Re: Tomorrow is the day!!! Not motorcycles - Tour de France! May be spoilers within.
Yeah, they have said that the past 3 years. They take away climbing, Lance trains for time trials and beats them. They add tons of steep climbing, Lance trains for that and beats them. Their idea this year was to take away the time trial early in the race. Usually Lance likes to ride defensively...it's easier. Get the jersey in the first time trial and mountain stage, then ride it out the rest of the race. This year they are making him attack after 2 weeks into the race. More risky and they believe the riders might be more evenly matched later in the race. Some people would have gained fitness, some of them would be equally tired. We'll see but as focused as Lance is just about every year he seems to have the entire tour scripted before they get there. Unless he forgets to eat... hehehe.
OOooo.... almost 4 minute gain on Iban Mayo today. Wow!
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Last edited by WetShrub; 07-06-2004 at 12:13 PM.