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here is the yellow bag and is that the kid?????(12 posts)

here is the yellow bag and is that the kid?????african
Jul 21, 2003 10:49 AM
photo caption: uh oh, there goes my allowance for a whole year. nmDrone 5200
Jul 21, 2003 11:49 AM
re: here is the yellow bag and is that the kid?????flying
Jul 21, 2003 12:39 PM
Kid was lucky ;-)
Ever see what Gianni Bugno did to a spectator that caused him to crash on a uphill hairpin?
He picks up the bike & while gripping the bars with the bike standing on its rear wheel he slams the front wheel into the guys face......ouch!!
Don't think that is the same person...Brooks
Jul 21, 2003 12:52 PM
as Lance was still going forward with the bag hung on his bars. There was also the big guy in dark blue past (uphill) the person with the bag who does not appear in this picture. Not quite as obvious who the culprit is like the photographer during an uphill finish last year(?)that took out the solo leader. Fortunately, he had enough of a gap to get on the bike and finish the final few hundred meters.

It sure is spooky and takes a tremendous amount of concentration to plow through those yelling throngs that don't part until the rider almost hits them.
I'm guessing it is the blonde seen behind the guy in blue..Brooks
Jul 21, 2003 1:13 PM
seen in the upper left corner in the second and third pictures above.
looks like american soccer mom w/kids ....marcoxxx
Jul 21, 2003 1:21 PM
guess no one can claim euro types got in the way.
Looking in the wrong direction..270bullet
Jul 21, 2003 3:42 PM
photo is taken looking uphill. The kid was downhill of this scene to the photog's right.

If my link works, the hook happened in front of the bald guy on the right.
Another angle270bullet
Jul 21, 2003 3:45 PM
The older guy looked to be the one who caused the hook, but in replay you can see a kid right in front of him swinging the bag. Old guy didn't seem to notice anything until LA hit the ground.
you are right, it is a kid behind the old dude. nmafrican
Jul 21, 2003 5:43 PM
It is a kid in a GREEN t-shirt in front of the old man ...El Guapo
Jul 21, 2003 7:20 PM
watch the replay under the video clips section of the Le Tour website ( In slow motion, it is very obvious that someone wearing a green t-shirt flicks the yellow bag out just as Armstrong arrives and attempts to promptly withdraw it. Intent is hard to tell, but I am willing to bet it was shear juvenile stupidity.
Agree - kid in a GREEN t-shirt downhill of baldyIwannapodiumgirl
Jul 21, 2003 8:09 PM
Come on guys - let's go with the facts and not speculate much ;)

Video clearly shows a kid in a green t-shirt and cap. No pocket money for him this week...
and what did you do this summer.....marcoxxx
Jul 22, 2003 4:19 AM
well i flipped lance off his bike while in france for the tdf...i really wanted to go to disney instead....