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Old 12-30-12, 18:26
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Yes, I regularly get glasses of beer thrown at me while shopping, riding on my commute, working, etc.

Sports attract morons. Classical music doesn't, for instance.
How much beer do they sell at a concert for classical music?
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 12-30-12, 18:30
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The pro's just need to pick up a video of "Chris Horner's Cyclocross Essentials" and learn some crowd control.
It's funny, since they call it Erwin Vervecken's crowd Control, while showing a picture of Wellens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJeXkaC1dM
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Old 12-30-12, 19:59
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This is what happened last friday on a big cross race:
http://youtu.be/WxgEF-t44gc?t=35s
(For those who don't follow cx, the Belgian Champion you see is Sven Nys, a living legend, maybe the best ever)
The beer must have been really bad.

Core fans and TV commentators must continue to ridicule these clowns. Won't solve the problem, but perhaps keep the size of the mob a bit in check.
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Old 12-31-12, 01:17
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in a sport where there are hundreds of thousands of fans lining the roads there are very few actual incidents to be fair , i agree some do get slightly excitable at times but its very rare that they do any harm to any of the riders .

there is something very special about the riders going through those close walls of spectators especially when they are climbing , personally i would not like to see it changed .
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True, but there's no need for a bunch of naked men following the riders for 2km along the climb.
There's too much clowns on the roads these days
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Old 12-31-12, 08:30
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How much beer do they sell at a concert for classical music?
Ohhhh but ofcourse!! I didn't realise until now that beer is to blame!
Ban alcohol... everywhere!

Still it probably solves a lot of problems at cyclocross if they didn't seel beer anymore. Too bad not half of the people that come and watch the race will be there without alcohol.
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Old 12-31-12, 08:35
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in a sport where there are hundreds of thousands of fans lining the roads there are very few actual incidents to be fair , i agree some do get slightly excitable at times but its very rare that they do any harm to any of the riders .

there is something very special about the riders going through those close walls of spectators especially when they are climbing , personally i would not like to see it changed .
Like Buffalo allready pointed out. The problem isn't really the big crowd at the side of the road it's the idiots that run along.
I think the cameras should start ignoring them, but the problem is they run along the riders so it's hard to ignore them. I would much rather see a policeman every 20 meters that's allowed to punch one of those guys in the face, but I guess that's not going to happen
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Old 12-31-12, 11:04
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There is no problem. there are no other sports where spectators can come so close to their heroes and that's what partly makes cycling the most beautiful sport in the world.

Therefore incidents obviously occur, but nothing bad really.
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Old 12-31-12, 11:07
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indeed. some of you overreact
there are milions of people on the streets,i'm more afraid that they will stab or shoot the riders,giving them spiked drinks and so on
i really think the situation is very much normal.
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Old 12-31-12, 13:51
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Eric the Photographer ? Cows, dogs, horses, drunks, people sitting too close to the edge of the road, lunatics in costumes or completely naked who want their TV moment ? It's just a miracle that there aren't more accidents. Funnily enough with all of the obstacles it is probably the riders themselves that cause the majority of the accidents.
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