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say a prayer for Tyler Hamilton tomorrow(11 posts)

say a prayer for Tyler Hamilton tomorrowpmf1
May 31, 2002 7:35 PM
Its his big day. 1.28 behind and he's a way better TT than the two leaders. I'd be amazed if he wins the GC (decided tomorrow), but what a performance. First grand tour as a team leader and he'll be on the podium no doubt. I sure hope in the middle. Hell of a nice guy I hear. Another U.S. rider out there to show those euros that we can generate top riders in the U.S.
And remember to set your alarm clock...Bruno S
May 31, 2002 8:52 PM
especially those in the west coast. 6:30am
I share the sentiment...elviento
May 31, 2002 11:51 PM
Tyler has paid his dues over the years and he is a great allround rider (well, maybe he needs a little work on bike handling), so it would be nice to see him on the Podium in Milan.
A prayer?Velocipedio
Jun 1, 2002 4:45 AM
Hamilton is a fine rider; he doesn't need divine intervention. If he wins the Giro, he will win it thanks to his own talent and strangth.
A prayer never hurtsMaRider
Jun 1, 2002 7:42 AM
Bartoli, Garzeli, Simoni and Casagrande out of Giro - what would you call it if not "divine intervention"?
A prayer never hurtsVelocipedio
Jun 2, 2002 4:13 AM
RE: Bartoli, Garzeli, Simoni and Casagrande out of Giro - what would you call it if not "divine intervention"?

I'd call it bad luck and stupidity... or Cosi fan Tutti, an Italian opera. I haven't decided whether it's a grand opera or opera buffo, though...
I did not mean it in the religious sensepmf1
Jun 1, 2002 7:12 PM
Actually, I don't believe in god. I do belive that what comes around goes around in life. Karma? Maybe.

Just trying to cheer him on as a race fan.

Guys like you make me question why I bother to post here.

Sorry if I offended you.
I did not mean it in the religious senseVelocipedio
Jun 2, 2002 4:16 AM
And I'm sorry if I offended you.

It's just that it gets up my nose when a great athlete's [or artist's, for that matter] talent and accomplishments are denigrated by the divine intervention thing.

You know... Tyler didn't do well on his own merit, it was god who willed it?

Really annoys me.

Sorry for the snappines.
Dittopmf1
Jun 3, 2002 3:52 AM
After spending the only week of vacation I've had all year on a fly-in fishing trip in Northern Ontario where I sat in a cabin and watched it snow, then coming home with a flaming case of bronchitus and not being able to ride (or breathe) for another 10 days, I was feeling a bit snappy too. One month and I move to a less stressful job and will be riding my bike more. Can't wait.

Lets hope Hamilton is not a flash in the pan as Julich seems to be.
Possibly a spoiler...Wayne
Jun 1, 2002 9:32 AM
So God must like Italians better than Americans, or did just more Italians pray for Salvodelli than Americans prayed for Hamilton? Or is Salvodelli more in God's favor than Hamilton? I can never figure this stuff out. 9/11 is what really got me confused? Did God bless Al Qaeda that morning and he's been blessing America ever since?
Just remember you don't get a refund if you overpray!
(that's not mine by the way)
You really think God cares who wins?(nm)look271
Jun 1, 2002 1:45 PM