|Which scenario would have made LA more of a...||Velojon|
Jul 15, 2003 7:47 AM
1. After Beloki crashes, LA performs a bunnyhop (later calculated to be well over 3 feet high and 10 feet long) to avoid hitting and further injuring the Spanish rider. After landing on his rear wheel and riding the wheelie to the next hairpin turn, LA quickly closes the gap on his Kazakh rival and wins the sprint into Gap.
2. After Beloki crashes, LA swerves to the left, barely missing a French Gendarmie, crosses through a field and comes up to a 10 foot wide culvert that separates him from the paved road. Instead of dismounting and costing himself valuable seconds, LA hops the culvert and performs a "superman" maneuver made popular by daredevil motocross riders. Once he lands perfectly on the road, LA quickly closes the gap on his Kazakh rival and wins the sprint into Gap.
|or LA crashes, breaks collor bone but keeps riding and wins tour||cyclopathic|
Jul 15, 2003 7:58 AM
|oh, wait, we already have someone doing it.. 8-P|
|LA doesn't see that ditch...||gf99|
Jul 15, 2003 9:25 AM
|Hits it at speed, is launched from bike like a missle, takes out Ullrich, is not hurt -- no, make that breaks collarbone, goes on to win tour.|
|Lance swerves right, exits road to left below hairpin ...||Humma Hah|
Jul 15, 2003 12:57 PM
|... rides up the bank and across the field to the injured Beloki, directs Peloton around the fallen rider, then kneels, lays his hands upon the injuries, and heals them. Then both riders get back on their bikes, race down the mountain, trading 30-second pulls, pass the peloton, and catch back up to the leader. 1 km back, they're 10 seconds behind the pace. Armstrong shakes hands with Beloki, and they sprint to the finish. Armstrong takes the lead, and wins, his tires literally on fire.
But the way things went were OK. There's enough hero-worship here. Far better to know he is mortal (if three times the cyclist I am).