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MAYBE JAJA CAN TAKE THE MOUNTAINS JERSEY AGAIN(8 posts)

MAYBE JAJA CAN TAKE THE MOUNTAINS JERSEY AGAINBAi9302010
Jul 18, 2002 8:26 AM
AFTER TODAY'S ATTACK BY JAJA, I'M STARTING TO THINK THAT MAYBE HE CAN WIN THE MOUNTAINS CLASSIFICATION AGAIN. HE CURRENTLY STANDS IN SECOND PLACE. IF HE DOES WIN IT, CHANCES ARE THAT HE WON'T RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON EITHER(I THINK THE ANNOUNCEMENT HE MADE THE OTHER DAY WAS BECAUSE OF ALL THE BAD LUCK THAT HE'S BEEN HAVING).
i just wishJekyll
Jul 18, 2002 8:51 AM
Paul and Phil would stop calling him "poor old" - he's 33 - lots of older riders in the peleton. Every reference to him today was prefaced with "poor old........" - kind of annoying, especially since he's the same age as me!
Either way, I hope he hangs in there. He's a great rider with piss poor luck this time around. The guy has accomplished a lot in his career, I hope he decides to stay in the game a few more years. Us "old" people are pulling for him :-)
i just wisht-bill
Jul 18, 2002 9:57 AM
I can't believe his bad luck! He's had 4 or 5 flats. Either that guy hits every stinkin' pothole and piece of road debris in France, or the team mechanic has it in for him.
Go Ja Ja! nmDASS
Jul 18, 2002 8:53 AM
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I have to admit, I really wanted JaJa to win the Prologue.Dave Hickey
Jul 18, 2002 9:01 AM
I'm a BIG fan of Lance, but I jumped up a screamed when JaJa took over 1st in the prologue. It must be us "old guys" wanting to stick together.
Me too...TJeanloz
Jul 18, 2002 9:46 AM
I love seeing Armstrong win, but there's something special about a Frenchman wearing the Yellow Jersey. It creates a whole greater level of 'buzz' around the race- remember Cedric Vassuer years ago (I think 1998)? And to have not just any Frenchman, but Jaja, wear it would have been grand.
I'm gonna write to himBAi9302010
Jul 18, 2002 1:06 PM
I'm gonna send JaJa a letter throught the tdf mail service just to show him that he has fans all over the world. My three favorite riders to watch are "old guys" Alex Zulle, JaJa, & Chris Boardman (retired) and if it came down to it, they could crush any of the younger guys.
Don't forget, Joop Zoetemelk won the Tour at 33 in 1980 and the oldest ever winner was 36(forget his name).
Vibes, vibes vibes! What better way to retire? nmSintesi
Jul 18, 2002 9:03 AM