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video captures of "The Bag"(13 posts)

video captures of "The Bag"TPC
Jul 22, 2003 9:11 AM
not to beat a dead horse, but I didn't see any still image captures from the video of yesterday's stage's "The Bag". So for your viewing (dis)pleasure...

pic 1 - kid in green tshirt doing his best feed zone impression on the final climb
pic 2 - "The Hook"
pic 3 - don't let go!
re: video captures of "The Bag"TPC
Jul 22, 2003 9:12 AM
That guy did it on purpose!!! nmt-bill
Jul 22, 2003 9:20 AM
re: video captures of "The Bag"TPC
Jul 22, 2003 9:22 AM
I hope someone beat the crap out of that little monsterDougSloan
Jul 22, 2003 9:54 AM
He should be beaten to within an inch of his life, the little monster.

Doug
I hope someone beat the crap out of that little monsterbiggearlover
Jul 22, 2003 10:02 AM
15 to 20 feet of open tarmac to the left of LA. Why go so close to the public, who were standing about two feet into the road. Not a problem I would say. LA admitted after the race (in a very impressing interview, cause of his openness, his directness, his french!) that he was too close, his fault.
The adrenalin rush possibly gave him the extra not only to come back (they were waiting), but too attack and find his high-rev rhytm.
How's that for an explanation?
sure, side with the kidDougSloan
Jul 22, 2003 10:08 AM
Lance is a nice guy for accepting the blame and not giving this kid a complex and nightmares for the rest of his life. Yes, if it had been in the middle of the road, it wouldn't have happened. Still, someone needs to pay!

BTW, Lance was accellerating hard on an attack at the time, and would no doubt have put more time on everyone else had he not wrecked. Smashing your body against the pavement is not the best way to launch an attack; adrenaline is a short term fix, at best.

Doug
sure, side with the kidbiggearlover
Jul 22, 2003 10:56 AM
Doug, just look at the big picture; this is not a Alpe d'Huez passage through the crowds. No drunks or madmen in sight. Just civilised Spanish and French cycling enthusiasts with their kids. The likes of shopowners and bookkeepers. It's only the first few miles of the climb.
From my own experience I can tell you any mishap, like a flat, in a TT or a final of a race, with the limited view of the world you have at that time, only gave me access to more power. Not neccessarily a victory of course. I side with kids all the time BTW.
sure, side with the kidbiggearlover
Jul 22, 2003 2:03 PM
ah, you saw the light! This is exactly my point:

'If there is anything positive to say about a fan causing a crash in the Tour de France, it may have been the jolt that finally stirred Armstrong back to life. By the time he got back on his bike, his demeanor and body language had completely changed. Here was a Tour de France champion where only a few minutes earlier a mere race leader had ridden.'

I copied from your own contribution.
more excusesDougSloan
Jul 22, 2003 2:05 PM
Ah, yes, Carmicheal is just a pawn of Armstrong, who is ever the gentleman.

;-)

Doug
I hope someone beat the crap out of that little monsterlitesp
Jul 23, 2003 8:48 AM
IMO, Lance went far inside on the right because it was the shortest path around the corner and also steeper so that his acceleration would quickly open up a gap to Ullrich.
Reminds me of that kid at the Yankies game...Alpedhuez55
Jul 22, 2003 10:13 AM
The one who reached infront of the fence and interfered with the ball during the playoffs. The umps blew the call and it was a home run. He was on all the talk shows for a few days. I wonder if that would have happenned to the kid with the bag if Lance was not able to continue and Ullrich won? Would he be the special guest on Sprockets with Deiter???
Jeffery Meyer (nm)94Nole
Jul 22, 2003 1:04 PM