Dave's Dogmatic Dribbles
2005 Tour de France - Stage 19.
2005 Tour de France - Stage 19
Who are these guys? There are mini attacks going on early but nothing breaks clear. Finally, four of them establish themselves. There?s Casar, Guerini, Pellizotti, and Pereiro. Looks like Jan will wait until the TT tomorrow instead of going with Guerini. I wonder if Oscar will work or just sucks someone?s wheel and later complain about it. Now, here come the chasers. Carlos Da Cruz is busting his balls as usual. This guy doesn?t hold back! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The lead four are working like they are in a TTT. The chasers are bickering with each other and slip back. The Peloton just doesn?t care. I wonder what the conversation in the peloton is anyway. So Jan, are you saving yourself for the TT tomorrow? Hey Lance, what?s Sheryl like? Should we stop for ice cream? I hope I pass the pee test.
Nothing else is really going on so we will have to wait for the finish. I would pick someone but would be wrong. Hmmm, I?ll take Hincie. Ooops, for sure I won?t get that one right. I?ll just say it will be someone other than Pereiro. Hey, Guerini wins! I was right (who would have doubted me). Those T-Mobile guys are tough aren?t they Jan? Chavenel was right when he said the chase group was riding like children.
Ok, I know all of you think Jan will beat Rasmussen in the TT and you are probably right. Neither of them did anything today to speak of and they will have to go all out tomorrow. Remember, Mikal wants to keep 3 rd as bad as Jan wants to take it away. I think he?s done more to earn it then Jan. At least the suspense will be there and we?ll see who is right. The magic number is <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>. Now, if we only knew who is going to win the overall, doh!