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(The New York Times)   Veni, vidi, vici, Nibali   (nytimes.com ) divider line 42
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2014-07-27 05:54:55 PM  
Full on beast mode for that guy. Unfortunate to see Cavendish, Froome, and many others retire. This race was pretty much his.
 
2014-07-27 05:59:37 PM  
he rode a great race
 
2014-07-27 08:05:39 PM  
He's in pretty good company now:

i.imgur.com

/What, no love for Ji Cheng?
 
2014-07-27 08:17:57 PM  
i1045.photobucket.com

Get back on the shoulder and stop riding 4 wide clogging up roadways with people trying to get somewhere and shaving your legs so you can shave a 1/10th of a second off your ride in which you will never win anything.

Buy a Proform and fark-off.

Bunch of tools.

/flame suit on
 
2014-07-27 08:53:08 PM  
Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.
 
2014-07-27 09:46:34 PM  
Nice to see that fatalvenom and Uzzah and the clueless dicks of the page. Thank you so much for showing your complete lack of intelligence!

This was a great TdF and I am glad that Jens Voigt was given a few minutes off the front on the Champs Elysses to get the cheers of the crowd in his 17th and final Tour. I was privileged to be on the Champs Elysses in 2011 when Mark Cavendish won the stage and Cadel Evans from Australia won the Tour. It is an amazing race and now that the biological passports process has largely cleaned up the old days of doping and the old dopers are mostly gone (outside of the Contadors and Valverdes out there - most guys are clean these days IMO).

Great race and I look forward to the Vuelta a Espana when Froome and hopefully Contador are back to face Purito and Quintana. Should be a lot of fun!
 
2014-07-27 10:03:25 PM  

my lip balm addiction: Nice to see that fatalvenom and Uzzah and the clueless dicks of the page.


Yeah, not sure what rock he came out from under, but the world's a more dangerous place knowing some idiot at DMV gave him a license.
 
2014-07-27 10:14:21 PM  

Baloo Uriza: my lip balm addiction: Nice to see that fatalvenom and Uzzah and the clueless dicks of the page.

Yeah, not sure what rock he came out from under, but the world's a more dangerous place knowing some idiot at DMV gave him a license.


i1045.photobucket.comi1045.photobucket.com

Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws. Unlike Lance and his merry band of spandex clueless twatholes.
 
2014-07-27 10:17:26 PM  
i1045.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-27 10:27:58 PM  
I didn't get to watch near as much as I usually do but good for Nibali.  Too bad about Contador and Froome.
 
2014-07-27 10:28:40 PM  

Uzzah: Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.


I'll bet you one month of TF he's clean.
 
2014-07-27 10:35:30 PM  

fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.


Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.
 
2014-07-27 10:43:12 PM  

Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.


We might have to give fatalvenom a break. He's into the Patriots and Bruins. Anyone into hockey isn't right in the head to begin with, and anyone into Boston sports should be pitied.

/following Boston teams is a leading cause of road rage.
 
2014-07-27 10:48:27 PM  
 

Uzzah: Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.


Yeah, I think we all know where this is headed.

From the article...

But last year he was lured to Astana, a team sponsored by a consortium of government-owned businesses from Kazakhstan that was originally set up as a vehicle for Alexander Vinokourov, a Kazakh rider who remains the team manager. It reportedly pays Nibali the equivalent of $4 million a year, exceptional for a cyclist.

While the money is good at Astana, Nibali's association with the team has fueled the perhaps inevitable speculation that he may be involved in doping. Vinokourov tested positive for blood doping after a time trial in the 2007 Tour and was suspended, but he remains unrepentant.
 
2014-07-27 10:49:45 PM  

Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.


Actually, I don't have a single driving infraction on my record. Ever.

Reason for that? I respect the rules of the road, something spandex warriors don't adhear to.

When did it get bad in this country? When everyone who wears a USPS jersey thought people would mistake them for Lance and cheer them on as they held up traffic on roads they pompously broke laws on.

How bad is it? Here in South Florida there is a nice sliver of land called Jupiter Island. Perhaps you've heard of it.

