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Hasn't he already used this excuse once?

takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 6,080
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  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    Looks like his preparation is gonna end up closer to the old days...couple of early season leg warmers then disapper until the Dauphinee before heading straight to the Grand Depart...

    Worked before, so no reason to suspect it won't again!
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  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Tour of California?
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  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Early season leg-warmer that just happens to have shifted later in the year!!
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,227
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Don't forget he's doing that monster Gila. Oh and he's reserve for Amstel.
    Whichever way you look at it, he's on for a lot less competitive riding than last season.
    All that talk of having another year back, under his belt, but it's a very, very light year, even by Armstrong's standards.

    I find it very odd, that a person who has always appeared to take great care against the dreaded stomach bug, has been smitten twice in a month.
    Does he no longer employ a chef to ensure this racing health? :?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,997 Lives Here
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Don't forget he's doing that monster Gila. Oh and he's reserve for Amstel.
    Whichever way you look at it, he's on for a lot less competitive riding than last season.
    All that talk of having another year back, under his belt, but it's a very, very light year, even by Armstrong's standards.

    I find it very odd, that a person who has always appeared to take great care against the dreaded stomach bug, has been smitten twice in a month.
    Does he no longer employ a chef to ensure this racing health? :?

    Old people get sick more quickly.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,584
    greeny12 wrote:
    Looks like his preparation is gonna end up closer to the old days...couple of early season leg warmers then disapper until the Dauphinee before heading straight to the Grand Depart...

    Worked before, so no reason to suspect it won't again!

    +1
  • rockmountrockmount Posts: 761
    I'm sorry to start this but...

    You're obsessed ?
    .. who said that, internet forum people ?
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    greeny12 wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Early season leg-warmer that just happens to have shifted later in the year!!

    So then, not an "early season" leg warmer?
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  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431

    Old people get sick more quickly.

    yup.. especially when they are full of [email protected] tend to get the runs :lol::lol:
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    What happened to that Chef Duffy dude he kept banging on about last year?
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    afx237vi wrote:
    What happened to that Chef Duffy dude he kept banging on about last year?

    Last seen trying to flog the remnants of a dodgy batch of kippers dahn the Camden market.
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  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    With the amount of travelling, daily changes of accomodation, kitchens etc I'm surprised there's not more cases of stomach problems in the peloton.

    Last time I got gastroenteritis it was from water not food so doubt Chef Duffy would have been much help to me ....
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328


    Lance in "rider gets a stomach bug shocker".................
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328


    I find it very odd, that a person who has always appeared to take great care against the dreaded stomach bug, has been smitten twice in a month.
    Does he no longer employ a chef to ensure this racing health? :?


    It doesnt really matter how much care you take with these things and the fact he has not had it before has absolutely no bearing on it whatsoever.
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    The first case was a case of BS, a ruse to explain why he wasn't riding Milan - San Remo, he's got a beef with the race organisers.

    As for his illness today, even race leader Sanchez has the same and apparently two commissaires have had to be replaced. Now wash your hands

    Still, it's not good for him, it's not good for his team. He needs racing miles and his whole team needs him. They've done very little this season... but with perfect timing Tiago Machado saved the day yesterday with his TT win. The boy can climb and he can TT, impressive.
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Sounds like Machado should be the leader at the Tour. I bet he'd go better than the auld yin.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,227
    Potentially further disruption to LA's prep. The Tour of Cali's Queen stage is under threat.

    Stage 6 of the 2010 ToC will no longer start in Pasadena or use the Angeles Crest Highway to get to the "mountain top finish" in Big Bear. They are actively looking for some other place to start the stage, but have not announced one as of yet.

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  • pedro118118pedro118118 Posts: 1,102
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Don't forget he's doing that monster Gila. Oh and he's reserve for Amstel.
    Whichever way you look at it, he's on for a lot less competitive riding than last season.
    All that talk of having another year back, under his belt, but it's a very, very light year, even by Armstrong's standards.

    I find it very odd, that a person who has always appeared to take great care against the dreaded stomach bug, has been smitten twice in a month.
    Does he no longer employ a chef to ensure this racing health? :?

    Lance has only been competitive in four races since his comeback - the two minor road races in the USA, the Leadville 100 MTB marathon and the Tour. And whether he was competitve (ie had a good chance of winning) at the Tour is a matter of opinion.

