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Old 07-04-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Le Tour has begun

Cancellara wins first Tour stage as Armstrong impresses

Monaco - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara lived up to his own billing by easily winning Saturday's first stage of the 2009 Tour de France, a 15.5km individual time trial in Monaco.

Cancellara, who had predicted the victory, covered the technically complex course in 19 mins 32 seconds, an average speed of 47.6 kph, 18 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, race favourite Alberto Contador of Spain.

Seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong celebrated his comeback to the race after a four-year absence with an impressive tenth place, 40 seconds behind the winner.

Australian Cadel Evans stamped himself as one of the race favourites as he finished fifth, 23 seconds behind the winner but only 5 seconds adrift of Contador, his main rival for the championship.

Armstrong's Astana team also lived up to expectations, placing four riders among the top 10 finishers.

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Old 07-04-2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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meh. theyre just trying to steal joey chestnuts record shattering thunder.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
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Individuals still need a strong team.
It will all be decided in the mountains.

Team Astana is stacked.

Besides Lance and Contador you have Andreas Klöden, Levi Leipheimer and Yaroslav Popovych back.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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Sweet.
I wasn't sure if anyone on here was into cycling. (as the Girl says, "What's so exciting about men on bikes?" She'll never understand...)

Anywho,
Cancellara is always a Beast at the Beginning


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now don't go posting all of the Stage results before we have a chance to watch it
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Individuals still need a strong team.
It will all be decided in the mountains.

Team Astana is stacked.

Besides Lance and Contador you have Andreas Klöden, Levi Leipheimer and Yaroslav Popovych back.
as Johann Bruyneel (spelling?) says---"We might as well win"

(although the "We" doesn't seem to have as much impact as it did when "We" were US Postal or Team Discovery....there are rumors that Lance wants to start his own team. I'll have to find the link, but I think I read it on Bicycling.com)
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now don't go posting all of the Stage results before we have a chance to watch it
Yeah yeah - it was just a time trial.

I'm pretty sure this will get buried in "other sports" shortly, so I let the cat outta the bag this one time to see if anyone cared.
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Yeah yeah - it was just a time trial.

I'm pretty sure this will get buried in "other sports" shortly, so I let the cat outta the bag this one time to see if anyone cared.

We care, my friend, we care...
(well, some of us care!)


Actually, I can't wait to see the Team Time Trial----glad they finally brought it back
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(well, some of us care!)
I care Indo, I am an avid cyclist and cyclist fan!

I really want to see Lance not win this one. I am rooting for CVV even though he doesn't have the team surrounding him. I feel bad for Levi, going from contender to domestique, if I was him I would be ticked off!
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I care Indo, I am an avid cyclist and cyclist fan!

I really want to see Lance not win this one. I am rooting for CVV even though he doesn't have the team surrounding him. I feel bad for Levi, going from contender to domestique, if I was him I would be ticked off!
I can't, for the life of me, figure out who CW is...I am drawing a complete blank! And I don't want to go on the TdF websites right now because i don't want to see who won the Team Trial Trial until I get a chance to watch it tonigt.

Do you mean Christian van de Welde?

As for Lance winning---I have mixed feelings about it. Make no mistake, I am a HUGE Lance fan. I saw him win back in Philadelphia when he was 21. He is INTENSE.
There is a part of me that says "he has won 7, time for someone else"--and there are a lot of good possibilities. Contador, Sastre, Evans (who always comes so close), Levi...

But there is also something about his story---Cancer, win 7, retire, come back and do it again...

Levi is a Class Act. Unfortunate for him that he happens to be competing at a time when a Genetic Freak is also competing.

(For those that don't know...Lance is a Genetic Freak:

When he was with US Postal his team went to the Univ. of Wisconsin where they did wind tunnel testing AND physiologic testing. Lance's results showed that

his heart is about 3 times larger than the average human.
His Cardiac output (the amount of blood that the heart circulates through the body in one minute) can approach 36 LITERS/minute---the usual number for elite athletes is about 18-20 liters/minute.
His lungs extract oxygen about 25% more efficiently than the average human.
His muscles clear lactic acid at an amazing rate---after heavy exercise the average human's lactic acid level is 14-16---his is 6-8.
His maximum heart rate is over 200---most elite athlete's have a max around 180


Does anyone ever wonder why he has won the Tour 7 times?
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