Well your kind were so obtrusive on the narrow 2-lane roads with your pack riding 3-4 abreast, the police actually hand out $500 fines for not riding single file because you pompous twats were causing accidents.

But because all of you have decided in the name of glory to wear a yellow bracelet, sacrifice a testicle and wear clothing that would be at home in a Jane Fonda workout video because your cheating, lying demigod gave you a reason to try and be an uppity coont to people that have to commute while you eat a Cobb salad and ride a bike long distances for no reason.

Get a Pro Form douchebag.

/BTW, I don't hate bikes. I ride mountain bike trails a lot. But when I go to and from, I stay out of traffic and I'm not a pompous twat.
 
2014-07-27 10:52:17 PM  

my lip balm addiction: Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.

We might have to give fatalvenom a break. He's into the Patriots and Bruins. Anyone into hockey isn't right in the head to begin with, and anyone into Boston sports should be pitied.

/following Boston teams is a leading cause of road rage.


Well at least I follow sports where men are men, and don't shave their legs and dress like yoga instructors.
 
2014-07-27 11:11:57 PM  

Uzzah: Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.


Yeah, that's the problem. You've had so many postmortem DQ's, even from the guys who were presented as 'at least THIS guy's clean, surely he'll save us all' (hi, Contador), that you can't trust that anyone who wins is still going to be the winner five, ten years from now. Or if there will even BE a winner five, ten years from now (nice job leaving a giant unmistakable Armstrong-shaped hole in the winners list instead of declaring alternate winners Zulle, Ullrich, Ullrich, Beloki, Ullrich, Kloden and Basso, organizers).
 
2014-07-27 11:14:14 PM  

fatalvenom: Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.

Actually, I don't have a single driving infraction on my record. Ever.

Reason for that? I respect the rules of the road, something spandex warriors don't adhear to.

When did it get bad in this country? When everyone who wears a USPS jersey thought people would mistake them for Lance and cheer them on as they held up traffic on roads they pompously broke laws on.

How bad is it? Here in South Florida there is a nice sliver of land called Jupiter Island. Perhaps you've heard of it.

Well your kind were so obtrusive on the narrow 2-lane roads with your pack riding 3-4 abreast, the police actually hand out $500 fines for not riding single file because you pompous twats were causing accidents.

But because all of you have decided in the name of glory to wear a yellow bracelet, sacrifice a testicle and wear clothing that would be at home in a Jane Fonda workout video because your cheating, lying demigod gave you a reason to try and be an uppity coont to people that have to commute while you eat a Cobb salad and ride a bike long distances for no reason.

Get a Pro Form douchebag.

/BTW, I don't hate bikes. I ride mountain bike trails a lot. But when I go to and from, I stay out of traffic and I'm not a pompous twat.


Nah dude, you pretty much showed yourself to be a pompous twat throughout that little diatribe.

/I don't even ride a farking bike
//seriously dude, take a farking bonghit and chill the fark out
///you're at 11 - we need you at about a 7..
 
2014-07-27 11:18:29 PM  
I enjoyed watching Nibali win, but his riding REALLY reminded me of He Who Must Not Be Mentioned By Commentators. I'm not saying it's aliens, but I won't be even slightly surprised if he eventually gets busted.
 
2014-07-27 11:19:39 PM  

my lip balm addiction: fatalvenom: Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.

Actually, I don't have a single driving infraction on my record. Ever.

Reason for that? I respect the rules of the road, something spandex warriors don't adhear to.

When did it get bad in this country? When everyone who wears a USPS jersey thought people would mistake them for Lance and cheer them on as they held up traffic on roads they pompously broke laws on.

How bad is it? Here in South Florida there is a nice sliver of land called Jupiter Island. Perhaps you've heard of it.

Well your kind were so obtrusive on the narrow 2-lane roads with your pack riding 3-4 abreast, the police actually hand out $500 fines for not riding single file because you pompous twats were causing accidents.

