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your boy Quit!!

like i said there really no question this year, after last years close call lance is very well prepared. his desire is superior - remember last year he lost 12 lbs to dehydration and was still able to hang on for a week while he recovered. Basso looks real good though, apparently the TT is not his thing.
 

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He must have been in some pain if he quit. Especially since today was the day his foundation was showing a live stage in theaters around the country. I had bought tickets to be in Emerryville today to watch today's stage but I threw my back out on Monday and I'm still out of it today. I understand what it means to have hurt your back.

I'm not losing any respect for Tyler.

Rest, recover, and get them at the Olympics Tyler.

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billybobzia said:
your boy Quit!!

like i said there really no question this year, after last years close call lance is very well prepared. his desire is superior - remember last year he lost 12 lbs to dehydration and was still able to hang on for a week while he recovered. Basso looks real good though, apparently the TT is not his thing.
Just saw an interview with Tyler. His back hurts from an earlier fall, said he tried but couldn't climb without using his back so that's the end. Ironic on a day when they start running commericials (muscular dystrophy) featuring Tyler.
 

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He's not the match for Lance, yet, but...

billybobzia said:
your boy Quit!!

like i said there really no question this year, after last years close call lance is very well prepared. his desire is superior - remember last year he lost 12 lbs to dehydration and was still able to hang on for a week while he recovered. Basso looks real good though, apparently the TT is not his thing.
it's a darned shame that he had to pull out because of that mishap the other day. He's very good, and it would at least have made for better drama in these mountain stages. Maybe they need to get Tyler on a mountainbike to achieve some better bike handling skills. Not a slam against him, just seems he's not as adept at surviviing or avoiding some of these crashes. Then again he may just be physically prone to injury like some people are. Whatever the case, it's too bad because it doesn't look like Ullrich has anything for Lance this year. At least maybe Basso can keep it interesting. I see why Postal tried to sign the guy.
 

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I can't imagine how hard it was to abandone.

His team looked really good on the course. Their Time Trial was great. They were ready. Tyler was ready. Dam shame. All that repetition of how the job of Postal was to keep Lance safe turned out to be true. Lance Armstrong said that the only thing he feared was an accident. Now we can all see why.
I, too, will be pulling for him at the Olympics.
 

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Give him a break Tugboat died!
Yes, we all know. I was talking about all of Ty's fans and used a cheap shot. And we can see by each other's picture that dogs are a priority.

Look - it was a shame that his back landed on a pedal during that accident to ruin this year's tour. We can all agree to that. If a guy is going to get beat - that's not the way you want to see it happen. Phonak had things together and was poised with all of the right elements to get Tyler to the podium this year. We were all looking forward to some close competition. All of us have taken a fall or two on our mountain bikes and we know how long the internal injuries last. It's really the luck of the draw - especially in this year's accident prone tour - as to who falls and gets hurt and who falls and doesn't get hurt.

Even without any falls and the quality of the teams - I'm still gunning for the L.A. express. And I am still amazed that in the 101 years of the TDF with only Americans participating since 1981, Americans have a 36% win rate of all tours since the first American rode. That ain't bad at all considering only about 7 - 9 Yankees ride in the event every year. (Of course with sourpuss LeMond yodeling about doping, I might have to scratch him off of the respectful side of the ledger and enter his name on the disrespectful side of the ledger for ever more....)

Ty will be back. Tug will not be forgotten, but a faithful replacement will be by Ty's side I'm sure very soon. And Ty's fans will be back.

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Maximum respect for Tyler

billybobzia said:
your boy Quit!!

like i said there really no question this year, after last years close call lance is very well prepared. his desire is superior - remember last year he lost 12 lbs to dehydration and was still able to hang on for a week while he recovered. Basso looks real good though, apparently the TT is not his thing.
He should have been riding for Lance & Team Postal.
Isn't stage 16 the TT up Alp Duez?
I believe Basso and Ullrich will be fighting it out for 2nd if all goes well.
 

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He should have been riding for Lance & Team Postal.
Isn't stage 16 the TT up Alp Duez?
I believe Basso and Ullrich will be fighting it out for 2nd if all goes well.
No Tyler should not be with Postal and he isn't for this one reason: He doesnt want to be a handmaiden to Lance.

