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Doesn't anyone care?

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:39 pm

...that Cadel is running 3rd after stage 10 of the Vuelta? He's 20 something seconds behind 2nd place, and 2.5mins behind first.

Is he a possibility for a win do you think?
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Postby sogood » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:45 pm

I do. I've been following the race on Cyclingnews. Fingers crossed Cadel will get another podium or better.
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Postby MichaelB » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:51 pm

sogood wrote:I do. I've been following the race on Cyclingnews. Fingers crossed Cadel will get another podium or better.


Me too. Been disappointed with the lack of wider coverage of the event.

2 and a bit minutes is a fair bit to make up
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Postby sogood » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:58 pm

MichaelB wrote:2 and a bit minutes is a fair bit to make up

Not according to the write-up. Supposedly the race route provides plenty of opportunities to gain and lose time. Fingers crossed.

Maybe it's worthwhile watching the Spanish news on SBS every day. I should check it out.
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Postby moosterbounce » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:40 pm

I thought time could be made up too. It is only day 11 after all...another week and a bit to go. He has been gaining ground, but the two in front of his are pretty good GC riders so won't get "lost" on the bumps unfortunately.

Never thought to check the Spanish news. It is all in Spanish though isn't it?! :?

I didn't think cyclingnews had it as prominent as the giro or the tour on thier website either. So much for the big 3...more like the big 1 with 2 slightly smaller ones!!
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Postby sogood » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:09 pm

Well, some video via Spanish news would be better than nothing.

As long as there are mountains and TTs, there'll be chances for major time gains and losses. This time, Predictor-Lotto has a team dedicated to Evans. He has no excuse for not getting on the podium. :wink:
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:35 pm

I would love to see him win but I think Denis is riding a lot stronger...Cadel didn't have a great TT when he should have gone in to the lead...spose we will see.
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Postby CoffeeNut » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:47 pm

Hey - lets all email SBS and lobby them to cover it.
Might get a groundswell for next year.

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Postby sogood » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:58 pm

I think SBS has some cycling coverage on their Sun's sports program. Just have to be lucky to catch the segment.
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Postby timbo » Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:40 am

SBS will probably wait until the highlights package comes out and then show that, much like they do for the one day classics.
The Australian media only seems to know about the Tour De France and thats it.
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Postby senator52 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:56 am

Menchov claims he is feeling very comfortable in first because the hardest racing of the three weeks has finished. However I think when you get into the second and thirds weeks of a tour its more likely for someone to just blow up. So Cadel is still a chance for the win, but following a big tour schedule I think he will just finish on the podium, likely second following the TT.
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Postby moosterbounce » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:25 pm

Looks like someone has complained to the ABC radio - Cadel's efforts were included in the sport report this morning!! Yay!! :)

Can't wait for the SBS highlight reel...where they conpress a 3 week grand tour into 50 minutes. Should be a hoot. :(
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:05 am

senator52 wrote:Menchov claims he is feeling very comfortable in first because the hardest racing of the three weeks has finished. However I think when you get into the second and thirds weeks of a tour its more likely for someone to just blow up. So Cadel is still a chance for the win, but following a big tour schedule I think he will just finish on the podium, likely second following the TT.


The last TT is only 20k long so he will have to hammer it...some good mountain stages left but this is a funny tour of Spain,the hardest tages at the start!.I think there is one mountain top finished left....
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Postby toolonglegs » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:40 pm

SBS has 30min Vuelta Highlights Sunday at 12.00pm :D
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Postby timbo » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:55 am

SBS is showing more Vuelta highlights this weekend (Sunday 23rd) at 12:00 followed at 12:30 by the UCI MTB World Champoinships.
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Postby daacha » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:47 am

I think i saw a bit of coverage on Fox Sports one night this week. I'll have to check the program guide.
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:14 pm

now if only Cadel was a bit closer to menchov!!!
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