Monthly Archives: July 2006

cycling
July 24, 2006 posted by

A Tour For The Ages

Take it from someone who’s been following the Tour for 30 years, this one was special. If you haven’t seen it, or even if you have, make sure and catch…

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July 23, 2006 posted by

OLN versus T-Mobile

OLN is changing their name to Versus next month (probably since it’s hard to tout Survivor and weight lifting as outdoor sports) but they seem to started this combative attitude…

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July 20, 2006 posted by

Unbelievable!

Unnn-beeee-lievable! This might have been the best bit of bike racing I’ve ever seen. Certainly, since 1989 when LeMond and Fignon battled it out in a Tour that was decided…

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July 19, 2006 posted by

Why We Race

Oh my God! That was an amazing stage. Who could have guessed: the man you looked invincible cracked, two riders allowed to escape earlier in the race would still be…

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July 19, 2006 posted by

On Mountains And Teammates

Unless you’ve raced bikes, it’s difficult to know just why having a team of riders around a chosen leader is an advantage, especially in the mountains. On the flats, the…

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July 18, 2006 posted by

If We Only Had Basso

Then maybe then we could see Landis at least breathe hard. Today was ridiculous. Landis just follows every move, easily, with his “you’d better go faster now because I’m going…

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July 18, 2006 posted by

Epic Week Ahead

And, hopefully, not just for the Tour as I plan to finally get a heap of exercise in. I’m grading my challenge D, since I’ve been resorting to swimming and…

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July 17, 2006 posted by

Straight Dope on Le Tour

Okay, I’m pretty sure that I don’t know nearly as much about cycling as Paul Sherwin and Bob Roll, who were ex-pros, or Phil Liggett, who’s the only Tour de…

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July 17, 2006 posted by

Breakaways

I was caught without an internet connection for the last couple of days so I’ll catch up after that fact. In case–like my friend Sandee who rides her bike all…