"If a tank runs over a rider, will the insurance pay?"

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  1. Cycling Joe

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    For you non quiche eating folks....

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    War or not, the Turn cyclist of Qatar will take place

    "IF a TANK crushes a runner, the insurance does pay?" Philippe Raimbaud, general manager of the team
    cyclist Brioches the Baker, had never put similar question. The prospect to take part in the Turn of
    Qatar, of January 31 at February 4, gives the opportunity of it to him.

    Neighbor of Iraq and the main thing headquarters of the American army for a possible attack against
    Iraq, the small emirate - which invested approximately 1 billion euros to offer offices and hangars
    to its hosts - could find himself in the heart of a conflict.

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    And runners with.

    Information taken, Philippe Raimbaud knows now that "the insurers of the sporting groupings do
    not cover the war risk". For as much, none of the fifteen teams registered for the race plans to
    be withdrawn. "I see the organizers badly taking the least risk, we trust them fully", testifies
    Marc Madiot, the manager of FDJeux.com, another French formation which must take the direction
    of the Gulf.

    "We are attentive, but it there does not have a reason for concern, affirms Jean-Marie Leblanc,
    general manager of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), the technical person receiving benefits of the
    Turn of Qatar.Je has just spent one week to Doha, where a marathon was recently run, and I noted
    there that the continuous normal life. And then we have a permanent contact with Qatar."

    The contact in question is a associate of the victorious quintuple of the Turn of France, Eddy
    Merckx, to which the cyclist Federation of Qatar - created for the occasion - entrusted the
    organization of the second edition of its Turn. Between two stays in the emirate, it affirms that
    "Qatar is the surest country of the world" before supporting that "the climatic conditions are too
    bad in the north of Iraq to make it possible to the Americans to attack before March or April".
    Maybe after the competition. "And even if a war bursts during the Turn, there will be no risk in
    Qatar: it is a State which remains neutral, like Switzerland ", continues it. And to recall: "During
    the war of the Gulf - in January 1991 -, I was in Dubaï - another emirate of the area for a sporting
    competition, and we had not had any problem."

    Hamad Al-Nuaini, secretary of the very young Federation cyclist qatarie and managor of the race,
    want to be reassuring more. "All the teams confirmed their presence. There is no reason to fear
    anything. Everyone here works hard so that all occurs well."

    Stéphane Mandard

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  2. Steve

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    Cool...........

    Too bad its in FRENCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    San Kinison

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  3. Tritonrider

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    >From: Cycling Joe [email protected]

    >"IF a TANK crushes a runner, the insurance does pay?" Philippe Raimbaud, general manager of the
    >team cyclist Brioches the Baker, had never put similar question. The prospect to take part in the
    >Turn of Qatar, of January 31 at February 4, gives the opportunity of it to him.

    This is really funny for me. When we were on Ft. Lewis in Washington one of the hazards of training
    around post was tanks flying out of the woods at 40mph, jumping across the road and being gone
    again. It's amazing how well the noise is directed to the rear of these. From the front or side they
    are as quiet as a car. If your lost in your own little world on your ride it would be pretty easy to
    get picked off. Bill C.
     
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    "Kyle Legate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Brian Lafferty wrote:
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    > > I wonder if Al Q. will be fielding a team---not to race of course but to take other action.
    > > Cyclists would be such easy targets of Western
    Corporate
    > > values.
    > >
    > Easy...but insignificant.

    I wonder what Schroeder's position would be if al Q. wiped out the entire Telekom team.

    > It wouldn't be worth the backlash.

    Yeah, all those crazed cyclists seeking revenge would be hard for them to deal with. I can just
    see them all heading towards the middle east waving copies of Full Tilt. :)
     
  5. In article <[email protected]>, "Brian Lafferty"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Kyle Legate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:p[email protected]is.mcmaster.ca...
    > > On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Brian Lafferty wrote:
    > >
    > > > I wonder if Al Q. will be fielding a team---not to race of course but to take other action.
    > > > Cyclists would be such easy targets of Western
    > Corporate
    > > > values.
    > > >
    > > Easy...but insignificant.
    >
    > I wonder what Schroeder's position would be if al Q. wiped out the entire Telekom team.
    >

    Schroeder is opposed to war againt Irak. I fail to see why such an action by Al Q. would make
    him change his mind any more than, say, if the Telekom team was kidnaped while racing the Tour
    of Colombia.

    jyh.

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  6. "jean-yves hervé" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In article <[email protected]>, "Brian Lafferty"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > "Kyle Legate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:p[email protected]...
    > > > On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Brian Lafferty wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I wonder if Al Q. will be fielding a team---not to race of course
    but to
    > > > > take other action. Cyclists would be such easy targets of Western
    > > Corporate
    > > > > values.
    > > > >
    > > > Easy...but insignificant.
    > >
    > > I wonder what Schroeder's position would be if al Q. wiped out the entire Telekom team.
    > >
    >
    > Schroeder is opposed to war againt Irak. I fail to see why such an action by Al Q. would make him
    > change his mind any more than, say, if the Telekom team was kidnaped while racing the Tour of
    > Colombia.

    I suppose that Schroeder won't give a shit if Telekom is blow up now that Jan is over at Coast.
    But if al Q. touches Jan and a link is ever shown to Saddam, Schroeder has gotta be ready to
    roll (to coin a phrase).

    BTW, I hear that Chirac has the Foreign Legion on full alert in Corsica in the event anything
    happens to Dickey V. in Qatar.

    Has anyone heard anything about a rumored Tour of Afghanistan next year? Supposedly, it will be
    five stages, all at Baghram Air Base.

    Brian Lafferty
     
  7. "Brian Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I wonder if Al Q. will be fielding a team---not to race of course but to take other action.
    > Cyclists would be such easy targets of Western
    Corporate
    > values.

    Better re-read the "Spike's Bike" series before the start...
     
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