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Old 09-09-05, 12:23 AM
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...if he comes out of retirement?

I think he's nuts -he's engaged to a hot rocker skank and has got everything to lose and nothing to gain if he does this ...7 TDFs, 8, 11, what's the difference?

When he broke the record, that was it for most people. IF LA win's again, it's anti-climatic ho-hum in this country. If he loses , the wine-swilling Frogs will rejoice until Napoleon comes out of his casket in The Louvre (I saw that crypt in Paris on July 4 - pretty weird).

It would be nice to see more guys go out on top like Jim Brown, Sandy Koufax, and The Beatles.

Lance is setting himself up to be the Washington Wizards' Michael Jordan, the New York Mets' Willie Mays, the San Diego Chargers' Johnny Unitas, the New York Rangers' Wayne Gretzky, or the Broncos' Jerry Rice, etc.
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What do you people have against Lance?
And what do you people have against the French?

I'm confused. Wine-swelling frogs rejoice til Napoleon comes out of his casket?
Yeah, that's not stereo-typing.
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Old 09-09-05, 03:46 AM
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Not that i have anything against lance, but C'mon Cadel evans, the boy from Katherine NT! Nah, there are much younger riders coming through, and even though he [lance] is pretty good, he is getting old, let an old man retire in peace! (he won 7 already, isnt that enough for you people!)
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Originally Posted by TheDTrain
What do you people have against Lance?
And what do you people have against the French?

I'm confused. Wine-swelling frogs rejoice til Napoleon comes out of his casket?
Yeah, that's not stereo-typing.
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Of course Lance is going to get schooled. He's getting married, there goes the other nut!
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The French are just upset Mr. Burns too the Trillion Dollar Bill from them. Who remembers Robin Williams French bit?
I hope Lance just goes off into the sunset and takes a break. It would be nice to watch the Tour wondering who will win, not when is Lance going to get the yellow.
BUT if he did come back I would like to see Flyod Landis beat him, though not very likely.
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
until Napoleon comes out of his casket in The Louvre (I saw that crypt in Paris on July 4 - pretty weird).
That would be truly amazing, considering Napoleon's tomb is in the Invalides.
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Old 09-09-05, 05:52 AM
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I think Lance has done what he can for cycling and it is time to hang it up and let the kids have some fun. It would be exciting watching the tour and not knowing who is going to win.
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I agree with the brewster. Who wants another ho-hum tour where the only good race is for the points, KOM, or second place? I sincerely hope Lance stays in the team car where he belongs and helps coach/cheer the next winner to victory!
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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
If Lance rides next year, he'll be physicaly attacked during the tour by a member of the public. You can bet on that.

Interesting point. Certainly the anger of the crowd would be of epic proportions.

Hasn't the number of Americans who travel to France to see the Tour grown large the last two years?

This could result in hostilities between American and French spectators.

You only live once. So, let's rock the Tour de France!
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Hang it up Lance.
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If he's upset with the French, I don't why he would want to pump all those tourism dollars into France by racing an 8th tour.
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He might not win but whatever the outcome he won't be "schooled". Whatever you may think of him he's a pro with the best experience, training and technical expertise at his fingertips to draw on as the situation demands.
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If lance does ride next year, which I don't think he will.... I hope he gets destroyed.
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Old 09-09-05, 07:15 AM
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Maybe he'd come back, ride the Giro and the Vuelta and skip the TdF to snub them.
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I agree, come back and ride the Giro or Vuelta - that would be impressive on the list of to do's - 7 or 8 really about the same, but a victory in another grand tour would look nice.
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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
If Lance rides next year, he'll be physicaly attacked during the tour by a member of the public. You can bet on that.
YIKES! You've just marked yourself.
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ouch-jakey you need a hug or something. If he rides, barring "accident" or injury, he`wins, hands down. none of the current "poseurs" can beat him.
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Originally Posted by TheDTrain
What do you people have against Lance?
And what do you people have against the French?

I'm confused. Wine-swelling frogs rejoice til Napoleon comes out of his casket?
Yeah, that's not stereo-typing.

