Monday, July 16, 2007

Little white lie of the week


From Velonews' Andrew Hood:

Leipheimer took a sling-shot off a bidon pass just as riders typically do when chasing back on through the team cars,


Ummm...I think I was able to finish off a whole bowl of cereal while watching that "slingshot". Seriously, they almost went to a commercial break and came back and they were still slingshotting.

They should have gotten the fine just for being so horribly blatant about it. At least the italian teams have some guy out the window with an alan key pretending to be working on the seatpost or something. I am neither a Lance fan nor a Levi hater, but man, you just never saw that shit when Lance was racing. The car crew either acted their asses off and pretended it was a damn bidon pass, or the 4 guys left in the front went back and pulled his ass back up lickety split.

How ironic that Kloden actually waited for Vino, while Levi gravity raced down the mountain alone.

13 Comments:

At 3:47 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

maybe it was in the final 9K?

 
At 3:54 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger jeninsb said...

That pic. kills me! Dorky, dorky.

LOL, they definitely need to work on their stealth in the car-towing department. That was so not smooth.

 
At 4:14 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger dr-nitro said...

Actually that shot shown on tv is what got him a fine for "irregular mechanical assistance." If that long ass grab did not get him an additional time penalty, I can only imagine how bad the bidon sling was.

That said, they only way they are going to get a handle on the bidon sling is to outlaw feeding from team cars.

But what I really love is all the comportement incorrect fines they have been giving out. If you're going to whip it out, be discreet, boys.

 
At 4:41 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

Brunyneel makes his riders ride against each other...Levi must be thinking that Contador is the new Jani...while Levi had been the Jani to Heras in the Vuelta many failed drug tests ago...

 
At 6:19 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

mmm ... ippoc is starting to flex her cyclo-cerebral muscles.


yummy!

 
At 8:24 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger veloandvino said...

levi sucks. that was BS.

suck it up you p....y.

thanks for calling it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you don't see that here in the USA.

 
At 9:00 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

i love that pic.

reminds me of church lady. remember her?

 
At 11:07 PM, July 16, 2007, Blogger alicat said...

but why didn't ANY teammates, even 1, come back for levi? I'm throwing my money behind Contador for Disco GC

 
At 6:21 AM, July 17, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

veloandvino-actually we did see that in th US, the US Pro championships, remember when they took George's S&S jersey away for an illegal tow by the team car...

 
At 9:14 AM, July 17, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

ippoc has a steel trap memory!

 
At 9:16 AM, July 17, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

i thought the same thing...shouldn't he at least be fiddling with something?

 
At 9:44 AM, July 17, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

It makes me crazy that they're so blatant about the cheating when they could so easily fake mechanical or medical work -- fer chrissake, rub some sunscreen on his pasty head or something!

Bobby J's tumble in "Overcoming" is my favorite bidon pass of all times.

 
At 9:46 AM, July 17, 2007, Blogger Nome Agusta said...

Yeah, but his wife is hot.

 

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