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post #1 of 19
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Well? Lance won. It's over. I don't know why they bothered having it this year. I guess the French/English/Italian media have to have something to do. Like digging in Lance's dumpster looking for drugs. Have fun guys.

So you think Lance will let someone else wear the yellow this year. I guess he will. No reason to defend it every stage.
post #2 of 19
How exactly do the French think they can lecture anyone on anything?
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post #3 of 19
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I don't follow?

France is good for one thing.

TdF
post #4 of 19
Scott H, you are a pathological moron, go cure your anti-french paranoia elsewhere.

Contrary to what you think, the people who organize the Tour de France are very happy to have a champion coming from the US : it give them more hearing in the US and therefore more money.
post #5 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:
<strong>I don't follow?

France is good for one thing.

TdF</strong><hr></blockquote>Typical chip on the shoulder syndrome that. It's just that after a while it gets sooooooo booooooooring. Grow up. Travel. The latter advice goes for groverat too.

BTW "Jan Ulrich Rules"

- T.I.
post #6 of 19
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[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>Scott H, you are a pathological moron, go cure your anti-french paranoia elsewhere.

Contrary to what you think, the people who organize the Tour de France are very happy to have a champion coming from the US : it give them more hearing in the US and therefore more money.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why wouldn't they be happy to have him? You're just mad a Frenchman hasn't won in 67 years. Or at least it seems that long.

[ 07-07-2002: Message edited by: scott_h_phd ]</p>
post #7 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:
<strong>I don't follow?</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, you said it.

- T.I.
post #8 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:
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Why wouldn't they be happy to have him? You're just mad a Frenchman hasn't won in 67 years. Or at least it seems that long.

[ 07-07-2002: Message edited by: scott_h_phd ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Ten years , but 67 years, you really dont follow TdF. Nevermind i just follow it occasionaly. Poor L. Amstrong oblige to practice competitions in EU rather than in US.
post #9 of 19
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[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Ten years , but 67 years, you really dont follow TdF. Nevermind i just follow it occasionaly. Poor L. Amstrong oblige to practice competitions in EU rather than in US. </strong><hr></blockquote>

To repeat.

"OR AT LEAST IT SEEMS THAT LONG."
post #10 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by scott_h_phd:
<strong>

To repeat.

"OR AT LEAST IT SEEMS THAT LONG."</strong><hr></blockquote>

As any people we love when a people of our countrie win a big competition, but in the contrary , the nationality of the winner is no important, his personality is more important, there is nothing wrong with Amgstron : he is a great champion.

Concerning drugs and cyclism ,there is a lot of use of drug, many french cyclist where controlled positive. I don't see where french people should do any moral lessons here. Unfortunately even amator cyclist use drug just to win symbolic prize.

[ 07-07-2002: Message edited by: powerdoc ]</p>
post #11 of 19
I stand by my comment, seeing as the French government and populace are generally quite eager to dole out criticism of other nations and their policies while seeming to overlook their own.

Not that other nations aren't guilty of this, of course, but France strikes me as a particularly odious offender in this area.

Powerdoc knows I've got nothing but love for him, my opinion has nothing to do with that.

Armstrong's treatment in France is completely inexcusable and indicative of the Europe-as-a-whole's childish attitudes about sports.
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post #12 of 19
I'm not scared of you, Scott.
post #13 of 19
While I completely understand the Euro-American competitive tension from a cultural-historical/intellectual standpoint, I never really "get it" on a personal level. I've been in both the US and Europe a lot. While different, they're both great places. Anyone that could live in one could easily live in the other.
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post #14 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by hassan_i-sabbah_phd:
<strong>I'm not scared of you, Scott.</strong><hr></blockquote>

an another phd around here ?
post #15 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>While I completely understand the Euro-American competitive tension from a cultural-historical/intellectual standpoint, I never really "get it" on a personal level. I've been in both the US and Europe a lot. While different, they're both great places. Anyone that could live in one could easily live in the other.</strong><hr></blockquote>Well said.

- T.I. phd
post #16 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
<strong>Well said.

- T.I. phd</strong><hr></blockquote>

:eek: an invasion of phd !
post #17 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong> :eek: an invasion of phd ! </strong><hr></blockquote>It appears that everyone can be one

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post #18 of 19
So far it doesn't seem that hard: Just a lot of mutual admiration, but then again I don't really study anything real. It's really amazing how far you can go in academe just by having the right 'opinions.'
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post #19 of 19
To get this back on the subject of the TdF...

while yeah, nobody is really capable of truly competing with Lance this tour... and I mean, even last year, it was really just Ullrich that had a chance at beating him. But man, watching Lance and Ullrich on the mountain stages... Lance looked like he wasn't working too hard, while Ullrich looked completely exhausted.. and then to see Armstrong turn around and give Ullrich that stare for a few seconds, and then completely drop him... jeez, the man is a machine.

But this year, no Ullrich, no Pantani, no real competition for Lance.

And the comment about Lance letting someone else wear the yellow this year... maybe we haven't been watching the same tour in year's past, but lance usually doesn't get a hold of the yellow until a little later in tour... it's not like he always has it right out of stage 1. The TdF is about best overall time, lance doesn't need to win every stage, really he just needs to finish with the peloton and not let any breakaways get too far ahead of the peloton. He'll gain time in the TT's and when we hit the mountains.

So that decides the Yellow jersey. The competition for the others jerseys can be just as exciting, in my opinion. Personally, watching people compete for the green jersey is going to be a lot of fun this year, was hoping Stuart O'Grady was going to make a breakaway in stage 2 though.

But really, just because Armstrong is most likely going to win again doesn't make the tour any less exciting this year. Personally, I really enjoyed credit agricole's performance in stage 2 yesterday. Then again, I used to race for a team back in Atlanta before I moved up to Boston for school, so I'm just into more than most I guess...
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