Armstrong Confesses!

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  1. thoughtforfood

    thoughtforfood New Member

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    "As soon as they turn off the camera, he is gonna' fuck that little dog"-Shakes the Clown
     


  2. nns1400

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    Wow! What an interview. He was pretty blunt about Postal/Disco CHEATING. Here's an American cyclist to follow. :) Until he gets busted that is. :D

    P.S. Maybe Cadel Evans, maybe, is clean. Maybe.
     
  3. pistole

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    - thanks for the clarification.

    - its hard to get accurate info , sometimes , what with all the nonsense flying about.

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  4. Frigo's Luggage

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    Sorry. It was a joke. Just more internet nonsense. He didn't win the Tour of Spain in 1998. But he took 4th in the mountain bike worlds that year (in both cross-country and downhill).
     
  5. wolfix

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    Chris Horner is a jerk. Americans who have followed American cycling will tell you that. When he was riding in America , the American Euro's paid him little respect. On his first failed trip to break into the Euro peloton he came back and bad mouthed the Euro's. I personally observed hin throwing a tantrum in front of LA when Liggett completely ignored him in the after race interviews after Horner won the race. Aisner, Phinny,and other American Euro's basically ignored him that day. The fans did not even clap when he was on the podium......
    Historically in the US he was not respected by fans, riders, and the cycling media.
    He was never asked to ride for Discovery. He probably was the only American rider never asked. Sour grapes?
     
  6. thoughtforfood

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    You just answered a question I had on another thread, but what I will give the guy is that he was a freaking BEAST when he raced stateside. I saw him take off from the gun and lap field, towing another rider, at the Athens Twilight Criterium in the mid 90's. It was one of the most impressive rides I ever saw.
     
  7. Tech72

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    True that. I saw similar as well when he was racing stateside. Sour grapes indeed.
     
  8. nns1400

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    OK, maybe he's a jerk. Maybe I would be too if as the winner of a race, I was ignored in favor of LA. But sour grapes or not, it's hard to argue with his comments about a certain blue train.
     
  9. Serafino

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    Lapped the field but raced clean no doubt :rolleyes:

    Another one of the "they're all dopers but me" wankers.
     
  10. azdroptop

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    a plus 90 VO2? Never heard of one that high. I was under the impression that Lemond was in the high 80's?
     
  11. whiteboytrash

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    Wolf here you go again.... any american rider who makes a statnment against Armstrong they become anti-american and a tool.... I was there in London and Horner (regardless of the sort of cyclist he is) is right.... never seen a day of cycling like it in London that day..... incredible...... I'm sorry but Horner is right on this one.... if Armstrong and team are the underdogs as he always described himself then he'd fight this one, get a sponsor and succeed at the Tour..... or is it something else ?
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    "All these people can say what they want about the sport going downhill right now... are they crazy? Were they not in London? Did Lance forget about it? How do you make those comments when you saw what happened there? To have a start and stage there, plus the stage in Belgium, that alone justifies the money to have a ProTour team. Nothing else even matters! Take those first three days of the Tour de France, and it automatically proves Lance wrong. Undeniable fact! I don't care what anybody wants to come back and say how much they love Lance, it's an undeniable fact that the first three days make it worth it. That's not even counting the people watching it on TV around the world! That is just the people who came out. In London they had Wimbledon, a huge concert event, Formula 1... and we did 125 miles the first day and there weren't 10 miles of a gap where if you stopped you wouldn't have been peeing on someone's foot!"
     
  12. Eldron

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    I was in Paris (not Hilton) for Lance's 5th victory and saw him being congratulated by Chuck Norris. Lance turned to Chuck and said "Texas aint big enough for the both of us" before round house kicking him.
     
  13. adamastor

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    yiiihaaa
     
  14. Bro Deal

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    Now I know you are full of crap. No one--not even a doped up Armstrong--could take on Chuck Norris.
     
  15. limerickman

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    Just on the point of crowd numbers for the 2007 TDF.

    The reported turnout for each stage of the 2007 TDF in Brtiain, estimated that between 1,750,000 and 2,000,000 lined the route, each day.
    That is huge exposure locally (numbers out watching the event) and internationally (through TV images).
    And as stated, coupled with attendance at Wimbledon and other events such as concerts/shows such as LIVE EARTH at Wembley and F1 on that same day/weekend - that number of spectators for the British phase of the 2007 TDF is gargantuan.

    A collegue from the media was at the Grand Depart and he said that Prudhomme and Livingstone (Londons Lord Mayor) were "blown away" by the spectator numbers.

    Already the TDF have committed to giving future stages to London and the South East of England based on the great organisation and support of the
    2007 TDF.

    http://sport.guardian.co.uk/tourdefrance2007/story/0,,2121994,00.html

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/sport/story/0,,2121556,00.html
     
  16. whiteboytrash

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    ...and as Horner states: If Armstrong with his love of money doesn't want a piece of that pie then so be it ! its a big pie ! or again is it something else Armstrong doesn't want to be a part of ? maybe clean cycling ?

     
  17. limerickman

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    Hobson's choice.

    Based on those numbers watching an event like the TDF, is a marketing executives wetdream.

    But then if you're caught cheating - that wetdream becomes a nightmare.

    Given the history and the individuals concerned ........would you put your company's good name at that level of risk????????????


    Horner is 100% correct in one aspect : the numbers at the TDF 2007 were huge.
    And he's also correct - it is a marketing fest which any sponsor would kill to be part of (given all things being equal, of course).
     
  18. JoshuaBoy

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    He was also the first man to visit the moon.
     
  19. wolfix

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    Horner is a tool......... This has nothing to do with LA. Horner is disliked by almost everyone in the states. The US fans were happy to see him go. This is not my opinion , but the opinion of most who folow the domestic cycling action here. He was always attacking others in cycling in the press.
    So now he can attack LA when LA isn't around to defend himself.
    At the SF Grand Prix Horner was asked to come over to the interview tent and had to stand 15 minutes while everyone mobbed LA. No one ever did interview him and he finally left. This is repeated at most venues when another rider is available for interviews.

    People need to question Horner on his drug use. During his prime in cycling he could not even ride with the Euro's. That was proven. He returned to the US with failure written all over him.
    This is not his first attempt to ride with the big boys. And now he finishes 15th [?] in the TDF? ......
     
  20. Andrija

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    Yes, he did that too... And he did that on his bicycle...With no additional support.
     
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