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So, who do actually want to win the TdF?

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Who would you like to see win the Tour?

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one for the (native) english speaking people.

a 'bad rap' is mentioned in this thread. i see that all the time. shouldn't that be 'rep', short for reputation?

i know the term from music (gang starr "just to get a rep"), but now i see 'rap' used all the time.

WHAT IS IT?

tia ;x
 
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ak-zaaf said:
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one for the (native) english speaking people.

a 'bad rap' is mentioned in this thread. i see that all the time. shouldn't that be 'rep', short for reputation?

i know the term from music (gang starr "just to get a rep"), but now i see 'rap' used all the time.

WHAT IS IT?

tia ;x

A "bad rap" references a "rap" sheet which is a list of criminal offenses committed by a particular individual.

The origin of "rap sheet" is: 'rap (n.) Look up rap at Dictionary.com
"quick, light blow," c.1340, native or borrowed from a Scandinavian source (cf. Dan. rap, Swed. rapp "light blow"); either way probably of imitative origin (cf. slap, clap). The verb is attested from 1377. Slang noun meaning "rebuke, blame, responsibility" is from 1777; specific meaning "criminal indictment" (cf. rap sheet, 1960) is from 1903. To rap (someone's) knuckles "give light punishment" is from 1749.'
Rap Sheet: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php

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A quick look at what the forum thinks on Sunday evening CET (because I find it so surprising) -

Cadel 21
Lance 15
Schleklet 15
Contador 9

I can only assume (and I mean no offense) that there are a lot of Australian lurkers here, because I certainly haven't noticed so many posters with an Antipodean location.

I'm surprised, because I honestly don't think many (if any) European voters would go for Cadel. I'm also surprised that so many give Schleklet a chance of winning, though I'm sure that he's just one of those riders that everyone (including me) likes and wouldn't mind seeing win.
 
Amsterhammer said:
I'm also surprised that so many give Schleklet a chance of winning, though I'm sure that he's just one of those riders that everyone (including me) likes and wouldn't mind seeing win.

Hope for the Schlecklet may be not so much true belief that he can win this edition but more belief that if he won then that would mean a good Tour. He would have to make some great attacks in the mountain to pull off a victory, and that would be great to watch. Unfortunately this year's course does not give him many opportunities.
 
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Amsterhammer said:
A quick look at what the forum thinks on Sunday evening CET (because I find it so surprising) -

Cadel 21
Lance 15
Schleklet 15
Contador 9

I can only assume (and I mean no offense) that there are a lot of Australian lurkers here, because I certainly haven't noticed so many posters with an Antipodean location.

I'm surprised, because I honestly don't think many (if any) European voters would go for Cadel. I'm also surprised that so many give Schleklet a chance of winning, though I'm sure that he's just one of those riders that everyone (including me) likes and wouldn't mind seeing win.

their aren't that many aussies compared to americans or europeans on this site. Some europeans and americans must of voted for him. I haven't even voted for him yet:) I didn't think that anyone liked armstrong from looking at other threads.

P.S. Do you think it's weird that they have an ad of Alejandro Valverde in it saying "what's his secret". just putting out their. (The ad is at the top of the page)
 
auscyclefan94 said:
their aren't that many aussies compared to americans or europeans on this site. Some europeans and americans must of voted for him. I haven't even voted for him yet:) I didn't think that anyone liked armstrong from looking at other threads.

I've been a bit surprised by Cadel's numbers so far. There doesn't seem to be too much vocal support for him here, but that's kind of why I wanted to do a poll instead of a regular thread - to see what people are really thinking. Should be interesting to see where the numbers go when people vote who only access the site from work during the week. I'm betting LA gets a bump from the weekday crowd as does Schleck the Younger.

At least Frank finally got on the board.
 
Any one other than Leipheimer, Evans or Armstrong. If I had to select one rider it would probably be Contador primarily because he didn't get the chance to defend his title from 2007 and I believe he is the most exciting and entertaining of the current gc contenders. Second on my list would be either Menchov or Sastre with a nod towards Menchov, proving that the Giro/Tour double is still possible.

By the way, isn't cyclingnews based out of Australia? If so isn't it natural that there would be more faithful Aussie posters than anywhere else and thus more faithful Cadel fans?
 
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Animal said:
Where's the "Don't care" option?

I mean I gave up being a "fan" of anything or anyone a while ago.

Perhaps it's because I'm old (47), but the idea of being a fan of anything at all is just weird.

Then why the h*** are you posting in this forum? I think you're pathetic being 47 years old and sitting in a forum saying that you don't give a crap.

So why?
 
Mm. Just a little!

I love cycling.

I've been to see the Tour's full set of mountain stages, both Alpine and Pyrenean in 2000 and 2003.

But I'm not going to get a man-crush on some pro rider!

May the best man (first among equal dopers) win!
 
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Anyone care to hazard a guess why more people have voted for Gesink rather than Menchov? Makes no sense to me in view of Gesink's considerably lesser tt qualities.
 
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Amsterhammer said:
Anyone care to hazard a guess why more people have voted for Gesink rather than Menchov? Makes no sense to me in view of Gesink's considerably lesser tt qualities.

The question is "Who do you WANT to win the Tour?". I'm sure most Dutch/Rabo fans would rather see a Dutch guy win, even though Menchov is their main man.
 
Thoughtforfood said:
Need to add "none of the above"

I want to see a good race, but I am not sure I am a fan enough of any of them to want one specific person to win.

I don't want Armstrong or anyone from Australia.

To be honest I've just stopped being a fan and can't root for anyone anymore. Not with Johan and Armstrong back together and of on all teams, the Astana one. The farce has just arrived at a nauseating level of indesency.

I probably will follow the Tour very little this year, as a result, just for the residual curiosity of an event that used to make me dream. That's the worst thing about this situation, they've just killed all the romance in the event. So I watch other races, like the spring classics and the worlds, where I don't have to deal with their presence.
 
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RightWingNutJob said:
Don't really care on who wins, but would love to see a tour similar to 87 or 89.

Geez, us old duffs would love to see a real Tour again, alas, we can only see proper racing like that on our grainy VHS tapes..
Radios, and big money have reduced racing to dull as dishwater affairs, I actually didn't bother watching much of the race last year, some of the mountain stages, that was it.
Look at it on the bright side we were there when it was going on, and saw true cycle racing first hand....
 
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rhubroma said:
To be honest I've just stopped being a fan and can't root for anyone anymore. Not with Johan and Armstrong back together and of on all teams, the Astana one. The farce has just arrived at a nauseating level of indesency.

I probably will follow the Tour very little this year, as a result, just for the residual curiosity of an event that used to make me dream. That's the worst thing about this situation, they've just killed all the romance in the event. So I watch other races, like the spring classics and the worlds, where I don't have to deal with their presence.

Have to agree with you there, those two are only in it for themselves and $$
 
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come on people, stay on topic.
not to fussed who wins (being aussie had to vote for Cadel), just don't want contador to win, maybe its the underdog thing.
 
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Angliru said:
By the way, isn't cyclingnews based out of Australia? If so isn't it natural that there would be more faithful Aussie posters than anywhere else and thus more faithful Cadel fans?

I think originally it was but isnt it now owned by Future who have their HQ in Bath? Well their publishing division anyhow.

As for Cadel's popularity, perhaps people are just sick to death of all the doped up winners and want a cleaner*, more human athlete.