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Old Jul 20th 2004, 5:56 pm
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I know this should be in the sport section, but bollocks to it, I never
go in there!

Old lancey boy is kicking ass again in the Tour de France,
anyone else keeping up with it? to me the race is amazing, I mean I
ride around on my mountain bike 2-3 times a week and my knackers get
sore after 5-6 miles, on the tour they do between 100 to 140 miles A
DAY:eek: for 20 days.

I even have a nice comfy gel seat and there's are
like a bloody razor blade, something else I didn't know until Bob Rolls
(hands waving around worse than Jim "can't beat abit of bully" Bowen)
the commentator for the OLN channel explainned that the riders have one
of them tubes shoved down their japs eye, so they don't have to get off
the bike to take a wee-wee, apparently it just vaporises in the air?


Learn something everyday, don't ya!


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 6:25 pm
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Originally posted by Yosser
    > I know this should be in
the sport section, but bollocks to it, I never go in there!
    >
    > Old
lancey boy is kicking ass again in the Tour de France, anyone else
keeping up with it? to me the race is amazing, I mean I ride around on
my mountain bike 2-3 times a week and my knackers get sore after 5-6
miles, on the tour they do between 100 to 140 miles A DAY:eek: for 20
days.
    >
    > I even have a nice comfy gel seat and there's are like a
bloody razor blade, something else I didn't know until Bob Rolls (hands
waving around worse than Jim "can't beat abit of bully" Bowen) the
commentator for the OLN channel explainned that the riders have one of
them tubes shoved down their japs eye, so they don't have to get off the
bike to take a wee-wee, apparently it just vaporises in the air?
    >
Learn something everyday, don't ya!

Seems to me that with all
the problems Lance has had "down there" shoving a tube down his japs eye
would be the last thing his doctor would want him to do.

Thomas
Voeckler did great for 10 days. But it will be interesting to see how
Lance does without Landis and Acevedo in getting his butt up the
AlpeD'Huez on his own tomorow.
I fancy Ullrich and Basso to take some
time off him tomorow.

I also predict Ullrich to beat armstrong in the
final time trial before Paris, however, I doub't either of them will
gain enough time back to warrant any challenge to the Yellow Jersey.

My
tip for the upset Tyler Hamilton dropped out 3 days ago, shame. He did
alright last year with a broken collar bone.


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 6:27 pm
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And of course cycling wouldn't be a priority in my life if I were
banging Sheryl Crow. :D


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 6:30 pm
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Originally posted by manc1976
    > And of course cycling
wouldn't be a priority in my life if I were banging Sheryl Crow. :D



I'm surpirsed at you. Thought you were a real sports fan.:D


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 6:30 pm
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Originally posted by manc1976
    > And of course cycling
wouldn't be a priority in my life if I were banging Sheryl Crow. :D


Might be suddenly for Sheryl though Manc :D


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 6:30 pm
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Ullrich has been off the pace abit though, makes you think if he is
saving some for the last few stages, they said he doesn't look after
himself enough duringthe winter months.

Hamilton dropped out, saying
his back was playing up after a crash, must be hurting, cause like you
said he kept on riding last year with a broken collarbone

speaking of
crashing, theres been plenty of ass over tits accidents this year, fun
to watch, not fun if its you though!


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 7:00 pm
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Might be suddenly for Sheryl though Manc::



HEH HEH HEH


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 7:34 pm
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Lance is doing a great job again. Most thought 6 was beyond him, but so
far he is proving them wrong. I think he need's the 6th win to gain a
bit of respect in the cycling world. I think the record equaling 5 hasnt
given him the respect of his peers, even though it put him on a par with
some great names of the cycling world.


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 7:37 pm
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Originally posted by Pimpbot
    > Lance is doing a great job
again. Most thought 6 was beyond him, but so far he is proving them
wrong. I think he need's the 6th win to gain a bit of respect in the
cycling world. I think the record equaling 5 hasnt given him the respect
of his peers, even though it put him on a par with some great names of
the cycling world.
He with the help of his team have done an
awesome job of controlling the race.
The stage win in the pyranees was
great, and the team time trial along with the way the team controlled
the peloton on the cobblestones means that, although I didn't want Lance
to win, you can't deny it that the other riders in the tour just aren't
up to his level.


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 7:49 pm
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Originally posted by Pimpbot
    > Lance is doing a great job
again. Most thought 6 was beyond him, but so far he is proving them
wrong. I think he need's the 6th win to gain a bit of respect in the
cycling world. I think the record equaling 5 hasnt given him the respect
of his peers, even though it put him on a par with some great names of
the cycling world.


Nahh, the elitists of the cycling world
will still consider his 6th victory as a fluke, or aberration. Now if he
were French I am sure that would be different...but then again the
French have not won it since before LeMonds first victory. In fact, USA
and Spain have so dominated the Tour (14 out of 18) since '86 there have
only been 4 other countries to win it.

The fact that Americans have won
the illustrious Tour 9 times in the last 18 years seems to as overlooked
as the personal stories of those two men.


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 7:52 pm
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I thought LeMond only won 2 tours?

He won the first one I ever watched,
beating Laurant Fignon on the final day in Paris.

Big Mig was another
class act.


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 8:04 pm
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Originally posted by manc1976
    > I thought LeMond only won
2 tours?
    >
stand corrected 1986-1989-1990


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Old Jul 20th 2004, 10:51 pm
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Originally posted by manc1976
    > I thought LeMond only won
2 tours?
    >
    > He won the first one I ever watched, beating Laurant
Fignon on the final day in Paris.
    >
    > Big Mig was another class act.


Big Mig wasn't actually well respected by the other riders
during his stint at the top. He was well known for trying to push the
race when a rival fell or punctured. It led to many choice words between
him and the peloton


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Old Jul 21st 2004, 4:34 pm
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Lance won the time trial, and he overtook Basso, who started 2
minutes ahead of him.....unreal!

Tis gone like the wind from satans
bottom, he did.


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Old Jul 21st 2004, 5:00 pm
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Originally posted by manc1976
    >
    > I also predict Ullrich
to beat armstrong in the final time trial before Paris, however, I
doub't either of them will gain enough time back to warrant any
challenge to the Yellow Jersey.
    >

Phil Ligget I am
not.............. :)


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