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Armstrong isnt a athlete ?(7 posts)

Armstrong isnt a athlete ?MaillotJaune4me
Jul 28, 2002 9:15 AM
Did anyone read the article wrote by Ron Borges of This guy claims that winning the tour is a great feat, but its not an athletic endeavor! He states that people shouldnt try and convince him Lance Armstrong is the greatest athlete in the world, but first to try and convince him he is a athlete at all ! He totally disrespected cycling, the tour, and especially Lance Armstrong.
He claims that an athlete must have strengh, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, mental toughness and the ability to make you body do things that defy description. Now how can you say that Lance doesnt have those qualities! i also think he forgot about one, ... ENDURANCE.
check the article out at
Dang! Next thing you know, someone will write...OffTheBack
Jul 28, 2002 2:26 PM
... that bikes & cars don't mix, and that cars shouldn't have to share the road with bikes! At least none of the fine journalists here in Pittsburgh would say such a thing. ;-)
re: Armstrong isnt a athlete ?TREKY
Jul 28, 2002 5:45 PM
Unfortunately it's not a crime to be stupid and ignorant.I've read those articles from other threads and am convinced that these "gentlemen" haven't been on a bike since their String Rays from grade school.I think this is a case where you just have to shake your head and get over it.The vast majority of media understand what an accomplishment this is and what kind of athelete that Lance or any other professional cyclist is.Just feel lucky that you are lucky enough to be able to enjoy the great sport of cycling and thank God every time you click in and sit on your saddle!
Cycling doesn't involve a ball ...Humma Hah
Jul 29, 2002 5:01 AM
... All I can guess is that Borges does not believe you can call a sport athletic if there is no ball involved.

Also that he couldn't ride a bike to the corner store.

We all know better.
Sure it does. What about Lance? (sorry...) (nm)shirt
Jul 29, 2002 9:07 AM
re: Armstrong isnt a athlete ?NJRoad
Jul 29, 2002 7:07 AM
Take a look at the bottom of his page and read his 1-line bio. Using his rational a boxer isn't an athelete either, but someone who's better at taking a punch to the head than most others.

And as far as LA being faster than Chipper Jones? I'd bet money.
what about tiger woods?PedalPhile
Aug 6, 2002 4:53 PM
What about Tiger Woods? Is he an athelete?

IMHO, this guy is just another journalist who doesn't know anything about anything other than sitting in his SUV and driving half a block to work everyday.