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Old 12-19-12, 18:12
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Leipheimers 2011 tds win and the subsequent reactions was 1 of the best moments in cycling history and the best in the history of this.forum.

Epic stuff.

Edit:beaten to.it.
I do remember. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at forum reactions to a rider winning a race than that one. Tears welled in my eyes. Classic.
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Old 12-19-12, 18:25
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The criteria for "bad" interest me.
Obviously almost every rider in the peloton must be ****.
Or is a bad rider the same as a rider that I dislike?

Anyway, what would life be like if there weren't any people I could hate. There is no better way to prove that one is week than to feed on this.

Threads like this are a shame.
bad as in a non-rider. or can you aleborate on him being an attractive rider?
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Old 12-20-12, 17:45
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This d-bag and his friends George, JV, and Lance are costing many (hopefully clean) US pro riders their livelihood. I don't think people realise just what a huge impact this is having on pro cycling.

You have guys like Andy Jacques-Maynes now without a ride this year - meanwhile Levi lives in a huge house with (I'm sure) a nice retirement plan. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/no-p...r-energy-kenda

Shameful. All those whistleblowers should have been banned for life.
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Old 12-21-12, 11:39
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This d-bag and his friends George, JV, and Lance are costing many (hopefully clean) US pro riders their livelihood. I don't think people realise just what a huge impact this is having on pro cycling.

You have guys like Andy Jacques-Maynes now without a ride this year - meanwhile Levi lives in a huge house with (I'm sure) a nice retirement plan. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/no-p...r-energy-kenda

Shameful. All those whistleblowers should have been banned for life.
yeah I'm sure the state of american domestic cycling has nothing to do with the us economy
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Old 12-21-12, 12:17
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yeah I'm sure the state of american domestic cycling has nothing to do with the us economy
Are you also one of those idiots who believe that Rabobank quit cycling because of the economy?
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Old 12-21-12, 17:16
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It's absolutely nothing at all to do with the US economy (which, by the way, is in a bettter state than it was 2 years ago - the sponsors weren't leaving then). Example: Nissan are asking to have their name removed from the RSNT jerseys even though they have already paid for another year of sponsorship. Teams are having to fold because the sponsors have lost faith with USAC and the high-profile US riders involved in this mess. You don't see the "US economy" having an effect on other sports' sponsorship.
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Old 12-21-12, 17:26
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Let's not forget Leipheimer beat Contador in a stage race 11 months ago.
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Old 12-21-12, 17:29
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Why on earth would an unattractive rider be a bad rider?
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Old 12-21-12, 17:31
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Why on earth would an unattractive rider be a bad rider?
Because "bad" is a very subjective concept, and here it doesn't refer to sheer athletic capabilities or to having a good palmares.
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Old 12-21-12, 17:37
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Are you also one of those idiots who believe that Rabobank quit cycling because of the economy?
yeah comparing a lifelong cycling sponsor like rabobank with smaller domestic usa sponsoring, or are you going to denie that even in the netherlands sports sponsoring is still fine?
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