But because all of you have decided in the name of glory to wear a yellow bracelet, sacrifice a testicle and wear clothing that would be at home in a Jane Fonda workout video because your cheating, lying demigod gave you a reason to try and be an uppity coont to people that have to commute while you eat a Cobb salad and ride a bike long distances for no reason.

Get a Pro Form douchebag.

/BTW, I don't hate bikes. I ride mountain bike trails a lot. But when I go to and from, I stay out of traffic and I'm not a pompous twat.

Nah dude, you pretty much showed yourself to be a pompous twat throughout that little diatribe.

/I don't even ride a farking bike
//seriously dude, take a farking bonghit and chill the fark out
///you're at 11 - we need you at about a 7..


You watch the WWE, your argument is invalid.
 
2014-07-27 11:22:45 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Uzzah: Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.

I'll bet you one month of TF he's clean.


Done. Link to this thread in next year's TDF finale thread, and if Nibali is still considered "clean" by then, I'll sponsor you for a month.
 
2014-07-27 11:34:09 PM  

Gosling: Uzzah: Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.

Yeah, that's the problem. You've had so many postmortem DQ's, even from the guys who were presented as 'at least THIS guy's clean, surely he'll save us all' (hi, Contador), that you can't trust that anyone who wins is still going to be the winner five, ten years from now. Or if there will even BE a winner five, ten years from now (nice job leaving a giant unmistakable Armstrong-shaped hole in the winners list instead of declaring alternate winners Zulle, Ullrich, Ullrich, Beloki, Ullrich, Kloden and Basso, organizers).


They shouldn't be trying to rewrite history in the first place - they awarded him the wins. That happened. If they decide later that they shouldn't have, then fine, go get out the asterisks. But yeah, now you have a hole. Why? Because Zulle, Ullrich, Beloki, Kloden, and Basso have ALL been implicated in drug schemes. Not all of them have been proven to have personally cheated, or on those particular races, but I'd imagine the organisation doesn't want to chance giving their seal of approval to a whole new set of cheaters. Maybe they should give it to the third place guy in those races, then? Uh oh, bad news. Yep. ALL of them. Fourth? Fifth? Okay, now we're making progress...it's only *almost* all of them.

/which is why I have a big problem with the asshole way that Armstrong handled the cover-up, but little problem with his decision to play by the de facto rules of the sport
 
2014-07-27 11:41:54 PM  
Nibali is clean. Vittel and Sagan are monsters. Jens is a hero.

Great tour this year. Enjoyed the hell out of it.
 
2014-07-28 12:03:17 AM  
Stop linking NYTimes. Seriously, stop the damn paywall crap.
 
2014-07-28 12:09:53 AM  
Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....
 
2014-07-28 12:25:05 AM  

Piizzadude: Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....


No. It's just you. I've really enjoyed the last couple years. Yeah, it's a niche sport but whatever. I volunteered at the Tour of California this year. Got an application to work the whole event next year.
 
2014-07-28 01:29:39 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I enjoyed watching Nibali win, but his riding REALLY reminded me of He Who Must Not Be Mentioned By Commentators. I'm not saying it's aliens, but I won't be even slightly surprised if he eventually gets busted.


I had the same thoughts as well. He could have won most stages (or at least blown away his nearest competition) if he wanted to but held back just enough to make it interesting. He wasn't as dumb as Floyd Landis at least.
 
2014-07-28 02:26:06 AM  

my lip balm addiction: Nah dude, you pretty much showed yourself to be a pompous twat throughout that little diatribe.


No kidding.  Especially when you consider that 99% of the cyclists on the road aren't spandex clad Freds out to piss the world off, they're people riding to work on a commuter bike or some single-use disposable thing they got at the Walmart for the price of a rental bike just trying to get to work...
 
2014-07-28 04:46:22 AM  
Nice to my NPO brother is a cycling fan!  I called Nibali winning before the race started, also called Sagan for green but that doesn't take much skill.  Had Rodriguez in the polka dot jersey so I was happy for a while until he lost it.

