Originally posted by redrose49er: Evans must be favourite now, TT to come, 57 seconds down
Andy Schleck is sitting pretty good too. He's improved his time trialing. He can win.
Evans can easily gain the time needed to take yellow in the 42+ kms tomorrow. Not out of the question that Contador displaces one of the Schlecks from the podium with a scorching ride tomorrow.
I don't think there is any way Contador can win this. He is multiple minutes back. I'd say Andy Schleck (1), Cadel Evans (2), Frank Schleck (3). That's my podium at this point. I think that is how it will shake out.
A great Tour De France. IMO Andy Schleck waited way too long to attack. He attacked on day 18. Why wait so long? There were lots of moutain stages before that. He needed a bigger margin between him and Evans at the end. Incredible tour for Cadel Evans. Congratulations to him.
I'm starting to think Andy Schleck is more of a #2 guy. His time trialing isn't good enough to win. Congratulations to Andy and Frank.
Congratulations to Cavendish who was awesome again as a sprinter.
Voeckler had a real good tour. 2 out of 3 of the best young riders are also French. So maybe for the first time in a long time French riding is up and coming. They have some guys who in the future may contend. I was really impressed with Voecker. I didn't think he would hold the lead for that long.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Jul 23, 2011 at 3:08 PM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er: Voeckler had a real good tour. 2 out of 3 of the best young riders are also French. So maybe for the first time in a long time French riding is up and coming. They have some guys who in the future may contend. I was really impressed with Voecker. I didn't think he would hold the lead for that long.
He sure did, considering the factor that he is not a real climber. Here is Team Radioshak's analysis of Stage 20:
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