Thanks to Trek

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Every site sponsor gets thank-you note and Trek have been here in July and August with a promotion for the new Emonda frame.

There’s also a reminder about the supporter caps and your chance to win one below too.

Trek have revamped their road range with the new Domane and Emonda frames this year and the firm is one of the manufacturers to have its own pro team. Readers following pro cycling will know Trek Factory Racing for their road team and there is the formal UCI ProTeam with its World Tour licence. But there’s also a wider squad with triathlon and mountain biking teams too.

You might see “just” a square box with an ad but this keeps the wheels turning. Sponsorship and ads make this site work, quite literally during the Tour de France when there are so many readers that there are extra bandwidth charges, the hosting company said there were up to 30 readers a second during July and there was a consequent drain on bandwidth. You might have got “error establishing database connection” error messages from time to time, hopefully this is fixed or reduced.

Luckily all the income doesn’t just go on IT hardware. It helps with detours to visit race courses for example several stages of the Tour de France to pick out hidden climbs in the Vosges or get the measure of the final time trial course. Looking ahead it’s helped with upcoming races like the Farrapona stage of the Vuelta and the Ponferrada course for the World Championships, fun to ride and helpful for previews. Thanks to Trek and their UK office for the support, they’ve been sponsors in April and last summer too.

On the subject of housekeeping, a reminder that new supporter caps are coming. There will be the option for a large one and also for a white one too. If you want and if you can, you can sign up online with Prendas as this helps them measure the demand – they promise it’s just to see how many people might be interested, it’s neither a pledge to buy from you nor are they harvesting your email address for marketing. Thanks for all the support so far.

Win a cap: finally if you’ve made it this far to read a note of thanks, here’s a small reward: pick the winner of Thursday’s Vuelta Stage 6 to win an INRNG cap and a bonus surprise too… don’t get your hopes up, it’s not an Emonda frame. Rules:

  • leave your answer in the comments below (not Twitter or email please)
  • the winner or closest pick will win
  • in the event of a tie, a name gets selected at random
  • get your answer in before 5.00pm Euro time on Thursday

Jack August 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Nairo Quintana

Spatz August 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Dan Martin

Scott L. August 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

R. Uran

jauko August 27, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Wilco Kelderman

baad-boo-boo August 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Froome

floodx August 27, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Quintana

Ben August 27, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Froome

Mike August 27, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Joaquim Rodriguez

Gerrald August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Dani Moreno

Zack August 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Julian David Arrendondo

leonn August 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Alberto Contador

Jan Dau August 27, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Alberto Contador

…thanks to Trek

Pete F August 27, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Yaon Bagot.

Netserk August 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Alejandro Valverde Belmonte.

Benoit August 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Alejandro Valverde

Karlowen August 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Adam Yates

Sean M. August 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Adam Yates

Augie March August 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Cadel Evans.

redrum August 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Alejandro Valverde

Eric Berger August 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Froome.

Anderson August 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Fabio Aru

gavin August 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm

nairo quintana

Anonymous August 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Christopher Froome

Ossip August 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Quintana

Stef V August 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Fabio Aru

Tom from Raleigh August 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm

quintana

Tom August 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Froome

LanceR August 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Quintana

Chris Horner August 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Purito!

Raybike August 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Dan Martin

nevskin August 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Dan Martin

Stewart August 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Sergio Pardilla

chris froome August 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Me!

Rocket August 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

El Pistolero

Marcel August 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Robert Gesink.

Thanks for all the work you put into this site, it’s a great read.

Lawrence August 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Dan Martin

KB August 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Esteban Chaves ftw!

thanks, INRNG and sponsors!

Reallon August 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Dan Martin

Mendip5000 August 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Valverde
Just to mess with us.

Owen August 27, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Hejesdal

Ellie August 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Quintana.

MikefrmDenmark August 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Arrendondo

Kris August 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Dan Martin

choppalops August 27, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Chaves

Dr. Fly August 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Nairo Quintana

Martin August 27, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Dani Moreno

Nick M August 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Chris Froome

Dennis August 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Carlos Betancur will dramatically quit the sandbagging on stage 6!

And thanks very much to INRNG & sponsonrs!

Buddenbrook August 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Purito

Arjen August 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Dan Martin

Elias August 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Romain Sicard!