I find it funny how butthurt some people get bc people ride bikes out there.  Oh no we ride on the street, how dare we.  I need to train bc even though I might not be on a Pro Continental team, I do have races all the time here, and most of the time there is money involved so I would like to be able to win.  You can't really train on the ProForm bc it sucks, its expensive, it breaks way too easily, and it's boring as fark.
 
2014-07-28 05:04:27 AM  

my lip balm addiction: Great race and I look forward to the Vuelta a Espana when Froome and hopefully Contador are back to face Purito and Quintana. Should be a lot of fun!


Contador is already scrubbed from the Vuelta.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/23/alberto-contador-vuelta- a -espana-tour-de-france-crash-injury
 
2014-07-28 06:54:18 AM  

Baloo Uriza: my lip balm addiction: Nah dude, you pretty much showed yourself to be a pompous twat throughout that little diatribe.

No kidding.  Especially when you consider that 99% of the cyclists on the road aren't spandex clad Freds out to piss the world off, they're people riding to work on a commuter bike or some single-use disposable thing they got at the Walmart for the price of a rental bike just trying to get to work...


nailed it.  I also get to say I'm the 1% (I actually race so I have my reasons) and I'm the 99% (who needs a car?)
 
2014-07-28 09:29:23 AM  

Piizzadude: Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....


It doesn't involve 250 lb men beating up their loved one in an elevator, or 18 guys with stripes and sox on their unis standing around scratching, so it won't make the worldwide leader in sports.
 
2014-07-28 10:17:53 AM  

my lip balm addiction: Nice to see that fatalvenom and Uzzah and the clueless dicks of the page. Thank you so much for showing your complete lack of intelligence!

This was a great TdF and I am glad that Jens Voigt was given a few minutes off the front on the Champs Elysses to get the cheers of the crowd in his 17th and final Tour. I was privileged to be on the Champs Elysses in 2011 when Mark Cavendish won the stage and Cadel Evans from Australia won the Tour. It is an amazing race and now that the biological passports process has largely cleaned up the old days of doping and the old dopers are mostly gone (outside of the Contadors and Valverdes out there - most guys are clean these days IMO).

Great race and I look forward to the Vuelta a Espana when Froome and hopefully Contador are back to face Purito and Quintana. Should be a lot of fun!


resources1.news.com.au

Found you.
 
2014-07-28 10:54:05 AM  

my lip balm addiction: Nice to see that fatalvenom and Uzzah and the clueless dicks of the page. Thank you so much for showing your complete lack of intelligence!

This was a great TdF and I am glad that Jens Voigt was given a few minutes off the front on the Champs Elysses to get the cheers of the crowd in his 17th and final Tour. I was privileged to be on the Champs Elysses in 2011 when Mark Cavendish won the stage and Cadel Evans from Australia won the Tour. It is an amazing race and now that the biological passports process has largely cleaned up the old days of doping and the old dopers are mostly gone (outside of the Contadors and Valverdes out there - most guys are clean these days IMO).

Great race and I look forward to the Vuelta a Espana when Froome and hopefully Contador are back to face Purito and Quintana. Should be a lot of fun!


He wasn't given anything. Jens took it because he's awesome.

/shut up legs!
 
2014-07-28 11:12:10 AM  

crotchgrabber: Piizzadude: Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....

No. It's just you. I've really enjoyed the last couple years. Yeah, it's a niche sport but whatever. I volunteered at the Tour of California this year. Got an application to work the whole event next year.


Hospitaller: Piizzadude: Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....

It doesn't involve 250 lb men beating up their loved one in an elevator, or 18 guys with stripes and sox on their unis standing around scratching, so it won't make the worldwide leader in sports.


Yeah I know it is a niche sport but it at least made some headlines (who was leading at what stage and stuff like that) and I cannot remember seeing it once this time around.
 
2014-07-28 11:37:19 AM  

Piizzadude: crotchgrabber: Piizzadude: Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....

No. It's just you. I've really enjoyed the last couple years. Yeah, it's a niche sport but whatever. I volunteered at the Tour of California this year. Got an application to work the whole event next year.

Hospitaller: Piizzadude: Is it just me or has the tour lost its luster since the Armstrong debacle? I used to read about it before and after, but did not even know it was going on....

