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Brads and Chris's seasons are over, cav just won't make it up the hill at the front, so that leaves Rowe or Locke who would have to beat boonen or gilbert on the line.Can't see it myself.
I don't think Brailsford would ever accept anything less than us being at the top of our game - he'll expect success as usual! Is there a more unheralded coach in GB sport?
Who ever thought we'd see the day when our cyclists are becoming better known than our footballers.In Brad, Cav and Froome, we already have 3 sporting superstars.In JTL, Luke Rowe and Ben Swift, we have superstars in the making.Cummings and Stanard have both won a stage of France/Spain this year. Dowsett came a very respectable 8th place in the time trails.The dream team.
I've just looked up the Cauberg at;http://www.climbbybike.com/profile.asp?Climbprofile=Cauberg&MountainID=7190It's 1,200m in length, only 133m in height gained, about the same as Box Hill, unless I'm much mistaken.So hopefully if team GB actually have a 'plan B' we could have another winner. We've got at least 3 riders who could win depending on how the race develops, touch wood!
Yes but it's also the number of times it's climbed and the race distance. Would be nice to see Cav win again but I don't think so. I wouldn't be too surprised to see Mr Wiggins pull off a surprise here and, from what I've seen of JTL in the ToB, he's a good punchy climber. We really can't be too greedy though, GB cyclists have given us enough this year already.
I think we need to be clear that this is the Netherlands, not the Pyrenees.The 1,200 metre climb is not in terms of accent (as it might be in a grand tour) but is the actual distance to be climbed at an average of less than 10%. And so, while it doesn't suit Cav - he's certainly not out of it. And he might even get 'help' from other teams who'll more fancy their sprinters / stage racers.
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