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Old 07-05-04, 07:58 PM   #1
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Noooooooooooooooooooo

Did anyone see that crash near the back that involved a Cofidis rider w/ about 12 miles to go? The other rider (CSC maybe?) was tangled up w/ a riderless Cannondale. He just "ripped" it off and let it fall to the ground. THEN is was run over by one of the team cars If only I had been there. I would have gladly taken the offending bike home and taken loving care of it. *sniff* Might as well burn $10k
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Old 07-05-04, 08:02 PM   #2
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I thought It was a Decathalon, but yes, I saw it, he just pulled it free and let it drop.

As much as we love our bikes, they are simply tools of the job for these guys.
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Old 07-05-04, 08:02 PM   #3
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I thought he held it up for a bit looking for it's owner and then thought "sod it, I've a race to finish!" and let it fall over. I too howled when the support car hit it.
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I saw that too... and I had a similar reaction... I'm thinking, "the rider seems OK now, HOW'S THE BIKE?"

If it makes you feel any better, I noticed that as the medical guy was helping the rider, his team tech hopped out of the support car and was checking over the bike... he changed both wheels and gave the frame the OK to keep going... the rider jumped on and took off... both bruised but not beaten.
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It looked like a Decathlon bike to me

I didn't catch it getting smashed by the support car...but oh poor bike
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Cofidis riders are hitting the floor
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i want one of those waterbottles they throw down on the sidewalks during the stages.....that'd be cool to have.......its like a catching a foul ball in at a baseball game
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Did anyone see that crash near the back that involved a Cofidis rider w/ about 12 miles to go? The other rider (CSC maybe?) was tangled up w/ a riderless Cannondale. He just "ripped" it off and let it fall to the ground. THEN is was run over by one of the team cars If only I had been there. I would have gladly taken the offending bike home and taken loving care of it. *sniff* Might as well burn $10k
I saw that, and I thought "sheesh, why couldn't the guy at least push the bike into the grass and not onto the street?" and I actually covered my eyes when I saw the car run that bike over. But those mechanics must be wonderful- it's like they replaced the entire bike in seconds and the guy took off. Lucky break.

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I thought he held it up for a bit looking for it's owner and then thought "sod it, I've a race to finish!" and let it fall over. I too howled when the support car hit it.
I thought the same.
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Was that the one with the $2600 Campagnolo Bora wheels? I didn't see the car run over it. I did see the rider take a look at it and drop it on the pavement.
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i want one of those waterbottles they throw down on the sidewalks during the stages.....that'd be cool to have.......its like a catching a foul ball in at a baseball game
Yes might to be able to get some DNA samples.
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Old 07-06-04, 04:51 AM   #12
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Yes might to be able to get some DNA samples.
You can get DNA samples off a baseball?

Let MLB know so they can grab one of Barry Bonds' HR balls. Since he refuses to get tested for steroids.
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You can get DNA samples off a baseball?

Let MLB know so they can grab one of Barry Bonds' HR balls. Since he refuses to get tested for steroids.
At the moment local tv stations are running adds to fight crime, reminding criminals that police take DNA from crime scenes to get them busted.Suprizing they don't check w/bottles after use to check whats been in them?

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