Bad Attitude

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Roadrunner, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner New Member

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    I've always been a big fan of L.A but since this years T>D>F I've gone off the guy completely. HIs attitude on the presentation platform and his snubbing Contador's celebration meal was just attrocious.
    Now he's bad mouthing Contador to the Press.

    Armstrong Slams Contador's Entourage | Cyclingnews.com

    I know he's lost several fans in this household at least. I don't know about anyone. I'm so dissapointed in him.
     
  2. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    I think it's a matter of both of them having bad attitudes. Astana doesn't seem to get along with anyone and Lance should be more professional.
     

  3. Industry_Hack

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    Never been a fan. Having met him and LeMond in person at Interbike, I remain a loyal LeMond fan. Greg stayed after his allotted time because he took the time to actually chat with his fans for a bit. To me, everything Lance does seems to be an obligation or opportunity, never an unselfish act.
     
  4. IanHighfield

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    LeMond is a more pure talent. Armstrong is a better doper.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Andy Hampsten and Miguel Indurain were two other favorites.
     
  6. synack

    synack The Back Row

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    I believe what he is saying probably has some truth to it and I agree that he should be acting more professionally. This whole AC vs LA thing has gotten ridiculous and I think LA knows that he is no longer the tour champion and that really bothers him. Lance needs to let it go because he can't ride in the tour forever and he will not hold his record forever.

    Someone beating his record is a GOOD thing for cycling, even if LA does not approve of that rider's personality.

    JMHO
     
  7. Industry_Hack

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    Previous Tour winners were cyclists and athletes. Lance seems more like a celebrity than anything else.
     
  8. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

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    Lemond is a freakin cry-baby and just could not tolerate his own amazing cycling feats being eclipsed by Lance.

    Sure you can join the french Morons and bash Lance about doping and ignore that is one of the most frequently tested athletes in history and has NEVER failed a drug test.

    His personal interactive skills were never good but have improved over the years. But as to ability --- be real --- best American Cyclist --bar none

    as to best cyclist ever -- hard call Lance is a TDF specialist so best TDF rider --YES but Eddie Merckx would probably be my pick for best of all time
     
  9. IanHighfield

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    mikebike, I was getting ready to unload on you until you mention Merckx. He is my favorite all-time rider too. I simply like LeMond because he was a deadly time trialler and that is the best indication of ability. Race Of Truth.

    As for Lance passing dope tests. Barry Bonds has never failed a test either. He is/was big news over here during the whole baseball steroid period. All being compared to cycling here.

    P.S. The French are morons. LeMond is an American with a bad last name.
     
  10. Mootsguy

    Mootsguy A Red Headed Stepchild

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    Best ever cyclist -- Ned Overend!
     
  11. IanHighfield

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    Never heard of him. What's he a BMX or recumbent cross country rider?
     
  12. IanHighfield

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    Moots, just looked up Overend. Good name for a mountain biker. End over end.

    Really, a man who picks up cycling in his middle age is the best cyclist? Eddie Merckx could roll out of bed today and beat Endoverend at any cycling event. Can name about 300 others who could do the same.

    You've got low standards even though I'm sure Endoverend is a good bloke.
     
  13. Mootsguy

    Mootsguy A Red Headed Stepchild

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  14. IanHighfield

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    Already read it Moots. But thanks for including. Mountain bike racers do not overly impress me. Sorry.
     
  15. Industry_Hack

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    I was talking to Rebecca Rusch, and she said "Do you know Ned?"

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  16. Mootsguy

    Mootsguy A Red Headed Stepchild

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    Interesting tid bit about The Lung:

    "During a recent VO2 max test done on Ned Overend who has never had a coach and prefers chasing down riders on Tuesday night training rides to doing hill repeats measured 71.1 ml/kg/min which put the 53 year old mountain biker in the highest "Olympic" category for 20-29 year old males. The even more significant number was that his last VO2 max test was done in 1987 and he measured 72 ml/kg/min."
     
  17. IanHighfield

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    Since we are laying them out for measure: I posted earlier a V02 max of 88 as a 19-year-old. V02 max numbers mean almost nothing. It's about pain threshold. No doubt Endover is very good. But he has a lot of 2nds and 3rds and 4ths and such on that resume. Only wins count. And then they had better be international events like Merckx and LeMond and that group.

    No reason this man can't be your hero. After reading about him I think he's a sweetheart too. And a good rider.
     
  18. Industry_Hack

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    This guy has won a few races in the last 35 years as well:

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  19. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Greatest female athlete ever:

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  20. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Most unbreakable spirit:

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