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Lance about to fall (great picture)......(23 posts)

Lance about to fall (great picture)......african
Jul 21, 2003 9:48 AM
Lance on the ground......african
Jul 21, 2003 9:48 AM
down....african
Jul 21, 2003 9:50 AM
getting up....african
Jul 21, 2003 9:51 AM
And just after they'd dumped their helmets, too!Humma Hah
Jul 21, 2003 10:12 AM
I wonder if he picked up that water bottle? No way a domestique could have brought him another after that point.
see LA cross the finish line his brake lever is loose nmafrican
Jul 21, 2003 10:16 AM
I think..... I only saw it once....nmafrican
Jul 21, 2003 10:16 AM
chainstay is broken, too ...Humma Hah
Jul 21, 2003 10:41 AM
... according to a report on Yahoo, his mechanic pointed out a broken chainstay when they got the bike into the van.

You don't win a TdF without some luck.
It was the blonde's bag. She's in the upper left corner...Brooks
Jul 21, 2003 1:16 PM
before the older guy in blue. she's in this photo and the previous one looking like "Hey, he just stole my bag!"
thanks,,, where from? nmMrDan
Jul 21, 2003 9:53 AM
thanks,,, where from? nmSkip
Jul 21, 2003 10:05 AM
Today's stage.
Yahoo has a link, with lots of pictures....nmafrican
Jul 21, 2003 10:10 AM
can you post the link? I couldn't find it, Thanks nmgtx
Jul 21, 2003 10:38 AM
nevermind, got it nmgtx
Jul 21, 2003 10:47 AM
hereafrican
Jul 21, 2003 10:47 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/sc

On the right hand side, it says slideshow.. and gallery
Postal mech. said right chainstay CRACKED!El Guapo
Jul 21, 2003 10:22 AM
From yahoo...Dave Hickey
Jul 21, 2003 10:25 AM
As Armstrong got into his team car, a mechanic showed him that his bike was also in a bad way with the chain stay, which runs between the central cranks and the rear gear mechanism, broken.
Here's the direct link to that storyfracisco
Jul 21, 2003 10:47 AM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030721/sp_nm/cycling_tour_armstrong_dc_3
hmmm, I do think that's covered by the warranty nmgtx
Jul 21, 2003 10:53 AM
Nope, racing and crashing both void the warranty (nm)TJeanloz
Jul 21, 2003 11:28 AM
oops! typo, meant "don't" ;) nmgtx
Jul 21, 2003 12:42 PM
hmmm, I do think that's covered by the warranty nmzero85ZEN
Jul 21, 2003 11:37 AM
I think Lance probably has a different warranty policy on his frames than the rest of the world.

Something like overnight replacement, anywhere in the world, especially if it happens to be July and he's in France!

;-)
Good loaner policy, too ...Humma Hah
Jul 21, 2003 12:20 PM
... if a teammate is handy with your size of bike, that's your loaner and he waits for the team van and a spare.