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Awesome performance by the Lanterne Rouge
Last Post 07/28/2014 03:40 PM by entheo genic. 7 Replies.
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Dale

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07/28/2014 01:43 PM
50 minutes ahead (behind?) next to last and gets lapped on the Champs Elysees.

That, my friends, is an outstanding performance!

I seriously miss the black jersey. Those outside cycling have no idea how cool it is to have that notoriety and would likely think it's insulting but it's part of cycling's culture. The near track stands that used to take place to secure last place without missing the time cut are legendary.
Cosmic Kid

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07/28/2014 01:49 PM
Cheng Ji deserves some massive kudos. Getting lapped on the Champs and having to do one final lap on your own? Ugh.....

And, I believe, he is the first Chinese rider to complete Le Tour.

Ting Hao!!! (Chinese for "Very Good")
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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07/28/2014 01:53 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 07/28/2014 01:49 PM
Cheng Ji deserves some massive kudos. Getting lapped on the Champs and having to do one final lap on your own? Ugh.....


What!?! It wasn't like a crit where everyone finish on the same lap? That stinks.
Keith Richards

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07/28/2014 01:56 PM
I don't think I have ever seen a Lanterne Rouge win with such a commanding "performance"...NINE minutes down on the Champs...infamous sometimes is better than famous!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Orange Crush

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07/28/2014 02:10 PM
He never got to complete the final lap on Champs because the public started taking over the road after peleton finished; the race committee decided to show mercy. He was lapped because he was caught in that crash that also took out Peraud.
Dale

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07/28/2014 02:11 PM
Posted By Keith Jackson on 07/28/2014 01:56 PM
...infamous sometimes is better than famous!


Heck yeah! Who was in 2nd place behind Cheng Ji? Nobody will remember him.

Vim can't hold a candle to this performance.
Keith Richards

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07/28/2014 02:21 PM
And don't forget the Lanterne Rouge gets good appearance money in post Tour criteriums!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Entheo

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07/28/2014 03:40 PM
i believe he's going to say f*ck the crits and go home (after 8 months of being gone), be with his new wife and heal up his knee. for all the work he did dragging kittel back up to the breakaways i'm surprised they didn't make him wear a rickshaw hat ;-)
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