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Old Posted Sep 6, 2017, 7:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Yeah, Froome is currently dominant. But he lost a bit of time today, and some are saying that this week of mountain stages may test him. He's going for a "double" this year, meaning to win either two Grand Tours (he already won the Tour) or one Grand Tour and the World Championships, so he might not have enough in the tank due to laying it all on the line in July at the Tour.

Only nine cyclists in history have one two Grand tours in the same year. The last to do it was Marco Pantani ("Il Pirata") in 1998. Miguel Indurain did it in 1992 and 1993.

Erm...I think you can tell I'm a fan. There's nothing I like better in May, July and September than watching an hour or so of the day's stage later on in the evening. I could listen to Carlton Kirby recite the phone book. My new trick is to use a VPN to get around the geographical restrictions for signing up for Eurosport.
Marco Pantani. Boy did he ever pay the price. Ouf.
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