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Big Surprise at Paris-Nice today(6 posts)

Big Surprise at Paris-Nice todayPaulCL
Mar 15, 2003 1:45 PM
Tyler Hamilton crashed. Again. The poor guy was alone on a 100km break and fell down. Nothing serious, he got up and finished the stage and took the climbers jersey.

Does Tyler have bad luck, or poor bike handling skills, or does he lose concentration and do dumb things, poor balance, inner ear problem?? Whatsup?? He seems to fall all of the time.
Ford's Syndrome?Akirasho
Mar 15, 2003 1:51 PM
... Gerald Ford that is...

There are a ton of reasons why folks crash... even under seemingly ideal conditions... I think is per mile crash rate is still lower than most of us...

Be the bike.
May be more true than you thinkms
Mar 15, 2003 4:30 PM
Gerald Ford not only was a klutz, he was a very good athlete -- and was in good shape at least into his late 60s. I saw Ford in Ann Arbor in the Fall of 1980. He had finished a speech and was on one side of a limo. An old friend of his was on the other side in the crowd. Ford saw the guy and effortlessly and gracefully vaulted over the hood of the car to shake the old friend's hand. (Secret Service cars and agents were blocking the front and back of the limo.) Ford was 66 or 67 at the time. I doubt that very few people his age had the same ability. Hamilton appears to be the same kind of guy -- I just wish that he could reserve his falls for later in life as President Ford did.
About time...peter1
Mar 15, 2003 4:59 PM
I'm not too worried about the crashes, but I am excited to see an American rider take a flyer. Seems like the American style of racing is to hang back, and if an opening develops, go for it. Bruyneel has probably forbidden USPS from doing this, but can you imagine someone like Heras or Rubiera feeling their oats on a stage like today's?
Although really nice...Dwayne Barry
Mar 16, 2003 5:09 AM
to see an American out on the attack in a big race. WTF? Hamilton just can't go downhill, he crashed at some point before the race came on TV and then lost (to a few chasers)half of his 3 minute lead on the short descent of one of the mountains. Just watching him descend is painful, Merckx's a few days ago and Latasa's descending yesterday, on the other hand, were brilliant.
and He almost get hit by a service car.Maartin
Mar 17, 2003 6:35 AM
It was right on film. Those roads looked terrible. I can not believe the pros can go so fast on them. amazing