Will Lances kids be great cyclists one day?



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Richard Adams

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mort wrote:

> Probably not, but didn't Davis Phinney marry Connie What's Her Name?
> Now those kids have some kick-ass genes.
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> Mort
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Connie Carpenter
 
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MMcC

Guest
On 26 Jul 2005 05:48:25 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

>Better than most of ours, but highly unlikely they'll match him because
>unfortunately talent more or less comes from the mothers gene pool.


Where exactly did you get that tidbit from?
Centuries of selective breeding of performance animals would suggest
otherwise.
Explain then why people pay up to $300k to let Storm Cat of Sadler's
Wells mount one of their mares.
As the old adage goes, "you breed the best to the best and hope for
the best".



>Now if he had married Longo, or perhaps opted for the little red head
>from Canada, Jeanson, then the odds would increase greatly. All that
>said, and assuming his kids take up cycling, the odds are good they'll
>turn pro just by the fact that they have a lot of money and support and
>a lot of people will want to try to create Luke Armstrong, the 8 time
>TdF champion.
>
>CH
 
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MMcC

Guest
On 26 Jul 2005 05:48:25 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

>Better than most of ours, but highly unlikely they'll match him because
>unfortunately talent more or less comes from the mothers gene pool.


Where exactly did you get that tidbit from?
Centuries of selective breeding of performance animals would suggest
otherwise.
Explain then why people pay up to $300k to let Storm Cat of Sadler's
Wells mount one of their mares.
As the old adage goes, "you breed the best to the best and hope for
the best".



>Now if he had married Longo, or perhaps opted for the little red head
>from Canada, Jeanson, then the odds would increase greatly. All that
>said, and assuming his kids take up cycling, the odds are good they'll
>turn pro just by the fact that they have a lot of money and support and
>a lot of people will want to try to create Luke Armstrong, the 8 time
>TdF champion.
>
>CH
 
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Fred

Guest
Zoom wrote:
> If a large part of Lances success is due to his genetics, what are the
> chances of one of Lances kids being on the podium in years to come?
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>
> Zoom


Well, seeing little Luke reluctanct to join daddy on the podium on
Sunday, and watching some guy having to push him up there makes me
wonder: if Luke ever does win his way up on the TdF podium it would be
fun to show him the clips of him from Sunday.