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July 08, 2004

'New world cycling'?

procycling | Good day, Bad day — Stage 4

New world cycling: Look at the Tour GC tonight. Six Americans and five Germans in the top 21 riders tells its own story. The first French rider, Jean-Patrick Nazon, is now 38th. The first Italian, T-Mobile’s Daniele Nardello, is 22nd. The power base in the sport has changed in character and today’s result shows that the new hierarchy is here to stay. Marks out of 10 — three nil to the Yanks and it’s not even half time…

Maybe a little early for the rest of the world to throw in the towel.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 8, 2004 in Tour news | Permalink


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We love wwatching the Tour on the tlevision, but we would appreciate it if they would show the distance in miles and share the team and idividuals' speed in miles as well.

Posted by: Kim at Jul 8, 2004 1:31:50 AM

I wouldn't say there is a new world order. Italians never take the Tour quite as seriously as the Giro, and the preformaces prove that. Pantani's victory in 1998 was the first by an Italian in over 30 years. They are too tired from the Giro.

Posted by: Marcello at Jul 8, 2004 1:38:36 PM

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