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Old 10.05.2011, 09:08 AM
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Mere words can't describe such a loss but once again it takes another tragedy to demonstrate how - along with being the most supreme athletes in the whole of sport - the courage professional cyclists display day after gruelling day on the big stage tours is astounding.
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Old 10.05.2011, 03:48 PM
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Read that the pathologist has said Weylandt would've died instantly. Doesnt make up for what has happened, but at least he wouldnt have suffered.
Also heard that Farrar is dropping out after todays neutralised stage as Weylandt was his best mate. sad, sad days......
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Old 10.05.2011, 03:51 PM
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Incredibly moving today. The riders, the spectators on the road, the Eurosport coverage. And now the final ride up to the finish with Weylandt's team (plus Tyler Farrar as an honorary member) all lined up, arm in arm and the peloton behind at a respectful distance. No other sport can do it like this - a profound tribute.

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Old 11.05.2011, 01:48 AM
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Such a tragedy. Great respect for the riders today and hopefully we have an exciting and safe Giro from tomorrow onwards.
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:16 AM
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Unsurprisingly the Leopard Trek team have withdrawn from the race after the events of 2 days ago.
Now some sort of normality is being resumed on the road....anyone think Millar can hold onto the pink jersey for a while?
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Old 11.05.2011, 12:16 PM
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Incredibly moving today. The riders, the spectators on the road, the Eurosport coverage. And now the final ride up to the finish with Weylandt's Euro Trek team (plus Tyler Farrar as an honorary member) all lined up, arm in arm and the peloton behind at a respectful distance. No other sport can do it like this - a profound tribute.
I caught the last 10K or so live and as you say it was terribly moving. Kudos to Dave Harmon and Sean Kelly, a long broadcast filled with respect. I was trying to think earlier if there was another sport where someone has died during the event and yet two days later the competitors are back out there racing again.
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Old 11.05.2011, 12:36 PM
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I caught the last 10K or so live and as you say it was terribly moving. Kudos to Dave Harmon and Sean Kelly, a long broadcast filled with respect. I was trying to think earlier if there was another sport where someone has died during the event and yet two days later the competitors are back out there racing again.
I know the sport and its participants - for reasons we all know about - get a lot of stick from outsiders but I believe they are the fittest, bravest and most competitive athletes on earth.
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I used to watch Le Tour every year, but wont this year as that drug cheat Contador will be allowed to race.
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Old 15.05.2011, 06:39 PM
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I've never been able to imagine the Tour riders climbing on that bike every day and cycling 150 miles or more up mountains I wouldn't even drive up, then do it all again the next day, and the next, for three weeks, when 95% of them know they aren't even allowed to win, WITHOUT being on drugs!
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Old 15.05.2011, 07:33 PM
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Were I a cyclist (and clearly I am not, unless i'm alowed a bike with an engine) I think i'd rather retire from the sport and work in Asda than compete in a sport against so many drug users.

Win at all costs may be some people's motto, but it's certainly not mine.
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