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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby gabrielle260 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:20 am

Strawburger wrote:He did pretty well last night! Can he hold that form into the 3rd week?

"Pretty Well"??? He beat Cadel!!! When was the last time that happened??
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby jcjordan » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:39 am

He did not look to bad last night but both TJ and Cadell looked horrible
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:37 pm

Bloody hell alright !!

Didn't look great, but better than others.

Tonight will be interesting .....
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:09 am

Andy did his predictable ITT effort and lost almost 5 min.

Hopefully, we see a series of attacks o. grooms by a number of teams, and at least one or two of them stick !!!
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby jcjordan » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:40 pm

Andy still has one of the worst positions on a TT bike. He sits so high on the bars it must be a fantastic aero brake

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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:05 am

Tonights stage will be interesting.

A long stage finishing with a monster climb.

Wonder if Andy will show his hand yet, or just hang with the rest ?
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 am

39 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:10:42

Andy showed his hand & it was awful
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby sogood » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:40 am

Poor Andy!
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:19 pm

find_bruce wrote:39 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:10:42

Andy showed his hand & it was awful



Many stars didn't do well.

One thing that was good to see was that the Belkin lads still did well.

So, what can Andy do now ?
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby sogood » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:38 pm

As suggested by the commentary pair, Andy can take a big pay cut and Trek (if they sign him) will be able to save a bundle.

Well, at least he had a good rationale for the slump. Fractured pelvis is no laughing matter, far bigger deal than a clavicle.
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:08 pm

Yeah, Geraint shows how much a fractured pelvis affects you ...
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby sogood » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:37 pm

MichaelB wrote:Yeah, Geraint shows how much a fractured pelvis affects you ...

I guess it depends on the extent of pelvic fracture. It's one of those potential impotence inducing orthopedic injuries. :roll:
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby vander » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:55 pm

As mentioned not all pevlis #s are created equal, position is very important also. I thought Geraint's was a femur # anyway (but really didnt pay much attention so probably wrong, would like to see the X-ray)
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby sogood » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:29 pm

According to this NYT article, Andy fractured his sacrum. A complex part of the pelvis, not nice at all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/sport ... .html?_r=0
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:14 am

Regardless of the differences in the extent of injury, Geraint is showing ticker, where Andy isn't.

Even Gesink has showed more ticker after what was a severe femur fracture.

Aside from that, he's still there, but IF he can do anything, it remains to be seen .....
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Re: Abandonandy's 2013 Tour buildup

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:09 am

:shock:

Andy did good !!!

He even beat Cadel by almost 6 min. Obviously Cadel wasn't trying, but still ....
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