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out of curiosity...(3 posts)

out of curiosity...ET
Jul 27, 2002 8:03 PM
if the better riders on this site were given Lance's 7+ minute lead for tomorrow's final and essentially ceremonial TDF stage, would they be able to hold off the pack?
Personally? Sure...I could hold off the pack--with a shotgun ;-)Me Dot Org
Jul 27, 2002 9:27 PM
...but I'm not sure of the UCI regulations on shotguns...they probably only allow pump action...maybe I'd get the bullseye jersey...

Hey, it's a ceremonial stage only by tradition. If you're asking if a CAT 1 or 2 rider could lose seven minutes to a great Tour rider on a 144 kilometer stage - If that rider got dropped by the peleton - you bet. If you could keep up with your team's drafting (big IF) you'd be okay...
Only on the downhills ...Humma Hah
Jul 29, 2002 5:08 AM
... I think it is just possible that the cruiser may have a second a mile advantage on Lance's roadbike on an 8% downgrade. I'd expect better cornering at 70 mph, too.

I also think I could have kept up the pack's pace while the were passing the champagne glasses around and patting each other on the back.