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Old 07-26-09, 09:50 AM   #1
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Your favorite moment of the Tour

Name it guys!
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Old 07-26-09, 09:52 AM   #2
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Hushovd on a mountain breakaway.
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Old 07-26-09, 10:27 AM   #3
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Hushovd on a mountain breakaway.
+1 to that, a sprinter off on a flyer in the mountains, and having a great time with it.

Next would be the whole end of that same stage. That was about as hard a race to the finish as I've seen - the Schlecks and Contador, then all the rest strung out down the mountain behind.
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Losing count of the number of times Menchov fell off

Really it was Thor sticking it to Cav.
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Armstrong's gob on the podium
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Andy celebrating as Frank crossed the line to take the queen stage.
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I don't know, lance taking 3 years off and coming back and still getting on the podium should rank up there.
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hushovd on a mountain breakaway.
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Old 07-26-09, 01:04 PM   #9
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When Paul Sherwen called Ventoux something like, "That hideous beast."
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+1. Haussler winning the rainy cold stage in the mountains was a really awesome moment. It was an emotional finish and a great thing to happen to a guy who seems pretty humble.
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Old 07-26-09, 01:16 PM   #12
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His return brought cycling back to 1991. Unfortunately the Lance thing doesn't seem to be a "moment."
Dude you've made 15 posts to this forum and 95% of them have been to the tune of "lance is a doper." We get it...you don't like Lance. We don't need you to reiterate your feelings in every single thread. Why don't you try and make a legitimate contribution for a change.

Another of my favorite moments during the tour was the banning of Reid Rothchild...his posts were of similar motivations as yours. You're entitled to your opinions on Lance but it just gets old reading your same thought over and over again.
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Old 07-26-09, 01:20 PM   #13
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Andy celebrating as Frank crossed the line to take the queen stage.
+1 to that. frank also said he more or less prefers seeing his little brother winning than himself cool. disappointed he couldn't drop armstrong on the ventoux but maybe next year
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Old 07-26-09, 01:25 PM   #14
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From Steephill, stage 15 (Verbier), very impressive solo effort:

"According to the video, Dutch rider Kenny van Hummel of Skil-Shimano was dropped 10 km from the start. That means he rode almost 200 km on his own at an average speed of 35.60 km/h (Contador rode 40.96 km/h) . He felt really bad when he got dropped (obviously) and wanted to give up but his DS told him: “Fight dammit!” and after a while he refound some legs -- translation by Ted van de Weteringe

Kenny van Hummel now leads the Lanterne Rouge competition by 39 minutes. (The Lanterne Rouge is an unofficial award that goes to the rider with highest overall time while still making the time cut for each stage.)"
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The whole three weeks.

Lance demonstrates to pro cycling that not only can he take four years off, but also lose about a month of training due to his broken collarbone and still kick the vast majority of pro cycling's asses.

I found it very amusing.
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Old 07-26-09, 01:41 PM   #16
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Idk liek that one time lance did that thing that he did
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+1. Haussler winning the rainy cold stage in the mountains was a really awesome moment. It was an emotional finish and a great thing to happen to a guy who seems pretty humble.
Not my favourite, but up there!
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Old 07-26-09, 03:02 PM   #18
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Watching Contador's acceleration on the stage he took 2nd place in the GC (don't recall which stage it was off hand). Whatever you feel about his pistol trick, his attitude toward team tactics, or anything else, that acceleration was awe-inspiring.
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Old 07-26-09, 03:03 PM   #19
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Kenny van Hummel now leads the Lanterne Rouge competition by 39 minutes. (The Lanterne Rouge is an unofficial award that goes to the rider with highest overall time while still making the time cut for each stage.)"
You know there's a thread devoted to the Lanterne Rouge competition?

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Favorite Lance moment:
At 1.4 km on the Ventoux, Andy attacking and Lance beating Contador to mark him. (That was the one where the announcers incorrectly thought they dropped Frank). The old man was feeling his oats!

Favorite overall:
The guy crying because he won a stage.

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Old 07-26-09, 03:47 PM   #21
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The guy crying because he won a stage.
I'm guessing you mean Astarloza, stage 16. I agree.
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I'm guessing you mean Astarloza, stage 16. I agree.
or not.

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or not.
Correct: Not.

You got who I mean (Haussler, isn't it?) That moment pretty much sums it all up.


But Astraloza was pretty good too.
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Nicki Sorenson's stage victory celebration was my favorite celebration. Columbiere was the favorite moment.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/200...de_france.html
pic 27 has the celebration.

The guy looks like a starving child that just got gifted a thanksgiving day meal.
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Nicki Sorenson's stage victory celebration was my favorite celebration. Columbiere was the favorite moment.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/200...de_france.html
pic 27 has the celebration.

The guy looks like a starving child that just got gifted a thanksgiving day meal.
Awesome pictures! Thanks for the link.
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