Yes, I couldn't remember whether he finished or not but he did look so completely done at that point sitting there draped in a towel. I was big fan of his and Simoni but I couldn't understand why Simoni chased him down when Pantani attacked, since he wasn't a threat to his Giro gc lead at the time. I think I remember Simoni saying that he regretted not letting Pantani go, thinking it would have given him one last moment of glory had he won that particular stage.BrentonOfTheNorth said:For me it was Beloki... was so dramatic, sudden, violent, shocking. The background of them chasing Vino on that crazy descent in extreme heat made the race really intense viewing in the moments leading up to the crash. Beloki crying in his DS' arms...
Pantani finished that Giro but are you referring to a crash on a mountain stage late in the race? I remember him sitting on the side of the road, dejected, eventually getting back on the bike.
Indeed all the no-shows in 2004 were disappointing. Mayo, Heras, and others... but especially Mayo. Plenty of conspiracy talk about Mayo's abandon in 2004 that cannot be discussed in this forum.
Yeah, that was rough. A lot of tears in the back of the ambulance I recall.Carstenbf said:Rolf Sørensen '91 Tour in the MJ.
Alberto yesterday comes close.
I did not say it makes me cold i said it leaves me cold. Like a feeling of loosing my blood. A chill that runs from my feet into my stomach. Sick feeling. Maybe the expression is new to you?RobbieCanuck said:A cyclist breaks his tibia and is forced to abandon and that makes you cold? YGTBKM!!!!!!!!!! How is he supposed to pedal? Or is AC's abandonment OK because he left in the team bus as opposed to an ambulance.
"Leaves me cold" means that I am indifferent to it, that it has no effect on me--quite the opposite of what you intended.Master50 said:I did not say it makes me cold i said it leaves me cold. Like a feeling of loosing my blood. A chill that runs from my feet into my stomach. Sick feeling. Maybe the expression is new to you?
well well so it does. Ok then. I did not use the expression correctly. That is the opposite of what I meant.shalgo said:"Leaves me cold" means that I am indifferent to it, that it has no effect on me--quite the opposite of what you intended.
sorry buddy. 2012 shudnt be counted. (no clinic intended)DenisMenchov said:If I've learned one thing about cycling that's:
Never underestimate Wiggins.
He'll never be a GC contender: boom, he goes 4th(3rd) in 2009
He'll never win le Tour: He wins in 2102
He's not as good TTer as Martin: Olympic champion in 2012
He won't be a factor in P-R: He finishes in the group of favorites in TOP 10
Yes, and Pantani was absent too. I don't even remember who won that year.kingjr said:I was really gutted in '99 when Ullrich crashed in the Deutschlandtour and subsequently couldn't ride the TdF.
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