I don't know if it makes the racing more exciting. In the old days, there would always be confusion
over exactly what was happening in the race. Nowadays the DS's can watch the TV coverage as they go,
and tell Lance & whoever exactly what is happening. That way they can take it easier than they might
have had to do in the past. Armstrong is great, but I prefer the showmanship of Hinault !
"M Series" <[email protected]
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> Not really the same comparison is it ? The radio link to a cyclist makes
> race safer and more exciting. The team car no longer has to push up so
> the DS can talk to his rider. Why should they ban Armstrong ? He is animating the race far more
> than Indurain did, only the French press seem
> dislike him and that's because he is not French and was thrown out of a French team for getting
> cancer treatment !
> Anyway the cost of the radio equipment is not prohibitive so all teams
> get it and hence compete on a level playing field.
> "Simon Mason" <[email protected]
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> > F1 racing has just decided that it's fed up of the same old boring procession every race, so in
> > order to even things up a bit, they've
> > radio links between driver and team HQ (as well as data telemetry).
> > to my Lance question last week, I wonder if he wins this years TdeF,
> > the organisers will ban his radio as well?
> > --
> > Simon Mason Anlaby East Yorkshire. 53°44'N 0°26'W http://www.simonmason.karoo.net