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(Sports Illustrated)   Sagan wins Tour de France's 6th stage, wants to see you learn   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 25
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2012-07-07 01:05:56 PM
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Pretty impressive, what with the being dead from cancer and all.
 
2012-07-07 01:53:23 PM
Quite a challenge at the end today. And the Kenyan won!

/vote in November
 
2012-07-07 01:57:12 PM
I still want to see a top rider duplicate what Greg Lemond did one of the years he won. He chased down a break away group all by himself and the group was so far ahead that the peleton never could catch them. Made the leaderboard a bit more interesting.
 
2012-07-07 02:13:14 PM
Bout time we got a Tour thread. Watching Stage 7 now.
 
2012-07-07 02:27:35 PM

WhyteRaven74: I still want to see a top rider duplicate what Greg Lemond did one of the years he won. He chased down a break away group all by himself and the group was so far ahead that the peleton never could catch them. Made the leaderboard a bit more interesting.


i wonder what LeMond was on when he did that.
 
2012-07-07 02:31:08 PM

DanZero: Bout time we got a Tour thread. Watching Stage 7 now.


I'll forgive spoilers today.

PowerSlacker: WhyteRaven74: I still want to see a top rider duplicate what Greg Lemond did one of the years he won. He chased down a break away group all by himself and the group was so far ahead that the peleton never could catch them. Made the leaderboard a bit more interesting.

i wonder what LeMond was on when he did that.


Coffee, a lot of pasta, aero bars and the first carbon frame.
 
2012-07-07 02:43:04 PM

PowerSlacker: i wonder what LeMond was on when he did that.


Nothing. Well maybe crazy pills because trying to chase down a break away solo is generally considered ill advised, especially when it's a break away of riders who are nowhere near the top of the leader board.
 
2012-07-07 02:45:54 PM
Why are we always a day late on these?
 
2012-07-07 02:52:47 PM

Mazzic518: Why are we always a day late on these?


I consider a blessing to have at least *1* thread for it here. Last year we only had 1 but that was only because it was the story about Hoogerland's brush with a barbed wire fence.
 
2012-07-07 03:08:23 PM

DanZero: Mazzic518: Why are we always a day late on these?

I consider a blessing to have at least *1* thread for it here. Last year we only had 1 but that was only because it was the story about Hoogerland's brush with a barbed wire fence.


I'm pretty happy that we've had two or three threads this year already. It's nice having a bike thread that isn't flying spittle and hate.
The crash yesterday was freaking nasty. Looking forward to watching tonight.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm doing a ride with some of the racers from MotoGP in a few weks.
 
2012-07-07 03:43:13 PM
Some finish! Thank you for not spoiling! Should be a major shift in times after this stage
 
2012-07-07 03:48:09 PM
My team Movistar lost 3 riders.....as other teams.
who ever survives the ride in the Champs-Élysées will win le Tour!
 
2012-07-07 03:58:39 PM
So in Back to the Future: The Game (new cheap-o PS3) one, it made me incredibly happy that Doc's new alias in the past was Carl Sagan.

It also gave me the choice for Marty to be: Dirty Harry, Michael Corleone, or Sonny Crockett. Yes, I went with Don Johnson all the way.
 
2012-07-07 04:39:07 PM

WhyteRaven74: PowerSlacker: i wonder what LeMond was on when he did that.

Nothing. Well maybe crazy pills because trying to chase down a break away solo is generally considered ill advised, especially when it's a break away of riders who are nowhere near the top of the leader board.


I think it's foolish to assume LeMond was clean at this point. He obviously was never proven to be on anything, but outperforming a group of riders like that by yourself is generally a red flag. See also Floyd Landis.
 
2012-07-07 07:51:50 PM

PowerSlacker: WhyteRaven74: I still want to see a top rider duplicate what Greg Lemond did one of the years he won. He chased down a break away group all by himself and the group was so far ahead that the peleton never could catch them. Made the leaderboard a bit more interesting.

i wonder what LeMond was on when he did that.


A bike.
 
