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Definition of domestique

Old 05-16-06, 10:58 PM
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Definition of domestique

Jose Luis Rubiera at this year's Giro, Stage 10. He's carrying FOUR feedbags back to his teammates!

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Old 05-16-06, 11:05 PM
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Are you sure he's not just really, really hungry?
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domestique = beeeeatch
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Originally Posted by rapidcarbon
domestique = beeeeatch
No, signore - domestique = gregario.
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I've always wondered what the support team stuff the riders' bags with - look at the picture, it seems like each bag could feed the whole team (well, not really, but you get my idea).
I know they only get the bags once or twice during a stage but the amount of food seems kind of excessive.
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God damn, what a trooper.
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He is carrying extra food for Ullrich
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^ that's a lot of strudel
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
He is carrying extra food for Ullrich
Boonen has a plan to fatten up Ullrich for July...

"Come here, Jan, free sausage!"

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We should tell the mods to make a "Sticky" for Jan jokes.
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In addition to food, each rider is receiving a copy of "The Divinci Code". Not only do the pros relieve themselves while riding, they like to read while doing it.
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Originally Posted by thewalrus
Jose Luis Rubiera at this year's Giro, Stage 10. He's carrying FOUR feedbags back to his teammates!

He definitely gets Domestique of the week!

GREAT now Im going to have to change my name to Rubiera!
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
We should tell the mods to make a "Sticky" for Jan jokes.
Now why would anyone want to make jokes at the expense of poor Herr Krispy Kreme?
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Originally Posted by thewalrus
Jose Luis Rubiera at this year's Giro, Stage 10. He's carrying FOUR feedbags back to his teammates!


Why does this remind me of my last airline flight? Watch the elbows while the food cart goes by
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