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Italian Lunacy Keeps LA out of Giro

Old 11-04-04, 04:45 AM
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According an October 29, 2004 article in the Guardian, the Italian investigation of Armstrong for "witness intimidation" Simeoni is keeping Armstrong out of the Giro. Armstrong is afraid they would arrest him while he was there. I still wonder if this could keep Armstrong out of the TDF.

I guess if you can't beat him on the pavement, try the courts.
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...ahhh, so thats the latest excuse for not doing the giro!

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it look like they can't win anything, that's why they want to paint everybody as dopesters,how that
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it look like they can't win anything, that's why they want to paint everybody as dopesters,how that
http://www.cycle-racing.com/divers/v...4d.htm#Nations

Click on victories, then click nations.
 
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It seems as though Italy has inherited the heralded title on this forum of "perennial loser".

I'm sure Saiz is glad he can finally win now.
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Yeah, all the Italians won this year was the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallone, Liege Bastogne Liege, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Giro, the Olympic gold medal and the Tour of Lombardy.

That ain't nothing.

If you haven't won the TDF, you've won nothing!
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won so many race but those races they won are small races, the race that counts the most are out of there reach
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Originally Posted by orguasch
won so many race but those races they won are small races, the race that counts the most are out of there reach


Thanks for the laugh.
 
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Originally Posted by orguasch
won so many race but those races they won are small races, the race that counts the most are out of there reach
Laughing along with Don.

LBL, Tour of Lombardy and Amstel are certainly "small" races. LOL

It's sad that so many racing "fans" have no real knowledge about races and riders.
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Hey don't discount the lunicy of the Italian judicial system. After the death of Ayrton Senna (F1 driver) at the San Marino GP the Williams F1 team princaples were inicted for man slaughter. Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Adrian Newey were aquited then two years later they were charged again for the same crime. LA should be scared even if he is cleared.
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Originally Posted by don d.


Thanks for the laugh.

Ditto.......
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What was that guysname who won the Giro? I think he's Italian and ranked no.1 in the world. Also, what about that Basso character? Does he count as a good Italian rider? Wow, the classics are "little" bike races eh?
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What was that guysname who won the Giro? I think he's Italian and ranked no.1 in the world. Also, what about that Basso character? Does he count as a good Italian rider? Wow, the classics are "little" bike races eh?
one day race and you call that "Big Race", common give me a brake
see even you don't know the guys name, but they have nice bike builder, in fact I own one and I love it a Yellow Pinarello Prince here's the picture
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one day race and you call that "Big Race", common give me a brake
see even you don't know the guys name, but they have nice bike builder, in fact I own one and I love it a Yellow Pinarello Prince here's the picture
I thought this guy won the Giro, but he's not riding a pimparello?? Could you 'splain to me why he's riding a Cannondale??(Insert emoticon for confused).

I won't ask you his name, since I couldn't suffer the thought of you wrestling with that question.
A clue though: He won some very small one day races in a Div3 level cycling country-Italy.
 
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no I don't have to wrestles with that, Pimparello
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and if your italian, dude, I am sorry, if I step on your toes, so lets stop this, it will go no where
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Originally Posted by orguasch
and if your italian, dude, I am sorry, if I step on your toes, so lets stop this, it will go no where
Sono italiano della parte, ma nessun problema. Appena avere divertimento.
 
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Originally Posted by don d.
Sono italiano della parte, ma nessun problema. Appena avere divertimento.
and what does that mean? if your saying something nasty don't hide in a foriegn language, I don't speak italian or what ever language that is,
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only part italian but no worries. lets change the subject or it is back to the subject,

**** it's along time since i studied latin
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What does Latin have to do with this thread, besides the fact that Italian, as a Romance language, is descended from it?
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only part italian but no worries. lets change the subject or it is back to the subject,

**** it's along time since i studied latin
That's ok, my Italian is only as good as babelfish.
 
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LA also said he might not do the Giro because of the media circus the court case is causing. I kind of see his point.
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This thread wins todays most pointless thread to read award.
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To get back on topic: Lance should be charged with witness intimidation for what he did. That just wasn't cool.
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To get back on topic: Lance should be charged with witness intimidation for what he did. That just wasn't cool.
Well, if you look @ it in the context of sport, it doesn’t seem like an issue to me. Do we arrest football players for threats, or intimidation? They certainly say more intimidating things than LA supposedly did. Where do you draw the line?
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