Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    CAT 2 wanna be PolishPostal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Proctoville OH / Huntington WV
    My Bikes
    '04 Trek 5200
    Posts
    439
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by www.paceline.com
    2/16/2005 - After much speculation, the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team's Lance Armstrong today announced his initial 2005 racing schedule, one that will include this summer's Tour de France where he will go for a seventh straight victory. In 2004, Armstrong made history by becoming the first cyclist to win six Tours de France with a dominating performance, winning five individual stages. ...

    Lance Armstrong Initial 2005 Schedule:


    Mar 6-13 - Paris-Nice (France)

    Apr 3 - Tour of Flanders (Belgium)

    Apr 19-24 - Tour de Georgia (USA)

    Jul 2-24 - Tour de France
    This is clipped from www.paceline.com

  2. #2
    It's so cold out there... scroz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    London UK
    My Bikes
    Trek 5200
    Posts
    249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well that is good news

  3. #3
    where's the summer!? cabledonut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Lancashire, England.
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just read this but it doesn't quote Armstrong as actually saying he will ride this year's TdF, more that he will ride another TdF which we already knew anyway....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...ng/4269959.stm

  4. #4
    Senior Member JoeOxfordCT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Grand Record LTD
    Posts
    1,652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's the actual text from Lance's web site. The earlier link doesn't work...

    ARMSTRONG ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2005 RACING SCHEDULE

    2/16/2005 - After much speculation, the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team's Lance Armstrong today announced his initial 2005 racing schedule, one that will include this summer's Tour de France where he will go for a seventh straight victory. In 2004, Armstrong made history by becoming the first cyclist to win six Tours de France with a dominating performance, winning five individual stages.

    "I am grateful for the opportunity that Discovery Communications has given the team and look forward to achieving my goal of a seventh Tour de France (victory)," said Armstrong.

    Also on Armstrong's racing schedule is one of America's premier races - April's Tour de Georgia, an event Armstrong won in 2004. Armstrong will kick off his season early next month at Paris-Nice, a seven day stage race and the first event of the newly formed Pro Tour, the sport's top level racing series.

    "I am excited to get back on the bike and start racing although my condition is far from perfect," said Armstrong.

    Following Paris-Nice, Armstrong will take part in the 89th edition of the Tour of Flanders, one of Europe's most prestigious Spring Classics, on April 3. Armstrong last raced in the Tour of Flanders in 2002, finishing 59th in support of his team's leader. Armstrong will then return to the U.S. and defend his title at the Tour de Georgia, scheduled for April 19-25.

    "Johan (Bruyneel, the team's sports manager) and I will evaluate my fitness later this spring and possibly add some races to the calendar," said Armstrong.

    All of the event's Armstrong will participate in will be aired on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).

    Lance Armstrong Initial 2005 Schedule:

    Mar 6-13 - Paris-Nice (France)

    Apr 3 - Tour of Flanders (Belgium)

    Apr 19-24 - Tour de Georgia (USA)

    Jul 2-24 - Tour de France

  5. #5
    Faith-Vigilance-Service Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Port Orchard, WA
    My Bikes
    Trinity, Paradisus, Centurion, Mongoose, Trek
    Posts
    8,333
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They announced on Fox news radio that he will be doing it this year. Heard it 15 minutes ago.
    President, OCP
    --"Will you have some tea... at the theatre with me?"--

  6. #6
    Senior Member CosmicRocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    South Carolina
    My Bikes
    Klein, Lemond
    Posts
    72
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great news! I think his motivation will be as strong as ever knowing that this is probably his last time in this event.

  7. #7
    dfchatten
    Guest
    Awesome News! I thought for sure he was going to take a year off. For the next 6 months it should be fun to read, listen you name it to all the speculation - he can - he can't - he can - he can't -

    Go Lance !

  8. #8
    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Queens New York
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pisa, LeMond Poprad
    Posts
    1,181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He's going to do it on a Track Bike Too! 53-11 All the Way
    I Changed My User Name!

  9. #9
    Immoderator KrisPistofferson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    POS Tennessee
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
    Posts
    7,636
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultra-g
    He's going to do it on a Track Bike Too! 53-11 All the Way
    Beat me to it! You know this means anyone who wants to eclipse Armstrong, it's going to take AT LEAST 7 YEARS! That is nutty.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeforums
    Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.

  10. #10
    Senior Member FXjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    12,670
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
    Great news! I think his motivation will be as strong as ever knowing that this is probably his last time in this event.

    hahahaha

  11. #11
    Dancing on the Pedals Corsaire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    2,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FXjohn
    hahahaha
    COOL !!!!

    I just hope the rest of the field is doing their "homework" (read: roadwork) to really give him a real fight.
    Of those I can only think of: Beloki, Vinokourov and Basso. I don't think Ulrich is a threat to Lance anymore, unless LA falters, like Indurain did going for his 6th.

