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fark but LA is an arrogant prick

 

"I think the real point here, and I think the point that we as riders would like to get across is that we're sorry about that. It wasn't an ideal outcome, nobody was happy with that," Armstrong said.

"We didn't feel the conditions were safe," the Texan added, listing a number of problems with the course - from parked cars to tram tracks, traffic islands and even oncoming traffic.

 

 

why cant he just shut the ****up and ride his bike. Oh wait. I know why. because he is coming NO WHERE in the giro, so he has to generate publicity to feed his ego with stunts like this.

 

gotta love the response though

 

 

Race director Angelo Zomegnan was livid over the protest, especially since the stage was designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Giro's founding in Milan.

"This circuit required explosive bursts. It required riders to get their butts up of the seats of their bikes, and some riders who are not so young anymore apparently don't feel like doing that," Zomegnan said. "Instead, it seems like their legs have become shorter and their tongues longer."
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Guest colonel

Maybe he was tired and needed a rest?

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Isn't this a case of the kettle calling the pot black, Fandacious, colonel?Stern%20Smile

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Maybe he was tired and needed a rest?

 

HaHaHa, yah, that crossed my mind.

 

Really it was a childish display of petulance. These are professional athletes paid to do a job.

 

According to some blogs I read, after the first lap LA called it "an unsafe route" and instigated the stop and the neutralisation of the race, along with some other teams, notably LPR, according to the blogs, Highroad, Saxo and Lampre were among those who wanted to continue racing but there was a lot of pressure from some other contenders to show solidarity and "join" the protest.

 

The irony of the whole thing is, they raced the last two loops with no incidents, so people are now asking what was the issue??  

 

All times were nullified so those that wanted to ride slowly like LA and others could have, those that wanted to race should have been left to do so, unfortunately it would have looked bad for LA and DiLuca had the racing peleton lapped them twice so they put extreme pressure on the riders to join in.

 

Childish,Childish,Childish. I expect sulking kids to do this, not well paid and supported professional athletes.

 

 

 
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Maybe he was tired and needed a rest?

 

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HaHaHa' date=' yah, that crossed my mind.

 

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Really it was a childish display of petulance. These are professional athletes paid to do a job.

 

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According to some blogs I read,?after the first lap LA?called it?"an unsafe route" and instigated the stop and the neutralisation of the race, along with some other teams, notably LPR, according to the blogs, Highroad, Saxo and?Lampre were among those?who wanted to continue racing but there was a?lot?of pressure from some?other contenders to show solidarity and?"join" the protest.

 

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The irony of the whole thing is, they raced the last two loops with no incidents, so people are now asking what was the issue????

 

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All times were nullified so those that wanted to ride slowly like LA and others could have, those that wanted to race should have been left to do so, unfortunately it would have looked bad for LA and DiLuca had the racing peleton lapped them twice so they put extreme pressure on the riders to join in.

 

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Childish,Childish,Childish. I expect sulking kids to do this, not well paid and supported professional athletes.

 

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what i don't get is how come lance is calling the shots - if it's true - i mean, he's hardly the patrone of the peleton,

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what i don't get is how come lance is calling the shots - if it's true - i mean, he's hardly the patrone of the peleton,

Not of the peleton perhpas but certainly still of the press mon ami!
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Isn't this a case of the kettle calling the pot black' date=' Fandacious, colonel?Stern%20Smile

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What you on about?? I said maybe he was tired sarcasticly fool. I couldnt give a damn if they protest everyday.
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I think because they are proffesional athletes they should have a say in if the course is too dangerous or not. If they crash it could end their career or defnitely have a negative impact on it. Thus its not only their safety that is on their line but their trade, which brings the bread on the table.

 

I have seen more dangerous courses in other kermesses though.
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i have seen a lot of streaming video of this giro and i agree a lot of sections of the course were on very narrow, very technical roads. often the peleton were unable to get wider than 2 riders. if it is a single day race you sit up and let the daredevils have the day.on a tour you have gc issues and can not afford to give a day away. that is why the riders want safer routes. as to whether it was the right choice to 'go slow' for so many laps, i think they could have raced more laps. i think LA was dragged in to be a spokesman because he draws more attention, but i dont know the facts.

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what i don't get is how come lance is calling the shots - if it's true - i mean' date=' he's hardly the patrone of the peleton,[/quote'] Not of the peleton perhpas but certainly still of the press mon ami!

 

Oh, without question.!

 

 
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