Message from discussion Any Sense In Following the Tour de France Any More?
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From: Mower Man <chrislov...@nospamf2s.com>
Subject: Re: Any Sense In Following the Tour de France Any More?
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:20:44 +0000
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On 31/10/2012 8:06 PM, Mower Man wrote:
> On 31/10/2012 5:32 PM, Revtom wrote:
>> On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:07:43 AM UTC-5, i_am_cyc...@yahoo.ca
>>> What with the rampant doping and the so called winner of 7 tours
>>> getting stripped of those wins, I and some others are wondering
>> if there is any sense in even bothering to follow the Tour de France any
>> more. Now you won't ever know who actually wins a
>> Tour de France since they can be stripped of that win retroactively a
>> great many years later.
>>> Will this Armstrong, UCI, WADA, USADA scandal spell the end of the
>>> Tour de France as we know/knew it?
>> Will teams even be able to get sponsor any more? Will riders still want
>> to ride The Tour knowing that they can lose
>> to a clever doping scheme and be deprived of their proper place finish?
>>> If not The Tour what Grand Tour if any are worth watching now?
>> Pfft. All the great races will be worth watching. Even hip-deep in
>> dope, there are always bout 20 riders who have the potential to win.
>> Un-doped, there will still be 20 or so racers who can win on a given
>> day. The best way to watch a race is just pick someone and watch them.
>> I always like to follow underdogs.
> Vuelta a Espana was great this year - I supported Purito. But how did he
> manage all those attacks on the climbs...? Massive.
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Will this be any better I wonder?
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