Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-04, 09:29 PM   #1
geneman
rider of small bicycles
Thread Starter
 
geneman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rochester, New York
Bikes: Cannondale
Posts: 1,686
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lance's puffy face?

Anyone else notice that Lance's face is a bit "puffy" in post-race interviews on stages where he's put in a big effort? I've never seen this happen to anyone else. Not sure what to make of it. Curious.

-mark
geneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 09:33 PM   #2
Gustaf
Senior Member
 
Gustaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I havent noticed this. maybe its just me.
Gustaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 09:41 PM   #3
Moonshot
Now with racer-boy font!
 
Moonshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: East Alabama
Bikes: 2004 Litespeed Tuscany, Trek 5500, Breezer Storm, Bianchi road bike (fixed)
Posts: 1,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He seems downright gaunt to me now. I was thinking today that he must have lost 5 - 10 lbs by now... Maybe you saw him in a bad camera angle or something.

Another thing I've noticed is his nose. Sure, he spends time in the sun each day but why does he come out looking like Rudolph (the reindeer) every time I see him on camera? Somebody give him some sunscreen.
__________________

www.eastalabamacycling.org
Moonshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 09:56 PM   #4
Smoothie104
Elitist Jackass
 
Smoothie104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Georgia
Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera
Posts: 3,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Its a side effect from the Hgh.
Smoothie104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 09:59 PM   #5
temp1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver
Bikes: Cannondale R600, Gary Fisher Tassajara
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothie104
Its a side effect from the Hgh.
Yeah, he is starting to look a bit Barry Bondsish
temp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 10:19 PM   #6
Hitchy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Melbourne Oz
Bikes: how long have you got?
Posts: 2,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
G'day,

dunno about Lance, but whats with his squeeze!...saw them together the other day...I thought it was his Mum!.......more chins than a Chinese telephone directory!

cheers,

Hitchy
Hitchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 11:09 PM   #7
Beachbum1546
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i agree with Moonshot. he looks gaunt. he has no fat in his cheeks and they look like that are just flopping around like loose skin.
Beachbum1546 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-04, 11:33 PM   #8
Barnacle
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitchy
G'day,

dunno about Lance, but whats with his squeeze!...saw them together the other day...I thought it was his Mum!.......more chins than a Chinese telephone directory!

cheers,

Hitchy
As Lance said: "She's a rock star." I guess that's what does it for him.
Barnacle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 12:02 AM   #9
hollow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri
Bikes: Cervelo P2K, Cannondale R1000
Posts: 421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beachbum1546
i agree with Moonshot. he looks gaunt. he has no fat in his cheeks and they look like that are just flopping around like loose skin.
I agree also. When I saw his interview after Stage 15 I thought he looked very thin. Anything else and you're just trying to "invent" things.
hollow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 12:26 AM   #10
gcasillo
Maglia Ciclamino
 
gcasillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fairfield, OH
Bikes: 2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
Posts: 3,072
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I noticed this the first TdF I watched (2000 I think). He always "thins" out as the TdF progresses. All riders do to an extent, but when its Lance you're looking at for the better part of the race, then it seems more pronounced in him. It's nothing unusual.

He burns in excess of 100,000 calories during the Tour. About 30 pounds!
gcasillo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 02:50 PM   #11
Boomer
Senior Member
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
Bikes: Scattante R650 road bike.
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Haven't noticed any puffiness.
Boomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 02:59 PM   #12
brent_dube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 1,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Puffiness? Armstrong's face always looks really bare to me (since his chemo treatment)
Maybe the colouration is giving a misperception
brent_dube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 03:02 PM   #13
Ebbtide
Senior Member
 
Ebbtide's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ohio's Cycling Capital, America's North Coast.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,617
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did notice those pipes (arms) during the victory yesterday, and the "Bring it on" cover of SI captures some big looking arms.

As far as the face goes, its called being exhausted (flat affect).
Ebbtide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 03:21 PM   #14
ManBearPig
1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig
 
ManBearPig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: .
Bikes: .
Posts: 1,122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothie104
Its a side effect from the Hgh.
Heh, heh...you beat me to the punch. Tongue in cheek, of course.
ManBearPig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-04, 03:40 PM   #15
Tom Pedale
Senior Member
 
Tom Pedale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Issaquah, WA
Bikes: 2006 Specialized Tarmac Expert, 1990 Specialized Allez Epic, Specialized RockCombo (winter), 70's Motobecane Team Champion,
Posts: 537
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonshot
He seems downright gaunt to me now. I was thinking today that he must have lost 5 - 10 lbs by now... Maybe you saw him in a bad camera angle or something.

Another thing I've noticed is his nose. Sure, he spends time in the sun each day but why does he come out looking like Rudolph (the reindeer) every time I see him on camera? Somebody give him some sunscreen.
I agree with you..and when you look at Hincapie, it's obvious that both George and Lance have "gaunt to hell and back"....
Tom Pedale is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 AM.