Author Topic: Bye Lance  (Read 174833 times)

Bye Lance
« on: February 16, 2011, 11:59:30 am »
That is all

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 12:05:32 pm »
Bye! 

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 12:08:08 pm »
Bye-ieee

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 12:16:22 pm »
The ultimate 'Marmite' . . .               I like him.

BTW my father is being treated for cancer with the same platinum based chemotherapy that was given to Lance. He's quite correct, there is no way anyone could confuse that shit with something 'performance enhancing'.

Two doses of that in a fortnight and he needs a week before he can stand.

Love or hate but above all respect.

*The above is a statement. An opinion. Not an invitation to debate. I don't care what you think.*
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 12:22:52 pm »
Is he retiring again?

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 12:26:19 pm »
*The above is a statement. An opinion. Not an invitation to debate. I don't care what you think.*

Don't post it on a forum then  ::-)

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 12:30:26 pm »
The ultimate 'Marmite' . . .               I like him.

BTW my father is being treated for cancer with the same platinum based chemotherapy that was given to Lance. He's quite correct, there is no way anyone could confuse that shit with something 'performance enhancing'.

Two doses of that in a fortnight and he needs a week before he can stand.

Love or hate but above all respect.

*The above is a statement. An opinion. Not an invitation to debate. I don't care what you think.*
I very much doubt I'd like him much in person (but that applies to most top-level athletes - jealous, moi?). But I admire him a lot, and it's a great story, isn't it?  :D

Even if he was on the same drugs as (almost) everyone he was racing against, I think he's done more good than bad for this world.

(Hope he's back on the bike ASAP, Torslanda.)
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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 12:41:24 pm »
Is he retiring again?


I dont know, but was thinking the same  :-\

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 01:15:46 pm »
As much as his reputation seems to become more sordid as time goes on, I can't bring myself to hate him. His winning celebration the day after Casartelli died, being spat on by thousands of Frenchmen in that time trial, getting back on after tangling with a spectator's bag, giving Ulrich that look before he attacked, spectacularly avoiding Beloki's crash, waiting for Ulrich to get back on after he went over the crash barrier, reading his account of recovering from cancer... sorry, no, can't hate him.

Professional cycling is a big global business now. I have no doubt whatsoever that anybody who gets to the top of big business is a lying, cheating, backstabbing scumbag who'd sell his grandmother for an extra dollar, I'd be naive if I thought that bike racing was any different.

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 01:56:30 pm »
I'm not his biggest fan, but thanks anyway Lance
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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 02:13:16 pm »
Hopefully now the riders who are currently putting themselves on the rack day in and day out will get some column inches, instead of the ever present "did he, didn't he" Armstrong stories.

That was then, this is now, let's move on.

I can't ever forgive him for wearing black socks though :facepalm:

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2011, 02:16:11 pm »
That was then, this is now, let's move on.

Yep, let's have headlines about Contador.


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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 02:52:55 pm »
Do you have a beef with Contador?

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 03:00:34 pm »
 ;D

It's same old same old isn't it. It isn't very encouraging to realise that the people on the next step down on the podium from LA were nearly all proven dopers.

Question for Giropaul:

Did you come into contact with PEDs during your work with pro teams?

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2011, 03:57:00 pm »
;D

It's same old same old isn't it. It isn't very encouraging to realise that the people on the next step down on the podium from LA were nearly all proven dopers.

Question for Giropaul:

Did you come into contact with PEDs during your work with pro teams?

No.

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2011, 04:31:56 pm »
Sounds like you missed out on the best parties then  ;)

(I take it you've read Willy Voit's book?)

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 05:06:04 pm »
Soigneurs, mechanics and ex-girlfriends should have short memories. 8)

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 05:06:18 pm »
GOOD BYE MR TOUR DE FRANCE A TRUE LEGEND :thumbsup: :'(
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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 05:12:41 pm »
From his books I quite liked the guy. It was a change to see an American athlete who was a staunch atheist. Plus his charity work, really is very good.
Re the doping, I'm still a don't know, I hope he was clean, but I kind of know better than to believe in fairytale endings.

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 05:57:07 pm »
Snatched pix -

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2011, 07:35:36 pm »
The ultimate 'Marmite' . . .               I like him.

BTW my father is being treated for cancer with the same platinum based chemotherapy that was given to Lance. He's quite correct, there is no way anyone could confuse that shit with something 'performance enhancing'.

Two doses of that in a fortnight and he needs a week before he can stand.

Love or hate but above all respect.



When my day job involved caring for people with male cancers, LA was very often a great inspiration to them.  His books were a genuine help to people going through a hellish, frightening experience.

He has helped countless people with cancer through his Foundation.  Whatever the truth behind the drugs allegations, his cancer is real, and the help he has given is real.


Thanks Lance. 

Rhys W

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2011, 10:58:31 pm »
Good article from Matt Seaton.

The comments are worth a read as well.

Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2011, 11:33:23 pm »
Perhaps he's got some inside info on the Novitzky investigation and is timing his run..


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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2011, 11:40:25 pm »
Bless you, Linda  :-*
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Bye Lance
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2011, 07:15:00 am »
Good bye and good riddance !  And take those bloody long black socks with you  >:(
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