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Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !

London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !

Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

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SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.

Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .

Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .

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You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Jul 18, 2011

Lance on Voeckler

Interesting to read Lance's thoughts on Thoma !

lancearmstrong Lance Armstrong
If Voeckler makes it to the top w/ the leaders today then we have to say he can win the TdF. He's got 2 mins and they can't shake him.

lancearmstrong Lance Armstrong
Lots of ?'s on Voeckler's chances for overall victory in Paris.... my thoughts.

lancearmstrong Lance Armstrong
He wasn't "swinging off the back" 2day. He was 1 of the strongest. The others weren't assertive and/or aggressive enough 2 make a selection.

lancearmstrong Lance Armstrong
He has 2:06 on Evans. Final TT is 42km. He's French. It's the Tour de FRANCE. He won't lose 2:06 in the final time trial ASSUMING...

lancearmstrong Lance Armstrong
He keeps them close on Alpe d'Huez. His teammate Pierre Rolland has been a rockstar and has to continue to be.

lancearmstrong Lance Armstrong
Lastly, the dude knows how to suffer. Will be fun to watch. Enjoy

Personally i have ridden with Thoma many times including the rest day in Limoges and i am surprised that he was able to slip under the radar as a " possibility " for podium at this TDF !

President Sarkozy will come to the TDF in the next days and regardless of what happens the rest of this week there will be an invitation to the " Elysee Palace " and perhaps the " Legion D'Honneur " for Thoma !

ALL of France is electrified by Thoma's success and after 27 years of little success in winning the " Maillot Jeune " there are now hopes like those heaped on " Tim Henman & Andy Murray at Wimbledon !

The favourities have been depleted by accidents and bad luck so there will be fierce and sustained efforts in the Alps in the next days !

Like to think Cadel has a chance but Thoma will die fighting !

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