My hill climbing skills are fairly average. They're all short, steep climbs here i live but it was only this summer that i really started to take road bike cycling remotely seriously and i can see a massive improvement between now and then.
Bah, why doesn't Floyd Landis actually just admit he was an idiot and stop wasting everyone's time?
It was kind of no surprise that what happened I mean Perrick Fedrigo (stage 14 winner) knew something was not right he heard of his performance on his breakway to Morzine.
Even if he is not stripped of his title he will have no creditibilty or reputation.
Definitely, especially as he was so so much over the limit and given which stage it was, just seems like it can't be put down to an abnormal result.Originally Posted by Craig
Ullrich looks likely to sign for a second-rung team for next season. Got to feel for him in a way, unluckily for him his career came along at the same time as Armstrong and so he's always going to have a 'could have' feel about his career.
Not really...had more natural talent then Armstrong and an as strong if not stronger team. Lazy, bad attitude and terrible tactics cost him a lot.Originally Posted by Matteh
Personally he should have done the Giro every year for his preparation. In that I mean aim for a TT stage midway through, get over some of the tougher mountain stages in the second week and then pull out (no need to over do it) at around the third week and then go and prepare finally at the Tour of Switzerland.
That said he did have some unfortunate luck along the way.
Exactly the 'Could have' feel. He really should have beaten Armstrong at least once, but for the reasons you said it didn't happen.Originally Posted by thewizard1o1
Well Tyler Hamilton has come back with the new Russian-Italian team Tinkoff Credit Systems backed by Russian buisnessman Oleg Tinkoff (who made his fortune from Tinkoff Beer and his chain of resturants).
Other names include Jan Ullrich and Paco (Francisco) Mancebo who is trying to get out of his contract from Ag2r (more like the DS Vincent Lavenu doesn't want him there) have been linked with Tinkoff.
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Tinkoff have been linked with signing most of those big names accused of drugs shortly before the Tour.
Well one guy who definatly won't be there - team-mate of Ajelandro Valverde and Oscar Pereiro of Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears - sprinter Isaac Gálvez crashing and being killed in the Gent Six Day track event. He finished 2nd on stage four and 6th on stages one and nine in this years Tour.
Thoughts go to his family, friends, and team-mates.
Very sad news
At this stage I'm 85-90% going to this year's race. I will combine with a trip to England as well and see more of the countryside the London and Manchester.
Tom Simpson. Rip.
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