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Barrettscv 04-01-13 12:10 PM

Does this man deserve the yellow jersey?
 
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GeorgeBaby 04-01-13 01:05 PM

Cool.

leftthread 04-01-13 02:11 PM

:thumb:

Biker395 04-01-13 02:36 PM

Whoa ... now that is cool. Another manifestation of the angeli della strada.

Road Fan 04-01-13 04:31 PM

Biker, 'splain, please?

Biker395 04-01-13 04:48 PM

Sorry ... I should be more clear.

My grandfather apparently spent many years as a truck driver, and came to believe in road angels or "angeli della strada." Sometimes, they were manifested by another truck driver. Sometimes, a state trooper or a motorist flashing a warning with their lights. In one of my recent apparitions, it came in the form of a fly:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post15271100

And sometimes, we're the angeli de strada ... whenever we stop and offer help.

That gray-bearded Spanish gent that gave him the wheel ... the one that looked like his father ... he would call that guy an angeli della strada.

GeorgeBMac 04-01-13 06:53 PM

Thanks...

NOS88 04-02-13 07:55 AM

The cynic in me keeps waiting for the April Fool's comment.

Barrettscv 04-02-13 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOS88 (Post 15459171)
The cynic in me keeps waiting for the April Fool's comment.

;-)

blt 04-02-13 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOS88 (Post 15459171)
The cynic in me keeps waiting for the April Fool's comment.

Hmmmm. . . I think it is only because so many of us have an incredibly cynical attitude towards the UCI and the world of competitive cycling in the early 21st century that there is danger people see this for anything but hilarious satire.

rck 04-02-13 12:41 PM

Amusing video but I certainly could find no news re: a leaked list.

Barrettscv 04-02-13 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOS88 (Post 15459171)
The cynic in me keeps waiting for the April Fool's comment.

Quote:

Originally Posted by blt (Post 15460361)
Hmmmm. . . I think it is only because so many of us have an incredibly cynical attitude towards the UCI and the world of competitive cycling in the early 21st century that there is danger people see this for anything but hilarious satire.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rck (Post 15460556)
Amusing video but I certainly could find no news re: a leaked list.

And you also won't find a TDF participant with the name Norton Edgar. Like all good satire, the story provides a thread of truth.

skidder 04-02-13 08:18 PM

Last fall, when the tidal wave of evidence was overwhelming Lance Armstrong, the Wall Street Journal had an article that looked at all the top ten finishers in the TdFs that Armstrong won to see who, if anyone, was really 'clean' and truly deserved the yellow jersey (about 50 riders total). They found one rider, I think it was a Dane, who had never been assocaited with PEDs in any way, had always tested clean, and had never been accused on using them. Just before the TdF he had gotten promoted up from the team's 'B' squad and through luck, had managed to finish something like seventh place.


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