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    An Invitation

    An invitation to all to stick around for the rest of the year. There's a lot of good racing to come. The Vuelta, San Sebastian Classic, Tour of Lombardy and the Worlds to name a few.

    I know most of you will soon be gone until the next TDF. Stay for awhile!
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard
    An invitation to all to stick around for the rest of the year. There's a lot of good racing to come. The Vuelta, San Sebastian Classic, Tour of Lombardy and the Worlds to name a few.

    I know most of you will soon be gone until the next TDF. Stay for awhile!
    My favorite classics approach: San Sebastian, sunny, hilly, romantic Spain, and the Tour of the Falling Leaves, the Tour of Romandy, my favorite time of the year to ride.

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    The Tour spectacle has been popular this year.
    I mean, Sportscenter highlighted every stage! On most US centered sports stations and shows, I've been seeing much more talk than in the past.
    As people begin to watch the Tour, they can begin to learn and understand bicycle racing better, and become a fan.

    As Laggard said, there will be some more great racing this year.

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    Don't forget Athens!

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    I was just thinking about what we'll be doing for the upcoming races. Can't wait for the Olympics too!

    Koffee

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    OLN hasn't posted their fall cycling schedule yet.

    Not that we need them.
    i may have overreacted

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    Clasica San Sebastien is going to be good, but the races I'm really looking forward to now are the Vuelta and the Tour of Lombardy. Paris - Tours too.

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    Laggard,

    You mean there are races other than the Tour day France?

    I'm stunned!

    Marty
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    There's racing all year round. I watch as much MTB coverage as I can too. I even try and follow the cyclocross races.
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    too bad the Coors Classic isnt still alive, bet we could have a great forum about that one
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    I wish Lance Armstrong read Laggard's posts..........

    He always did well at San Sebastian.

    Hinault won the Vuelta/Tour double in '78, Anquetil in '63 (I know that was in the early season calendar slot, I just had to mention it.)

    Eddy only won the Vuelta once (the same year-'73-as one of his five Giro wins). He did, however, win the Tour/Giro double three times, compared to Hinault's twice and Anquetil's once.

    The media might tell us that the Tour is the only race worth winning but we don't have to agree.

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    Back in my younger days I used to read Velo News to follow the races, is this still a good magazine to keep track of the bike racing scene?

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    Yes. VeloNews is excellent.

    CycleSport is also good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    Laggard,

    You mean there are races other than the Tour day France?

    I'm stunned!

    Marty

    Wait... it's only one day?



    Koffee

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    I'm waiting for the classics to kick back into action. Definetly want to see the cricket, bettini, try and win some one. It would be really awesome if rebellin, well rested, could peak again and take another classic or at least take the world cup overall. The Vuelta I think this year, with many TdF contenders not having the rides they wanted should be even better than normal. I love the vuelta, seems more attacking and the climbs are always exciting to watch. The olympics too should be really good. Julich is riding very well in the TT. Will Jan defend his gold? I don't think so but I am going to love watching him try. I'm also going to try and catch some track cycling, never seen that before.
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    The Vuelta is my favorite grand tour.
    i may have overreacted

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    Does OLN cover these as well? I pulled down each stage of the TdF from supernova.org torrents (Don't have cable). I'd like to watch whatever I can even if I have to download stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard
    An invitation to all to stick around for the rest of the year. There's a lot of good racing to come. The Vuelta, San Sebastian Classic, Tour of Lombardy and the Worlds to name a few.

    I know most of you will soon be gone until the next TDF. Stay for awhile!
    True, there's plenty more racing to come. Perhaps a chance for the rest of the USPS team members to shine (I wonder which channels will actually cover the lesser known races?). I'm also looking forward to the Olympics cycling events.

    Interesting how I FIRST saw LA in the 1992 Olympics road race. I think he finished in the top third. NOW look at Lance: 6 times Winner of the TdF!!!

    Some Olympics road race history:

    OLYMPIC CYCLING MEDAL WINNERS
    (Men's individual road race)


    SYDNEY 2000:

    Gold - Jan Ullrich, Germany
    Silver - Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan
    Bronze - Andreas Kloeden, Germany

    ATLANTA 1996:

    Gold - Pascal Richard, Switzerland
    Silver - Rolf Sorensen, Denmark
    Bronze - Max Sciandri, Britain

    BARCELONA 1992:

    Gold - Fabio Casartelli, Italy
    Silver - Erik Dekker, The Netherlands
    Bronze - Dainis Ozols, Lativa

    SEOUL 1988:

    Gold - Olaf Ludwig, East Germany
    Silver - Bernd Grone, West Germany
    Bronze - Christian Henn, West Germany

    LOS ANGELES 1984:

