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Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:19 pm

Got a rug rat arriving around that time. Good call given the circumstance, but still a little disappointed I will not get to see him ride my home town.....

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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:22 pm

No big surprise there...when was the last time he rode a worlds?...the 90's.
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby JV911 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:29 pm

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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:30 pm

toolonglegs wrote:No big surprise there...when was the last time he rode a worlds?...the 90's.



True. If he didnt ride the plan was to try and get him out in an ambassador style role. Whilst it would have been good, I certainly won't be losing sleep over it. Plenty of others I would prefer to see ride, just would have been nice to tell the kids one day that Lance came to town and I was there to see him.

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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:40 pm

If they moved the worlds to early August then you would get all the big guns turning up...as it is, it is usually the guys who rode a very strong Vuelta who do well at the Worlds.
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:53 pm

JV911 wrote:soft :lol:
+ 1

he knows he will get a hard time from the locals supporting Cadel and NOT supporting him, we dont like tall poppies.....that aren't from Australia....."are you local? we will have no trouble here!"
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby sogood » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:19 pm

With a flattish course, what interests do these GC riders have? They'll just get creamed by those sprinter boys.
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:33 pm

sogood wrote:With a flattish course, what interests do these GC riders have? They'll just get creamed by those sprinter boys.



You mean like the Sydney Olympics :wink:
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby biker jk » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:06 pm

The Worlds will be better for his absence. There's too much of a circus that surrounds him and he hogs the media coverage.
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:21 pm

sogood wrote:With a flattish course, what interests do these GC riders have? They'll just get creamed by those sprinter boys.


Don't know that the pure sprinters will like it too much, its not as flat as many first thought.
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby jasimon » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:42 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
sogood wrote:With a flattish course, what interests do these GC riders have? They'll just get creamed by those sprinter boys.


Don't know that the pure sprinters will like it too much, its not as flat as many first thought.

Even on a flat course you would use different tactics for a one-day race than a stage of a grand tour. You put the hammer down early and don't ease up - there is no Mont Ventoux to save yourself for. That would neutralise the pure sprinters. It may still not suit GC riders - but you can whittle down the leading bunch over the course of the day.
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Re: Lance passes on riding the worlds

Postby Baggy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:57 pm

biker jk wrote:The Worlds will be better for his absence. There's too much of a circus that surrounds him and he hogs the media coverage.


Totally agree. As much as I love Lance (travelled 5000km mainly to see him (AT) TdU'10), I hate to see the spotlight taken from the riders that deserve the attention on the day.

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