I want to see the on bike video of the incident.
If the only guy hurt was under the moto's wheels, it was worth it.
Being an ex-motorcycle rider, my first thought was I hope the jerk got a good burn from the bikes pipes!
If only the motorcycles and teams cars could have old fashioned cow catchers attached...
For too long have we sat under the thumb of mankind.
Now is the time to OPPOSE that thumb!
I'm not fat, I'm a sprinter!
i would recommend modifying the cowcatchers to have razor sharp blades sticking out....Originally Posted by Mojo GoGo
from what i saw on tv they driver recovered nicely and continued on almost without skipping a beat.... i would have been tempted to burn some rubber onthe idiot's head....Originally Posted by 97 Teran
But the camera man did give him a nice smack on the head as they took off. More than just the usual French finger wag.
The guy deserved 100% of it. He knows that your not supposed to run next to the riders or even go in front of the riders. But he went ahead and did it and paid for it. It seemed like the moto guys ran right over him.Originally Posted by 97 Teran
If that happened over here, can you imagine the lawsuits?
The guy who got run over would sue, the the Tour Organizers would say "he shouldn't have been in the road, he knows better" to which the guy's attny would say "he didn't see any signs, or fences and its the TdF's fault for allowing him to run out in the road"
The judge would rule for the plantif, and require the entire route to be fenced, which is impossible, so the Event would never be held again.
A few years ago, tragdey struck when a small boy was killed by a vehicle after running out into the road to grab some candy or freebies that the publicity caravan throws to the spectators... Very sad, as it was a child. But the guy today, hahahahah, man he knew the risks.
But to be honest, the moto could have backed off too, but didn't so I think they were trying to send a message of thier own..
Sad, but oh so true.Originally Posted by Smoothie104
Morons. Look at Armstrong and Pereiro in that second picture ... they're both looking round and not in front because of the dickwads behind. They both could have crashed at that point too.
Wasn't it Hincapie???Originally Posted by MacMan
Yeah, but don't mention him, or they will delete this thread...
Farkin' hell ... I'm a lummox and a half ... of course it is!Originally Posted by rich007
Yeah, I just read the other thread (Rich22)... (edit: regarding the deletion of messages)
LOL! No cream for you!Originally Posted by Smoothie104
Anyone tape the stage? Watch it, I reckon Pereiro brushes at least half a dozen fans, especially near the top where all the Basques were standing in the road
Haha, I just love how Hincapie and Pereiro are looking at him get run over. I'd like to know what was going through their heads at that point...
Great pictures. Thanks for the post.
Did you see the guy a few stages ago with the Columbian flag who was running right in the way? Phil was getting upset and the guy needed to be basically tackled to get out of the course.
[QUOTE=Smoothie104]The guy who got run over would sue, the the Tour Organizers would say "he shouldn't have been in the road, he knows better" to which the guy's attny would say "he didn't see any signs, or fences and its the TdF's fault for allowing him to run out in the road"
And they would have to have signs in every language spoken in the entire universe.
I know. I think it's funny that people think that Baseball fans are crazy. I sure wouldn't want to be hit by a guy who's body is full of adrenalin and is pipin' mad that you just got him out of his rythm. The TdF or any other race for that matter, is the most intense fan/athlete interaction of any sport, in my opinion. Well, not counting a Detroit basketball game.Originally Posted by classic1
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Yeah all I could think of was Ron Artest.
Man. I tell ya. Some people should be shot.
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