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Old 06-20-10, 04:13 PM   #1
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@39 Lance remains a Monster

As I watch Lance just spin like a top he is so dam good. He is either a genetic freak or just cheats like a dog....Cancellara is said to have used a "motor" Jackarses....Lance is the man to beat in July. I am amazaed that some guys just lack to engine to TT.....David Z remains a TT machine.
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Lance: Doped to the gills.
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As I watch Lance just spin like a top he is so dam good. He is either a genetic freak or just cheats like a dog....Cancellara is said to have used a "motor" Jackarses....Lance is the man to beat in July. I am amazaed that some guys just lack to engine to TT.....David Z remains a TT machine.
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I'm not a big Lance fan, but I have ridden with him last year. While on his wheel, I made the observation that he is like no human I've ever seen before. Just a walking mass of lean muscle is all he is. Weather he cheats or not, idk, but I've never seen anyone look like that. Also I disagree, Lance will not win TDF this year. It will be Thor's year. CTT will be in top form as soon as Heinrich heals up.
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Lance: Doped to the gills.

screw you.

Lance is da BOMB>>>>>>>>> you only wish you could ride fast enough to watch him blow your behind off the road.
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As I watch Lance just spin like a top he is so dam good.
Er, Armstrong came 11th in the final stage TT today. Pretty good for a 39 year-old, but not the form that would win Le Tour.
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screw you.

Lance is da BOMB>>>>>>>>> you only wish you could ride fast enough to watch him blow your behind off the road.
Sometimes it's too easy.
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Er, Armstrong came 11th in the final stage TT today. Pretty good for a 39 year-old, but not the form that would win Le Tour.
Yea because the TT totalllly determines the winner of the tour.
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Old 06-20-10, 04:32 PM   #9
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Yea because the TT totalllly determines the winner of the tour.
are you really that clueless?
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Lance Armstrong Finishes 2010 Tour of Switzerland 2nd Overall

Not a bad result for a guy pushing 40 ...



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By AP, with additional commentary by Roadcycling.com Jun 20, 2010

Lance Armstrong wrapped up his Tour de France preparations on a high note, finishing second in the Tour of Luxembourg on Sunday, 12 seconds behind Frank Schleck of Luxembourg.

The seven-time Tour de France champion was seventh overall going into the stage, but surged into contention by placing 11th in the 16.6-mile time trial around Liestal, finishing in 33 minutes, 30 seconds to trail stage winner Tony Martin of Germany by 1:09. Following bouts of illness and a crash earlier this season, Armstrong posted a strong performance in Switzerland, showing his 38-year-old legs are still able to compete in high mountains and produce a solid performance in time trials.

Armstrong escaped serious injury when he crashed at the Tour of California in May, but it was a big setback in his preparations for cycling's three-week showcase. The cancer survivor made up for the race days he lost by competing in the Tour of Luxembourg, where he finished third, before racing in Switzerland.

Armstrong was pleased with his result heading into the Tour de France 2010. "I think if we look at the field here, on all levels, the climbers, the sprinters ... and the speed and compare it to the alternative race, this is what you'll see at the Tour," Armstrong said. "For whatever reason, this race attracted all sorts of favorites, this is a good indication of what's coming up. I just have to stay healthy and try and find an extra 1 percent."

The American plans to scout four mountain stages of this year's Tour next week before heading to Rotterdam, Netherlands, where the race starts on July 3. Following a 3.5-year retirement, Armstrong struggled in time trials last year, a discipline in which he had excelled during his heyday. He started slowly Sunday but rallied after the first seven miles, gaining ground on the long descent to the finish.

"It was a hard time trial, it was relentless, actually I had to drive all the way, there was no recovery apart from the downhill," Armstrong said after posting his best overall result since last year's Tour de France, where he finished third. Team RadioShack director Johan Bruyneel said Armstrong's condition is improving.

"It's a shame to lose by 12 seconds, but if somebody had told me before the race that Lance would finish second, I would have signed for it," Bruyneel said. "We have to be very happy. His condition is satisfying. The biggest part of the job has been done."

Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who didn't race in Switzerland, is favored to defend his title next month and Armstrong acknowledged this week it will be difficult to derail his rival's ambitions. But his second place-finish gave him a major morale boost before the 2010 Tour de France, the only race that really matters to him.

"I was third in Luxembourg, second here, I'll do the math for the next race," Armstrong concluded.


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Yea because the TT totalllly determines the winner of the tour.
Even if that were true, which it manifestly is not, how would his coming 11th in today's TT tell you that he'd win the Tour?

EDIT: Sorry, Botto said it better.
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Old 06-20-10, 04:55 PM   #12
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Old 06-20-10, 05:04 PM   #13
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Yea because the TT totalllly determines the winner of the tour.
Sometimes it does, like in 1989 if I'm not mistaken, when LeMond took the yellow jersey from Fignon. I believe that was a TT because I remember the two disc wheels made me laugh. Of course, this was a youtube clip since I was born 93.

But anyways, I have high hopes for Lance Armstrong. This year's tour is a Tour de Climbers so Contador is still Lance's main competition. But I'm excited for this TDF because of this.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:11 PM   #14
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are you really that clueless?
Yes, but 12th place in TT today still resulted in a 2nd place overall. This year will be more competitive than last year if LA is on top form. Contador isn't significantly stronger but LA looks better than he did last year. AC will be hard to beat, but if his team sucks, it may be closer than everyone thinks. If LA is close to AC into the last week, it will be really fun.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:17 PM   #15
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The only thing lance will win in July is the media race.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:24 PM   #17
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The only thing lance will win in July is the media race.


that's only because he's the face of cycling world wide. He's that face that sells advertising, the face that Versus sells TV time on, and the most reconizable persona in the sport.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:25 PM   #18
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The only thing lance will win in July is the media race.
Yes, you are probably right, but he will be more competitive than last year. Conatador is at his peak career wise, but no mistakes or there can be an upset. LA can easily be on podium this year if all goes right.
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Not a Lance fan but he did well today.

They say the only thing that never loses is Father Time....
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Lance did well. Very well. But he's not the Lance of old. He seems to have lost the "spring" in his cadence that you see in Contador, Schleck (both) and even Kloden now.

I'm not sure Lance is even the best Radio Shack rider for the TdF. Kloden laid it out in a pure support role for Lance during the Tour d' Suisse, but still only came in 36 seconds behind him on GC. If it weren't for the fact that Radio Shack is Lance's team, I would have to use Lance for a diversion and pop Kloden out for the win in France. I think Kloden is their best shot for a GC win.
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I found this online the other day and thought it was a pretty cool read:

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I'm not a big Lance fan, but I have ridden with him last year. While on his wheel, I made the observation that he is like no human I've ever seen before. Just a walking mass of lean muscle is all he is. Weather he cheats or not, idk, but I've never seen anyone look like that. Also I disagree, Lance will not win TDF this year. It will be Thor's year. CTT will be in top form as soon as Heinrich heals up.
are you suggesting that hushovd will win the tdf?
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I think Kloden is their best shot for a GC win.
And that is a pretty grim thing - remember how Kloden was the first to get popped last year when Contador jumped (forget the stage)?
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Yes, you are probably right, but he will be more competitive than last year. Conatador is at his peak career wise, but no mistakes or there can be an upset. LA can easily be on podium this year if all goes right.
It will be interesting to see whether Vino rides to support Contador, or with his own agenda. If I were Contador, I'd be sleeping with one eye open again this year.
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Not too shabby.
I still wouldn't bet on him to make the podium
at the Tour, but he's motoring along nicely.
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