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Wootylicous 06-29-2009 02:30 PM

Tour de France 2009
 
Can't waittttttttttt. Lance Amstrong is back. Alberto Contador too. Cavendish is a boss. I'm so excited about this. 5 days away wooooooo. :D

Wootylicous 06-29-2009 02:34 PM

Oh man I forgot my man andy schleck. stud.

eaglesalltheway 06-29-2009 02:36 PM

Me too. I'm not sure what to expect from Lance Armstrong, though I certainly am not expecting him to do what he had done in his 7 wins. Who knows with this guy though. I just hope we don't have any major doping problems, as have been the case recently. This will help tide me over for Training camp and the pre-season, plus I enjoy riding events, so I also am pumped about this. Its on Versus again, right?

Wootylicous 06-29-2009 02:42 PM

I don't know about american TV but it will be on a specialized channel here in canada or you could always find a stream to watch it on the net.

eaglesalltheway 06-29-2009 02:44 PM

Its usually on Versus, so it'll probably be on there again.

NBA 06-29-2009 03:24 PM

I saw wired to win at the IMAX in the Franklin institute while i was up in philly, that **** was badass check it out if you like tour de france

UKfan 06-29-2009 03:26 PM

Go on Cavendish!

CashmoneyDrew 06-29-2009 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by eaglesalltheway (Post 1709689)
Its usually on Versus, so it'll probably be on there again.

It will be on Vs.

awfullyquiet 06-29-2009 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Wo_oT88 (Post 1709674)
Oh man I forgot my man andy schleck. stud.

he is a babe.

that said. idk what the hell is gonna happen... i think contador will probably win, cav will probably win 3-4 stages in the first week... i think this year though he'll probably win the green jersey...

the only reason why lance is good is because he's shaped so well. his TT is second to none...

tjsunstein 06-29-2009 04:01 PM

Obviously, I'm rooting for Lance.

awfullyquiet 06-29-2009 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by tjsunstein (Post 1709747)
Obviously, I'm rooting for Lance.

WHY?

i find no reason to.

root for vandervelde if anyone... i'm personally still in love with garmin-slipstream-chipotle if only for the fact that they're legit.

Wootylicous 06-29-2009 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by awfullyquiet (Post 1709742)
he is a babe.

that said. idk what the hell is gonna happen... i think contador will probably win, cav will probably win 3-4 stages in the first week... i think this year though he'll probably win the green jersey...

the only reason why lance is good is because he's shaped so well. his TT is second to none...

Cavendish will win the green jersey this year.

awfullyquiet 06-29-2009 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Wo_oT88 (Post 1709780)
Cavendish will win the green jersey this year.

because there's no one else remotely as good as him in the sprint category this year? it really depends on how much they ask of him in defense of kirchin if any... or are they just going to pin him as the hopes for team overall time.

awfullyquiet 06-30-2009 07:53 PM

How could I forget Sastre too. Or Denny Menchov.

Menchov has a better chance, but Sastre has a team basically looking to put him on the podium, whereas, Saxo has some top talent with intercompeting for the top spot... it'll be an interesting few days to see who's got the guts... especially after you pwned the giro.

Caddy 06-30-2009 07:56 PM

This year it is all about Cadel Evans. He is back to avenge last years narrow loss.

awfullyquiet 06-30-2009 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 1710833)
This year it is all about Cadel Evans. He is back to avenge last years narrow loss.

Just because you come in second last year doesn't make you a winnah.

Sniper 06-30-2009 08:29 PM

Odds of Lance winning? I mean, his track record's pretty solid (:D), but how do you expect him to fare?

awfullyquiet 06-30-2009 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sniper (Post 1710862)
Odds of Lance winning? I mean, his track record's pretty solid (:D), but how do you expect him to fare?

top 10, astana is gonna try to push contador... i think.
if lance plays fair, and helps contador. contador will win. if lance wants to win i don't think either will. lance will do what the schlecks did on CSC last year on alpe d'huez...

eaglesalltheway 06-30-2009 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by awfullyquiet (Post 1710866)
top 10, astana is gonna try to push contador... i think.
if lance plays fair, and helps contador. contador will win. if lance wants to win i don't think either will. lance will do what the schlecks did on CSC last year on alpe d'huez...

Really, top ten? I mean it wouldn't surprise me, and I don't really know how he has trained (probably as hard as anyone else) and what type of shape his body is still in, but I'm thinking top 20 for sure, but top 10 overall is quite an accomplishment for someone who has been out as long as he has at his age. (Age isn't as much of a factor in cycling, i know, but still) For whatever reason I expect him in the 13-17 Range by the time Paris rolls around. I have one of those wierd feelings.

awfullyquiet 06-30-2009 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by eaglesalltheway (Post 1710879)
Really, top ten? I mean it wouldn't surprise me, and I don't really know how he has trained (probably as hard as anyone else) and what type of shape his body is still in, but I'm thinking top 20 for sure, but top 10 overall is quite an accomplishment for someone who has been out as long as he has at his age. (Age isn't as much of a factor in cycling, i know, but still) For whatever reason I expect him in the 13-17 Range by the time Paris rolls around. I have one of those wierd feelings.

yah, i mean, i can as easily see him being top 10 as top 30...
i mean, his form isn't bad by any stretch, it really will be an interesting story line driven tour.

Sniper 07-03-2009 09:28 AM

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/tdf200...ory?id=4304237

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PARIS -- France's sports minister says Lance Armstrong will be "particularly monitored" in anti-doping checks at the Tour de France this year.

Roselyne Bachelot, speaking in an interview on French cable TV on Friday, sent the warning to the seven-time Tour winner who has come out of retirement to race again in cycling's showcase.

"The [doping] controls will be multiplied, and I tell Lance Armstrong that he will be particularly, particularly, particularly monitored," Bachelot told i-Tele.

The American has denied having taken banned substances during his cycling career.

The head of France's anti-doping agency, which is working with cycling's governing body UCI on doping checks for the race, has said Armstrong will be treated like any other rider regarding drug testing.

The International Cycling Union, responding to the damage done to the sport by continual drug and cheating scandals, is planning more than 500 doping checks at this year's Tour.

"There needs to be a really very, very active fight against doping," Bachelot said. "The organizers know how much a positive doping test could have harmful effects."

The three-week race starts Saturday in Monaco.
This is a change, uh, how?

Addict 07-03-2009 10:54 AM

I'm sick and tired of Armstrong. I hope he fails hard.

Sniper 07-03-2009 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Addict (Post 1713261)
I'm sick and tired of Armstrong. I hope he fails hard.

Haters gonna hate.

awfullyquiet 07-03-2009 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Addict (Post 1713261)
I'm sick and tired of Armstrong. I hope he fails hard.

I'm just anti-astana.

I'd also like to kick stefan schumacher in the ass for being a ******.

Addict 07-03-2009 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Sniper (Post 1713262)
Haters gonna hate.

oh I loved watching Armstrong do his thing a few years ago. But I enjoyed seeing the new generation get some attention, and Armstrong takes everything away from him. What about Contador, who is also on Astana?

Also I think he's getting way too much attention, not taking anything away from his Tour victories.


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