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Lance, after his crash on tv

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His crash is making headlines this morning in Australia. First time cycling has been mentioned on the mainstream media since.....oh yeah, when he was here for TDU.
 
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His crash is making headlines this morning in Australia. First time cycling has been mentioned on the mainstream media since.....oh yeah, when he was here for TDU.

We'll cure cancer one day!
 
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lookkg386 said:
His crash is making headlines this morning in Australia. First time cycling has been mentioned on the mainstream media since.....oh yeah, when he was here for TDU.

coverage here is definitely on the way, especially over the last couple of years with Cadel and the good work that SBS is doing!
 
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He's a 'celebrity' rather than a credible cyclist anymore - and how do stories that cover someone crashing out of a race highlight the sport? Short answer - they don't. The media groupies will go back to ignoring cycling completely until Armstrong gets back on a bike again.

The times online said Armstrong had crashed out of the 'Tour of Spain' - that's how interested those reporting on Armstrong are in reporting on the sport as a whole.
 
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Mellow Velo said:
WTF!
BBC news give it a minute+ slot. Show the crash, it's implications and interviews with both LA and Bertie.
The same BBC news that were mute over Cav's monument victory....

I know. Laughable isn't it? The BBC are still running the LA story as a headline strap on Radio 5 in the UK. I've just emailed the news editor to tell say that this is not news and to stop stroking his ego like all of the other media outlets.
 
yesterday's online NY Times.

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I guess that's me told then :) Do you think that the next headline will be " Markets Leap to 2007 level on news that Armstrong can ride the Tour. Fears of Recession Fade"? And what's with the caps in the middle of sentences? I presume that news editors in the USA are not obliged to have an education in grammar.
 
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What attention is the sport getting in that story, BB? Seriously? The Times online reported he had crashed out of the Tour of Spain - that's how much people reporting on this care about the sport, they can't even get the name of the race right.

The attention is never on the sport, only on Armstrong - any mention of cycling in these stories is purely coincidental.
 
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Indeed, that's not cycling coverage just bull****. Nice photo though, love that look of vunerability. I will be genuinely gutted if he's out the Giro, I was really looking forward to seeing how old he looked getting his bottom kicked all over Italy by Basso.

Quiet here tonight isn't it? New episode of Planet Armstrong on ES?
 
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bianchigirl said:
What attention is the sport getting in that story, BB? Seriously? The Times online reported he had crashed out of the Tour of Spain - that's how much people reporting on this care about the sport, they can't even get the name of the race right.

The attention is never on the sport, only on Armstrong - any mention of cycling in these stories is purely coincidental.

Good comment Bianchigirl! I like your posts everytime:D!
 
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Compared to when?... 1995?

Compared to before they were taking hair samples for testing....cause the shorter it is, the shorter the record.
 
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Compared to before they were taking hair samples for testing....cause the shorter it is, the shorter the record.

Are you being a smartass or are you seriously implying that the only reason he keeps his hair short is to fool the doping controls? I don't remember ever seeing it much longer than that.
 
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Dedman said:
Are you being a smartass or are you seriously implying that the only reason he keeps his hair short is to fool the doping controls? I don't remember ever seeing it much longer than that.

Haha, read most of his other posts, yes that's what he is implying....again :cool:
 
you know, I don't know if we should be so quick to write off the attention 'the sport' gets because the media doesn't care that it's castilia y leon... there is a 'trickle down' effect, I believe. For example, a race that's not the TdF on the front page of the Times might have someone thinking 'hey, there's racing all year round?' and they will check it out and be hooked. I know there are Lance/American fanatics that come watch the sport to cheer for their boys, but I think there are also fans who get drawn into the sport because of the media exposure Lance Armstrong has given cycling, and who eventually grow to respect and love the sport year-round.

I'm one of those people. I never would have seen live coverage of the Tour in 2004 in Canada if Armstrong hadn't been riding - luckily, I did, and luckily I wasn't working so I just got up every morning and watched it on TV. Then I started to follow results, then I found cyclingnews and a few other sites. Now I'm an insanely dedicated follower to many pro races.

I really am not a big fan of Lance Armstrong, but I do think the exposure he's given to the sport, as general as it might be, brings in people who had no idea about pro cycling before.