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Asians in the Tour De France?

Old 07-28-06, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I forwarded your question to the experts - Al Campanis and Jimmy the Greek. They should be reporting in very soon.
I think Rush Limbaugh weighed in on a similar subject also. LOL
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Old 07-28-06, 03:37 AM
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Beppu (Discovery Team) is Japanese

btw, Tomity is awesome
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Old 07-28-06, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by PrfectHair4ever

DAAAAAMN. Put that guy in the Tour. He could carry like ALL the water and sh*t. Right from the start. No need for a team car.
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Old 07-28-06, 05:29 AM
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i also wanted to say that my mom is asian. not sure what kind, but she is from turkey so i know she is asian. she don't like bikes. she falls and crys when near one. therefore i don't think she could ride in france. because they don't like crybabies. the french that is. i read it in the journal of science.
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Old 07-28-06, 06:11 AM
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Ummm... everyone drives a car, everyone's an F1 driver?

Everyone could be a NASCAR driver though.
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Old 07-28-06, 06:14 AM
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The Vapors sang about turning Japanese. I don't think they ever rode the Tour though....
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Old 07-28-06, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by keyser_soze
DAAAAAMN. Put that guy in the Tour. He could carry like ALL the water and sh*t. Right from the start. No need for a team car.
And he's doing one leg drills!
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Old 07-28-06, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by classic1
The Vapors sang about turning Japanese. I don't think they ever rode the Tour though....
No, they didn't ride the Tour as far as I know.. and I don't believe that song was about becoming asian either
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Old 07-28-06, 07:16 AM
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The cunning Chinee makes the best worker. They have shorter nerves so they feel less fatigue and pain. With the proper coercion, I'm sure we could field respectable team. Plus they would have very clean uniforms. Musettes full of Goo Filled Egg Rolls. (Ha Ha, i can make Asian jokes cux I'm Asian).

Do we really want the Chinese to start bicycle racing training camps. They would start recruiting kids in elementary school, yank them from their families, "train" them, weed out the weak ones - dump them, etc. Ask Yao Ming. He still has to give a cut to the Govt so he can play.
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Old 07-28-06, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
No, they didn't ride the Tour as far as I know.. and I don't believe that song was about becoming asian either
Now come on.......

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Well, Vinokourov is Asian, and he's a damn good cyclist. They are out there, just few and far between, unfortunately.

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Old 07-28-06, 07:35 AM
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actually, there are many "asians" in the tour, I'd say more than 50%, like Giant, Cervelo, BMC, Orbea, Specialized, etc
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Originally Posted by rapidcarbon
actually, there are many "asians" in the tour, I'd say more than 50%, like Giant, Cervelo, BMC, Orbea, Specialized, etc

If you are going to go that route.. then that asian number is much closer to 100% then we think..
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Old 07-28-06, 08:04 AM
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David Millar holds a UK racing license, but he grew up in Hong Kong and considers that city to be his home.
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Originally Posted by smellygary
Actually, there are blacks in sumo. And the story of the Jamaicans in bobsled. The #1 golfer in the world is half black, half Thai. A Korean American teenage girl playing in the PGA. Some Amish guy or Mennonite or whatever in the TdF. The wealthiest man in the world doesn't have a college degree. Chinese guys that bought a boat and are trying to qualify for the America's Cup. The Mongolian sumotori, is he ozeki or yokozuna? The Bugarian maegashira. Sonny Sixkiller. Jim Thorpe. Jesse Owens. Satchel Paige. The Wright Brothers. Abe Lincoln. The kid down the street.

dont forget, the world record for the 110meter hurdles is now a guy from china. and he wasnt even picked up by the sports system, he was rejected cause they did a bone test and concluded he would never be tall enough. but he was self driven to succeed.
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Old 07-28-06, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake

But lack of funding and corruption kinda kills the athlete development.
Ding Ding Ding Ding! Bingo!
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Old 07-28-06, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by magic8ball
11) why don't I see more italians in martial arts tournaments, I mean, italians like to fight and everything, and their poor, so it's how they entertain themselves as kids.
An Italian Fight:

Guy 1: "Your mother's tomato sauce lacks flavor!"
Guy 2: "Your mother burns her cannoli!"
Guy 1: "DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!"
Guy 2: "FAAAAAAAAAAKKKKK!!!!"
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Well, Vinokourov is Asian, and he's a damn good cyclist. They are out there, just few and far between, unfortunately.

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Old 07-28-06, 10:53 AM
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Ekimov is Asian. Russia is in Asia.

Maybe you should specify 'Far East', or (gasp) Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, Indian...etcetera.
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Originally Posted by magic8ball
1) big buy in for the cost of the gear
2) bone density does not make you a cyclist, if the kid does not want to ride for 8 hours a day, they probably won't go pro, even if you raise them to.
3) why the hell would you even raise pro-cyclists?
4) olympics are technically amateurs, I know olympic cyclists who were not picked up professionally, and certainly not by pro-tour teams.
5) there is a kid in the projects down the street from me who can ride a wheelie for a mile easily, he's not getting picked up by the pro-teams.
Worst Troll ever.
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Old 07-28-06, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
Ekimov is Asian. Russia is in Asia.
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What part of Russia is he from? The western part of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, etc.) is in Europe. Only the eastern part of Russia is in Asia.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
What part of Russia is he from? The western part of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, etc.) is in Europe. Only the eastern part of Russia is in Asia.
I don't know...I don't really care about this thread anyway.

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Fang Xu rides for Skil-Shimano -- not a TDF team, but still a pro. It's just a matter of time.
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Originally Posted by 0810
I don't know if there are any rules or regulations but why don't I see any Asians in the Tour de France? Am I not looking hard enough?
You mean like a No-Asians allowed rule?
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Originally Posted by keyser_soze
DAAAAAMN. Put that guy in the Tour. He could carry like ALL the water and sh*t. Right from the start. No need for a team car.
LOL
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