Thursday, July 02, 2009

2009 Tour de France Lanterne Rouge

Who will it be? The one certainty is that it will be someone new, since Wim Vansevenant has retired from professional cycling after his historical threepeat.

One blogger says it's going to be Dave Zabriskie. As much as I love the Big Z, I have my doubts that he would stick around to finish the Tour if he weren't helping the team effort and also feeling well enough to be a contender for a stage win in the Stage 18 individual time trial (immediately after leaving the Alps). If he were at the bottom of the General Classification, that would indicate he had some fairly serious problems like crashing and major mountain bonks and solo finishes.

What's your guess? Anyone care to make some predictions?

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Here's some more discussion:
My prediction:
Casper or Eisel
Preview: Tour de France: Stage 12. by: Gerald Weinand. Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 00:00:00 AM EDT. With ten stages to go counting this 12th one, the race is now past the halfway point. Of course, the ride through the Alps awaits, but for now, ...
More here:Tour de France: Stage 12-video
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