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Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Worst Possible Result... the Tour de France would be for Cadel Evans to overtake Alberto Contador in the time trial and take the Yellow Jersey.

Contador has ridden like a champion; Evans has repeatedly come up short. Discovery battled Rasmussen, not Evans. Had he been their prey all along, they would have buried him.

The good news is that this is unlikely to happen. First, Evans beat Contador by 1:04 the first time trial and Contador has a lead of almost two minutes. Second, Contador goes last, just after Evans. He will be able to hear exactly what Evans' time splits are and will be able to ride accordingly. That is a huge advantage.

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  • At 2:02 PM, Blogger PsycleSteve said…

    Still, I'm worried. Contador is only 24 and not used to a 3 week Tour while Evans is a tough veteran. Contador may be fatigued from his constant attacks against Rasmussen. It's obvious who will be the top 3 but it could wind up in any order, even with Levi at the top.


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