Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

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Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby trailgumby » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:56 pm

Increased average longevity among the "Tour de France" cyclists.

(And not by a small margin :D )

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21618162/

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Re: Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 am

Wonderful.

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Re: Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby nemo57 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Will be interesting to see what a comparable study reveals in relation to the riders of the last 20-odd years ...

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Re: Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:43 am

A little off tipoc but here goes...

On the irrationality of looking down the nose to cyclists in "wannabe lycra" etc, it has always struck me that no-one sees issue with footy fans, cricket fans, etc who wear team gear.

As far as I can see the substantial difference between a cyclist wearing sponsor-branded and tour team bike gear and non-cyclists wearing team and player based gear is that cyclists are likely to be closing in on the physical condition whereas others just get slower, fatter and lazier every year.

The early marketing focus on the the wider seats at the recently opened Optus Stadium in Perth says it all.
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Re: Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby NASHIE » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:18 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:it has always struck me that no-one sees issue with footy fans, cricket fans, etc who wear team gear.



:lol: I do....... im sure im a very small minority, but i just don't get the whole dress up in scarfs and footy gear etc and queuing up with 50,000 other peeps just to get some atmosphere.

Remove a few EPO cyclist from the 80s/90s for an even better result :wink:

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Re: Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby Jmuzz » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:46 pm

France, Italy, Belgium. 1930 to 1964.
I'm sensing a bit of a blip event in life expectancy for people in that time period which may impact results in a way completely unrelated to cycling.

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Re: Why being insulted as a "Tour de France Wannabe" should make you smile

Postby fishwop » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:24 pm

trailgumby wrote:Increased average longevity among the "Tour de France" cyclists.

(And not by a small margin :D )

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21618162/

A bloke called me "Neil Armstrong". Had to laugh.

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