- Mar 19, 2009
You know that whole pack wanted to go slow the first two thirds of the race just to get a break... They were going 50 km/hr the last 20k. If the entire pack was scared they would not have raced it like that in the end.
BikeCentric said:Who cares? They are pro bike racers, we are not. Yah, personally I rarely race crits anymore because I'm sick of the crashes, but that's because I don't get paid to. These guys do.
Thanks for bringing the thread back to topic irrespective of what the thread title was.BigBoat said:Dopes. D-O-P-E!
If Lance was clean for the Giro he'd have DNF'd a week ago, first day of climbing. He probably took a blood refill this morning.
dimspace said:just remembered one bit where a van was parked on a centre reservation with about 2 foot of its **** end sticking out causing everyone to swerve.. the course was a mess..
as for lance and money.. i was under the impression that his appearance fees where going to livestrong.. is that wrong?
craig1985 said:And as for Bigboat - **** me, how on earth do you even get out of the bed in the morning? Why do you still follow pro cycling then if you are so bitter and twisted? Sorry for taking this thread off topic, but it is starting to beome annoying.
BigBoat said:You know that whole pack wanted to go slow the first two thirds of the race just to get a break... They were going 50 km/hr the last 20k. If the entire pack was scared they would not have raced it like that in the end.
dimspace said:... (and it was, and we are not just talking about the security of the fans, or the welfare of the riders from accidents, what was to stop a nutter with a knife stepping out at a rider, a complete lack of security anywhere, any terrorists would have had a field day..)...
boalio said:what a load of ********. so should the riders neutralise all the main climbs in this years Tour as well? what's stopping a nutter with a knife being in that crowd? maybe even a terrorist with a hand bag might take out Lance again.
im sorry, as soon as people start using the 'what about terrorists' line...
krebs303 said:Let's see 3 riders crashed on the first lap. which was what 32kph average?
Is that out of the ordinary? I guess you can touch wheels at any speed. Does anyone know if that was the cause. did they go down together? were they avoiding obstacles in the road?
BigBoat said:These militant groups dont give a sh$t about some bike race. If they did there would have been a bomb explosion on the mountain side by now, after 100+ years. lol
trailrunner said:Maybe the militant groups don't care, but there are some wacko wannabe-terrorists. Go back and watch at the 2004 Olympic marathon in Athens.
BikeCentric said:LOL no, Beloki was in front of him at the time. Beloki skidded the rear wheel, then blew out his rear tire, leading to his high-siding the bike in the crash and coming down hard on his leg and smashing his femur.
It was just a tragic freak thing that can happen on the last mountain descent on a hot day with a tired rider.
trailrunner said:Sez who? Take an extreme example where in the middle of the show, the fans start pelting her with white-wine sprizers. Why don't you think she could leave at that point?
You were the one who brought up those two as examples to support your argument. I was just pointing out the flaws in your logic.
dimspace said:you also go to PR with a bike designed for the course...
yesterdays stage would have involved trials bikes, crash helmets and body armour..