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    Names on the Alpe d'Huez turns?

    During the Alpe d'Huez stage, Bobke mentioned that Frank Schleck (and apparently many others) have their names on the various signs that number the 21 hairpin turns. What do you have to do to get your name on those signs -- win the Alpe d'Huez stage?
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    Yes, you finish first on the climb.

    Here's the list:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpe_d'Huez
    i may have overreacted

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    being a previous winner on the Alpe is a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burningman View Post
    Armstrong used...I guess we all know that
    How can you claim to know anything that you don't actually know?

    Suspect? Fine.
    Highly suspect? Fine.
    Know? No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burningman View Post
    We're fans of a sport,we can call this anyway we want....especially with the evidence out there

    If he's your hero and you think he was clean enjoy the poster on your wall.

    Do you really believe he was so good that he could take on and beat the guys doping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burningman View Post
    We're fans of a sport,we can call this anyway we want....especially with the evidence out there

    If he's your hero and you think he was clean enjoy the poster on your wall.

    Do you really believe he was so good that he could take on and beat the guys doping.
    In other words, you don't know.

    Not my hero, FYI. That's another thing you don't know. I was always a Jan fan and still am even though he was a doper. The pro-every-American cyclist thing so prevalent on these boards doesn't apply to me at all. What I said isn't even remotely in defense of Lance anyway. It is in defense of truth and being truthful. As for whether I "believe" he was so good without drugs, etcetera, it's not my place to believe or disbelieve. I don't know, and I act like I don't. When I do know, I'll act like I do. Do I suspect? Yeah, actually, I do. Quite a bit. But that isn't the same as claiming knowledge and it isn't a belief either.
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    "In other words, you don't know."

    "I don't know, and I act like I don't. When I do know, I'll act like I do. Do I suspect? Yeah, actually, I do. Quite a bit. But that isn't the same as claiming knowledge and it isn't a belief either."


    Yes fine..I "suspect" he did.

    I didn't want to get into a Lance discussion,but then again it was really wording and phrasing issues


    Sorry to everyone involved,and taking time out of your day to set me right about my wording(I am on first coffee,watching the Tour on TV)


    I'm going to go ride my bike,see if can get my name on a mountain somewhere.
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    you know, not for nothing, but after I got hit by a car a couple seasons ago, I took more than 3 minutes out of my time in the 40k within 2 months of coming back to the bike.

    All that changed was my capacity to withstand pain.

    We ride with more than our bodies.

    maybe everyone else had to dope to have a chance with him in the field.

    After what he went through to fight cancer, his capacity to endure pain went up and the race meant more to him than it did before. Probably meant more to him than anyone else in the field.

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    I'm surprised Schlek's name is there. I thought they quit doing it when they named all 21 (??) switchbacks. I remember hearing that Lance was the first winner who would NOT have a switchback named after him because they were all named already.
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