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    http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2004...el_orange_tide


    an excerpt:

    Now we have the mountains on the horizon. It is my terrain. Everyone is asking me if I am going to attack. If I can, of course I will have to do it, but first I have to know where I am exactly, and this will be when we get to the first serious climb of the race. I know that even with the weight of the time I have lost, my rivals still consider me a a danger in the general. Because of this, they will not let me go from far out, but that is the best way to reduce differences. But still, I won't have to race in desperation... I have to be cold and aggressive at the same time - I have to go with my shotgun loaded.


    I love these guys, I am after all, part Basque.




    Some Basque History

    http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~skiena/jai...pts/node4.html

    http://www.angelfire.com/nt/dragon9/BASQUES.html

    http://www.aoi.com.au/bcw/neanderbasque.htm

    the Language

    http://simr02.si.ehu.es/DOCS/book.SS-G/v2/Euskara.html


    They have the highest percentage of Type O blood (55%) by population, and the lowest Rhesus factor
    of Any ethnic group. They appear to have been on this earth a long, long time ago, and kept to themselves.

    Hey mods, lets not delete this thread, like you did all the "blacks in cycling" threads
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    G'day,

    sounds a bit like Tasmanian's really!....They were gunna get a major sporting team franchise (I have converted this anology to American for local understanding), down there, until they realised they would go broke. Everyone could get in on one family ticket!,

    cheers,

    Hitchy

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    Wow, "Etxeberria" means 'a new house'.
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    Indeed, I love the Euskaltel boys, mainly because they are 2 things I never will be: savage climbers and Basque. I am extremely interested in the Basque region and culture. Thanks for the links.

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    I love to watch the Euskaltel boys and am waiting with eagerness to see one of them really take a mountain stage by the scruff of the neck, maybe everyone will stop talking about LA then?

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