Let’s hope he won’t puncture again in the last kilometres.

alpine9 August 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Joaquim Rodriguez

haps August 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Fabio Aru

Ironfist August 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Valverde
Thanks for your work and thanks to sponsors for keeping this site up ;)

Zoetemelk August 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Evans! :P

Eihar Uriarte August 27, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Joaquím “purito” Rodriguez

Chris August 27, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Nairo Quintana

Jarred August 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Nairo Quintana

Noel August 27, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Chris Froome

Jevo August 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Amets Txurruka

Alex222 August 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Dan Martin

Neal August 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Quintana

Steve Crawford August 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Dan Martin

Tyler August 27, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Dan Martin

Tambo August 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Quintana

Ned August 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Yates

Greg August 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Ryder Hesjedal

finn s August 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm

J Rodriguez

Alan T August 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Purito

(Actually I think it’ll be Dan Martin but there are too many with his name already)

Adam August 27, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Nairo Quintana

Michael August 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Barguil

Anonymous August 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Dani Moreno

Graham Calderbank August 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Joaquim Rodrigues to win, surely….

Jerome August 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Dani Moreno above was me

Jonny D August 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

Quintana

Petar Dundjerski August 28, 2014 at 12:08 am

Dear INRNG, thank you for all your excellent work on this blog.
Thank you Trek, for seeing the value in this blog and ivesting your advertising moneys in it. One day- perhaps soon and largely due to the above kind of support- I will seize to begrudge you for how you treated Mr. Lemonde.
Who will win tomorrow’s stage? Crystal ball says to forego the surprise prize and just thank INRNG for all his excellent work. Crystal ball knows best..

Andy T August 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Peter August 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

Froome, just because he wants to prove something

michael August 28, 2014 at 12:13 am

Froome

Detlef August 28, 2014 at 12:19 am

Chaves

Ablindeye August 28, 2014 at 12:22 am

Scratching around for someone who hasn’t been picked…Mikel Landa.

Lushous Lee Wade August 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

Quintana

olmo August 28, 2014 at 12:31 am

dani moreno

Brian W August 28, 2014 at 12:31 am

Uran

John S. August 28, 2014 at 12:31 am

Froome

davidk August 28, 2014 at 12:32 am

Froome

amelon August 28, 2014 at 12:33 am

Dani Moreno

josh August 28, 2014 at 12:45 am

nairo quintana

David August 28, 2014 at 12:49 am

Dani Moreno

Paul Jakma August 28, 2014 at 12:54 am

Quintana

Patrick August 28, 2014 at 12:59 am

Nairo Quintana

Dan August 28, 2014 at 1:11 am

Joaquím “purito” Rodriguez

Chris August 28, 2014 at 1:11 am

Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre

eric wineinger August 28, 2014 at 1:11 am

David Millar….longshot.

terry d August 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

R.Hesjedal

Panda August 28, 2014 at 1:32 am

Chaves

Matt m August 28, 2014 at 1:40 am

Danny Martin!

Jan August 28, 2014 at 1:47 am

Rodriguez! (I’m hoping, anyway.)

Thanks for your work on this site, Inrng. I learn so much.

And thanks to Trek for sponsoring. I might be tempted by a new bike, but my 9 or so year old Pilot keeps me smiling and has a lot more miles to go (barring bad accidents!)!

Michal August 28, 2014 at 1:47 am

Joaquím “purito” Rodriguez

El Simone August 28, 2014 at 1:59 am

Aru

mm August 28, 2014 at 2:07 am

kennaugh

thierry mtl August 28, 2014 at 2:20 am

chris froome

Chris August 28, 2014 at 2:25 am

Chris Froome I reckon!

Andy L August 28, 2014 at 2:30 am

Fabio Aru

Ray McGillicuddy August 28, 2014 at 2:40 am

Cadel

Thanks Inrng for your great work!

Andrew August 28, 2014 at 2:47 am

Andrew Talanksy

Rob August 28, 2014 at 2:54 am

Ryder Hesjedal

garuda August 28, 2014 at 3:12 am

Piti

hoh August 28, 2014 at 3:30 am

Froome

Given that tomorrow’s stage isn’t that open, may I suggest predicting top 3 to reduce the possibility/number of draws for future events? If there’s a draw on 1st place, then 2nd & 3rd prediction can be used to choose the winner. That might creat more work of course.

Anyway, thanks for the excellent blog.

lefthandside August 28, 2014 at 3:36 am

I think Cadel will win it!

MD August 28, 2014 at 3:53 am

Alberto Contadour

Owen August 28, 2014 at 3:58 am

Quintana

Michael August 28, 2014 at 4:02 am

Dan Martin

GingerTart August 28, 2014 at 4:07 am

Julian Arredondo (thanks Trek!)

JayTrox360 August 28, 2014 at 4:10 am

Purito!!!

Lasaj August 28, 2014 at 4:25 am

Alberto Contador

Laurence August 28, 2014 at 4:39 am

Ivan Santaromita

Jonathan August 28, 2014 at 4:52 am

Contador :)

Jack Cav August 28, 2014 at 5:10 am

Ryder “Frigging” Hesjedal …for obvious reasons…Dude, Sorry for the intensity, must apologize… Another Canadian thing we do

Pelican August 28, 2014 at 5:30 am

Alberto Contador

Cameron August 28, 2014 at 5:53 am

J Rodriguez

Thanks to Trek!

