Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-08, 11:54 AM   #1
cleansheet
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 358
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Armstrong to ride '09 TDF?

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/26609987/
cleansheet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 12:02 PM   #2
Lazyass
Senior Member
 
Lazyass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,218
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
This will bring out the drama queens, but very interesting.
Lazyass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 12:32 PM   #3
dahoss2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bossier City, La
Bikes: 70's Motobecane, 89 Centurion Ironman
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So do you use him on your fantasy team or leave him off?
dahoss2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 01:05 PM   #4
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,576
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dahoss2002 View Post
So do you use him on your fantasy team or leave him off?
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 01:10 PM   #5
jhota
blithering idiot
 
jhota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: beautiful coastal South Carolina
Bikes: 1991 Trek 930, 2005 Bianchi Eros, 2006 Nashbar "X," IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 1,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
no salary or bonuses. interesting.
jhota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 01:30 PM   #6
igknighted
Senior Member
 
igknighted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somerville, MA
Bikes:
Posts: 414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The big question is, with as loaded a team as Astana has, will Lance have a shot at #8? Or will he be riding support for Contador, Levi, etc? I don't see how all those guys would ride backup for such an unknown.
igknighted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 02:04 PM   #7
cleansheet
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 358
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
This will bring out the drama queens, but very interesting.
OLN exec's are going to have to clean off their ceilings they are so excited.
cleansheet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 02:04 PM   #8
gapowermike
Senior Member
 
gapowermike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: McDonough, Georgia
Bikes: Trek 1000 & 4100 & 5500
Posts: 861
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It'll make the TdGeorgia an easy to attend spectacle next year. I can't wait. And I'll get to see them in the mountains! Regardless of if he's TL or not, it'll be interesting.

Michael
__________________
RIP Stacey. =3.
gapowermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 02:29 PM   #9
rt1965
Member
 
rt1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Interesting move. Perhaps the idea is to load the team in such a way that the TDF people can't leave them out again. Leave out Armstrong's team and they will be eaten alive by sponsors and the press. Either that or his 2nd place finish in the Leadville 100 got the juices flowing again.
rt1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 02:52 PM   #10
FastFreddy
Vino 4-ever
 
FastFreddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: road, mtn, and several commuter bikes
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope this saves the Tour de Georgia.
__________________
Sheriff: You have a lot of experience with bounty hunters, do you?
Mattie Ross: That is a silly question. I am here to settle my father’s affairs.
Sheriff: All alone?
Mattie Ross: I am the person for it. Mama was never any good at sums and she could hardly spell “CAT”.
--from the movie True Grit (2010)
FastFreddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 03:37 PM   #11
hos13
Senior Member
 
hos13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 552 LATA
Bikes: 2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did I miss something, why is it being assumed that Astana will be invited to the Tour? Have they been told that they are going to be invited to the 09 Tour? Just wondering.
hos13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 05:20 PM   #12
luv2cruz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cleveland MS
Bikes: 04 Trek 2100, Ultegra, Koobi,Syntace
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did I miss something, but it doesn't sound like a done deal to me. I'll believe it when it comes from LA.

Folks sure love to stir this pot, tho....
luv2cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 05:45 PM   #13
embankmentlb
Senior Member
 
embankmentlb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North, Ga.
Bikes: Bernard Hinault Look - 1986 tour winner, Guerciotti, Various Klein's & Panasonic's
Posts: 1,977
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
This will make for a very interesting 2009! 2008 was just a bore.
embankmentlb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 06:44 PM   #14
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Ok, this would be fun. Everyone would be gunning for him. Would make for a great July that is for sure.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 07:54 PM   #15
ElJamoquio
Burning Matches.
 
ElJamoquio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
Posts: 9,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 451 Post(s)
Quote:
Armstrong to ride '09 TDF?
No.
__________________
Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
-Steve Prefontaine
ElJamoquio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 07:56 PM   #16
jecjec81
Senior Member
 
jecjec81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Bikes: Cannondale F5, Look 555, Pinarello Dogma
Posts: 236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/cyclin...=ESPNHeadlines

NO! Astana just denied the report.
jecjec81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-08, 09:47 PM   #17
norsehabanero
Just a student
 
norsehabanero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Yakima, wa
Bikes: Cannondale, schiwin old road bike fuji a unicycle
Posts: 277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
will he ride with hincappi??????
norsehabanero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 01:16 AM   #18
RT
The Weird Beard
 
RT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: COS
Bikes:
Posts: 8,554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks more and more real. Whenever there's this level of denial, it's almost always true.
RT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 04:50 AM   #19
urodacus
Large Member
 
urodacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Okinawa
Bikes: 05 Giant TCR 0; 83 Colnago Saronni; 81 San Rensho Katana Super Export track bike, #A116-56; 97 GT Zaskar
Posts: 1,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
All that EPO and testosterone worked its way out of his system finally, has it?

just kidding, of course.

good to see he plans to actually do a few other races in the season though. for once.
urodacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 12:56 PM   #20
rt1965
Member
 
rt1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toddorado View Post
Looks more and more real. Whenever there's this level of denial, it's almost always true.
This was my thought exactly. Until we hear from Lance himself that he is not racing again, I'm willing to believe there is some truth to the "rumors".
rt1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 01:44 PM   #21
pgoat
Batüwü Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
al trautwig is warming up his mic with glee
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 02:39 PM   #22
rt1965
Member
 
rt1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This just off the AP. "I am happy to announce that after talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden,” the 36-year-old Armstrong said in a statement released to The Associated Press.

Well, there you go...
rt1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 02:44 PM   #23
rt1965
Member
 
rt1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also meant to say that even though he has had three years off he has kept himself in relatively good shape. Getting in shape for these races has to be easier than what he did after the cancer battle.
rt1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 04:08 PM   #24
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
If he can come in 2nd at Leadville, I've got to think he still in pretty good shape.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-08, 04:15 PM   #25
Jay68442
Senior Member
 
Jay68442's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain Top, PA
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Roubaix Sl4 Expert, 2008 Specialized Roubaix Elite
Posts: 424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well here it is from his own mouth. http://www.livestrong.com/lance2009/
Jay68442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 PM.