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Old 07-02-08, 08:04 PM   #1
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TDF will suck this year!

If Evans doesnt win this year the tour will SUCK!!!!

All the good racers are out, the tour will SUCK!!!!!!! But i'll watch it anyways... Darn Frenchs...!!!

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Old 07-03-08, 05:14 AM   #2
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All the racers on dope are out.. May be the first good tour in 10 years!
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All the racers on dope are out.. May be the first good tour in 10 years!
you really believe that?
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Old 07-03-08, 02:29 PM   #4
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No , but i hope the tour is good
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The Tour will not "suck." It will not have the (arguably) strongest team nor the defending champion but it will be the spectacle that it always is. The crowds, especially on the summits, will be huge. US ratings will be in the crapper but I doubt the presence/absence of Alberto Contador will have much to do witrh that.


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Old 07-03-08, 03:09 PM   #6
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If Evans doesnt win this year the tour will SUCK!!!!

All the good racers are out, the tour will SUCK!!!!!!! But i'll watch it anyways... Darn Frenchs...!!!

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Old 07-03-08, 03:15 PM   #7
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My wife wants to see how many ways Phil and the others explain why Astana is not there. They will have to do it every day.
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Old 07-03-08, 03:18 PM   #8
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My wife wants to see how many ways Phil and the others explain why Astana is not there. They will have to do it every day.
Nope maybe the first day, after that it might be mentioned in passing. Phil has always been a Tour Cheerleader look at the 180 he did with Rasmussen.
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Yeah. I wish Versus would just cover the Twilight Crit live instead. All the pro tour riders you've never heard of suck, and it would be a lot more interesting to watch Ben-Jacques Maynes lose a sprint than watching whether Andy Schleck can 1-up his brother. For sure.
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The TDF will never suck. Only to those who don't understand anything except winning and losing. The racing action itself is more interesting than who wins or loses. If nothing else because it is so unpredictable.
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My wife wants to see how many ways Phil and the others explain why Astana is not there. They will have to do it every day.
At least you'll get a break when Al is on - he'll just ask Bobke questions about Lance
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My wife wants to see how many ways Phil and the others explain why Astana is not there. They will have to do it every day.

"Other than the fact that Prudhomme is off his rocker, I have no idea why they are not here."

How's that?
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The TDF will never suck. Only to those who don't understand anything except winning and losing. The racing action itself is more interesting than who wins or loses. If nothing else because it is so unpredictable.
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After watching today's Stage 1 I can officially say that the Tour does NOT suck this year. In fact, it was great to watch from the trainer in the rain here.

Also, I didn't hear one word about Astana from anyone during the entire broadcast.
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Where the hell is Bob Roll. I could not stand him for a couple of years. Then he quit being so goofy. I guess they told him to tone it down. Seemed to know more than the rest of the commentators combined.
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Your post sucks and so does your bike, your life, your job, your attitude and your dog...
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OMG - NO MORE AL TRAUTWIG!!!!


The Tour is BACK, baby! (now that they kicked the dope out)
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I rolf'ed when I heard Ligget say he honestly felt this was now going to be the best (read: cleanest) tour they'd seen in several years.....didn't he say the exact same thing last year (before Rassmussen got the yellow jersey)?
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We heard about drugs being eliminated from the Tour from the organisers post Festina.

Actually I think this will be one of the cleanest Tours. The times will be down and you won't see any one rider or team dominate day after day. I really hope that the times when you could dope up a few domestiques to protect your GC man have gone.
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