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USA Today ranks Tour as 8th hardest(9 posts)

USA Today ranks Tour as 8th hardestB123
Feb 20, 2003 4:30 PM
Can you believe that USA Today ranked the Tour de France as only the 8th hardest sporting event in the world! That's bull, there's few sports that make someone suffer more or longer than the Tour.

It came in just ahead of being a soccer goalie and a downhill skier...

I'm thinking they'll pick Boxing or Golf as #1....
can't wait to see 1-7DougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 7:15 AM
RAAM should be up there.

can't wait to see 1-7merckx56
Feb 21, 2003 12:26 PM
7)blindfolded alligator wrestling
6)slow dancing with Mike Tyson
5)Nathan's hot dog eating contest
4)javelin catching
3)being partnered with Phil Mickelson and having to look at his man-boobs during a round of golf
2)being a bike messenger in Mexico City
1)believing that Nick from Canada is actually serious about his posts!
re: USA Today ranks Tour as 8th hardestJRIDE
Feb 21, 2003 6:14 PM
Thats aload of BS doing the Tour must be like running a marathon a day and those guys who race the tours train for like 6 hours a day marathon runners don't do nearly the same amount of training besides most average people can finish a marathon but it takes an exceptional person to finish the tour.
re: USA Today ranks Tour as 8th hardestRockyMountainRacer
Feb 21, 2003 8:32 PM
I guess you'll love what they picked for the 7th hardest event: yep you guessed it, it's running a marathon! "RUNNING" a marathon is harder than "RACING" the tour. You can take as long as you want to finish a marathon, no broom wagon, no time limit to finish inside of (just to get the privilege of not being DQ'ed so you can suffer again tomorrow), and most of all, no Mont Ventoux!

Hey, at least they acknowledged that cycling exists and is apparenly somewhat hard. I suppose I'm happier than when MSNBC printed the article a few months back about Lance not being an athlete.
What a load of SHITE!gnailuh
Feb 21, 2003 10:22 PM
Who created this stupid article? Can we email them and tell them how brainless they are?

I do triathlons and I bike... I think an Ironman is easier than the Tour... and shouldn't the Ironman be at least harder than a marathon?

Dumb asses!
What kind of crap is that?LC
Feb 22, 2003 9:16 AM
How many sports do you have where professional athletes ranked on the international level can't even finish the event? Getting yanked out of the race in a pool of sweat, blood, and tears...many times in an ambulance has got to be harder.
Mar 3, 2003 8:32 PM
10. The Downhill (skiing)
9. Saving a penalty kick (soccer)
8. Le Tour de France
7. running a marathon
6. landing a quad toe loop (figure skating)
5. returning a serve (tennis)
4. hitting a long straight tee shot
3. pole vaulting
2. race car driving
1. hitting a baseball (surprise!)

inane nmDougSloan
Mar 4, 2003 8:24 AM