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    24hrs after Cav shocks the world, frontpage is about Lance

    Velonews already has a new front page, about alberto and lance rivalry.. 24hrs after Cav shocks the cycling world.. wtf. Should be a big huge picture of cav's ugly mug crying for at least another day, sheesh.

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    lance sells, fast whinging brats don't.

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    I like LA but I'm not sure how sane I will be after 4 more months of headlines like:

    http://www.velonews.com/article/8946...win-tour-again

    No guarantees? No sh*t! If that's the best angle on a story you've got consider a new career.

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    Cavendish did elevate his game to the Big Time Spring Classics level. That kid is the Real Deal. It's great for cycling to have a big Brit star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Cavendish did elevate his game to the Big Time Spring Classics level. That kid is the Real Deal. It's great for cycling to have a big Brit star.
    he not british, he's manx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    lance sells
    True, but so does any other cheap, low-quality product. It’s not wrong to expect more.

    Might as well read Bicycling…

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    From the Isle of Man information site -

    The Isle of Man has the unusual status of being one of the British Isles that is neither part of Great Britain nor the United Kingdom. People born here are known as 'Manx', classified as British (as opposed to English). Despite the steady integration of new residents from other countries, some locals still refer to newcomers as 'comeovers' and England as 'across'.
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    cav is a di*k.

    lance is lance.
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    Slamdancing would probably define my style of riding best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmb2786 View Post
    cav is a di*k.

    lance is lance.

    Yeah, Lance is a cool sweetheart.

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    Hey, what's the latest Caven-dish?

    Inquiring Road Nazis want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever View Post
    Yeah, Lance is a cool sweetheart.
    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Hey, what's the latest Caven-dish?

    Inquiring Road Nazis want to know.
    lol
    Quote Originally Posted by zeleuo View Post
    Slamdancing would probably define my style of riding best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmb2786 View Post
    cav is a di*k.

    lance is lance.
    Q: Were you frustrated by some riders saying you could not do it, because you are not a strong climber?
    Cavendish: "Yes. Absolutely. I knew that is what they were saying. Tom Boonen said I am alwaysdropped when the road go up. In Tirreno, I only got dropped once. The sweet thing was to win, but the second sweetest thing was to see Tom Boonen pass me backwards on the climbs."

    I think that's a little funny.

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    I'm pretty sure Boonen was riding for Champion Systems in Central Park this morning.

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    This is from Lances twitter feed.

    lancearmstrong - "Read the Sunday Times Sports section on the flight. Pages and pages of rugby, soccer, cricket and barely a mention of Cavendish. Pitiful."

    about 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry

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    Lookalikes

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    I can't take credit for this, someone at another forum put it together.

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    I'm new to this sport but from what I can see Cav doesn't seem to be a jerk, he's confident but he has a lot of respect for his team and always says he couldn't do this if he didn't have such a great team. Plus from what I've watched and read LA has pulled some dick moves in his time too.

    Plus it's not LA fault that every time he farts during a race new sources cover it, he's the face of cycling, he doesn't dictate that... nike does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    he not british, he's manx.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
    From the Isle of Man information site -

    The Isle of Man has the unusual status of being one of the British Isles that is neither part of Great Britain nor the United Kingdom. People born here are known as 'Manx', classified as British (as opposed to English). Despite the steady integration of new residents from other countries, some locals still refer to newcomers as 'comeovers' and England as 'across'.
    Vintage Botto. Confrontational, pretentious and, above all, meaningless. Thanks for your continuous asinine behavior. It just reinforces my opinion of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Cavendish: "The sweet thing was to win, but the second sweetest thing was to see Tom Boonen pass me backwards on the climbs."
    exactly.
    Quote Originally Posted by zeleuo View Post
    Slamdancing would probably define my style of riding best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Vintage Botto. Confrontational, pretentious and, above all, meaningless. Thanks for your continuous asinine behavior. It just reinforces my opinion of you.
    You know how you can tell Cav is Manx? He doesn't have a tail.

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    Cav passing Boonen on a climb is certainly egregious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Vintage Botto. Confrontational, pretentious and, above all, meaningless. Thanks for your continuous asinine behavior. It just reinforces my opinion of you.
    I'm pretty sure that's not meaningless to Cavendish or other Manx people .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Vintage Botto. Confrontational, pretentious and, above all, meaningless. Thanks for your continuous asinine behavior. It just reinforces my opinion of you.
    right over your head. again.

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    mine too, evidently.

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    Crazy like a manx.

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    Well, its one of those age old claim/counter claim deals.

    The Isle of Man is not part of Great Britain, it is a Crown Dependency. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state. the UK takes care of defense and international relations and a local parliament takes care of affairs on the island.

    However, the nationality of Manxmen is not very clear (unless of course you are a Manxman or Mark Cavendish).

    "Citizenship in the Isle of Man is governed by UK law. Passports issued by the Isle of Man Passport Office say 'British Islands - Isle of Man' on the cover but the nationality status stated on the passport is simply 'British Citizen'."

    I say let Mr Cavendish say whatever he wants about his nationality.

    In fact he has called himself British,

    "You can see on TV that I'm gutted, I'm swearing. Imagine winning a stage on the Tour de France in Britain. For a British rider it's the biggest thing you can do and to have it ruined like that, not through any mistake I'd made, was really disappointing."

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