Basso isn't the strongest TTer - Hes good but I don't think he'll have it.

I was really rooting for Jan - But I don't think he will do it.

Jan is not suited to the ITT - He is a sit and drive type rider.

Basso will probably take 2nd to lance I think. Depends on how lance rides the ITT.
 

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They're still around but obviously they're disappointed. Considering the amount of pain that Tyler rode through last year in Tour and the year before in the Giro, I must assume that something was really wrong for him to quit. There's no shame in that. But hey, he's down, so might as well get your kicks in while you can.
 

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Tyler

If you listen to his interview, Tyler said that his team manager and doctor's told him this morning that if was still in great pain -- he needed to abandon to avoid further injury. He said when he heard that, it was the farthest thing from his mind. However 90k into the stage, realizing he had no chance. he did the smart thing and abandon--back injuries can be nagging--and it's better to get it taken care of now and live to fight another day then grit it out and threaten your career.

it's sad, and if it's as back as they were letting on--he probably won't be in the olympics!
Let's hope he can recover for next season, mabey even somthing at the end of this year!
 

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Sometimes, injuries don't go away

It's smart of Hamilton to quit and keep his chances at the Olympics alive.

I strained something inside a shoulder while bench-pressing at the gym, and figured it would go away by itself. Session after session, I just ignored the discomfort. (I've been lifting for years, and don't like to slack off.) Well, it got worse and worse, so I decided to give it a complete rest by dropping bench presses from my routine. Too late. That was a year ago, and I'm doing presses again, but still can manage only light presses at best. If I try to add any more I can feel that inner twinge again. There's a real possibility I may never be able to bench a heavy bar again, ever.

Professional athletes get paid to take physical risks and play with pain, but Hamilton is just starting his career. An Olympic medal would help him with future sponsorships and raise his professional profile. Good luck to him.

...and he should get a puppy, soon!

ps. tip for you young bucks... when you get older, you'll learn not to grin about anyone else's misfortunes. Life holds plenty of pain - in unanticipated variety - for all of us.
 

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A screwed up back and a broken collarbone are totally differant. Even if the collarbone hurts like hell and the back (just for example) hurts less (most likely more, alot more) the smart thing to do is to stop. The collarbone is no big deal down the road. The back on the other hand is shaky ground. I've heard of so many people hurting their backs to suffer in some kind of way for the rest of their lives. Tyler's tough, no doubt about that, but he's really smart too. I fealt sad when I heard he had to drop out. I don't think the race will be as good without him. He'll be back though.
 

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Yeah, What a Puss. nm.

billybobzia said:
your boy Quit!!

like i said there really no question this year, after last years close call lance is very well prepared. his desire is superior - remember last year he lost 12 lbs to dehydration and was still able to hang on for a week while he recovered. Basso looks real good though, apparently the TT is not his thing.
nmnmnmnm
 

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tough week

its been a real tough week for Tyler. First his dog dies, now he has to drop out of the Tour de France. Boy, that really sucks. I hope he gets better soon, both mentally and physically, and hope to see him in Athens or in next year's Tour.
 

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billybobzia said:
your boy Quit!!

like i said there really no question this year, after last years close call lance is very well prepared. his desire is superior - remember last year he lost 12 lbs to dehydration and was still able to hang on for a week while he recovered. Basso looks real good though, apparently the TT is not his thing.
So you are taking pleasure in his misfortune?

Dude crashed and injured himself... sh!t happens, it's the Tour.

If you read the original threads carefully, nobody was casting doubt on Lance's ability, just the bs overhype by the USA media, esp oln.
 

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So you are taking pleasure in his misfortune?

Dude crashed and injured himself... sh!t happens, it's the Tour.

If you read the original threads carefully, nobody was casting doubt on Lance's ability, just the bs overhype by the USA media, esp oln.
have no pleasure in his misfortunes, was written before i knew he dropped out due to injury - always hate to see that happen... it was a response to someone saying he was going to win the stage.
 

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if anyone saw his press conferance then any discussion of him being a wimp would end. his lower back (spinal column) was swolen and bruised in 4 different spots. he fell on his pedal at 45mph, so hopfully he will be able to recover!
 
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