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2001 TDF "The Look"(9 posts)

2001 TDF "The Look"GDR
Nov 13, 2002 6:30 PM
I have been trying locate the famous picture of Lance giving Ullrich "the look" as a poster. Does anyone know where it can be purchased?
As far as I know there is no poster of "The Look". The only pictures available are from pics taken from video witch end up quite grainy. If only Graham Watson could have been there at the time. Brianbrianmcg
Nov 14, 2002 6:04 AM
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There was no "the look"JohnG
Nov 14, 2002 7:09 AM
Total bullsh!t about this ........ straight from the LA.
Of course there was!castrello
Nov 14, 2002 11:02 AM
No one can argue that Lance gave Ullrich (and his other opponents) a long look. And it will be famous and remembered because of what he did after that. But it wasnt this psychological warfare that some people like to think. It was perhaps more of "a look" than "the look".
Unfortunately, cultural "truths" are stronger than the truth(nm)TrekFurthur
Nov 14, 2002 11:04 AM
now there isweiwentg
Nov 14, 2002 3:18 PM
furthermore, anytime anyone looks over their shoulder to check for pursuit, it's construed as 'The Look'. I read what Lance said, too, but this matter is out of his hands. :)
Its because its a very cool ideaPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 14, 2002 3:36 PM
The idea of a couple seconds that became the turning point in the Tour. Lance looks back over his shoulder while climbing and both giving them the look to "catch me if you can" and juding their strength saw that they weren't as strong as he was. With this he attacked and sealed the Tour.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
i agree, its just too damn cool to not becollinsc
Nov 14, 2002 3:57 PM
I dont care what he was really doing. couldve been a big snot rocket for all i care.

but the story that we've all constructed of "The Look" is just so perfect. Nick, for once you said it perfectly. "Catch me if you can"...Bye Jan, I'm going to win the Tour now, thanks for playing.
i agree, its just too damn cool to not beVertAddict
Nov 14, 2002 7:40 PM
You're right, it's like Ruth's called shot. It may not have been what was truly intended, but you have to love it/believe it anyway because it elevates life itself from prose to the level of true poetry.