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Old 12-02-08, 03:26 PM   #1
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Spanish Police Not Fair to Non-Pros (another LA troll)

Police stop helmet-less Astana cyclist

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TENERIFE, Canary Islands Spanish police stopped an Astana rider Tuesday because he wasn't wearing a cycling helmet.

Chris Horner was riding alongside teammate Lance Armstrong at Astana's pre-season training camp when a police cruiser pulled the pack of riders over.

The team was allowed to continue after a routine identification check on Horner, who continued without the helmet since professional cyclists are not obligated to wear one in Spain.

Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France champion, begins his comeback from retirement with the weeklong team training camp, which opened Sunday.

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Old 12-02-08, 04:49 PM   #2
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So does that mean that adult cyclists in Spain must wear helmets?
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I bet those cops were looking for autographs...
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Old 12-03-08, 09:46 AM   #4
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So does that mean that adult cyclists in Spain must wear helmets?
Yes, but Spain's helmet laws are very, very vague. All cyclists must wear a helmet but are allowed to take it off when riding up a hill, for example!
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