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Official Tour De France thread!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Andrew Jones, Jul 6, 2003.


  1. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Ok lets see how longe it will take to plumet to obscurity


    The tour started 2 days ago. Lance finnished Seventh.

    The leader of the Prologe chain fell off!


    HUGE pile up in the first road stage!



    AJ
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ullrich is looking good!
    Best allrounder in the prolog, he's a serious contender this year.
     
  3. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I agree Ulrich allways looks good!

    Personally Id rather see him stay a brides maid but if I had to pick a second it would be ....

    Tyler Hamilton!


    but If I had to pick a third,

    Ulrich deserves it like no other.


    AJ
     
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It goes through my town. :cool:
     
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Cool!

    I spent a great vacation in France near Orange, but unfortunately 2 months too early :(
     
  6. Benbass

    Benbass

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kansas
    Wow, I'm glad you started this thread! I love to follow the tour. Go lance!!
     
  7. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I guess because of the pileup they credited everybody with the same time.


    I couldnt think of a better way to run things but seems wierd.


    AJ
     
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Yeah, there's also some criticism about putting a dangerous curve like that in the 1st leg of the tour when everybody is nervous and there's usually the full peloton arriving.

    But I guess i can happen any time when there's a sprint, when you loose the grip of the pedal, you're pretty much bound to fall, and with enough people at your tail a pileup is pretty much inevitable.
     
  9. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I dont think the Race directors were at fault at all personally I really like the corners.

    Its a big boy game. People get hurt. thats the way it is.

    It just bad luck comming out of a pedal in a sprint just after a corner like that.:meh:


    AJ
     
  10. I'm probably the only person in South Dakota following it. Go lance!
     
  11. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I know nothing about biking. I do know that Lance is usually not in the front of the pack during the first few legs. Hope he wins it again though. Go Lance, go Texas, go postal.

    brad cook
     
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Naaah, I think it's Ullrich's turn again this time. :p
     
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Oh, and happy birthday Erik Zabel :)
     
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Wouldnt it be great if someone started paint balling the riders?
     
  15. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    They gonna hit you with a water bottle first when they zip past you at 30 mph. :spit:
     
  16. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    Uuhh...does anyone happen to know if Mike is in France right now?

    brad cook
     
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Naah, he'd be too chicken...
     
  18. Yeah, Lance always starts off near the back and never comes close til near the end. I'm willing to bet he'll win again :cool:
     
  19. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Hehe.
    I saw them from my office.
    They're sleeping in my town tonight and they start from here tomorrow morning.
     
  20. The French make a great Chicken Cordon Bleu. :p

    That Lance Armstrong is amazing: He enters the Tour de France, he wins. The next year he enters the Tour de France, he wins.

    I tell you it's a vicious cycle. :rolleyes:

    Mike :D