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Pantani and Armstrong, who speaks what?(11 posts)

Pantani and Armstrong, who speaks what?NEIL
Mar 12, 2001 9:48 AM
According to Eurosport, Armstrong and Pantani have sat down and dealt with thier little problems like adults and ironed out some past differences. I was wondering how they would do this? Does Lance speak Italian, or does Marco speak English? Or do they both know French? Anybody know?

And in the blue corner..............Lazy
Mar 12, 2001 11:33 AM
From Austin Texas..weighing in at a ready 156 lbs...Lance ance ance Aaaaarrrrrmmmmmstrong strong strong.....

I think they duked it out. Pantani went down in the forth round and thus, according to the fight contract, pulled out of the race. Tune in to Don King productions next week when we present the classic bout: Hinault v. LeMond. :-)

Sorry, couldn't resist.
Saronni VS MoserJ.S.
Mar 12, 2001 12:27 PM
These guys still hate each other :-)
re: Pantani and Armstrong, who speaks what?TJeanloz
Mar 13, 2001 6:29 AM
Pantani speaks english, pretty well too. You don't seriously expect a graduate of American public schools to be able to speak a foreign language do you?
They have a tough enough with just english!!:) (nm)JBergland
Mar 13, 2001 8:53 AM
re: Pantani and Armstrong, who speaks what?NEIL
Mar 13, 2001 12:00 PM
Well, I figured it was more likely that Pantani spoke some English. LeMond knew some French and was able to carry on some form of a conversation. It probably contributed to him gaining a tiny bit of support from the French fans and media, although the media doesn't give much support to American riders at all.

re: Pantani and Armstrong, who speaks what?badgerboy
Mar 19, 2001 11:27 AM
graduate of american public schools? I might remind you that Armstrong lives in Nice a good part of the year and speaks some french and Italian. Just because you can't speak a word doesn't mean the rest of us can't either.
re: Pantani and Armstrong, who speaks what?TJeanloz
Mar 20, 2001 6:14 AM
Actually; I grew up just outside of Nice, a Swiss citizen, and am fluent in French, Spanish, German and (almost) English. My Italian needs a little work. You might remind me that Armstrong lives in Nice; my sister lives there too, and she hardly speaks a word of French.
Speak 2 languages = bilingual, Speak one language =PaulCL
Mar 20, 2001 11:17 AM
= American. That's the joke a Parisian told me last week while I was in Paris. Americans are renowned for assuming the entire world speaks english. Our American arrogance. I can say that since I am guilty of being "american". Those 5 years of Latin did me no good!
Does it matter any more?Dog
Mar 13, 2001 10:18 AM
Any news on whether they'll be racing against each other this year?

I have not caught anything lately...JBergland
Mar 13, 2001 11:53 AM
... last I heard there were four slots left. Pantani and Team are both NOT doing all that well to be considered a STRONG enough team to get one of the last spots. I hope he does make it into the Tour... watching Armstrong and him up in the mountains would be fun!!