It doesn't involve 250 lb men beating up their loved one in an elevator, or 18 guys with stripes and sox on their unis standing around scratching, so it won't make the worldwide leader in sports.

Yeah I know it is a niche sport but it at least made some headlines (who was leading at what stage and stuff like that) and I cannot remember seeing it once this time around.


Every stage could be seen in the US.  You missed it because you wanted to.
 
2014-07-28 11:59:59 AM  

fatalvenom: my lip balm addiction: Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.

We might have to give fatalvenom a break. He's into the Patriots and Bruins. Anyone into hockey isn't right in the head to begin with, and anyone into Boston sports should be pitied.

/following Boston teams is a leading cause of road rage.

Well at least I follow sports where men are men, and don't shave their legs and dress like yoga instructors.


I hear Gronkdouchski shaves Brady's pussy
 
2014-07-28 12:03:48 PM  

crotchgrabber: Nibali is clean. Vittel and Sagan are monsters. Jens is a hero.

Great tour this year. Enjoyed the hell out of it.


This
 
2014-07-28 12:30:45 PM  

Uzzah: Headline 9 months from now: "Nibali tests positive for banned substance, Tour title stripped." I guarantee it.


Given how UCI has changed testing? Not likely. Also if you check the times for the various stages that were run this year and were run say 10 or 15 years ago? The times now are slower, especially the climbs. Plus Nibali started out back in the days of doping and such, and was a non-factor in cycling. Then they started changing testing procedures and started catching lots of people, and all of a sudden he started doing better and better. It's not that his times improved so much as his times all of a sudden became competitive.
 
2014-07-28 01:21:40 PM  

fatalvenom: Baloo Uriza: fatalvenom: Yeah, I got a license and I've kept it for 15 years because I abide by traffic laws.

Unlikely.  Probably more like because the cops are too lazy to deal with you.  Road rage isn't part of defensive driving, so, quit pretending you're within the law on that.  I feel bad for the poor sap you run over because you're hitting the hatorade and can't apply common sense and basic human decency on a consistent basis.

Actually, I don't have a single driving infraction on my record. Ever.

Reason for that? I respect the rules of the road, something spandex warriors don't adhear to.

When did it get bad in this country? When everyone who wears a USPS jersey thought people would mistake them for Lance and cheer them on as they held up traffic on roads they pompously broke laws on.

How bad is it? Here in South Florida there is a nice sliver of land called Jupiter Island. Perhaps you've heard of it.

Well your kind were so obtrusive on the narrow 2-lane roads with your pack riding 3-4 abreast, the police actually hand out $500 fines for not riding single file because you pompous twats were causing accidents.

But because all of you have decided in the name of glory to wear a yellow bracelet, sacrifice a testicle and wear clothing that would be at home in a Jane Fonda workout video because your cheating, lying demigod gave you a reason to try and be an uppity coont to people that have to commute while you eat a Cobb salad and ride a bike long distances for no reason.

Get a Pro Form douchebag.

/BTW, I don't hate bikes. I ride mountain bike trails a lot. But when I go to and from, I stay out of traffic and I'm not a pompous twat.


Wait, they ticket cyclists and you're still mad?  I thought that's what you butthurt people wanted.  That's why the "they disobey all rules and have no responsibility" is invalid because cyclists can get fined just like drivers.  What else do you want them to do?  Impound people's bikes?
 
2014-07-28 09:00:23 PM  

Hospitaller: Every stage could be seen in the US.  You missed it because you wanted to.


Or because your cable provider doesn't offer broadband or anything but the most basic sports lineups.  You give America too much credit.
 
2014-07-29 12:50:21 AM  
Awesome tour. Nibali had no real challengers after Froome and Contador left, but he was in tremendous form and probably would have placed highly anyway. Bicycle racing is a great television spectator sport. Lance Armstrong didn't start the doping culture, he perfected it. But his real sin was being such an a-hole about denying his use and by going out of his way to ruin people. That's unforgivable and probably turned many fans away from the sport permanently.
 
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