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Old 06-10-04, 03:21 PM
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I like Tyler Hamilton

and I'm a little tired of "Lance Mania."
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Old 06-10-04, 03:25 PM
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I'm really tired of Lance/Tyler/Postal mania.
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Old 06-10-04, 03:28 PM
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I feel ya Laggard. I'm not so much tired of Tyler; I think Phonak has a strong team this year. But, I'm sick of the Lance/Postal mania.
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Old 06-10-04, 03:50 PM
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I like Tyler Hamilton too. We share the same name and come from the same state.

About the Lancemania thing - I'm a huge fan of Lance, he's one of my favorites, and I kind of hope he wins this year (but I won't be disappointed if he doesn't) but I think that the Tour will be much more exciting after he's gone - more open. I'd love to see some Ullrich vs Mayo battles.
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Old 06-10-04, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sm266
and I'm a little tired of "Lance Mania."
Who cares?

Originally Posted by Laggard
I'm really tired of Lance/Tyler/Postal mania.
Why care?

Originally Posted by sm266
But, I'm sick of the Lance/Postal mania.
Is it really that terrible?
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Old 06-10-04, 04:04 PM
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Brent - you know, it kind of grates on you after awhile. I love Lance as much as the next cycling fan, but it can get kind of boring with the same guy winning over.. and over... and over.
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Old 06-10-04, 04:06 PM
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Brent - you know, it kind of grates on you after awhile. I love Lance as much as the next cycling fan, but it can get kind of boring with the same guy winning over.. and over... and over.
Please don't tell me you would rather see Mr60percent win.
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I want Lance to win this year, but if he can't do it I'd like Jan or Mayo to win. Preferably Jan.
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Old 06-10-04, 04:12 PM
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yeah, i like lance too. go lance. oh, wait - i stumbled into the wrong thread, didn't I?
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Old 06-10-04, 04:14 PM
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I agree that there is too much focus on Lance. He is not the only person in cycling. As much as I admire him and want him to do well, I'm sick of hearing about him...

Go Tyler!
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Old 06-10-04, 04:19 PM
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where's tha love? i hope lance wins the tour bec/after winning five straight,the sixth would just make me more proud of the guy. just a big supporter for the american rider of the tour,but if hamilton win's....i'll be just as happy! david from raleigh n.c.
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I too am a big Tyler fan.. he's jsut tough as nails...

as far as Lance goes.. how can you not be at least a little bit of a fan.. as far as someone said the Tour will be better after he is gone ? It might be, but how damn exciting is it to have one guy that EVERYBODY tries to take down... remember last year, wehn you ahd liek 3 or 4 guys attacking him going up in some of the mountian stages... they all want to beat him, because they know that (at least for right now) he is the best racing in the TdF... to me that IS exciting...

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I'm also a fan of Lance and USPS. I'm also a fan of Tyler (and Phonak to some extent). I'm also a fan of CSC. I'm also a fan of... You get the picture. I never understood the concept of having to be against something or someone to be for something else and/or someone else. I have always felt that those kinds of things were reserved for games and not sports. As one other poster put it in another thread, cycling is a sport; baseball is a game.
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I'm a fan of good, competetive cycling. I'd like to see the yellow jersey exchange hands every day in the mountains, and I'd like to see 5 or 6 guys within 2 minutes going into the stage 19 ITT. This year, it just might happen. I can't wait!
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Tyler got my respect in the 2002 Giro, and then again in the 2003 TdF. He is such a fighter when hurt. Now that he's a ligitimate contender for the #1 spot in the TdF, I'm torn. I also have much respect for Lance, but I do understand how some may think the Lance mania is getting a bit old.

Go Lance! Go Tyler! Go Iban! Go Jan! Go Roberto! It's too bad that only one will end up on top - and it may not even be one of the racers I just listed. I love le Tour.
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Tyler crashed today on the D-L. Anyone knows how badly hurt he was even though he did manage to finish the stage? He said he did a Beloki, but I hope it wasn't too serious.
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Old 06-12-04, 12:35 PM
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I am a Texan who is pulling for Tyler. Just imagine the grief I catch.
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Old 06-12-04, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonCyclist
Tyler crashed today on the D-L. Anyone knows how badly hurt he was even though he did manage to finish the stage? He said he did a Beloki, but I hope it wasn't too serious.
He finished with the group containing all the GC contenders. Hopefully just superficial injuries like Lance's crash here last year.
 
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I would love to see Lance win the TDF and make it 6, but the other person I would want to see wearing yellow at the end would be Tyler.
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That is why I'm not a big Hamilton fan... he doesn't seem to have the handling skills.
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Originally Posted by brent_dube
That is why I'm not a big Hamilton fan... he doesn't seem to have the handling skills.
he does seem to go down a lot doesn't he?
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That is why I'm not a big Hamilton fan... he doesn't seem to have the handling skills.
You can picture the team manager groaning and saying, "Oh well, we need another kit for Tyler ".
 
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
he does seem to go down a lot doesn't he?
I was going to post the exact same sentence.

Weird.

Some crashes are bad luck. Some riders seem to have a lot of bad luck. So much bad luck that you start to wonder if there's more to it than luck.
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What are you trying to say, Laggard?
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