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    What is wrong with these people. A spectator in Luxemburg went after a French rider on a french team:

    Sandy Casar (Franšaise des Jeux) finished 137th in yesterday's third stage after being taken out by a drunken spectator at the foot of the Cauberg. The spectator then got into an argument with Casar's DS Marc Madiot, while others tried to steal the Frenchman's wheels.
    Although Casar lost several minutes, he was credited with the time of the first group (five seconds behind winner Kessler), and therefore is just 39 seconds behind on GC.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...l06/jul05news4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash
    You realize they are sitting at the finish line watching/listening to race radio and then broadcasting from that. It's pretty hard for them to get good info.
    I dunno.. with up to the second updates on what Paris Hilton is doing, you'd think we'd get that kind of coverage of something more important like bike racing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash
    Remember when Lance went down when that musset caught his handlebars? They were calling that a mechanical for the longest time that day - until they got a better feed of what happened.

    Go Floyd!
    They were blaming the pedals! They showed the tape of it the other day and Phil said that Lance had a pedal problem about eight times. I can't believe that Shimano was too happy about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherhockey
    I wish they were a bit more on top of some of those things... the way they reported it he had just misjudged the gate time. I should have known they were just guessing.
    You realize they are sitting at the finish line watching/listening to race radio and then broadcasting from that. It's pretty hard for them to get good info.

    Remember when Lance went down when that musset caught his handlebars? They were calling that a mechanical for the longest time that day - until they got a better feed of what happened.

    Go Floyd!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherhockey
    Not if you are going to blow 8 seconds by not getting into the starting gate on time... I bet he loses the tour by 8 seconds. DOH!
    In 1989 Delgado, the defending TDF champ, missed his start time and lost 2:40 before the race started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingbozo
    I guess he noticed a cut in one of his tires as he was heading to the starting box. They decided to swap the wheel and lose a few seconds instead of risking a blowout and catastrophic crash on the course.
    Yea, that is a bit more of an excuse. OLN isn't exactly the best on reporting up-to-date events.. one usually has to wait untilt he next day to get the complete story. (like with Thor's arm cut) I wish they were a bit more on top of some of those things... the way they reported it he had just misjudged the gate time. I should have known they were just guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherhockey
    Not if you are going to blow 8 seconds by not getting into the starting gate on time... I bet he loses the tour by 8 seconds. DOH!
    I guess he noticed a cut in one of his tires as he was heading to the starting box. They decided to swap the wheel and lose a few seconds instead of risking a blowout and catastrophic crash on the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherhockey
    Not if you are going to blow 8 seconds by not getting into the starting gate on time... I bet he loses the tour by 8 seconds. DOH!
    yea, but he can ride a no handed wheelie on his road bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Swenson
    Or that a Mountain biker, Floyd Landis, would be a favorite to win the TDF.

    Not if you are going to blow 8 seconds by not getting into the starting gate on time... I bet he loses the tour by 8 seconds. DOH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Youngdahl
    Just an observation on the process, neither defending or condemning the riders involved. In the long Fox News article, mention was made at least twice that riders would have to prove their innocence of the allegations made.

    Quite a difference from the process in the U.S.

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    You're totally right!

    Especially since it was the team mangers that suspended them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Youngdahl
    It's ironic, but times change, like in our sport. Who would of thought ten or twelve years ago that mountain bikers would be buddies with land managers in building authorized trails?

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    Or that a Mountain biker, Floyd Landis, would be a favorite to win the TDF.


    It's cool how things work themselves out.

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    Just an observation on the process, neither defending or condemning the riders involved. In the long Fox News article, mention was made at least twice that riders would have to prove their innocence of the allegations made.

    Quite a difference from the process in the U.S.

    Don Youngdahl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Swenson
    Does anyone else find it ironic that Riis is suspending Basso for doping? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.....
    It's ironic, but times change, like in our sport. Who would of thought ten or twelve years ago that mountain bikers would be buddies with land managers in building authorized trails?

    Don Youngdahl

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    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by stoneage
    I just rushed my entry in. I have a real shot at the podium this year!!! Can someone lend me a set of young legs and some clean blood?
    At your age, you'll need at least 3 batches of clean blood. Oops, that's not allowed, I guess.

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    Good Real Dope!

    Tracy at the Birchwood is having TDF breakfasts all month.
    Caffeine and EPO
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