Evgeny August 28, 2014 at 5:57 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

CGradeCyclist August 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

Adam Hansen

Larrick August 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

Froome

Tovarishch August 28, 2014 at 6:24 am

Sammy Sanchez

Lachlan August 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

Paul Martens

Jo August 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

Purito

Julian S August 28, 2014 at 6:54 am

Talanksy

Lauren August 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

Winner Anacona

Daniel August 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

Esteban Chavez

Moskowe August 28, 2014 at 7:09 am

Nairo Quintana.

Matt August 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

Moreno

Les Revenants August 28, 2014 at 7:19 am

Kenny Elissonde

Micheal August 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

Julian David Arrendondo

crj August 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

merhawi kudus

Stewart August 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Definitely think he could be the real darkhorse. He has absolutely nothing to lose – not fighting for the GC at all, only 20 years old, and after his showings in the Tour of Langkawi and Route du Sud one can see he has the class when the road gets steep.

Lloyd August 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

Chris Froome

Tom August 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

Wilco Kelderman

kathryn August 28, 2014 at 8:03 am

I’m going to punt on Cadel Evans.

Stephen Andrichuk August 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

James August 28, 2014 at 8:10 am

Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez

Daniel August 28, 2014 at 8:21 am

Dan Martin

Sean August 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

Warren Barguil

Rich Clarkson August 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

Dan Martin

Richard Hughes August 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

He of the dodgy beef – Contador.

KAOS August 28, 2014 at 8:36 am

Fabio Aru

Tobias August 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

Alejandro Valverde

Snowplc August 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

Dan Martin

GeorgeY August 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

Chris Froome

Simon August 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

Nairobi Quintana

BC August 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

Not a ‘hat’ contender, just a big thank you to TREK for their support of this blog.

Wes August 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

Dani Moreno

bobmac August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Andrew Talansky to win, assist from Ryder – if these two can get away on a break and not be seen as GC threats.

Ricardo August 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

Louis Meintjes

Oohmeknees August 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

Dani Moreno

SH August 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

Quintana

AJM August 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

Chris Froome

Niels August 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

Chaves

Blacky August 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

Nairo quintana

Euan Rennie August 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

Esteban Chavez – OGE

Rooie August 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

Wilco Kelderman

Mike August 28, 2014 at 9:38 am

Esteban Chavez

Ger August 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

Nairo Quintana

Right Knider August 28, 2014 at 9:49 am

Go Rigo Go! Uran Uran and his Friend Carlos B. will break away some time before Finish. on the final climb the favorites around quintana get nearer and nearer, Rigo tries to get Carlos to the Line but its too much for him, Betancur loses Urans wheel and gets caught exhausted by the favorites, rigo goes on, hes almost spent but manages to finish two seconds before a fast approaching rodriguez.

Keir August 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Phil August 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

Adam Yates

AndyK August 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

Fabio Aru

Little_Tom August 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

Chris Froome

Cyclingbase August 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

Merhawi Kudus

Erik August 28, 2014 at 10:09 am

Wilco Kelderman

Craig August 28, 2014 at 10:12 am

Nairo Quintana

Tom L August 28, 2014 at 10:13 am

Talansky

Leo M August 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

J Rodriguez

jkeltgv August 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

Dan Martin

jkeltgv August 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

Dan Martin for me.

Alex August 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

Cor Blimey! You mention free stuff and the commenst go wild.

I haven’t a clue who’ll win, probably one of the big three, but I’m hope someone Joaquim Rodriguez gets it, just to mix it up.

Richard Damant August 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

Chris Froome!

shadow August 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

J Arredondo…por favor!

Toby August 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

Warren Barguil

Reinhard Jeurissen August 28, 2014 at 10:21 am

Barguiel

Nick Hasel August 28, 2014 at 10:21 am

Joaquim Rodriquez

Nick Hasel August 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Charlie W August 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

Fabio Aru

Jukka August 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

Samuel Sánchez. He’ll make an effort to break free downhill at 115km. After that it’s a matter of keeping enough distance until 150km. Downhils are his forté, so he should be able to keep the distance until the final climb…

Brian August 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

crofty August 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

Bertie

Colin August 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

Purito

Will August 28, 2014 at 10:30 am

Froomedog

Ben August 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

Dan Martin

Ewan August 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Luke Ryan August 28, 2014 at 10:34 am

Adam Yates

Pedro Saraiva August 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Papuass August 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Pelican Velo Club August 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

Joaquim Rodriguez

Mighty Mont Massive August 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

Yates!