    Gold - Alexi Grewal, United States
    Silver - Steve Bauer, Canada
    Bronze - Dag Otto Lauritzen, Norway

    MOSCOW 1980:

    Gold - Sergei Sukhoruchenkov, Soviet Union
    Silver - Czeslaw Lang, Poland
    Bronze - Yuri Barinov, Soviet Union

    MONTREAL 1976:

    Gold - Bernt Johansson, Sweden
    Silver - Giuseppe Martinelli, Italy
    Bronze - Mieczyslaw Nowicki, Poland

    MUNICH 1972:

    Gold - Hennie Kuiper, Holland
    Silver - Keven Clyde Sefton, Australia
    Bronze - Bruce Biddle, New Zealand

    MEXICO CITY 1968:

    Gold - Pierfranco Vianelli, Italy
    Silver - Leif Mortensen, Denmark
    Bronze - Gosta Petterson, Sweden

    TOKYO 1964:

    Gold - Mario Zanin, Italy
    Silver - Kjell Akerstrom Rodian, Denmark
    Bronze - Walter Godefroot, Belgium

    ROME 1960:

    Gold - Viktor Kapitonov, Soviet Union
    Silver - Livio Trape, Italy
    Bronze - Willy van der Berghen, Belgium

    MELBOURNE 1956:

    Gold - Ercole Baldini, Italy
    Silver - Arnaud Geyre, France
    Bronze - Alan Jackson, Great Britain

    HELSINKI 1952:

    Gold - Andre Noyelle, Belgium
    Silver - Robert Grondelaers, Belgium
    Bronze - Edi Ziegler, West Germany

    LONDON 1948:

    Gold - Jose Beyaert, France
    Silver - Gerardus Petrus Voorting, Holland
    Bronze - Lode Wouters, Belgium

    BERLIN 1936:

    Gold - Robert Charpentier, France
    Silver - Guy Lapebie, France
    Bronze - Ernst Nievergelt, Switzerland

    LOS ANGELES 1932:

    Gold - Attilio Pavesi, Italy
    Silver - Gugliemo Segato, Italy
    Bronze - Bernhard Britz, Sweden

    AMSTERDAM 1928:

    Gold - Hanry Hansen, Denmark
    Silver - Frank Southall, Great Britain
    Bronze - Gosta Carlsson, Sweden

    PARIS 1924:

    Gold - Armand Blanchonnet, France
    Silver - Henri Hoenvenaers, Belgium
    Bronze - Rene Hamel, France

    ANTWERP 1920:

    Gold - Harry Stenqvist, Sweden
    Silver - Henry Kaltenbrun, South Africa
    Bronze - Fernand Canteloube, France

    STOCKHOLM 1912:

    Gold - Rudolph "Okey" Lewis, South Africa
    Silver - Frederick Grubb, Great Britain
    Bronze - Carl Schutte, United States

    LONDON 1908:

    not held

    ATHENS 1906:

    Gold - Fernand Vast, France
    Silver - Maurice Bardonneau, France
    Bronze - Edmond Luguet, France

    ST. LOUIS 1904:

    not held

    ATHENS 1896:

    Gold - Aristidis Konstaninidis, Greece
    Silver - August Goedrich, Britain
    Bronze - E. Battel, Britain
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    Does OLN cover these as well? I pulled down each stage of the TdF from supernova.org torrents (Don't have cable). I'd like to watch whatever I can even if I have to download stuff.
    Their coverage of the single day races in the fall is usually a bit low. But maybe we will see some hour highlight shows.

    I would assume that they will have daily live coverage of the Vuelta though. They did in 2002 and 2003. (although tape delayed on weekends)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    Does OLN cover these as well?
    This past spring OLN covered the Giro and last fall they covered the Vuelta, in both instances w. daily live coverage with tape-delay on weekends. They also covered serveral shorter stage races and one-day races, albeit with much less extensive coverage which was generally delayed for a week or 2 or more.

    I hope OLN continues to cover these races, although from reading some posts on other threads here I imagine OLN might get the impression that a majority of the US viewing audience would not bother to watch a race unless Lance was in it

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    Hope not. They'd have to drop all the classics and every bike race they've ever done except the Tour de Lance... I mean France! Let's hope they pick up more on the fact that we'd like to see more cycling races run on OLN, and more information about all the riders... including and especially the American ones!

    Koffee

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    Thanks for the invite. If I may suggest, Lotek and don d. did a great job setting up the sub-forum for each stage (Many Thanks). That was a fantastic idea and I found it extremely useful. I typically can't get any of the stage races or the Vuelta, but I would love the commentary found here on the forum. You may do this and I didn't notice, but the same format for the other races this year would be great. Also, like the 'post no spoilers' request.

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