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re: Zoncolan stage coverage from cyclingnews.com (spoiler)(11 posts)

re: Zoncolan stage coverage from cyclingnews.com (spoiler)JS Haiku Shop
May 22, 2003 7:04 AM
I was refreshing the page with heated anticipation.

Humorous things noticed on the cycling news live page:

"Simoni still looks comfortable, and will definitely win this stage."

...was quickly changed to...

"Simoni still looks comfortable, and will probably win this stage."

...upon Garzelli/Casagrande response. :)

And, perhaps the commentator quote of the Giro:

"Simoni is leading, but only by 10 seconds. Garzelli drops Casagrande and Pantani on a steep section, but they come back to him. Casagrande struggles to hold them, and now it's two bald headed riders in pursuit of the maglia rosa."

LOL.

-J
what a comebackDougSloan
May 22, 2003 7:28 AM
Pantani, that is; come back from "obscurity" to "almost relevant".

results: http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2003/giro03/?id=results/livecomp12

Doug
amazing what a little plastic surgery will doJS Haiku Shop
May 22, 2003 8:02 AM
of course i've had an image of pantani walking around for six weeks with one of those satellite dish things around his neck.

perhaps someone more motivated than J will work this up in photoshop.
Yeah, it looked like he kept...Dwayne Barry
May 22, 2003 8:05 AM
trying to attack Garzelli but his accelerations wouldn't take him away from him. And then he blew in the last 100m and got passed by Casagrande and Popovych. Simoni was the only one not on the rivet, Garzelli was killing himself to hold Pantani and not lose too much to Simoni. Bodes well for Simoni, although he didn't take the kind of time I thought he would, he certainly didn't go as deep into his reserves as the other contenders.
if not Pantani Garzelli would loose more timecyclopathic
May 23, 2003 3:30 AM
you should have seen Garzelli's face trying to pull Marco
isn't he former Marco's domestique?
I'm not happyCrankYanker
May 22, 2003 9:18 AM
Usually, I set the VCR to tape the morning show. I screwed up and taped the wrong channel. The TV guide channel shows that the morning show was the only long show. They only have another 1/2 hour show at noon. After that they have
EIGHT STRAIGHT HOURS OF GLOBAL EXTREME MT. EVEREST! Who in the hell could watch eight hours of that? This is the biggest stage of the Giro so far and they're showing that?
I'm not happy eitherLeroy
May 22, 2003 3:10 PM
I couldn't believe it - all everest, all the time. They're turning it into a theme park. I really wanted to see this stage dammit!
then there is Beach Ambush...Bruno S
May 22, 2003 7:10 PM
What would you do at the beach for $100 bucks? Who cares?! In Cancun during Spring break probably you can get people to do anything. OLN may be missing the point with these shows.

My wife spent last July in Europe with her family and Eurosport covered the TdF with 4-6 hours of live transmision from the pre-race events in the "village" to the post-race interviews.
then there is Beach Ambush...Spoiler
May 22, 2003 9:08 PM
It's funny to hear Phil voice a promo for a low-brow show in a distinguished British accent.
I'm not happy either, butatpjunkie
May 22, 2003 9:22 PM
the one finalist, Petit, used to MTB with our group. she's a hammer. the only reason I have a tad of interest, she's a cool person. without that connection I'd be equally annoyed. Yes, they make it a playground and she'll (the Mountain) do what she does every time she's disrespected. More will die.
It re-aired 2 times...CharlesTT
May 22, 2003 9:00 PM
The menu said that Global Extreme was going to be on between 12:30am-9:00pm, because they cancled the summit bid, they showed what they would have normaly shown. Re-airs were on at 5:00pm PT and 8:00pm PT.

What i am really missing is the summer sports zone.