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Well it starts today. I'm going to follow it as closely as I can. Anyone else? I hope Armstrong can go out on top. Personally, I think the guy single-handedly made the event matter for people here in the States. Hopefully, his effect will last after his retirement.

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Ive watched it for the past 10 years and will be again this year. Its a bit sad that this is armstrongs last one.

Results are here as they happen. Armstrong will be out in 2 hours time (17:48 gmt)

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Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, it's not aired here in the States on any basic cable cahnnels so I'll be checking the status online.

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I will be checking on the Tour de "Lance" and hopefully he can make is for seven, but I think this is the year the Europeans catch back up.

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Armstrong came out strong. Already opened up a nice lead on his most serious challengers.

I realize it's well after the fact but I ws watching Live 8. GO to that thread to see jsut how much lol. :D

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amazing team trials today! lance got Maillot Jaune :D. pitty david zabrinskie crashed badly on the last 1.5 km...so sad!

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I hope he doesn't win.  He left his wife for Sheryl Crow.

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I don't care about that stuff. That is his personal business. All I care about is him kicking some butt over there and winning it again. :p

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I hope he doesn't win.  He left his wife for Sheryl Crow.

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No he didn't. They filed for divorce in Sept 2003.

He didn't even meet Sheryl until Oct 2003.

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USA USA USA, go lance. i dont care he wins it will be nice to have a american as the greats umm rider or biker of all time?

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USA USA USA, go lance. i dont care he wins it will be nice to have a american as the greats umm rider or biker of all time?

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eddie merkx is the best bike rider of all time ;) wining 7 tour de frances doesnt make you the best.

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lance is the greatest :p

merkx was a doper.

doesn't lance usually start out pretty slow, and then smoke them in the mountains? if he's already in first...thats not a good sign for the rest of the field.

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yet another great race today. I especially liked the ending and massive pile up :p kinda feel sorry for Mengin who was in front of pelaton for so long and then felt only 700m to finish. Bernucci who won first professional race must be feeling damn lucky though :D

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well Aussie robbie Mcewen won once again. damn he is a good sprinter. i was sorta hoping that one of german riders like Jan Ulrich will make a move but unfortunately he didnt.

as always tehre were some crashes, once when crossing railway tracks and other near finish and that looked painfull.

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lance is the greatest :p

merkx was a doper.

doesn't lance usually start out pretty slow, and then smoke them in the mountains?  if he's already in first...thats not a good sign for the rest of the field.

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Yeah, Lance is known for dominating in the mountains, when everyone else can't keep up.

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bloody amazing how Peter Weening won against Andreas Kloden by only .0002 seconds :| or 2 milimiters :p

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i am so glad Ulrich lifted himself to 6th place overall. now he has chance against armstrong :D

anyway amazing race today, with great climbs anddownhill descents at 80km/h :p

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^ Looks like it was a tie to me. :p

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Which is why you aren't a judge :laugh:

Nah, it looks close to me, too. But I wouldn't expect to be able to tell the difference between .0002 seconds in a bike race, no matter how fast they can pedal (that's humanly possible :p).

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