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Old 07-10-11, 02:13 PM   #1
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It's All Alberto's Fault

The truth was finally disclosed today. I think it was Paul who said that all the carnage is from the peloton being nervous, because AC appears vulnerable. Apparently, if he was kicking ass, everyone would calm down and stop crashing.
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Was this in his letter to the Galatians?
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When the cat's away the mice will play. Contador and Saxo Bank haven't show any leadership. The first stages are always twitchy even when they do have a dominant team taking control and setting the pace.

I leave it to the overly sensitive types to spin that into it being his fault.
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I guess Sherwin is a sensitive type, then. It was either him or Phil, but I think it was Sherwin who said it.
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Well, if it is his fault, Karpets got back at him by owning him into the spectators.
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Well, if it is his fault, Karpets got back at him by owning him into the spectators.
Apparently there are some seats you just don't touch.
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The truth was finally disclosed today. I think it was Paul who said that all the carnage is from the peloton being nervous, because AC appears vulnerable. Apparently, if he was kicking ass, everyone would calm down and stop crashing.
I hope the comment was made tongue in cheek.
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I hope the comment was made tongue in cheek.
I don't think it was. We'll have to see if it is repeated next broadcast. I'm sure they will recap the carshes again and discuss the causes.
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From what I remember, Alberto and Saxo showing weakness was a cause of some of the squirrelyness. Cause != fault. Of course, I was catching up on work with the TDF on in the background, so I may have missed the Versus (Spanish) Inquisition.
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[typing with head up ass]
paul once said that crashes were due to rain
apparently, if it never rained, everyone would calm down and stop crashing.[/typing with head up ass]
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I gotta go with this year's narrow routes, maybe they designed it that way for maximum TV "carnage."
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While the announcers do a tremendous job overall, not all their observations or opinions are correct.
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[typing with head up ass]
paul once said that crashes were due to rain
apparently, if it never rained, everyone would calm down and stop crashing.[/typing with head up ass]
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Did anybody see the head banging he received when taken off the road?

Poor guy...
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Actually, Alberto was responsible for McLaren's poor pit stop last Sunday. He's paying forwards to Alonso, who will then take over sponsorship of HTC and get Cavendish to lead out Contador on the mountains. It makes diabolical sense.
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Did anybody see the head banging he received when taken off the road?

Poor guy...
Yeah, that was sad to see, looked like he smacked right into a fencepost the way he bounced.
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Yeah, that was sad to see, looked like he smacked right into a fencepost the way he bounced.
He probably bounced off of one of Vladimir's friends! On second thought, it was probably Lance

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Not a P&P fan at all, but here's an interesting quote from Alberto:

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My first crash on day one also has a big responsibility. After that, everyone has wanted to ride at the front.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cont...esnt-say-where
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He probably bounced off of one of Vladimir's friends! On second thought, it was probably Lance
Yep, a doubleteam situation. It was totally orchestrated. Lance was waiting there on the side of the road ready to elbow him, LOL.
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First, I think they are the best bike race guys out there, if you watched the Philadelphia race you got a glimpse of how awful it can get; however, Paul and Phil have to fill three to four hours with babble, there is no telling what they will say, especially Phil.

As for crashing, I remember seeing Rominger sitting in a ditch with a broken collar bone in the first week in his last tour. Yea, this week has been crazy but only a little more so that some past tours.
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