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    My new cycling hero

    My new cycling hero is Bart Dockx who made his big move in the Giro de Italia to get out of last place moving up 2 places to position 173 out of 175. Hey we all root for the underdog but looking at his overall standing Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto 2.58.04 off the leader, odds are a bit long.

    What a sports name it just flows. Made for Hollywood and maybe destined to wear pink in a couple of years. When he wins the TdF he can name his bike company Dockxxers. Go Bart!!

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    I am really enjoying the Giro, but haven't been paying attention to the tail end competition. I will change the way I watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnH View Post
    I am really enjoying the Giro, but haven't been paying attention to the tail end competition. I will change the way I watch.
    Funny, the tail ends is the only aspect of bike racing that interests my wife in the least.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Figured you'all would appreciate an update on Bart's exciting Giro finish. He hung on to second from last and moved up quite a bit due to other cyclists dropping out. 168th place Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto 4.33.42(off the winners time) He did scorch the final time trial finishing in 102nd place!

    Go Bart.

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    last place in the Tour de France is worth some money in appearances. Pretty sure there is a jersey that goes with it too. It's a tough position to maintain, since you have to be in the time limit. IIRC, there is a guy that specializes in being last place in the TdF. I would guess with this story that there is no similar reward for being last in the Giro. It's still an accomplishment.

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    Called the Lanternes Rouge in the TDF.
    There's even a blog about it the last place spot
    http://tdflr.blogspot.com/
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