.

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    Ricco won't win it on purpose because of the cloud of suspicion around him. I'll go with Menchov.

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    The French riders would love to win on Bastille Day, but I don't see any of them being able to climb well enough to actually do it.

    On these stages, I expect the stronger teams to do some big things, but it never seems to pan out that way. Nevertheless, I'll go with Carlos Sastre.

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    I'm picking Valverde for now.

    Might change my mind though. He looked like he might be suffering a bit yesterday....
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    Sastre will take it, finally being a stage suited for him.

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    Sastre

    Although he seems a rather popular choice. My thoughts: Riis will send each Schlek in turn up the hills, putting pressure on Evans, who will eventually crack and Sastre will come through. Valverde is a good choice though. So is Ricco, but two days in a row? Unlikely.
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    I'm thinking Sastre for this stage, CSC need him to come through with the goods today.

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    Samuel Sanchez. Or some other climber who's somewhat back in the field and doesn't have a star to shepherd. I figure there will be a breakaway group, with the proverbial Heads of State several minutes back, battling it out with each other.
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    I'm gonna go with Valverde.

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