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Old 04-18-05, 03:48 PM
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Lance Armstrong announces retirement...

after this year's tour de France

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=2040042
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Old 04-18-05, 04:29 PM
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What's crazy is that its breaking news and the headline on CNN.

I love how he has raised the profile of the sport in the US, but I fear for the future of cycling without Lance, or at least its popularity here.
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Does this mean I can retire this plastic yellow bracelet I wear as well?
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Old 04-18-05, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
What's crazy is that its breaking news and the headline on CNN.

I love how he has raised the profile of the sport in the US, but I fear for the future of cycling without Lance, or at least its popularity here.
Same. We already cannot get the Giro and the Vuelta here, I fear the Tour sans Lance will be next.
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Oh no! Where else are we going to find somebody who can......ride a bike?
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Oh no! Where else are we going to find somebody who can......ride a bike?

not for at least 2 years
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Old 04-19-05, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Oh no! Where else are we going to find somebody who can......ride a bike?
Can you go threadcrap somewhere else? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-05, 12:07 AM
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He is incredible and it wouldn't shock me if he goes out with another win.
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6 was the important win

now he has found a way to make 7 significant as well
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Old 05-03-05, 04:51 PM
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...now he has found a way to make 7 significant as well
Even worse, he'll have to find a way to do it without Eki, who was trying to get the record for most starts in Le Tour. Won't do it now, as he has a spinal injury received on a ride about 20 miles from where I live, SE of Austin.

The odd thing is that I thought Lance was already in Europe (albeit Seville, iirc) for his pre-Tour training. I remember the local news coverage when he left.

Link to the story about Eki:
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SPORT/05...g.ekimov.reut/
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broken collarbones are the suck. Stupid bone has no use outside of protecting the ribcage..
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