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How come Euro Cyclists are so tough........(7 posts)

How come Euro Cyclists are so tough........WCC
Jun 19, 2001 2:14 PM
.....and can take a nasty spill off a bike, get up and continue, but a Euro Soccer player gets tripped up and is carried off the field on a stretcher? Some things are just a mystery.
Euro Cyclists...Lazy
Jun 19, 2001 2:19 PM
Are whacked out of their gourds on drugs. That's why.

I'm thinking some of the footballers are high too. It's amazing to me how they can be carried off on a stretcher and then be running like the wind for a through ball 30 seconds later.

Disclaimer: this was meant to be facetious.
Soccer players fake it...Bruno S
Jun 19, 2001 2:39 PM
it is common practice. They want the referee to put a penalty on the other player.
Soccer players fake it...jschrotz
Jun 19, 2001 3:46 PM
they're also looking for a bit of a rest as well. Besides, if a foul is called, it also gives their team some time to set up their defenses properly.
I reckon all my girlfriends have been soccer players. nmCurtis E. Bear
Jun 20, 2001 12:20 AM
re: How come Euro Cyclists are so tough........look271
Jun 19, 2001 6:53 PM
It's called adrenaline. Just doesn't happen to Euro cyclists. Even we mortals can experience the same thing. Crashed on RR tracks a few years ago. Slid on my side/head/shoulder/knee for what seemed like a mile (was probably about 5-10 feet) @ 20+ mph. Got up, checked the bike, rode home, blood dripping off my knee and hand. Must've been a lovely sight. Only really hurt when I got home. Then it hurt alot!
It's those cool Rudy Project Stratosphere Helmets or hairnets...Curtis E. Bear
Jun 20, 2001 12:18 AM
Though the cotton caps seem to help as well. Americans need to get more Euro, and I mean going beyond just riding an Italian frame.
Euro means dumping ShimaNO and Trek and making riding a life style.
Only then will Americans get up after a good crash.