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Re: The Cycling discussion thread
He's looking good, pacing himself, positioning and then covering any attacks, keeping things minimal, hanging on to the leaders. Seems a hard nut to crack, plus if you don't take him, he will (with Sky) put time on you. His downside, if he can't keep the pace up to the end. If he does crack badly he's going to get majorly dropped, and he won't have the attacking ability to then go past people to reduce the gap back down again. It's critical he can defend something, hopefully the lead when the times right, so if he does have a bad day will have a fallback. Nobody is going to be on form everyday, he will have that time it's key that nobody else capitalizes. Needs to be on top form to pick up any stages, bonuses, obviously the TT will be huge. He has the support, the riders, the team, the form, the brain, the legs? We'll see.
Yeah, we have a host of guys from a mix of teams not too far down, many haven't shown their best form yet and will have stages where they come to the front. This years is supposed to be more unpredictable, and it's looking good so far, apparently todays stage was relatively unknown. If it delivers on it's promises and stands above the other GT's, in what's supposed to be an end of season, wind down/last chance saloon tour, with many names not on show, then it will have been as exciting as we're expecting. There is a lot to fight for here. The lead 3 are each set apart by styles, each have huge motivations to win, and abilities to match, equally with each also having potentially very costly unanswered weaker points that will be revealed in due course. It's shaping up very nicely ATM.
Tomorrow it sounds like a break could get away, obviously depends who's in it, just as likely to be a bunch, usual suspects are being talked about, also a number of others who could come through vying to improve on recent results. Degenkolb surely favourite to pick up a 3rd victory, who knows how well the other teams can organize judging on the last few sprints.
Last edited by Jobberwacky; 08-23-2012 at 11:11 PM.