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    Terrible rider sneaks into the tour?

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/go...fer/index.html

    Maurice Flitcroft in the weeds.
    He snuck into the British Open and shot a round of 122, 49 over par!.
    His partners were furious waiting on him to finish every hole.
    He came back again in various disguises.
    Has any rider ever done that in TDF?
    "We unfurled upon an alpenstick the small silk"-Allen and Sachtleben, 4 July 1891 mid-tour atop Ararat.


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    Not that I know of. But they would notice a new guy right away IMO.

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    not in the modern era
    maybe early 20th century

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    Lennard Zinn did it at the Giro this year and wrote about it for VeloNews (not that Lennard is a terrible rider).

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    did he go back to the team car for some free bottles?
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    If I remember, he thought all the riders in the tour had passed so he started riding up one of the climbs and got caught in bunch of stragglers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul01 View Post
    If I remember, he thought all the riders in the tour had passed so he started riding up one of the climbs and got caught in bunch of stragglers.
    Imagine their embarassment had he beat them to the top . . . a fresh rider, but still an accomplishment

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    You guys talking about Farrar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    You guys talking about Farrar?
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