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The picture at the top of the board should go down...(12 posts)

The picture at the top of the board should go down...Bruno S
Jul 19, 2003 7:42 AM
It's no joke now, Ullrich seems to be stronger this year than Armstrong. True there are still several mountain stages and Armstrong may beat him like usual. For the moment the picture of "The Look" just doesn't apply to this year's tour and should be replaced. My vote: put a picture of Hamilton that has shown incredile courage.
Fair weathered fans go away!spookyload
Jul 19, 2003 7:53 AM
That picture is one of the most important cycling moments in the last 20 years. Tyler Hamilton making a dramatic movie for IMAX is not.
Maybe I'm just old..Walter
Jul 19, 2003 7:59 AM
but if you're going 20 years LeMond's last day TT in '89 blows away "The Look." LA won that race by a comfortable margin afterwards.

I'll not make predictions but I admire Ullrich greatly. He's riding like a machine and has no real team support either.

I could go with a picture of Hamilton.
I no longer recognize LeMond as a US cyclistspookyload
Jul 19, 2003 8:22 AM
After the crap he said about LA the first years he won the tour, I resolved myself to never mentioning his feats again. Now that you bring it to the front, LeMond through his whole career was the biggest cry baby in sports. BooHoo, I have to let Hinault win. I was stronger but told to let him win...BooHoo.
I no longer recognize LeMond as a US cyclistflying
Jul 19, 2003 9:04 AM
Man-O-Man
So he said something about LA & that blows all he did for American cycling? If it were not for Lemond most americans you see now in the TDF wouldn't be there as there was little interest in cycling from the USA except when Boyer & Lemond made results.
In the peloton who do you think brought cyclists to the big $$$ they get now when they are valued by teams? If it were not for Lemonds Boo Hooing as you say ..the pay would still be squat. Who brought TT bars in to the TDF?
Gimme a break
the rest of the cycling world certainly doesslowideclyde
Jul 19, 2003 10:47 AM
He's still my favorite cyclist. He did make some unfortunate comments about Lance, however I don't remember Lance crying about his comments so maybe you shouldn't either. If you don't want to even acknowledge LeMond, that's fine, but I think you're alone on that island.
This says pretty much a lot about some US cycling fans ... !phatlizard
Jul 20, 2003 5:02 AM
You simply don't deserve Lance or LeMond! And you will never get what it is all about!
Go and watch some football ...!
Snooty Eurotrash responsespookyload
Jul 20, 2003 8:23 AM
I forgot you europeans are so much better than us feeble americans. If you bothered to read my response, it isn't just the LA comments...it was his selfish goals and his lack of understanding of team racing, coupled with his always having an excuse for how someone in the peloton kept him from suceeding.

And by football do you mean soccer, or the real version of football? I figure since all you "enlightened Europeans" switched from your tradition monetary unit to dollars, you will probably be renaming the sport to soccer in your country too.
Loud mouth YANK response!Dutchy
Jul 20, 2003 4:44 PM
You can't seriously call American football the real version of the game. When was it invented? How many players are on one team? A separate team for offence and defence? That's bloody funny.

I wouldn't mention Europe's monetary switch considering you guys still talk in miles and feet. That's bloody funny too.

I better behave before you threaten to bomb my country (even though that is the the response I am expecting).
Turning around to see a competitor is an important moment?northcoast
Jul 19, 2003 12:06 PM
How could the "look" be an important cycling moment?

I guess you bought into all that marketing and idol worship stuff?

Heck I've turned around to see what was going on behind me too when racing.....to see who is coming up.

When I'm feeling really strong, I don't need to turn around at all.
No riding away from your competitionspookyload
Jul 20, 2003 8:17 AM
This is the point where he rode away from his competion for the next three years. That is why it is so important.
Bruno, you're lame and wrong!spyderman
Jul 20, 2003 8:59 PM
"The Look" applies because Lance is the target. Lance is the topic of every story that's being written this year. Lance is also looking over his shoulder at two serious contenders this year that are just +.20. They should rename the TDF the Tour deLance...

I like the fact that they still have to beat him! Even severely dehydrated they are just keeping up with him. Lets see what the GC looks like after Modays stage.