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Wow, Iran has a cycling team!(12 posts)

Wow, Iran has a cycling team!noveread
Jan 30, 2003 1:49 PM
Iran has entered a team for the Tour of Langkawi, a UCI 2.3 race. It will be interesting to see how competitive they are.

Noveread
Iran has a cycling team!african
Jan 30, 2003 2:00 PM
Yeah and one of their ex riders is in jail in Arizona, nice dude riding around the world and he crossed the border from Mex by mistake, INS got him sleeping in his tent. He has been in jail for 2 months, poor dude. Like a bird in a cage.
Maybe they should change the name of the country to "Irode" (nm)jtolleson
Jan 30, 2003 2:47 PM
That was funny!triple shot espresso
Jan 30, 2003 4:39 PM
You know kareoke is so popular in Singapore they're thinking about changing the name to Singalong.
They do OK, except....Alexx
Jan 30, 2003 4:05 PM
...5 times a day, they have to stop, and unroll their prayer rugs.
They would have the latest technologyREPO42
Jan 30, 2003 11:18 PM
Airodynamic turbins.....They would wear clipless sandals...Team car would be a camel wagon...sponsorship would be the Taliban....
They do OK, except....ParticleMan
Jan 31, 2003 8:36 AM
Dear Sir

Please note that Iran has one of the top Asian teams and are very progressive. I am an Asian, and I have raced in top level competitions, and I can assure you the Iranians can beat almost 99.9% of us. It would be good not to be zenophobic or ethnocentric with regards to a global sport like cycling.

Many of the top Asian riders like Wong Kam Po periodically race and train in Europe as well, and ONCE has a Malaysian neo-pro.
Does they have a women's team? Do they wear veils? nmdzrider
Jan 31, 2003 4:57 AM
Podium finish in the TdL prologue, kicked alot of redneck butt!Spunout
Jan 31, 2003 5:51 AM
Huh? Their top finisher was 31st... nmnoveread
Jan 31, 2003 6:42 AM
Aww crap, my bad! See this picture...Spunout
Jan 31, 2003 7:56 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2003/jan03/langkawi/?id=stage1/MS02

Up there for something, I don't know what the blue jersey is for yet.
re: Wow, Iran has a cycling team!getoffmywheel
Jan 31, 2003 9:54 AM
This is very cool. Great way to bridge cultural and political gaps. Glad to see their government allows them to compete.