2012-07-07 11:06:27 PM

PowerSlacker: WhyteRaven74: PowerSlacker: i wonder what LeMond was on when he did that.

Nothing. Well maybe crazy pills because trying to chase down a break away solo is generally considered ill advised, especially when it's a break away of riders who are nowhere near the top of the leader board.

I think it's foolish to assume LeMond was clean at this point. He obviously was never proven to be on anything, but outperforming a group of riders like that by yourself is generally a red flag. See also Floyd Landis.


No kidding. Just because LeMond hates Armstrong with a passion don't kind yourself into thinking he was squeaky clean
 
2012-07-07 11:21:00 PM

expobill: My team Movistar lost 3 riders.....as other teams.
who ever survives the ride in the Champs-Élysées will win le Tour!


Too bad...some real notables too. And a bunch more GC caught behind the big crash that put them in a real hole on time. Go Wiggins!
 
2012-07-08 02:30:55 AM
Doper. Whoever finished last should win the stage if only because he's either the least doped up or he's really bad at it.
 
2012-07-08 03:17:37 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Doper. Whoever finished last should win the stage if only because he's either the least doped up or he's really bad at it.


STFU
 
2012-07-08 05:47:08 AM
At this point, I'm thinking Sagan is a born cyclist, the kind that comes along every 50 years.

Just for fun, check out his no-hand-wheelies (language is Dutch, but you don't need a lot of explanation).
 
2012-07-08 11:55:26 AM

relaxitsjustme: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Doper. Whoever finished last should win the stage if only because he's either the least doped up or he's really bad at it.

STFU


Why? The precedent is firmly established: if you're competitive in the Tour de France you're cheating, and no proof is necessary to accuse. I'm simply taking that to its logical conclusion.
 
2012-07-08 02:00:11 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: relaxitsjustme: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Doper. Whoever finished last should win the stage if only because he's either the least doped up or he's really bad at it.

STFU

Why? The precedent is firmly established: if you're competitive in the Tour de France you're cheating, and no proof is necessary to accuse. I'm simply taking that to its logical conclusion.


the sport has cleaned-up recently and suspended non-dopers who won races within the past 10 seasons.
 
2012-07-08 05:22:02 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: relaxitsjustme: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Doper. Whoever finished last should win the stage if only because he's either the least doped up or he's really bad at it.

STFU

Why? The precedent is firmly established: if you're competitive in the Tour de France you're cheating, and no proof is necessary to accuse. I'm simply taking that to its logical conclusion.


'tard. Just because you believe something doesn't make it true. Cycling has a lower adverse finding percentage than fricking hockey scroll down to Table C (warning PDF) Disregard the EPO era and cycling is about as clean as you can make a sport these days.

Cyclists are also tested all the time. Let's see baseball start testing for steroids in February or football testing in March before you start pointing fingers. Oh and make it so that if a football or baseball player does return an A and B positive they sit out for the next 2 years.
 
2012-07-08 08:49:46 PM
No, I'm not a "'tard", as you so eloquently put it. Truthfully, I don't care if they're doing it or not. I'm simply tired of the whole thing, so I'm sending the whole thing up.

I like your post, though. If we disregard the 10-15 years when doping was endemic in the sport it's absolutely squeaky clean. Makes total sense. If we ignore the 20+ people Ted Bundy killed I'm sure he was a hell of a guy, too. What else can we ignore to make it look really good?
 
2012-07-09 02:01:37 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: No, I'm not a "'tard", as you so eloquently put it. Truthfully, I don't care if they're doing it or not. I'm simply tired of the whole thing, so I'm sending the whole thing up.


So you're not retarded, you're just trolling. My bad for falling for it.

I like your post, though. If we disregard the 10-15 years when doping was endemic in the sport it's absolutely squeaky clean. Makes total sense. If we ignore the 20+ people Ted Bundy killed I'm sure he was a hell of a guy, too. What else can we ignore to make it look really good?

I'm sure if we ignored your posts in this thread you might look really good too.
 
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