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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.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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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.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    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.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    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.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4lifer View Post
    [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]
    qft

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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.
    Peace is knowing someone else is suffering more than you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneofpr View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    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
    Last edited by daveF; 07-11-11 at 11:41 AM.

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

    My first crash on day one also has a big responsibility. After that, everyone has wanted to ride at the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveF View Post
    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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