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Old 01-23-05, 08:56 AM   #1
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on Lance based on a book where ANOTHER French judge has already made a ruling in favor of Armstrong's suit against the writers of "The Book".

I really hope they don't ever get a copy of the World News or The National Enquirer...they might start an investigation into our harbouring aliens....

This is just too funny....

Imagine having to live under a legal system that seriously starts investigating allegations that the authors themselves have already said were, at best, circumstantial...
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Imagine having to live under a legal system that seriously starts investigating allegations that the authors themselves have already said were, at best, circumstantial...
...as well as having a financial gain (selling books) by making those accusations.
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on Lance based on a book where ANOTHER French judge has already made a ruling in favor of Armstrong's suit against the writers of "The Book".

I really hope they don't ever get a copy of the World News or The National Enquirer...they might start an investigation into our harbouring aliens....

This is just too funny....

Imagine having to live under a legal system that seriously starts investigating allegations that the authors themselves have already said were, at best, circumstantial...
Imagine having to live with French people.
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Poor Lance.
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Poor Lance.
Poor France.

People everywhere will use this anecdote to shore up their existing hatred of an entire race of people.
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Poor France.

Wow!....I never noticed before....Lance rhymes with France!....There's something almost mystical about it!....
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Wow!....I never noticed before....Lance rhymes with France!....There's something almost mystical about it!....
You need to meet Bob Roll.
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After reading this load of bravo serria, I don't blame Lance if he NEVER rides the TdF again, or any other race in France for that matter.
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After reading this load of bravo serria, I don't blame Lance if he NEVER rides the TdF again, or any other race in France for that matter.



Maybe I AM Bob Roll.....
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[QUOTE=DieselDan]You need to meet Bob Roll. [/QUOT


Oops.....wrong quote...
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Maybe I AM Bob Roll.....
Bob had this "Lance in France" routine during last year's TdF telecast on OLN.

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Poor Lance.
You miss the point...

It's not about Lance. It's about another stupid investigation in a sport that that struggles in the US and "July only" fans think is loaded with drugs because that's all they hear...and it's a stupid investigation that only makes potential sponsors even more jittery...

Remember Mapei???

If he didn't have a contract with Discovery to ride one more Tour, my guess is he'd tell them to kiss his behind. Like he told the Giro people...

It's funny that the Tour organizers do not seem to realize how stupid this makes them all look.
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Bob had this "Lance in France" routine during last year's TdF telecast on OLN.

Doh!....How did I miss it?,,,,especially, if I am Bob Roll....
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[QUOTE=roadwarrior]You miss the point...
If he didn't have a contract with Discovery to ride one more Tour, my guess is he'd tell them to kiss his behind. Like he told the Giro people...
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What happened with Lance and the Giro ???
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You miss the point...

It's not about Lance. It's about another stupid investigation in a sport that that struggles in the US and "July only" fans think is loaded with drugs because that's all they hear...and it's a stupid investigation that only makes potential sponsors even more jittery...
Yeah I know. The whole thing is getting out of hand. Would most people care though if it were Dekker instead of Armstrong? Then again, this may not have happened to Dekker.
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It's funny that the Tour organizers do not seem to realize how stupid this makes them all look.
How are the Tour organizers involved in this? I saw this as a conflict between Lance, David Walsh / Emma O'Reilley, and the French judicial system. They may be involved as an "innocent bystander" (through difficulty obtaining sponsors), but I didn't think they were directly involved in accusing, investigating, or prosecuting Armstrong.
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From what I read the French not only investigate Lance but seem to be trying to effect change in the sport as a whole. This is something that needs to be done just like our baseball. Do you really think the physiological changes we see in athletes are just " better training ". I found the French people I met who loved cycling to be great people....they also despised the French riders who were using drugs. During the etape stage last year where amateur riders and fans get to ride a stage of the tour I was with a former french amateur in La Mongie. He got a call from a friend who had just completed the race...many pro teams scout the race to find new riders. His friend who had raced, commented to him how frustrating it was to see racers they knew and had raced against ride so well by using drugs.

Maybe the French..who have followed cycling for much longer than a lot of us...realize the severity of the problem much more than we newcomers do.
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Do you really think the physiological changes we see in athletes are just " better training ".
I don't see any changes in Lance's physiology which suggests drug use?
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You miss the point...
If he didn't have a contract with Discovery to ride one more Tour, my guess is he'd tell them to kiss his behind. Like he told the Giro people...
QUOTE]


What happened with Lance and the Giro ???
The "investigation" into his badgering a witness during the Tour...remember when he ran down Simeoni, the guy making the accusations...Lance's already stated he's not going to the Giro as a result.
He actually was considering it....
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Bob had this "Lance in France" routine during last year's TdF telecast on OLN.
Yeah well my brain is trained to shut off when Bob Roll starts talking so I must have missed it.
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