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Old 03-13-09, 12:05 PM   #1
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The Lance Effect (in pictures)

Google Trends for...
(and note this includes all countries, not just the USA)

"Tour of California" (Lance did not participate until 2009):


"Tour down under" (Lance rode the race for the first time in 2009):


"Tour de france" (Lance retired in 2005):
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Old 03-13-09, 12:36 PM   #2
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That's a useful tool. It apparently is a better for epidemiological prediction than CDC reports. I.E., graphing by geograpical location searches for "flu symptoms" apparently accurately predicts flu outbreaks a week or so before CDC reports catch up.

How 'bout that Paris Nice 6 today?
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Sweet tool. I hope you keep it updated.
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Sweet tool. I hope you keep it updated.
Yes, bdcheung, please keep google trends updated for us. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-09, 05:36 PM   #5
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I'll try, but there's so much Interwebz and only one of bdcheung.
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Tour de Georgia is the same way. Love him or hate him, Cycling need a hero.
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Maybe this guy will break into cycling:
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Today Velo news pretty much confirmed this theory. The bigger story was Lance falling compared to the winner of the stage.
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somebody won the stage? I just know that Lance crashed. (seriously, that's what I know. although I am confident that somebody won the stage.)
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somebody won the stage? I just know that Lance crashed. (seriously, that's what I know. although I am confident that somebody won the stage.)
It's the double edge sword of the Lance effect. When he's around the other cyclists get a little extra light shed on them, when he's not, it's like a black hole. Joaquin Sobrino's biggest win to date and you gotta dig to find news about it.
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somebody won the stage? I just know that Lance crashed. (seriously, that's what I know. although I am confident that somebody won the stage.)
I heard that once Lance went down they stopped the race and sent everyone home. Why bother going on?
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