You have to admit it's pretty darn funny
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Old 09-09-05, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
If he's upset with the French, I don't why he would want to pump all those tourism dollars into France by racing an 8th tour.
During the few minutes it took to read this thread, I've been developing a completely useless, baseless, and pointless theory that Lance never intended to retire at all. It was either Lance or the Discovery Channel who arranged to have EPO found in his samples. It was LA or the DC who leaked the information to L'Equipe.

L'Equipe took the bait because it's good for them to have this controversy swirling about. L'Equipe ran with it, and are now 'goading' Lance into coming out of retirement. Think of the money at stake if he actually stays retired.

He will return one more time to dominate the tour and smash the pro peloton apart. Think of the ratings, think of the drama, think of the hype. Follow the money.

Again, I've completely made this up.

I hope he stays retired. I hope he rides off into the sunset, works for cancer research and awareness, and leads a happy life with his kids and his soon-to-be new wife.

One good thing if he did come back... we'd get to see cycling on OLN. Oh well.
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If he comes back, I'd like to see him not race the Tour. I'd like to see him race (and win) the Giro and the Vuelta. That would be sweet.
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I think this thread may have enlightened me to finally make a life altering decision. I am going to transform myself into a Lance look-a-like through plastic surgery, extremely hard training and wooing of Cheryl . This way, if what Ben says is true, I will enter the '06 TDF only be beaten to a pulp on a tight climb and left to mecilessly die as the fans choke the life out of me. The good thing about this result is that I would never again have to see another effin Lance thread every other minute. Lets move on folks and stop living vicariously through him. Horner, Landis, Levi....check these guys out.
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Old 09-09-05, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
Maybe he'd come back, ride the Giro and the Vuelta and skip the TdF to snub them.
Originally Posted by nikos
I agree, come back and ride the Giro or Vuelta - that would be impressive on the list of to do's - 7 or 8 really about the same, but a victory in another grand tour would look nice.
Perhaps you guys are right. This is from a Sept 7 interview :

Other Tours for Armstrong?

Speaking at a motivational event in Mexico City on Wednesday, Lance Armstrong suggested to the audience that if he were to rejoin the professional peloton, the Giro d'Italia or Vuelta a España could be possibilities - adding "there are a lot of reasons" not to return to the Tour de France.

"There are a lot of reasons not to do [another Tour de France]; the fact that I would open myself up for even more questioning, scrutiny, potential sabotage and potential unfair accusations," Armstrong was reported on Reuters to have said. "That's not appealing. But at the same time I think I'm still in my prime, I think I can still ride at a high level."

Added the 33 year-old, "The Tour de France is not the only bike race in the world, but it is the biggest, so the possibility could still exist to do a Tour of Italy, a Tour of Spain."

However, the seven-time Tour winner said there were also plenty of reasons not to return to his former profession: "My kids would be livid, my fiancée would be livid and my [cancer] foundation would not be happy about it," he said. "There are lots of reasons not to do it. In the meantime, I'll just ride my bike every day and think about it."

- https://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...p05/sep09news2
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Originally Posted by jqnj
... I would never again have to see another effin Lance thread every other minute. Lets move on folks and stop living vicariously through him. Horner, Landis, Levi....check these guys out.
Who forces you to click on these threads? Just skip 'em... there are plenty of threads with stuff interesting to you, I'm sure.

If Lance were to "unretire", he would be in top form ... he just wouldn't risk getting schooled, he's too professional and too competitive. My $$ would be on him again. That said: I also hope he retires gracefully, at the top, and doesn't do the Michael Jordan routine.

I am definitely looking forward to a TdF with a race for first instead of second.
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Lance comes back next year and picks up a new sponsor.. His jersey for the tour has giant EPO logos all over them just to rub it in...

https://www.european-patent-office.org/index.en.php


By the way I think that Lance is clean and this whole witch-hunt by the TDF is crap. If they did test all the samples, why not keep 1 or 2 samples to have tested by an impartial lab after the initial results came back..
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