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sarah_q
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Dealing with saddle sores and a new invention with tape, the nut up.

http://video.competitor.com/2010/07/cycling/dz-nut-tour-de-france/


mark
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that was easily the most ridiculous video of the tour… wtf


edmonds59
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Maybe I’m thick, but, that’s a gag, right?

A pitcher of ice water will do pretty much the same thing.


stefb
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so i may have missed this, but why do there have to be teams? why can’t everyone just race each other and who ever is fastest wins the race?

maybe i’m a douche, but if i was racing someone and they stopped or slowed for any reason, i would totally keep going. people keep going when others wipe out on cobblestone, don’t they?


Chris Mayhew
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there are teams so someone can get water or bring back breaks or ride tempo in the mountains. it’s like asking why not have a QB and a runner and call it a football game.


Chris Mayhew
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to answer your second question there is a huge difference in one day vs multi day races.


stefb
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eh, i think it would be interesting to see a tour without teams. people can get their own water. they pee for themselves. i wonder how different it would be if people didn’t draft off of each other, etc.


Chris Mayhew
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watch triathlons then. :p


helen s
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Who from the tour is going for a bike ride today? Lance? (retired- maybe, just for fun) Contador? (No- recovering from celebrating)

Schleck? (Yes!- getting ready for next year!)


edmonds59
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Ok, I’m sold on Andy. After 3 weeks of brutal daily racing, at the final interview he says “I’m a little bit sad, I’m going to miss this”. Looked like he was fresh as a daisy. Ah, youth. He will definitely be out on the bike today.


brian j
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Well, many of the top riders will be doing a series of crits across Europe for the next week or so. Most of these are nothing more than fast parades, but these guys will be back at it pretty quickly.


brian j
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Vaguely related…

Lancey pants


cburch
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ha!

and stef if there was no drafting no teams no strategy no nothing the race would be boring as all hell. it might as well be done in a spin class at that point.


sarah_q
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As much as I don’t like AC and I was pulling for Schleck, I had to remind myself it’s a bike race not a personality contest, and AC is a f-ing great cyclist. Plus it’s not like he’s not forcing himself on young women in bathrooms at seedy college bars.


brian j
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To revive Chaingate for a bit, if Grant sez ‘berto didn’t need to wait for Andy, well, ‘berto didn’t need to wait.


Ohiojeff
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To revive Chaingate for a bit, if Grant sez ‘berto didn’t need to wait for Andy, well, ‘berto didn’t need to wait.

Sure, and that Yellow Jersey? Please. They need a Cowboy shirt


edmonds59
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Oh, brother. Cotton, awesome, especially when it’s damp and the temperature drops into the 50’s. Grant doesn’t say so but I’m pretty sure these are the shirts the Donner party was wearing.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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The Donner party would have waited for Schleck in the mountains… waited for him to die so they could eat him!


sarah_q
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Contador to leave Astana at end of 2010 – AP

MADRID – Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will leave Astana at the end of this season after the Spanish cyclist rejected the team’s offer to extend his contract.

Contador said Wednesday he will study his options before deciding which team to ride for next season.


brian j
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And rumour has it that he will end up with Riis at Saxo/Sungard/whatever they will be called next year. And the Schlecks will be riding for a Luxembourgian team.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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I heard Chuck Norris is riding with a team of tie-fighter ninjas next year.

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