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 Post subject: TdF prologue pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:56 am 
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I was at the Prologue in Liege Saturday, on the barrier about 650 meters from the line (just where the riders swept to the right before turning left into the straight to the finish).

Here are a few choice pics taken by my friend:

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:23 am 
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Can someone tell me why Voeckler is wearing a 1/2 a golf ball on his head? :lol:

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Nice pics by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
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Who's that guy with no helmet

How daaaaare he! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:50 am 
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Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

Are you going to be so close for any other stages?


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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
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Can Petacchi be any less aerodynamic? He's riding the 'SS wind catcher'. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:38 pm 
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bricky21 wrote:
Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

Are you going to be so close for any other stages?

No, I'm home now. We were in Valkeburg NL riding for a week and took the last day off riding to hop down to Liege for the prologue.

Golf balls are supposed to be aero. Millar's tear drop helmet didn't look any sillier.

During the warm up, btw, there were a bunch of riders doing the circuit without helmets -- though most were doing it with a regular helmet and a bottle in their jersey pocket.

I think we have a picture of Levi somewhere. I'll post it if I find it. Alas, none of Cancellara in the actual race: He came by much too fast; he was a bit of a blur even to the naked eye.

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
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stella-azzurra wrote:
Who's that guy with no helmet

How daaaaare he! :lol:

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That guy on the right is Johan van Summeren


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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
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So wheres his helmet?


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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Shame on Johan van Summeren. He is a professional and should be wearing a helmet to set a good example. Some teams (e.g. Rabobank) actually put a helmet clause in their contracts so their riders are not allowed to ride their bike without helmets, which I think is a good thing.


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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Helmet rules apply only during the race. They can do what they want if it's not during a race.
We are not going into the helmet debate. I was just being sarcastic here.

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
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stella-azzurra wrote:
Can someone tell me why Voeckler is wearing a 1/2 a golf ball on his head? :lol:

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Nice pics by the way.



I love Voeckler as a rider, but can't help to think of this when I see this picture:


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Swinter. Thank you for sharing. I can never get enough of the tt bikes!

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 Post subject: Re: TdF prologue pics
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Juanmoretime wrote:
Swinter. Thank you for sharing. I can never get enough of the tt bikes!

John, what happened to the sombrero photo?

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