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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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    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.

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    Sweet tool. I hope you keep it updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
    Sweet tool. I hope you keep it updated.
    Yes, bdcheung, please keep google trends updated for us. Thanks!
    Bring the pain.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by embankmentlb View Post
    Cycling need(s) a hero.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery View Post
    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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