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The Return of Lance

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dave_Schuldt, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Dave_Schuldt

    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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  2. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    anything to stick it to to french
     
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  3. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    i agree, those dirty, ungrateful, cheese-eating-surrender monkeys just can't handle an american with one testicle kicked their ass for the better part of a decade
     
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  4. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Actually I think it's lame, he friked retired a month ago. If it was a year or 2 it would be different, but a month?




    Very lame.
     
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    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    I concur.
     
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  6. Dirt Jumper

    Dirt Jumper Chimp

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    God damn that guy. I respect him for beating cancer, but other than that, I hate him. Bastard. Just go and grow old already. Stop racing pro.
     
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    crap-talk with no justification makes one look mental.
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    does this seriously suprise anyone? Didnt he do the same thing after the tour last year? "OK, i'm done""wait, No i'm not!"

    I say, good for him!
     
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    Jeff 151 Monkey

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    Lance probably used EPO in '99. But who didn't? Doping is the accepted but unspoken way of pro road cycling. A fact that is more understood in Europe. Lance is concerned with his reputation and legacy in the US. He doesn't want this drug scandal being the last word on his career. He maintains that he never used performance-enhancing drugs. The only way he can make the doping accusations seem less credible, is to appear so pissed and insulted by the "French lies," that he is motivated to get back on the Trek for one last whoop-ass. It also helps get the American people behind him again. It's a good plan and I'm rooting for him.
     
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    Ditto. Really P*** the french and win another one. But there is a serious risk of him "Jordaning" himself.
     
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    Jeff 151 Monkey

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    How is there a serious risk of him Jordaning himself? He would have to join an inferior team.
     
  12. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    Yeah to Jordan himself he would have to join Jittery Joe's or some team like that......
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Armstrong to Train With Team This WinterSep 07 8:35 AM US/Eastern
    By JEROME PUGMIRE
    AP Sports Writer



    PARIS - Lance Armstrong plans to train with his team this winter, increasing speculation he will end his retirement and attempt an eighth straight Tour de France win.

    "It's definitely an open possibility, I know he is on the bike," Discovery Channel team director Johan Bruyneel told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday.

    "He absolutely wants to be part of the training camp in December and wants to get fit to compete with the guys there," Bruyneel said, adding that Armstrong can decide to return as late as February.

    When Armstrong retired in July after his seventh straight Tour win, Bruyneel had to decide whether to recruit a new team leader. He opted not to do so, suggesting the door may have been kept open for the Texan.

    "We didn't really look for somebody to replace him," Bruyneel said. "For one there is nobody, not a strong leader like he was. Without him we have a very good team ... but not the favorites."

    The Amaury Sport Organization, which organizes the Tour, would not comment on the speculation.

    "We will express ourselves only if and when he decides to come out of retirement," spokesman Christophe Marchadier said. "There is nothing to stop him coming back on the Tour as a professional cyclist."

    Armstrong, who turns 34 later this month, won this year's Tour by a comfortable margin _ 4 minutes, 40 seconds ahead of Italian Ivan Basso and 6:21 ahead of Jan Ullrich of Germany.

    "I'm sure he could win (another Tour)," Bruyneel said. "The way he won this year ... everything pretty much under control and he never showed any weakness. He has another Tour in his legs yet."

    Armstrong, who announced his engagement Monday to rock singer Sheryl Crow, issued a statement Tuesday confirming that he's considering a comeback in part to rankle French media.

    On Aug. 23, sports daily L'Equipe, which is owned by the Tour organizer, reported it had evidence that six of Armstrong's urine samples from the 1999 Tour tested positive last year for the blood booster EPO. The substance was banned in 1999, but there was no reliable test at the time.

    "I think he's been very offended," Bruyneel said. "If you know him he doesn't need a lot to find some motivation. I think it woke up the competitive side of him."

    Should Armstrong return, the media scrutiny surrounding him would be intense and he would likely receive a hostile reception from the French public.

    "He proved in the past that he can deal with that. He is at his maximum under pressure," Bruyneel said. "Physically and mentally he can deal with a lot."
     
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  15. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    It is lame that they keep saying that he is "coming out of retirement"... more accurate would be to say he decided not to retire at all... really all he's had is a short vacation. However I thinkl if the French media pissed him off and he decided to get back on the bike and dominate their favorite race again... right on. I think he should go for 10... I mean seriously, make with the double digits Lance.