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Old July 7th 03, 12:33 PM
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I think it's pretty impressive how a non-cycling
nation like Oz can do so well at the TDF.

Pity Cadel had to break his collar bone, twice.
Hope Henk gets back to racing soon.

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Old July 7th 03, 12:51 PM
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Are we sutch a non-cycling nation?
I'd be interested to know how we compare with other counties in similar
sercumstnaces to our own.
Ollie
"cc" wrote in message
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I think it's pretty impressive how a non-cycling
nation like Oz can do so well at the TDF.

Pity Cadel had to break his collar bone, twice.
Hope Henk gets back to racing soon.

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Old July 7th 03, 01:14 PM
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Non Cycling.. ??

your on crack
Ollie Wigg wrote in message
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Are we sutch a non-cycling nation?
I'd be interested to know how we compare with other counties in similar
sercumstnaces to our own.
Ollie
"cc" wrote in message
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I think it's pretty impressive how a non-cycling
nation like Oz can do so well at the TDF.

Pity Cadel had to break his collar bone, twice.
Hope Henk gets back to racing soon.

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Old July 8th 03, 05:17 AM
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Sure we're not a cycling nation compared to most Euro countries!! I told a
guy at work that I was disappointed that I would miss that days coverage of
the tour. He said' "your into that are you?" Pretty much the attitude of
most my non cycling buddies.

I'm sure continued success will help to bring about change.

The AIS cycling program should be congratulated for developing so many great
riders from a relatively small participation base.

"mitchell mandell" wrote in message
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Non Cycling.. ??

your on crack
Ollie Wigg wrote in message
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Are we sutch a non-cycling nation?
I'd be interested to know how we compare with other counties in similar
sercumstnaces to our own.
Ollie
"cc" wrote in message
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I think it's pretty impressive how a non-cycling
nation like Oz can do so well at the TDF.

Pity Cadel had to break his collar bone, twice.
Hope Henk gets back to racing soon.

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Old July 8th 03, 01:18 PM
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mitchell mandell wrote:

Non Cycling.. ??

your on crack


It does get very poor coverage esp on TV (apart from the
10 seconds on the news and the SBS).
And in terms of popularity, I'm not sure if it'd
be in the top 10?
Footy, Rugby, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Cricket,
Netball, Swimming, Surfing, Squash, ....
Anyone?

Anyway, the sport always reminds me of that final battle
scene in Star Wars where u get groups of X-fighters
ganging up on the opposition and launching one of your own.

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Old July 9th 03, 07:40 AM
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:It does get very poor coverage esp on TV (apart from the 10 seconds on
the :news and the SBS). And in :terms of popularity, I'm not sure if
it'd be in the top 10? Footy, Rugby, :Basketball, Tennis, :Soccer,
Cricket, Netball, Swimming, Surfing, Squash, .... Anyone?

Your forgot to mention the various incarnations of Motorsports (hugely
popular). And then when there's nothing else to fill the gaps, theres
darts, snooker, poker and tiddly winks. Anything just so so long as it's
not cycling. Afterall cycling just isn't "Australian".



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Old July 10th 03, 03:40 AM
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Your forgot to mention the various incarnations of Motorsports (hugely
popular). And then when there's nothing else to fill the gaps, theres
darts, snooker, poker and tiddly winks. Anything just so so long as it's
not cycling. Afterall cycling just isn't "Australian".



And for God's sake, why do we get Lawn bowls on TV! I'm sure it's just
because it's easy to report on.



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Old July 7th 03, 03:02 PM
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Ollie Wigg wrote:

Are we sutch a non-cycling nation?
I'd be interested to know how we compare with other counties in similar
sercumstnaces to our own.
Ollie


Well, in spectator popularity, cycling is equal first with football in
Belgium and clear #2 pro sport (to football) in Holland, France, Italy
and Spain (I think). In terms of those countries, we aren't a cycling
nation.

Compared to nations outside Europe, we **** on'em in the Tour in terms
of numbers and performance. I'm sure the yanks don't that many in the
Tour.

In terms of recreational/commuting use, we are as big or bigger users
than France/Italy/Spain - but much less than Holland, Germany, Austria
and even Japan. But in those terms we could be a cycling nation.

my 5c

GK
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Old July 8th 03, 01:10 AM
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I'm sure the yanks don't that many in the Tour.

There were 8 American starters in the TDF. Obviously no comparison on a
per capita basis....



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Old July 8th 03, 09:48 AM
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cc wrote:
I think it's pretty impressive how a non-cycling
nation like Oz can do so well at the TDF.

Pity Cadel had to break his collar bone, twice.
Hope Henk gets back to racing soon.

Yep, imagine if Cadel Evans was fit - seeing an Aussie holding his own
in the mountains .... but that aside, it's just amazing our results so
far - 1st and 3rd on GC, three jerseys (out of 4?) between the seven of
them, two stage wins out of three - where's it going to end??? Hopefully
never, although I think the smart money's on Lance for the long haul.

&roo

 




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