What I love about bicycle racing...
Totally OT. So what.
I agree with the above wholeheartedly. I bought a TiVo last year just so I wouldn't miss a second of TDF coverage, i've enjoyed the fact that TiVo also picks up the Giro, Sea Otter, and other great events.
You forgot to mention all the drugs.
totally off, but who the f..k cares?
Just got back from two days at Fort William watching the UCI world cup cross country, downhill and for cross events. The downhill racing is just mental: ~350m (1,200ft) descent in less than 6 kilometres of very rough tracks. Winning time a fraction over 4 minutes!
For those who don't know what I'm talking about:
Bah! That's nothing! Real craziness is riding down the Kandahar (world cup ski run) on bikes - http://www.23degrees-sports.com/news.php?id=384 and http://snowking.upsolutmv.com/index.htm
I think Bob whatshisname took one too many crashes without a helmet... "Tour day France" come on! He also needs to keep his hands on the table when he's talking. ;)
Every time Bob Roll says "Tour DAY France" I wince. He really does know better because he rode in it. Even Phil Liggett's pronunciation has improved over the years.
... And I just came back from Philadelphia where we stateside types could get a wee taste of the TdF during the US Pro race yesterday. Standing next to the course near the crest of Lemon Hill as the peloton went by really whetted my appetite for July 3rd...
- former car owner in Queens
I think these sorts of things are common with nearly all amateur sports, and many other pro sports. It's a sad reflection on American culture that so many pro sports *lack* things like, oh, sportsmanship.
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