You asked for it. you must be crazy to think he is no athlete. Have you ever watched a tour de france? Have you seen all the uphills? you ever think about what they have to do prepare themselves for something like this? the conditioning alone is gruesome.natypes said:
You're $hitting me, right? This guy has more NUTS than you could ever hope to have. His accomplishments are simply amazing and he is truly an inspiration.natypes said:
Yea you deffinatly need to rethink that statement. If you ever watched the Tour De France you would know that those guys are some of the top athleats in the world. Are they the strongest no but are they one of the most conditioned and determined hell yes.natypes said:
i saw that special too... pretty good storynatecoop said:speaking of specials... there was a special the other day about the fact that he was born with a heart that was 10% larger than a normal human's. with conditioning, it has grown to become 30% larger than a "normal" human heart, and is able to pump 30% more blood and oxygen to his muscles.
and you think Lance is alone in this? what about Team T-Mobile and Jan Ulrich? all of his major rivals have the same team setup. he also didn't beat Ulrich by more than a minute in the first time trial with his team. he did it by himself...CentCalRR said:Yes but you have to realize also it is not Lance alone winning the tour every time. He has an entire team that all their job is to make sure Lance gets out front. They will take turns racing to his side to bring him water, race out front to allow him to draft behind and also provide screens to slow other riders down behind him. When I learned all this it kind of removed some of the lusture surrounding Lance. Not to take anything away from the man, 7 tours that's awesome. But maybe a little less impresive now.