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shaq-d
07-22-2006, 02:15 PM
from the new york times

:Its definitely something everybody will have in mind, said Johan Bruyneel, the manager of the Discovery Channel team, whose former leader was Armstrong. But at the end, I think the strongest guy will have won the Tour de France, which ultimately is the best thing that could happen to the race.

Asked if that meant that the strongest rider of all will have won, Bruyneel added: No. But hes definitely the strongest of the riders who are here.

Fat Robert
07-22-2006, 03:28 PM
what class...not

guess once you leave disco/postal, you never get the 100% compliment

shinomaster
07-22-2006, 03:31 PM
Brunyeel was never that great a pro. Postal has made his ego swell.

Fat Robert
07-22-2006, 03:39 PM
imho, the class thing to do would have been to say "based on what he did thursday, he was the strongest rider we've seen this year, and a worthy champion."

Big Dan
07-22-2006, 03:45 PM
He was trying to say that Lance was the strongest............ :hello:

coylifut
07-22-2006, 04:07 PM
there's only 3 guys worth mentioning who had their invitation revoked. One of em will be back riding for Astana and the other two we'll likely never see race again. I'll say it again. These are the best cyclists in the world right now.

atmo
07-22-2006, 04:21 PM
there's only 3 guys worth mentioning who had their invitation revoked. One of em will be back riding for Astana and the other two we'll likely never see race again. I'll say it again. These are the best cyclists in the world right now.



until september atmo...

coylifut
07-22-2006, 04:25 PM
until september atmo...

yeah, once the pre season's over, all of these guys will be forgotten until next July.

atmo
07-22-2006, 04:29 PM
yeah, once the pre season's over, all of these guys will be forgotten until next July.
'cross effin rules atmo.

obtuse
07-22-2006, 04:45 PM
'cross effin rules atmo.


erwin verveckin would also eat landis for lunch.

obtuse

coylifut
07-22-2006, 04:50 PM
erwin verveckin would also eat landis for lunch.

obtuse

I'm surprised you haven't mentioned Nys, being that he's the only one of em who rocks the round bars.

obtuse
07-22-2006, 04:53 PM
I'm surprised you haven't mentioned Nys, being that he's the only one of em who rocks the round bars.


yeah you're right.

sven nys would also eat landis for lunch too.

obtuse

(p.s. gay bars are fine for cross because most people never use the drops in a cross race. nys is an exception.)

shinomaster
07-22-2006, 05:48 PM
why use road bars on a cross bike if people don't use drops?

Fixed
07-22-2006, 06:21 PM
yeah bro but f.l. took the bull by the horns and won thursday .
in style like the old cats
cheers

coylifut
07-23-2006, 12:17 AM
why use road bars on a cross bike if people don't use drops?

those of us who don't use the top levers use the drops on steep hills and drop ins, but the real answer is - it's a style thang.