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Old 07-05-13, 01:08 PM   #1
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Any gay pro riders in Tour de France?

I was curious as to how many, if any, gay (open or closeted) riders were in this year's TdF. Not that it matters, but with a handful of pro athletes in other sports coming out in recent years, I've never read or heard about a pro cyclist coming out or rumored to be gay/lesbian.

Now, just to be clear, this question in no way relates to my own sexual preferences, not that there's anything wrong with that but I was curious if there is diversity in the biking world.

A related question: Do you personally know a gay/lesbian cyclist? I haven't come across one yet. Everyone in the Forum seems to be a single or a happily married hetero.

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I'd imagine there are 6. (Based upon 19 teams of 9 riders each times 3.5%)

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That's very brave of you......
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Just look for the male cyclists that shave their legs.

As a rule, all female professional athletes are gay.

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I know one, but that's it. former coworker of mine, does tri's, not sure if his partner does or not.
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According to the drivers who yell, we're all gay.
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According to the drivers who yell, we're all gay.
According to my workmates,some of who fit in the above bunch,we're all gay.
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According to the drivers who yell, we're all gay.
We wear spandex and shave our legs, so obviously.....
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+10.

Is it not enough that the media has to dwell on "stuff" like this?
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Wait, what, I am gay? Do I have to tell my wife and kids, or do they already know, what with the spandex and all?
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according to my preee-cise calculations, a lesbian is one who prefers women.
that would be me, and les's do accept me as an honorary.
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Who the **** cares, gay, straight or bi, does it really matter? Aren't we past this yet?
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I still have to encounter my first driver who actually yells.
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This right here, +100.
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I agree.
I don't care what TdF riders do when they are not on the bike.
I don't care what they eat, what they drink, where they sleep or with whom they sleep.
I don't really even care what they have to say in interviews.
All I care about is what they do while riding.
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Oh yeah, I've had my fair share of yellings.
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I'd imagine there are 6. (Based upon 19 teams of 9 riders each times 3.5%)
3.5% applies to general population. In a subpopulation of individuals who routinely shave legs and wear lycra in public, has to be at least 10%.
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I'd imagine there are 6. (Based upon 19 teams of 9 riders each times 3.5%)
Very funny... you assume that randomly selected individuals from the general population aim to become pro cyclists. But there's no proof. In fact 99% of the people I know do not ride a bike.
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Funny! Ha ha.
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In that case ... no thanks
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