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Radioshack / Armstrong find success by clinching the team classification.

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flicker said:
Excuse me? Are we speaking of current Ds s current and retired pros, american and eurp? Top amatuer americans? Or are we speaking litigators? I am speaking from the former and not from lance to landis as read by an attorney. Get with the sport Moose. Puleeze!

Pure ****ing comedy gold.
 
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ericthesportsman6 said:
His foundation has actually raised 14 million. I don't know how you got that preposterous number. It's not that people don't recognize his incredible donations to cancer, but as a rider, his tour was an absolute failure. I wish he never came back at all.

If he never came back than versus ratings would slump again. Not good for the sport.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-rel...inst-Cancer-to-the-Tour-de-France-1285228.htm

These commitments represent work in more than 60 countries around the world and an investment in cancer control of more than $200 million in year one alone.
 
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flicker said:
Excuse me? Are we speaking of current Ds s current and retired pros, american and eurp? Top amatuer americans? Or are we speaking litigators? I am speaking from the former and not from lance to landis as read by an attorney. Get with the sport Moose. Puleeze!

is that you ellen? ellenbrook?
 
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SilentAssassin said:
You don't know Lance so how can you say he is an arrogant ***?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQsqS-mY3jI


He also called Carlos Sastre a joke when he won the TdF in 2008.
And stuff like this: http://www.fafarazzi.com/gossip/496837/Lance-Armstrong-gets-drunk-on-an-airplane-is-an-***

Oh and this:

"God, there were times when it was a struggle." quoted his mother when talking about Lance's childhood. But after a while, Lance Armstrong joined in with some of the local sports, competing in bike races until eventually being invited to the Cooper institute for testing and training, where he scored very highly. However, in his talent he became arrogant, mouthing off to coaches who merely wished to help him. "He was completely rude. He was, like, 'So you are the new coach—what are you going to teach me?' He just thought he was King ****."

I think his mother knows him well enough.

Oh well, it's probably hard to not be arrogant after 7 TdF victories, I'll give him that.
 
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El Pistolero said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQsqS-mY3jI


He also called Carlos Sastre a joke when he won the TdF in 2008.
And stuff like this: http://www.fafarazzi.com/gossip/496837/Lance-Armstrong-gets-drunk-on-an-airplane-is-an-***

Oh and this:

"God, there were times when it was a struggle." quoted his mother when talking about Lance's childhood. But after a while, Lance Armstrong joined in with some of the local sports, competing in bike races until eventually being invited to the Cooper institute for testing and training, where he scored very highly. However, in his talent he became arrogant, mouthing off to coaches who merely wished to help him. "He was completely rude. He was, like, 'So you are the new coach—what are you going to teach me?' He just thought he was King ****."

I think his mother knows him well enough.

Oh well, it's probably hard to not be arrogant after 7 TdF victories, I'll give him that.

First article had questionable credibility.

2nd part...who hasn't been rude in their childhood...lol?
 
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Thank you RS for adding to my limited knowledge of professional bike racing. Thank you for showing me what TdF is all about. Winning the most important team competition is better that winning the individual overall. 7 times individual champion is nothing compared to winning the team competition.:D
 
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SilentAssassin said:
If he never came back than versus ratings would slump again. Not good for the sport.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-rel...inst-Cancer-to-the-Tour-de-France-1285228.htm

These commitments represent work in more than 60 countries around the world and an investment in cancer control of more than $200 million in year one alone.

The majority of cycling fans are in Europe, and they don't get Versus. Even if Versus did get cancelled in the US, who cares, the commentary is so painful a lot of actual fans in the US watch on internet steams anyways.
 

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Thank you RS for adding to my limited knowledge of professional bike racing. Thank you for showing me what TdF is all about. Winning the most important team competition is better that winning the individual overall. 7 times individual champion is nothing compared to winning the team competition.:D

Uhhh hi Beavis
 
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ericthesportsman6 said:
The majority of cycling fans are in Europe, and they don't get Versus. Even if Versus did get cancelled in the US, who cares, the commentary is so painful a lot of actual fans in the US watch on internet steams anyways.

Actually 99% watch on versus and 1% on internet stream.

Uhh...I want to watch in quality HD clarity on a plasma TV, not on some crappy internet stream. Commentary is actually quite good...at least AC isn't doing the commentating, then we'd all be in trouble :p
 

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SilentAssassin said:
Actually 99% watch on versus and 1% on internet stream.

Uhh...I want to watch in quality HD clarity on a plasma TV, not on some crappy internet stream. Commentary is actually quite good...at least AC isn't doing the commentating, then we'd all be in trouble :p

I have enjoyed Paul/Roll/Phil and the High def versus this year. Watched it and enjoyed it
 
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SilentAssassin said:
Actually 99% watch on versus and 1% on internet stream.

Uhh...I want to watch in quality HD clarity on a plasma TV, not on some crappy internet stream. Commentary is actually quite good...at least AC isn't doing the commentating, then we'd all be in trouble :p

uhh....the crappy internet can be streamed at HD level now, and actually my LCD is computer, HD and bit stream capable.........if your picture quality is your main concern i would have thought moving away from plasma, oh, at least 5 years ago would have been a priority for you..........
and as far as the commentary , well if contador had done it , you would not have had to suffer through the nit picking, the inaccuracy ,or the personal projection............and by we all im assuming you really mean, well you,.....
comon now if you were a true cycling fan you would appreciate the international aspect of the sport, maybe learning another language or two might help you to see the world as a whole and not just the lance centric empire you believe to be reality..............just saying
 
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Martin318is said:
Sorry? YOU tell someone it would be poetic justice if they got cancer and it is THEM that is the troll?

I didn't start a thread busting on winning the team competition. We get it, Lance and RS had a terrible tour. If you went to ride in the tour and thought you were going to win then suddenly realized your chances were over you'd grasp at anything.

I didn't wish cancer on anyone (that's trolling and digusting). I simply pointed out how poetic it would be if his foundation's research lead to a cure of a cancer he could possibly get.

Lance is a douche in real life but he does do a lot of great things for people.
 
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lagartija said:
uhh....the crappy internet can be streamed at HD level now, and actually my LCD is computer, HD and bit stream capable.........if your picture quality is your main concern i would have thought moving away from plasma, oh, at least 5 years ago would have been a priority for you..........
and as far as the commentary , well if contador had done it , you would not have had to suffer through the nit picking, the inaccuracy ,or the personal projection

Yah, we'd just have to suffer trying to decipher Contadors squeaky spanglish which would be far worse.

Plasmas still have the best image quality, plus even the latest LCD-LED-TVS have horrible viewing angles.

English is universal.
 
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SilentAssassin said:
Yah, we'd just have to suffer trying to decipher Contadors squeaky spanglish which would be far worse.

Plasmas still have the best image quality, plus even the latest LED-TVS have horrible viewing angles.

English is universal.

so is stupidity
 
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Just as good as last year!

I don't see how anyone can complain about RadioShack's performance in the tour. After all, they will likely equal their performance from last year. In 2009 (under the Astana banner) they got 1st, 3rd, and the team classification. This year they are set to get 1st, 3rd, and the team classification as well.

The only difference is that this year, instead of targetting the yellow jersey (GC? Pffffft!! Been there, done that, got the T-shirt), they set their sights on the gray jersey for best rider over 38. Congrats to Chris Horner for pretty much sewing up that competition! Unfortunately Lance likely won't move up to the second step on the podium unless Christophe Moreau has a Chickenesque TT effort.

Still, it's been a great battle and I look forward to seeing these guys fight it out for years to come on the Master's circuit.
 
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ruamruam said:
The team competition is way more sought after than the individual.

When the history of the 2010 Tour is written who will remember Contador or Schleck? Everyone will remember that Radioshack beat Caisse d'Epargne in the team comp. Bruyneel is a tactical genius.

This is just fantastically funny yet true. I've followed the tour since '76 and cannot, for the life of me, remember anyone mentioning the Team competition. Now P et P mention each stage. Not, of course, that there is anything wrong with that.
 
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SilentAssassin said:
Yah, we'd just have to suffer trying to decipher Contadors squeaky spanglish which would be far worse.

Plasmas still have the best image quality, plus even the latest LCD-LED-TVS have horrible viewing angles.

English is universal.

LOL...........its not spanglish homer its castellano

you being so universal you would have known that
and you kill me , viewing angles, im sure your 2000 sq foot living room really creates issues with your tv viewing.........and sorry pal plasma tv tech has been stone dead in its tracks for years, greater heat and energy consumption, shorter life span and limited connectivity options..........
but comon you being so universal would know all of this
 

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Oldman said:
yes and we're all quite happy they hit their mark. Thanks, Chris Horner for being the only team rider worth the paycheck.

Yeah Horner has rode well. I am sure that the knives will be out for RS as usual but for me the biggest fails in this years Tour have been Sky and Liquigas. Sky's tactic of putting all their eggs in the Wiggo basket has been a disaster and they are dumb not to have taken Henderson. LG have failed to fire a shot really. At least RS have a stage win and the team classification.

On another note, slightly off topic. I think this tour has shown how hard it is for a GC contender to ride the Giro and back it up at the Tour. Basso, Wiggins and Evans have all suffered in this Tour, as Menchov did last year.

For Evans I think it was more his lack of recovery rather than a sore elbow that has been his problem. His first crack on a climb was when the bunch were tempo riding in the saddle, hardly stressful on an elbow.