G Wigmore August 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

Dan Martin

Scott Stevenson August 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

Dan Martin

James E August 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Adam Yates

James Beechey August 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Contador is looking strong. He’s my pick for stage 6.

Thanks to Trek and inrng

Rahul August 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

More in hope than expectation… Purito.

James Jordan August 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Alberto Contador

Glenn Manifold August 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

Nairo Quintana

Philip Brooks August 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

Dan Martin

ns August 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

Dan Martin

Delphine Lejeune August 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

Merhawi Kudus

Ant August 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

Chris Froome

Wilfried Wilders August 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

Break to stay away…
De Marchi wins

Jesper Carstens August 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

Dan Martin

Apophis August 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

Fabio Aru

Too Fast...Not Furious enough.... August 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

Nairo Quintana

Alex R August 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

Cadel Evans

Martin August 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

Nairo Quintana

Freddie August 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

Chris Froome

Kees August 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

Wilco Kelderman

Alasdair August 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

Christopher Froome

Arnoud August 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

Nairo Quintana

TTNZ August 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

Contador

leadbellies August 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

Dan Martin

Colly August 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

Esteban Chaves

Jasmin August 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

My heart says Contador. But ill say that Froome will take one today! So Froomey.

GautierTri August 28, 2014 at 11:38 am

Dan Martin

RobW August 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

Kelderman

Sergio August 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Barguil

Charles August 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Adam Hansen

guntherclaeys August 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Aru

The Flan August 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Dan Martin

alec August 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Gotta go with quintana I think.

Love to think Dan Martin could do it though.

Finlay August 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Joaquin Rodriguez

Jose Eduardo Storopoli August 28, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Dan Martin and thank you for the cap.

Tom P August 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Chris Froome

Miguel August 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Ryder Hesjedal

Tony Fearon August 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Dan Martin

miles August 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Talansky

Hodgey August 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Cadel

Peter August 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Daniel Martin for the win

Martin August 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Froome

Kong August 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Dan Martin

Luke August 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Heart says Louis Meintjes… Head says Qunitana… but

Official INRNG Entry pick = Dan Martin!

Philip August 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Nairo Quintana

Bill Bettridge August 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Froomey

Bat Chainpuller August 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Dan Martin

Tom Parr August 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Kenny Ellisonde

fixty August 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Dan Martin for me too – he’s enjoying his racing this week!

Bill August 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Alberto Contador

Ankush August 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Froome

Will B August 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Dan Martin!

Bisi August 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Arredondo

Paddy Dunne August 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Phil Deignan FTW. Thanks for the site boss really only place to be informed

tom August 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Chris Froome to win stage

Charles August 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Nairo Quintana

Rod August 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Joaquim Rodriguez

Steve Potts August 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Quintana, please.

Thank you

Adrian de Nijs August 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Kelderman

Jaime August 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Joaquim Rodriguez

L_Islandais August 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Quintana

Dean Zimmer August 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Froome

Necko August 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Lead over 13 mins and still no-one likes the breakaway’s chances?
LLuis Mas

Chris August 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Joaquim Rodriguez

ZigaK August 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Joaquim Rodriguez

Marcelo August 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Dan Martin

Toe Strap August 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Chris Froome wins the stage, with Quintana taking the red jersey

Jackson hinde August 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Dan Martin

midlife cyclist August 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Dan Martin

Alex August 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Warren Barguil

Carlo August 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Nairo Quintana

Scott August 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Froomey

Regan P August 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Dan Martin

Simon August 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Dan Martin

JC August 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Rigoberto Uran for me!

Ed August 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Dan Martin

J. August 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Froome

R M August 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm

joaquim rodriguez

The Inner Ring August 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm

5.00pm cut off time reached now.

Thanks for the entries, let’s see what happens in the race now.

The Inner Ring August 28, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Valverde wins…names got put in a spreadsheet and a function used to pick one at random:

Tobias wins.

Please send me an email to claim your prizes.

Tobi August 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Yay! Didn’t think there was a chance Valverde would win when he started pull so early but amazing win and that 16.7% drawing chance was on my side it seems:)

Thanks so much for this and for your awesome blog!

Kris W August 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Maxime Monfort

Larry T. August 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Only 5 or 6 votes for the Green Bullet by my quick count. Perhaps this was a poll of “who would you like to see win?” rather than picking the actual winner? I used to like this guy until he was nabbed for the blood doping and refused to admit he’d been caught. Does he have enough form and audacity to create a LeMond vs Hinault or Contador vs Armstrong scenario against Quintana? Big stakes as I think he’s yet to sign a contract for 2015? Or does he already have assurances he’ll be the top dog on Alonso’s new team, so he’s ripe to stick it to Movistar and their new boy?

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