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Would Lance have attacked if he hadn't fallen?(7 posts)

Would Lance have attacked if he hadn't fallen?Spoiler
Jul 21, 2003 7:14 AM
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He was in the middle of an attack when it happened (nm)James OCLV
Jul 21, 2003 7:15 AM
Yes. nmEman
Jul 21, 2003 7:15 AM
99% certain IMHORidearound
Jul 21, 2003 7:19 AM
unless there had been some other drama. Lance knew what he had to do to get time on the clock there. He'd probably been hoping the Jan wouldn't be in that peleton group coming up the final climb, but he was, and was pulling too - there was only one way Lance could try to get those points, and that was what happened.

I'm sure a bit of extra "being pissed" didn't do him any harm though...
Spoiler, the "nm" goes on the subject line (nm)loki_1
Jul 21, 2003 7:19 AM
Yes, but adrenalin probably won him the tour....Stinky Hippie
Jul 21, 2003 7:25 AM
....or would he have put more time into Jan if he hadn't fallen?

The 64 million dollar question.

Just think if that spectator cost him the tour? Between his crosscountry ride, dehydration, and 1 1/2 crashes, Lance has been faced with odds only the greatest cyclist in the world could surmount.

This, the greatest ride of the tour, will also be my best day in the saddle as I hit the Parkway.....I hope:)

Feel the gin
Very true statement:OldEdScott
Jul 21, 2003 7:41 AM
"Between his crosscountry ride, dehydration, and 1 1/2 crashes, Lance has been faced with odds only the greatest cyclist in the world could surmount."

Add to that the challenge of some very, very classy competition. And the challenge of personal and physical problems. Damndest exhibition of sheer guts and talent I've ever seen, even if he doesn't ultimately win.