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    Armstrong out of Paris Nice

    Lance Armstrong will not take the start of the fourth stage of Paris-Nice, as the cold, snowy weather and fatigue from jetlag has caught up with him. Discovery Channel press spokesman Jogi Muller told Cyclingnews on Wednesday evening that Armstrong will return to his home base in Girona tomorrow and will re-evaluate his race program based on how he feels.

    Armstrong had a lacklustre start to his European season and was lying in 62nd place after today's stage. In comparison, he last raced Paris-Nice in 1999, when he finished 61st overall. But that year marked the first of his record six Tour de France wins.

    For those you who follow racing or race, you can see just by looking at Armstrong he is not fit and carrying many kilos of extra weight. Seems he is suffering from Jan syndrome this winter. My prediction, actually Jens Voigt's predition, is Lance will not start the Tour this year. He is too far away from his form to make it happen. You heard it here first.

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    Well, I saw that on paceline, and i think that theres something about his game, right now i hate to say it he looks way off his game. I think that eithor he is just doing this for training or somethings not right. I think he may kick his own ass in the months before the tdf though. Seems fishy
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    actually I heard it from Jens first, here second, and probably a million more times to come.

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    Any pics of his doughboy-ish figure???

    Found one... What a Porker!!!
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    He is either suffering from Jan syndrome or maybe from eating to much crowe?!
    When anyone has been on the top of their game, the only way left is down.

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    Its nto that hes fat! He just doesnt look like he reguarly does.
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    Yawwwn.....another Lance thread.

    How is everyone on here gonna fill their day when he retires?

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    SRM dura-ace cranks

    lusssst

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Convert
    SRM dura-ace cranks

    lusssst

    oh yeah....I confused the price for them on the Competitive Cyclist webpage with their toll-free phone number.

    Mmmmm.......

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    YOu're reading the thread!



    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    Yawwwn.....another Lance thread.

    How is everyone on here gonna fill their day when he retires?
    I Changed My User Name!

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    Sheesh, it's only early March. He's probably still in the early training stages and used the race as a test of his training level. It's a looooooooooooong way to July. He's no porker. He'll be in tip top shape by mid-May.

    Koffee

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    I Was JOKING!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    Sheesh, it's only early March. He's probably still in the early training stages and used the race as a test of his training level. It's a looooooooooooong way to July. He's no porker. He'll be in tip top shape by mid-May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra-g
    YOu're reading the thread!

    good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra-g
    I Was JOKING!!!


    I got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra-g
    I Was JOKING!!!

    I'm talkng to everyone in general, not just one specific person...

    Koffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    Its [not] that hes fat! He just doesnt look like he reguarly does.
    Arm and leg warmers will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    Yawwwn.....another Lance thread.

    How is everyone on here gonna fill their day when he retires?
    Double Yaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnn, better yet what would you have to post about?

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    So the guy can make it to the freakin' moon but can't finish a stupid bike race??

    We are talking about the same guy, right?

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    I suppose everyone will blame the suit for making him look bulky in that picture as well?

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    Yup, a fifteen second glance at a video tape made on March 8th is all someone needs to judge how fit a rider will be by June or July. Ain't nothing gonna happen during three long months of training that might change things. Geez...

    If someone is in their very BEST form of the year on March 8th, I don't think we will see much from that rider come July.

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    Um BOOOO Why the heck would he finish? His comment was that he just wanted to do better than last and he was in the top half of the field last time I checked. Why not finish the race? If he is sick I get it but if he is just jet lagged get your butt on the bike....and I am a fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    Um BOOOO Why the heck would he finish? His comment was that he just wanted to do better than last and he was in the top half of the field last time I checked. Why not finish the race? If he is sick I get it but if he is just jet lagged get your butt on the bike....and I am a fan.
    I am a fan too, but if you take a look back he does have a history of this when he is not performing well.

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    Yeah.....who has that quote in their sig, something like "Pain is temporary, but quitting is forever"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard


    So the guy can make it to the freakin' moon but can't finish a stupid bike race??

    We are talking about the same guy, right?
    No that was louis armstrong
    Last edited by Gustaf; 03-10-05 at 08:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo
    Yeah.....who has that quote in their sig, something like "Pain is temporary, but quitting is forever"?

    One of the most important lessons seasoned cyclists learn is when less is more. Rest is just as important as training...."what's good is bad and what's bad is good". With that said I predict that Lance will be defeated because he is more satisfied with his life than before. I think he will be missing that little edge he has had over others and that someone else will want it just that little bit more. Perhaps his condition reflects that more than anything. I will accept bets to that effect...hehe....although I would not be surprised to see him prove me wrong either because of his will to win and the strength of his team. Gee...I wonder if there will be any takers for LA in the 2005 TDF????
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