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Old July 29th 07, 06:39 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Default Why dont they compete in the final stage??

These guys sacrifice their health to win taking drugs and doing
anything else to cheat so why do they respect the custom of not
competing on final stage? Lets say you are in second by a few seconds
and know you can win the final stage. Do you really give up even the
stage win? I just dont get it.

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Old July 29th 07, 07:05 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Default Why dont they compete in the final stage??

On Jul 28, 10:39 pm, wrote:
These guys sacrifice their health to win taking drugs and doing
anything else to cheat so why do they respect the custom of not
competing on final stage?


Fignon says hey.

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Old July 29th 07, 01:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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These guys sacrifice their health to win taking drugs and doing
anything else to cheat so why do they respect the custom of not
competing on final stage? Lets say you are in second by a few seconds
and know you can win the final stage. Do you really give up even the
stage win? I just dont get it.


Evans should have started with a time trial bike and go for it 15 km before
the finnish at the moment contador is drinking his champagne,not done ok,
but hey this is sport.


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Old July 29th 07, 03:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jul 29, 1:39 am, wrote:
These guys sacrifice their health to win taking drugs and doing
anything else to cheat so why do they respect the custom of not
competing on final stage? Lets say you are in second by a few seconds
and know you can win the final stage. Do you really give up even the
stage win? I just dont get it.


In 1975, Eddy Merckx was 2nd at the start of the last stage and
attacked all day,
however, he was unable to move up in the standings. More recently,
other riders have tried to
move up in the standings on the last stage. The last person to do so
was
Vinokourov, who moved up from 6th to 5th in 2005, and in 2002 Rumsas
attacked
on the last stage to try to move up from 3rd to 2nd without success.

-ilan

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Old July 29th 07, 11:20 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Default Why dont they compete in the final stage??

On Jul 29, 9:06?am, wrote:
On Jul 29, 1:39 am, wrote:

These guys sacrifice their health to win taking drugs and doing
anything else to cheat so why do they respect the custom of not
competing on final stage? Lets say you are in second by a few seconds
and know you can win the final stage. Do you really give up even the
stage win? I just dont get it.


In 1975, Eddy Merckx was 2nd at the start of the last stage and
attacked all day,
however, he was unable to move up in the standings. More recently,
other riders have tried to
move up in the standings on the last stage. The last person to do so
was
Vinokourov, who moved up from 6th to 5th in 2005, and in 2002 Rumsas
attacked
on the last stage to try to move up from 3rd to 2nd without success.

-ilan


Let's take a look at the last two who broke the code, and attacked the
last day. More specifically, their character.

Rumsas.......Is he the one who left his wife to rot in a French Prison
for three or four months
Vino.........Was he banned from 2006 Tour for cheating, and tossed
from 2007 Tour for cheating?

Also, If Evans could attack to win, he would have earlier........

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Old July 29th 07, 11:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jul 29, 3:20 pm, wrote:

Let's take a look at the last two who broke the code, and attacked the
last day. More specifically, their character.

Rumsas.......Is he the one who left his wife to rot in a French Prison
for three or four months
Vino.........Was he banned from 2006 Tour for cheating, and tossed
from 2007 Tour for cheating?

Also, If Evans could attack to win, he would have earlier........


Vino didn't "break the code." He attacked on the Champs
to win the stage. You know, bike racing. It was pretty cool.

Ben

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Old July 30th 07, 12:02 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jul 29, 5:53?pm, "
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On Jul 29, 3:20 pm, wrote:



Let's take a look at the last two who broke the code, and attacked the
last day. More specifically, their character.


Rumsas.......Is he the one who left his wife to rot in a French Prison
for three or four months
Vino.........Was he banned from 2006 Tour for cheating, and tossed
from 2007 Tour for cheating?


Also, If Evans could attack to win, he would have earlier........


Vino didn't "break the code." He attacked on the Champs
to win the stage. You know, bike racing. It was pretty cool.

Ben


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