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Old 12-21-12, 17:37
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celebrate-no
the end-no
worst-no, boring yes
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Why on earth would an unattractive rider be a bad rider?
because bad stands for that amongs other things.
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Old 12-21-12, 17:47
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We can celebrate by smashing some bottles!
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Old 12-21-12, 17:56
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Whatever. I like Levi.
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Old 12-21-12, 18:12
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Let's not forget Leipheimer beat Contador in a stage race 11 months ago.
sob!
Levi and Contador were really friendly in that race though.

And it was Contador that was sucking Levis wheel there too.
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Old 12-21-12, 18:25
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Whatever. I like Levi.
So do I
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Old 12-21-12, 18:26
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I liked Levi before it was cool to like him.

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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 12-21-12, 19:11
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Levi and Contador were really friendly in that race though.

And it was Contador that was sucking Levis wheel there too.
contador wasn't so friendly about leipheime rafter the race and rightfully so.
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Old 12-21-12, 19:54
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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?
No, but since Rabo announced a contract extension just 2 years ago, when the economy already went down the toilet, I don't think the two things are interrelated.

I imagine many companies in the US were interested in cycling sponsorship purely on the back of the Lance Armstrong saga. And boy did that saga turn out to be too good to be true.
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Old 12-21-12, 20:01
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Because "bad" is a very subjective concept, and here it doesn't refer to sheer athletic capabilities or to having a good palmares.
I don't think it is a subjective concept in this context. Bad is bad, as in not very good quality-wise or untalented.

If a rider is unattractive, boring, one-dimensional or an opportunistic coward, I would expect someone to use those terms.
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