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Chris Carmichael: "Lance will match & Exceed AC Speed"

Just came across to this article from PEZ Cycling news and caught my attention the length that people are willing to go in order to promote a new book, by making such a ridiculous statement. I recall while the tour was on going, Chris made the most shameful statements regarding AC abilities to dominate the competition, by saying that LA was "limited" by the team's interests & strategy played against him. this is the same guy who said after the tour that he privately had never hoped to see LA making the top 10 - and now he's saying he will destroy the field in 2010?

here is the link:

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=7624&status=True
 
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Any hack promoting a book will wallow in their past glory. Carmichael has made an industry out of promoting his connection to Lance. Funny, he tried to distance himself from Lance in the early days on the US Team because Lance was such a self-involved little ***.
Sarah Palin has a book out, too. Probably doesn't have much about intensity training, though.
 
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i'll make only one post re this rather foolish statement..before he can pass contador he'll have to surgically remove berto's foot form his **** (i was not the one who coined the expression).
 
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fatandfast said:
38 is the new 28. maybe there is some special anti aging cream lance can rub on his legs before the mountain stages.

He's going to need to apply it higher up and closer to the backside. He's in for some wear and tear...
 
fatandfast said:
38 is the new 28. maybe there is some special anti aging cream lance can rub on his legs before the mountain stages.

Testosterone cream gets applied to the upper arms chest and abdomen. But Lance's Doctor may prescribe something else.

Seriously, I wouldn't be as concerned about Lance as several other competitors if I was AC.
 
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ggusta said:
Testosterone cream gets applied to the upper arms chest and abdomen. But Lance's Doctor may prescribe something else.

Seriously, I wouldn't be as concerned about Lance as several other competitors if I was AC.

AC is clever enough to see Andy Schleck as his main opponent for the 2010 TdF. He always pronounces that name every time he is asked that question.
 
LOL. How does Carmichael sleep at night? It must be tough going to bed knowing that your entire success is built on pretending to be Armstrong's coach when you know very well you were nothing but a piece of misdirection to cover for Dr. Ferrari.

After injecting young riders with drugs and lying to them about what was in the injections, Carmichael should not be walking the streets. The Dr. Mengele wannabe should be in prison.
 
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icefire said:
AC is clever enough to see Andy Schleck as his main opponent for the 2010 TdF. He always pronounces that name every time he is asked that question.
+1
and isn't it curiously similar to armstrong always pronouncing ullrich his main opponent?
hint: in the professional cycling world their natural talents had been sized long ago and are well known to the main players. the assumptions is, just like in the days of la-ulle, everyone follows similar 'preparation' coz therer no secrets and the talent will prevail.
 
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ggusta said:
Testosterone cream gets applied to the upper arms chest and abdomen. But Lance's Doctor may prescribe something else.

Seriously, I wouldn't be as concerned about Lance as several other competitors if I was AC.

I think I read Flandis used a patch and put it on his balls.
 
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Armstrong was losing his ability to accelerate in 2004 and 2005. There's no way he is going to get it back now. Maybe they have some kind of gene doping up there sleeve but it will have to be extra special to give him back his youthful explosiveness.
 
Epicycle said:
Armstrong was losing his ability to accelerate in 2004 and 2005. There's no way he is going to get it back now. Maybe they have some kind of gene doping up there sleeve but it will have to be extra special to give him back his youthful explosiveness.

+1 This was the point I made way back during the TdF. You can check you tube and see videos of Lance climbing in 1999/2000 and compare them with Lance 2004/2005. It was clear then that he had lost his explosiveness. Watching him climb in this year's Tour just confirmed that fact.

What is more shocking is the Pez reporter didn't interrupt that comment with a WTF?!?!? I know that was the first thing that crossed my mind.
 
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python said:
+1
and isn't it curiously similar to armstrong always pronouncing ullrich his main opponent?
hint: in the professional cycling world their natural talents had been sized long ago and are well known to the main players. the assumptions is, just like in the days of la-ulle, everyone follows similar 'preparation' coz therer no secrets and the talent will prevail.

Reminds me of a quote of Charlie Francis (Ben Johnson's coach up to the 1988 Olympics). He said something to the effect that when young athletes make it into the highest level of sport they see everyone doing drugs and they're outraged. Soon, though, they realize that it's just an elevated version of an even playing field, and who would have won still wins, and the outrage eventually goes away.
 
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+1 This was the point I made way back during the TdF. You can check you tube and see videos of Lance climbing in 1999/2000 and compare them with Lance 2004/2005. It was clear then that he had lost his explosiveness. Watching him climb in this year's Tour just confirmed that fact.

What is more shocking is the Pez reporter didn't interrupt that comment with a WTF?!?!? I know that was the first thing that crossed my mind.

Can't catagorically agree that he couldn't get "explosiveness" back. He would probably traine differently for each tour based on the stages and competition. Hard to judge anyone's first year back. Having said that: Carmichael is still embarrassing and probably on has token involvement in LA's preparation at this point.
 
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scribe said:
I don't know where you get your news, but PLEASE don't post a link here!

OK, I debated this with myself and decided that if you really didn't want a link you wouldn't have said anything at all, so here's the link discussing, among other things, Flandis's 'bag of tricks':

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=features/2006/landis_beer

If I have failed you in this bit of amateur psychoanalysis, please accept my profound apologies. I am not a licensed care giver.
 
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Long day and I needed a good laugh - the 'Indurain playbook' made me spit VAT into my keyboard. Trust Chris Carmichael to provide a chuckle - the man is pure comedy gold
 
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hfer07 said:
Just came across to this article from PEZ Cycling news and caught my attention the length that people are willing to go in order to promote a new book, by making such a ridiculous statement. I recall while the tour was on going, Chris made the most shameful statements regarding AC abilities to dominate the competition, by saying that LA was "limited" by the team's interests & strategy played against him. this is the same guy who said after the tour that he privately had never hoped to see LA making the top 10 - and now he's saying he will destroy the field in 2010?

here is the link:

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=7624&status=True

Yeah, that is crazy he would want to promote his book. No one ever does that.
 
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Carmichael is 100% correct. It is well documented that, as they near 40 and especially after a 3 yr layoff, cyclists make dramatic increases in their ability to accelerate and sustain an attack. These increases are even more profound for a rider who has mastered the art of cadence instead of spending his 30's grinding big gears. Typical that you haters cannot see that.
 

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