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    lance lucky stage 15

    He's lucky he didn't land head first when the handlebars were ripped from his grip----he had discarded his helmet.

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    Originally posted by fujibike
    He's lucky he didn't land head first when the handlebars were ripped from his grip----he had discarded his helmet.
    How is he lucky?
    He's unlucky that he got tangled with the spectator in the first place.

    Do you actually think that the majority of times a person falls off the bike, they land on their head? Yeah right...

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    Learning how to tuck and roll in a crash is an important part of a cyclist's training. Some of us, of course, learn it informally and the hard way. I've heard many cyclists take some Akido training to help them out in that respect.
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    Im a bit confused by the whole helmet thing. They require the riders to wear them, unless they dont want to. What is the point of requiring them, if the riders are free to remove them on climbs. An accident can happen going uphill too. :confused:

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    They are required to wear them except on the final 5 kilometers
    of an uphill finish (I think its 5k). There is no choice anywhere
    else in the tour.

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    Accidents can happen anywhere, on a bike or not.

    Originally posted by lotek
    They are required to wear them except on the final 5 kilometers
    of an uphill finish (I think its 5k). There is no choice anywhere
    else in the tour.

    Marty
    I think they can remove them before 5k to go. The 5k rule has to do with being allowed to remove if the climb is atleast 5k long. (im pretty sure but am not positive)

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    Lotek is kind of right. The last climb has to be at least 5km long with the stage finishing uphill. Cast your minds back to alpe d'huez where they all turned out of the village for the climb and got rid of their helmets straight away before grabbing wheels. That climb I think is about 14kms. I believe there is a sign stating where they can take them off. Having said that I did notice the "strapless" helmet seems to be in vogue for earlier climbs. I wonder what the TdF bosses thoughts will be on that one.
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    Since the Giro, there is a sign allowing the riders take off their helmet.
    Yes, Virenque always wears his helmet with the strings open. He then closes the strings when itīs going downhill.
    Either Leblanc and his comitee donīt care or they will make a new rule...
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    Originally posted by Piratello
    Since the Giro, there is a sign allowing the riders take off their helmet.
    Yes, Virenque always wears his helmet with the strings open. He then closes the strings when itīs going downhill.
    Either Leblanc and his comitee donīt care or they will make a new rule...
    He does that on the flats? I thought he just did that on the climbs (like almost everyone else)

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