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Two arm solute!(9 posts)

Two arm solute!elviento
Apr 4, 2002 9:45 AM
Does anyone know of any example when a pro was passed by another competitor while he does the two arm solute. Must be pretty painful.
its happendishmael
Apr 4, 2002 10:22 AM
ive seen a pic of it..dont remember when or who but the pic is out there...the face of the guy doing the salute is great, i cant imagine a more emotional sumersault
its happendishmael
Apr 4, 2002 10:24 AM
no, i can imagine a more emotional sumersault but it would be in a harmless sporting event...you might tell people years later about when you get passed doing the double salute but in other more serious cases you probably wouldnt
ouch! - those crazy womenmr_spin
Apr 4, 2002 10:41 AM
Last year, Redlands Classic, stage 2.

Ina Teutenberg of Saturn raised her arms in victory a few meters from the line but noticed Nicole Freedman and Genevieve Jeanson coming up on her left. Teutenberg got back down, accidentally swerved toward Freedman and fell right at the finish line. Teutenberg's teammate Lynn Bessette was following her wheel and did not have time to avoid contact with Ina and also went down very hard. Both left the race in ambulances - Bessette broke her collarbone, while Teutenberg was given stitches for cuts to her face and head.

Freedman won, Johnson got second, Bessette got third. Teutenberg got 92nd place.
And here's the Kodak moment...5ive
Apr 4, 2002 10:53 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2001/mar01/redlands/bessette2.shtml
re: Two arm solute!Troyboy
Apr 4, 2002 10:58 AM
Crashes like that are precisely the reason that in local criterium racing here the practice is not permitted. At the St. Valentine's Day Massacre earlier this year, one of the cat. winners was immediately DQ'd. He had a hard fought, clear win too. Oh well. Must pass the line first.
hee hee...thats a metaphor for my life :-) NmSpirito
Apr 4, 2002 11:13 AM
No pro, but I won a Cat 3 race that wayStraightblock
Apr 4, 2002 11:26 AM
The leader started to sit up & raise his arms just before a hilltop finish. I pushed past the line & edged him by half a wheel. He thought it was a cheap win, I thought it was a smart one.
Paris Roubaix about a decade agowes
Apr 4, 2002 5:25 PM
Don't remember who it was - but one of the major sprinters got caught at the line by an old guy on LeMond's team. Mid '90's I think.

Guy complained all the way home and said he would never rave P-R again.