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    Grumpy Old Bugga europa's Avatar
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    Cavendish climbs off his bike and the first thing he does is thank his team, usually with genuine hugs. When he's interviewed, the first thing he does is thank his team, not with some polite formula but with genuine warmth, naming each rider and commenting on what the bloke did. There's no bulldust in this bloke. Rather than being arrogant, he's surprisingly humble ... once you look past the cockiness of youth. In most interviews, he looks more surprised at what's happening around him than anything else.

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    this is the saddest thread ever. someone who loves Lance trying to argue that other riders are arrogant.
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    LOL, thats pretty funny.
    Not sure how many people got the irony of that.
    The phrase: "hello pot, this is kettle" sprang to mind

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    Did you see Lance's interview today where he yelled at the fans? I can't see Cavendish doing that. Can you?
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    I'm 50 years old. My parents find cycling 6-8 hours completely incomprehensible and self indulgent. Of course they're right, but I continue to ignore them as a form of rebellion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
    Did you see Lance's interview today where he yelled at the fans? I can't see Cavendish doing that. Can you?
    In his defense, he was clearly in the middle of an interview......
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    Weren't you supposed to disappear after the TDF was over?
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    But then I'll never understand how taking a dump became precedent either. Why don't they call it leaving a dump? I mean... you're not really taking it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    In his defense, he was clearly in the middle of an interview......
    and he didn't just ignore them and keep talking because?
    Quote Originally Posted by dewaday View Post
    I'm 50 years old. My parents find cycling 6-8 hours completely incomprehensible and self indulgent. Of course they're right, but I continue to ignore them as a form of rebellion.

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    OK, I'm "owned". Ooooh. I asked a question, I got no answers. It's my opinion about Cav, shoot me. And yeah, the wad who said something about Lance not being gracious about surviving cancer, get a life. Let's see if you've done as much for human kind when your days are done and you're six feet under. I bet not.

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    cav certainly doesn't sugarcoat anything... i'm surprised no one else has posted this quote from today's stage (#3)...

    "All the other teams are riding like they’re juniors and if they want to behave that way then they get results like juniors."

    oh i love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
    Did you see Lance's interview today where he yelled at the fans? I can't see Cavendish doing that. Can you?
    certainly wasn't his fans but the French press...which we all know how fair and unbiased they are against lance

    I saw nothing wrong with what he did there at all...

    oh and on topic with this thread...people need to beable to discern the difference of confidence and arrogance...if I won 85% of my sprints and had only been beaten 3 times this year, had the BEST leadout train ever I'd be pretty damn confident too...basically he can talk all he wants until someone else comes around him.

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    OK, this has gone as far as it going to go.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

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