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TdF 2006

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by Heidi, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Wow! No team trial this time. That's huge!
     

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  2. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    WOW... no LANCE.

    THAT is huge.
    ;)
     
  3. jaydee

    jaydee Monkey

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    Oh, are they still having a Tour, even without Lance? I can see the North American audience quickly dwindling back to a couple of fat old roadies in wool Molteni jersies, like it was pre-Lance.
     
  4. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Without Lance it might be interesting to watch again. I don't know about anyone else but it was awfully boring, knowing who was going to win before the race even started.
     
  5. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    wow, the TTT was a pretty dynamic stage...that's surprising.
     
  6. Dirt rider

    Dirt rider Pro Rider

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    Wow.

    without Lance most of the U.S veiwers will be out next year. but without the TTT I think all but the most hardcore tour followers will be watching football this year
     
  7. DBR X6 RIDER

    DBR X6 RIDER Turbo Monkey

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    It's almost better they don't have the TTT, especially since they limited the amount of time teams could lose.
    I heard Basso is passing on the Giro to focus solely on the Tour. OLN is showing the '06 Tour...at least they boasted that not long ago.

    Personally, I'm anxious for Paris-Roubaix.
     
  8. BillT

    BillT Monkey

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    No TTT, but as a consolation they put the Alp d' Huez (or however it is spelled) back in.
     
  9. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    It wasn't about watching to see who would win. It was enjoyable to watch and speculate who would take second.
     
  10. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I'll continue the WOW response ;)

    It stinks because I moved and now have Cablevision which doesn't carry OLN, so that means, Lance or no Lance, it's no tour for me :(

    I hope Trek does another contest (though they have no reason to) because I was really getting into playing Lucky 7 every day.
     
  11. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    If you are serious about wanting to watch it, you can always go to a local bike shop - lots of time they broadcast coverage.
     
  12. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Hmm...but then I'll never go to work. It's probably better that my OLN got cut off because I was taking 3-hour lunch breaks :D
     
  13. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    The only thing more boring to watch than the TTT is an ITT.
     
  14. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I gotta disagree. Time trials are boring if you think road racing is boring. 99% of bike racing is here are a bunch of guys riding down the road. Only 1% is sprinting.

    Watching time trialing should have you on the edge of your seat. You are waiting for time checks and if any crashes.

    Team time trials have the group dynamic, and to see Postal/Discovery win and celebrate is real cool. The crash chances also go up in a TTT.
     
  15. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Your logic is flawed.
     
  16. blue

    blue boob hater

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    Or CSC...poor Dave...
     
  17. jaydee

    jaydee Monkey

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    In view of the way the TdF organizers and LeBlanc have snubbed Armstrong's years of contributions to the legend of the Tour, I'd be happy if OLN dropped the Tour coverage and did the Giro instead. It's a better race over more dramatic terrain anyway. It's only hype that makes the TdF a bigger race. If enough pro teams were fed up with the petty politics and arrogance of the TdF organization, they could make the Giro the premier race.
     
  18. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    i argree, they this up last year when they implemented the time loss cut off rule.
     
  19. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    I will watch, its shame to drop the TTT I thought that was a great aspect of the competition.
     
  20. cliffster5

    cliffster5 In dog years I'm dead

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    I hope that OLN doesn't make the mistake of thinking that Lance is bigger than the Tour. It should be a much more exciting race next year. My podium.... Basso, Vino, Ullrich... Boonen in green, Valverde in Poka Dot, and Danielson in White