    Personally, I think the bubble has well-and-truly burst on 'Comeback 2.0' - he simply isn't at the same level and I really don't see what he has to gain by riding around in the bunch week after week.
  • BikingBernieBikingBernie Posts: 2,163
    Armstrong does seem prone to this sort of thing. After all, wasn't it argued last year that 'having diarrhoea' was the reason why his Tour blood profile looked just like one would expect of somebody on a heavy-duty blood doping programme? Given that he went pretty well in last year's Tour perhaps this time around it is more a case of having 'the wrong sort' of 'diarrhoea'. :wink:
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Armstrong does seem prone to this sort of thing. After all, wasn't it argued last year that 'having diarrhoea' was the reason why his Tour blood profile looked just like one would expect of somebody on a heavy-duty blood doping programme? Given that he went pretty well in last year's Tour perhaps this time around it is more a case of having 'the wrong sort' of 'diarrhoea'. :wink:

    What, like "verbal diarrhoea" ?
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  • BikingBernieBikingBernie Posts: 2,163
    DaveyL wrote:
    What, like "verbal diarrhoea" ?
    He always been prone to that. :lol:
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Don't forget he's doing that monster Gila. Oh and he's reserve for Amstel.
    Whichever way you look at it, he's on for a lot less competitive riding than last season.
    All that talk of having another year back, under his belt, but it's a very, very light year, even by Armstrong's standards.

    I find it very odd, that a person who has always appeared to take great care against the dreaded stomach bug, has been smitten twice in a month.
    Does he no longer employ a chef to ensure this racing health? :?

    That's a bit daft tbh.

    Viruses can hit anyone at any time, regardless of fitness levels.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Armstrong does seem prone to this sort of thing. After all, wasn't it argued last year that 'having diarrhoea' was the reason why his Tour blood profile looked just like one would expect of somebody on a heavy-duty blood doping programme? Given that he went pretty well in last year's Tour perhaps this time around it is more a case of having 'the wrong sort' of 'diarrhoea'. :wink:
    What the hell do you think he has a TUE for.
    Whatever you want to call it, it is still down there with the missing ball and it could be anything but they won't tell the world yet.
    He will be back with Livestrong and cashing in on all the money he has made them.
    They must have advised him that doing cycle racing again would not affect him so he must be a worried man just now.

    I read the TOC problem was Passadena and another start is needed but the Finish on Bear Mountain remains the same.
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  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    Armstrong does seem prone to this sort of thing. After all, wasn't it argued last year that 'having diarrhoea' was the reason why his Tour blood profile looked just like one would expect of somebody on a heavy-duty blood doping programme? Given that he went pretty well in last year's Tour perhaps this time around it is more a case of having 'the wrong sort' of 'diarrhoea'. :wink:

    I'd love to meet you in real life, just to see if you really are as big a tool as you are on here. When are you going to stop writing the same ole censored ?
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    sampras38 wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tour of California?

    Don't forget he's doing that monster Gila. Oh and he's reserve for Amstel.
    Whichever way you look at it, he's on for a lot less competitive riding than last season.
    All that talk of having another year back, under his belt, but it's a very, very light year, even by Armstrong's standards.

    I find it very odd, that a person who has always appeared to take great care against the dreaded stomach bug, has been smitten twice in a month.
    Does he no longer employ a chef to ensure this racing health? :?

    That's a bit daft tbh.

    Viruses can hit anyone at any time, regardless of fitness levels.

    +1

    I know that and you know that but its LA and hey he is not supposed to get a stomach upset ,it was ok for Wiggo few weeks back but LA hell no !
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • BikingBernieBikingBernie Posts: 2,163
    sampras38 wrote:
    When are you going to stop writing the same ole censored ?
    When the Pharmstrong fanboys wake up and see the reality behind 'The Armstrong myth'. Until then, it's fun all the way, and the more people bite, the the more the fun. :wink:
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    sampras38 wrote:
    When are you going to stop writing the same ole censored ?
    When the Pharmstrong fanboys wake up and see the reality behind 'The Armstrong myth'. Until then, it's fun all the way, and the more people bite, the the more the fun. :wink:

    Y'see, it's all just a bit of fun. He never gets so worked up about it that he gets, like, banned or anything...
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  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    not convinced how many fanboys there are to be honest. there may well be lots of people though who 1. wonder why he is singled out for more cr*p than anyone else even though people like valv.piti, vino, lls, a davis.etc etc pedalling on the same peleton. i guess they arent from US though so arent dangerous right wing maniacs, and 2. maybe think the vitriol comes from sad obsessives with bog all better to do. plenty of cheats out there to go at i suspect.
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    DaveyL wrote:
    sampras38 wrote:
    When are you going to stop writing the same ole censored ?
    When the Pharmstrong fanboys wake up and see the reality behind 'The Armstrong myth'. Until then, it's fun all the way, and the more people bite, the the more the fun. :wink:

    Y'see, it's all just a bit of fun. He never gets so worked up about it that he gets, like, banned or anything...

    Yes but I think you're missing the point. I'm no fanboy and have my own thoughts on what he has probably done over the years, but I don't feel the need to talk about it at every opportunity. All you're doing is is making people think you are unhinged in some way. Let it go ffs.
  • micronmicron Posts: 1,843
    Interesting how the narrative has shifted from the Criterium International (long term aims/just training/can't read anything from these results) to Circuit de la Sarthe (severely impacted on TdF preparation)
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