TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

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TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby phreak » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:51 am

As a bit of fun over the close season I thought it might be nice to pretend BikeRadar was around for some classic days racing in the past, and recreate the spoiler threads we do for races these days.

First up is stage 13 of the 2003 Tour.

Some coverage of it is here if people need their memories rejigging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJyZ7X_b7Ww

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:12 am

This is the stage where Ulle drops Armstrong and we all think he's miles ahead of him until Armstrong arrives at the finish only 7 seconds behind him?

That hit me hard

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby TheBigBean » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:00 pm

Fine ride by Sastre. He has future tour winner written all over him.

A famous third for Zubeldia. A controversial statement, but I'm going to wager he won't better this.

But the technological improvements in training and bike performance is amazing. The speed of these guys these days is just incredible.

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby OCDuPalais » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:14 pm

Sastre's ride is suspicious to me - definite doper. A rider like that with hardly any pedigree holding off the likes of Ullrich, Vino and Lance.... Yeah right.
That Armstrong got dropped and Ullrich's & Vino's attacks didn't gain much proves to me that these guys are clean.

You can tell which riders are clean by the way they ride, you know...

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby dave milne » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:18 pm

Classic commentary from Liggett when Armstrong hoves into view "Lance Armstrong you are brilliant!"

Shame about Sastre's celebration

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:19 pm

dave milne wrote:Classic commentary from Liggett when Armstrong hoves into view "Lance Armstrong you are brilliant!"

Shame about Sastre's celebration



Always irritated the hell out of me

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Salsiccia1 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:51 pm

Whenever I watch old races, I'm always a bit surprised to see them without helmets at first :oops:
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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby phreak » Wed Nov 27, 2013 13:53 pm

Takes Ullrich to within 13 seconds of Armstrong, with the time trial to come. Looking good for big Jan. Amazing courage by Tyler Hamilton too, riding so well with a broken collarbone. That would make a good book one day :lol:

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Nov 27, 2013 17:33 pm

Lance isnt himself, is he

Things with Kristin affecting him, maybe. Kristin's Korner's been even more garbage than usual this Tour

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Pross » Wed Nov 27, 2013 17:37 pm

I'm not buying Armstrong's performance in this Tour. One day he will come down to earth with a bump and have all his titles taken off him. His riding is as unreal as the chance of a Brit one day winning the Tour.

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby RichN95 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 17:56 pm

Pross wrote:I'm not buying Armstrong's performance in this Tour.

But his time up the climb was slower than he was in 2001. How can you say he's doping just based on that? What if one day some Ethiopian or Kenyan turns up and goes that speed. Will you say he's doping?

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15: Armstrong
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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby TailWindHome » Wed Nov 27, 2013 18:05 pm

I checked Wikipedia. There was no Tour in 2003.

I think you've been had.
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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby ShockedSoShocked » Wed Nov 27, 2013 19:23 pm

I could watch Ulle TTing all day long. Fantastic.
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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:35 pm

Was it an Ulle error to not attack sooner or did he just not have the legs??

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Pross » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:59 pm

USPS are such a boring team. They are killing cycling the way they just sit on the front and ride tempo. Bunch of robots. They just win using their wallet. Ullrich has panache and is a True Champion. He just dances on the pedals when he attacks.

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Pross » Thu Nov 28, 2013 13:04 pm

Phreak can't even start a thread properly. Here is the geology bit

The Pyrenees form part of the huge alpine orogenic system. This 430 kilometre long, roughly east-west striking, intracontinental mountain chain divides France, Spain, and Andorra.[1] It has an extended, polycyclic geological evolution dating back to the Precambrian. The chain's present configuration is due to the collision between the microcontinent Iberia and the southwestern promontory of the European Plate (i.e. Southern France). The two continents were approaching each other since the onset of the Upper Cretaceous (Albian/Cenomanian) about 100 million years ago and were consequently colliding during the Paleogene (Eocene/Oligocene) 55 to 25 million years ago. After its uplift, the chain experienced intense erosion and isostatic readjustments. A cross-section through the chain shows an asymmetric flower-like structure with steeper dips on the French side. The Pyrenees are not solely the result of compressional forces, but also show an important sinistral shearing.


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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Dorset Boy » Thu Nov 28, 2013 13:08 pm

Yeah, Jan rides and trains like a true champion, goes out and stuffs his face full of pies and then just rides, and rides, none of this scientific approach crap that those yanks use (fail).

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby mike6 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 13:10 pm

This Tour is Ullrich's as far as I am concerned. The only way he could lose it would be if the final TT was wet, but I cant see that happening with the red hot weather we have had so far in this Tour. He took loads of time out of Armstrong in the first TT, I can see him doing the same again. :D

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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby Blazing Saddles » Thu Nov 28, 2013 13:21 pm

Tyler Hamilton is amazing. A broken CB and he's not only still riding,
but seems to be getting stronger.
I wonder if he might even take a stage before the mountains end?
That boy must have an extra large suitcase full of courage. :P
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Re: TDF Stage 13 2003 (spoiler)

Postby EPC06 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 13:25 pm

Let me guess, do that Liggett shout "look at the power of jan ullrich" by any chance?


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