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Anybody notice Lance and Hinault at the ceremony?(9 posts)

Anybody notice Lance and Hinault at the ceremony?amflyer
Jul 21, 2003 7:40 AM
Looked like Armstrong "skipped" Hinault on the handshake line, then ignored him again on the way back by, with H. obviously trying to say something to him. Is there some bad blood between them for some reason, or am I just imagining things?

Other than that, this was the best damn race I have ever seen. The whole Tour has read like some hollywood hopeful's script...unbelievable.

doubt it was intentional; could be brain dead after today nmDougSloan
Jul 21, 2003 8:12 AM
Hinault's had nothing but good to say about Lance...James OCLV
Jul 21, 2003 8:15 AM
He almost read this Tour like he was reading a script. Hinault said that the Pyreneese would be the deciding ground for this year's Tour, and that Lance was going to attack...
YES!Stinky Hippie
Jul 21, 2003 8:19 AM
...I did notice that. But after taking notice of what looked to be a snub, I saw that Hinault was serving as something of a master of ceremonies -- escorting Armstrong off the stage after the round of handshakes. could very well have been nothing.

Then again, Lance might have looked at Hinault and thought to himself , "If I had been racing against this guy, he would have attacked when I crashed" and thus became sickened at the sight of him:)

feel the gin
Jul 21, 2003 8:31 AM
Yeah, I definitely noticed that LA skipped the handshake!! He shook his hand at the other stages though, so I don't know what's up???

LA was a bit goofy on the podium today. He was smiling ear to ear and couldn't even kiss the podium girls correctly. It was kind of funny. Very nice to see him in good spirits again.

Are you the "feel the gin" guy on MTBR?
NO !!!!!noupi
Jul 21, 2003 8:32 AM
I taped the race and went back to check.
When Lance got the Maillot jaune and left the podium he gave Hinault a big smile and a
biker "hand in the air " shake....
When he left the "stage win" podium Hinault directed him towards the first guest of honor .
Go lance Go !!!!!!!!!
I should have guessed as muchamflyer
Jul 21, 2003 8:40 AM
I missed taping the live coverage, so i have to wait until the replay. Hope they forget to bleep out the Armstrong interview "sh!t" comment he made about about the crash.

I agree he looked happy, tired, and goofy on the podium.

Goofy on the Podium...eschelon
Jul 21, 2003 9:39 AM
I've got the admit to you all that I wished this Tour was a dominator event for Lance but is hasn't...I really do enjoy the drama and suspense...but at the same time, I like the quick gratification of knowing that Lance has it in the bag...which is why for the past few days, I've been hoping that Lance has been sandbagging the race...but obviously, he really has been in difficulties and has been trying to limit his losses...obviously he either was feeling sick from something or was in the process of getting over it and then bam, only to be further set back by severe dehydration. I haven't seen the race from today...but I will be sure to watch it tonight and based on what I've read, it seems, Lance has recovered and is well on his way of spanking the rest of the field. Perhaps, that goofiness on the podium and off today that so many of you spoke of is because Lance is genuinely back to his old self again and is relishing the thought of how he is going to show them all how it's all done the coming days.
YES! You're confusing Hinault With LemondJulie C
Jul 21, 2003 12:02 PM