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Date Posted: 09:18:59 09/14/04 Tue
Author: crit racer
Subject: Re: In order for Heras to lose, somebody has to beat him
In reply to: pugdog 's message, "Re: In order for Heras to lose, somebody has to beat him" on 09:01:43 09/14/04 Tue

>>Postal sent Zabriskie up the road today and one
>>possible explanation is that they believe that Landis
>>is unlikely to be able to withstand the attacks in the
>>mountains to come and are looking for a stage win,
>>which is what they said from the beginning. (Max is
>>out of the Vuelta of course)
>Dirk Demol confirmed on TV during the race that that
>was their thinking. Valverde's crash caused the
>peloton to slow up which gave Zabriskie much greater
>leeway than he expected. Apparently it was Floyd
>Landis who asked the peloton to wait for Valverde.
>Could it be that Valverde too is going to Phonak?

Or perhaps Landis was just playing a role of "patron"?

If another team grabs Valverde, it'll be only after parting with some pretty significant cash.

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