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GIRO SPOILER: Stage 14 ITT!(15 posts)

GIRO SPOILER: Stage 14 ITT!NeedSpeed
May 26, 2002 7:57 AM
Tyler Hamilton takes the Individual Time Trial in Stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia with a time of 41:21, .31 seconds over second place finisher Sergei Gonctchar and :41 up on Aussie Cadel Evans. Tyler moves up to third in the GC (1:06 back) behind Jens Hepner and Evans who leapfrogged to and moves up into second in the GC of his first major road tour (:46 back).
Check out the link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2002/giro02/?id=results/stage14

Hopefully on the 9 p.m. OLN rebroadcast, we'll actually get a chance to SEE Tyler's podium presentation. We only saw a bit of it on the live broadcast. Awesome day for American cycling!
Here we go again. nmSintesi at home
May 26, 2002 8:15 AM
And what does that mean?NeedSpeed
May 26, 2002 8:23 AM
You do see the all caps GIRO SPOILER in the topic field don't you?
maybe this will helpDougSloan
May 26, 2002 8:26 AM
oh pleeezecyclopathic
May 26, 2002 1:01 PM
RBR watch nazi alert. He didn't post anything in subject line and he warn you. What else? you just can't pass on it?
Nobody Reads That Forumlnin0
May 26, 2002 7:51 PM
First off, until you pointed that out I have never seen that at the top of the page.

Secondly, although I have heard it talked about before, I have not seen a link to that forum on the front page. In fact, I think the inconspicuous link you pointed out is the only one to it.

Third, Go there and look at the dates on post...apperently Im not the only one who hasn't found it. The place is a ghost town...someone was asking if they thought 'Big Mig' would win this years TdF ;)

Forth, As long as people don't post results right in the topic line and include the SPOILER message I don't see anything wrong with discussing the Giro here.
I don't have a problem with it.Sintesi at home
May 26, 2002 1:09 PM
All those other guys do tho. I was predicting another thread fight. Where have you been the last few days? Oh well it's a weekend everyone probably caught it live.
its easier to read them here, why do we need another forum.ishmael
May 26, 2002 9:42 AM
They also have relevance to cycling in general
Because some of us don't want to read results here.Dave Hickey
May 26, 2002 12:12 PM
We'd rather watch in on OLN.
so...don't. Seems like a no-brainer to me...EJC
May 26, 2002 12:32 PM
...you don't want to read the results in here, simple, DON'T!!!

Go ahead and watch it on OLN. I agree, it is exciting to watch the coverage, but the doesn't make it a deafult that no one else should wax rhapsodic about the stages in here.

And by the way, if you are reading this, and are getting irked, lemme whisper a secret to you vis-a-vis the ITT from today...TYLER WON!

EJC
Because some of us don't want to read results here.NeedSpeed
May 26, 2002 4:16 PM
Alas,

I did miss the "do not post ..." note at the top. I haven't written on the board in a while and I was excited about the stage. My fault. I thought it might be a good idea to mention the results (WITH THE SPOILER TAG) in the header first, but it's just too much of a chore between those who watch it later and didn't watch it live. I was hoping to communicate with someone else who had watched it live and also understood the magnitude of what happened. Can't please everyone. So my days of posting results of any pro race are done. If anyone without OLN wants to find results, they know the various cycling sites with live tickers and post-race reports, results, quotes and photos. Check out www.cyclingnews.com or thedailypeleton.com. Dave, et al, you may now rejoice.
Because some of us don't want to read results here.Woof the dog
May 26, 2002 6:30 PM
I am completely with you man. AS long as it has a spoiler tag, we are all good. I really don't follow the race, and I feel spoilers simply add excitement. Why should I go to some other board or even cycling website? All I need to know is what exactly happened and what people think about it. Granted I check the results after I read the spoiler, but some people are definitely message board nazi. Please continue posting spoilers on this particular board because I like your cheerful tone and I don't want to go to any other board, webpage, link, whatever. I want to read it all here! Please disregard the "do not post" stuff. As long as you don't have the actual info in the header you are good.

Thank you very much!

Woof the dog.
So now this forum is limited to certain topics...interestingnothatgullible
May 26, 2002 7:41 PM
I think too many of you try to make up too many rules for this forum. I enjoy it for the relaxed atmosphere of it. If you don't want to know the results to the race, don't get into cycling forums because 9 times out of 10 they will be there. This is a CYCLING forum. And racing topics are part of it.

I tape the OLN coverage in the morning and don't get into any kind of bike related website until after I get home from work and watch the race. It's not a big deal.

Seems like the mentality of the country is seeping into this forum, and why wouldn't it. The same way O.J. walks because of all the little technical fine print in the law, we are starting to add so much little technical limitations that in the end, instead of getting closer to the freedom and liberty that we all want we end up limiting freedom and liberty. But I guess this is a topic better suited to the non-cycling forum....never mind. I just think that rules like this one are just silly.

Now you have to read the fine print before writing in this forum to check if your topic is allowed.

I just don't think we should be limited on our topics. Afraid you might read about a cycling related topic in a cycling forum?....I think you better not get into bike forums then. Got to log cabin forums or something, they won't tell you who won the day's stage.....
So now this forum is limited to certain topics...interestingnothatgullible
May 26, 2002 7:44 PM
I think too many of you try to make up too many rules for this forum. I enjoy it for the relaxed atmosphere of it. If you don't want to know the results to the race, don't get into cycling forums because 9 times out of 10 they will be there. This is a CYCLING forum. And racing topics are part of it.

I tape the OLN coverage in the morning and don't get into any kind of bike related website until after I get home from work and watch the race. It's not a big deal.


Now you have to read the fine print before writing in this forum to check if your topic is allowed.

I just don't think we should be limited on our topics. Afraid you might read about a cycling related topic in a cycling forum?....I think you better not get into bike forums then. Got to log cabin forums or something, they won't tell you who won the day's stage.....

Seems like the mentality of the country is seeping into this forum, and why wouldn't it. The same way O.J. walks because of all the little technical fine print in the law, we are starting to add so much little technical limitations that in the end, instead of getting closer to the freedom and liberty that we all want we end up limiting freedom and liberty. But I guess this is a topic better suited to the non-cycling forum....never mind. I just think that rules like this one are just silly.
this place used to have a relaxed atmosphere...dustin73
May 27, 2002 12:25 AM
...however, it's become really uptight since i've been visiting lately. thank god i found a forum that's totally relaxed, and has some good connections for myself to possible sponsorships and jobs.

the best part is that it's a local area forum.