    Corsaire
    "Eat breakfast boys, eat hearty...for tonight WE DINE IN HELL!!!"
    King Leonidas

  12. #12
    Lance Hater Laggard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    4,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yawn

    Lance wins another Tour. BFD.
    i may have overreacted

  13. #13
    Senior Member JoeOxfordCT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Grand Record LTD
    Posts
    1,652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard
    yawn

    Lance wins another Tour. BFD.

    Somebody got up on the wrong side of the bed....

  14. #14
    Senior Member formulaben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Les Bois
    My Bikes
    Felt F2C, Scott Spark 40, and Custom Fixie
    Posts
    1,172
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No, he got up on the correct side of the bed, it's just that he makes a habit of searching for Lance threads so he can deficate on them. Real cool...

  15. #15
    Lance Hater Laggard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    4,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Um yeah.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Old Raleigh Mtn Bike & 2004 Specialized Allez Triple
    Posts
    622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    screw the TdF! I was just waiting for him to announce that he'll be at the Tour de Georgia. i've already signed up to volunteer. Hopefully I can get a few snap shots up close.

  17. #17
    Maglia Ciclamino gcasillo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    My Bikes
    2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    3,076
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lance at the Tour = daily, live coverage on OLN = good thing.

    I'm making a prediction if nothing else than to lift up Laggard: Basso will win this year's Tour. So long as CSC is working solely for Basso, I think he will win. Riis has put together a powerhouse, and they're riding strong.

    As long as they match up with Discovery, it'll be a race. If Piil is running off of the front in the first couple of stages, or Voigt is breaking away in the mountains, or Sastre isn't committed to helping Basso, or Julich is following a break, then mail it in for Lance.

    And for Ullrich fans, I don't see it happening. Not if Lance is present. Plus, that team isn't constructed well for grand tours IMHO. Not when you have Ullrich and Vinokourov and an emerging Klöden with roughly equal chances of winning (or losing). Plus Zabel. I love him. He's one of my favorites, but he's of considerably less value to Ullrich/Vino/Klöden than Benjamin Noval is to Armstrong.

  18. #18
    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Ma
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
    Posts
    6,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    IM soo happy!

    fine anyof you people "hate lance" or are like" big woop" i dont giove two ****s, he is an amazing cyclist, and it an amazing achievement what he has done, i dont see you guys in the tour?

    OH WAIT, damnit im going to be in africa the first 8 stages (i think) damn, ehh there just sprints.
    ----------------------------------------------------------

  19. #19
    Maglia Ciclamino gcasillo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    My Bikes
    2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    3,076
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    ehh there just sprints
    Which scores of different riders could win. Can't say that for mountain stages.

  20. #20
    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Queens New York
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pisa, LeMond Poprad
    Posts
    1,181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But what if he ends up finishing in 7th or something, like Indurain in '96?

    I guess he could also give up the Yellow and take the Points and KoMountains jerseys (he'll be the King of the Hill just like Hank Hill!)
    I Changed My User Name!

  21. #21
    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Ma
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
    Posts
    6,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    Which scores of different riders could win. Can't say that for mountain stages.
    i was kidding, i love the sprint stages, it really keeps me on the corner of my seat, once they start uping the pace, i am glued! I think sprint stages rock! im still pissed that i will be in africa, that sounds funny, "im mad im in africa hiking kilimanjaro because im missing the Tdf, on my tv at home"
    ----------------------------------------------------------

  22. #22
    Maglia Ciclamino gcasillo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    My Bikes
    2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    3,076
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I haven't studied the TdF stage profiles. I remember reading that the UCI was extending the distance from the finish line from 1km to 3km for riders to receive the same time if there is a crash. Are the finishes wider and more open this year? I hope so, because last year they had them winding through streets that didn't provide a good run up.

  23. #23
    Guest
    Guest
    I finally got to see the after the show when Lance was on Oprah. It looks like Sheryl kind of spilled the beans. He would need to make an announcement after that show, since she all but said she was unsure about promoting her next album since it would most likely be his final run for the Tour and she wanted to be there for it.

    Well, good luck to him. It's a pretty light schedule for him in the meantime. "Training" is what they were calling it in the news when they described the races he'd be using to get into top form for the T d F.

    Koffee

    Koffee

  24. #24
    Real riders break wind. pedal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    My Bikes
    Norco CRR two, Devinci Sydney, Norco Team DH, Norco Kris Holm Unicycle, (BMX was stolen).
    Posts
    529
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For the first time in about five years I'm actually going to get cable hooked up in my house so I can watch this year's tour. Also because Family Guy is coming back.
    "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that
    the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

    -- Emo Philips

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •