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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Seeing the Tour de France in person usually involves waiting around, sometimes for hours, to catch a glimpse of riders that often lasts for seconds. Now some people are going through all that trouble to turn their backs on the race. With front-facing cameras now standard equipment on smartphones, an increasing number of spectators lining the Tour's route are taking selfies with the riders as the background, adding a danger to a sport already fraught with them. Cyclist Tejay van Garderen, the American leader of the BMC team, called it a "dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity."

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Cyclist Tejay van Garderen, the American leader of the BMC team, called it a "dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity."

and doping is not a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity?

#1 | Posted by yougothurt at 2014-07-13 01:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1 | POSTED BY YOUGOTHURT

Maybe in the long run to their bodies, but if it increases their performance, it's less of dangerous than not paying attention to what is in front of you in a group going anywhere from 10-50 mph.

Otherwise Armstrong wouldn't have won so many times.

#2 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-07-13 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

less dangerous than, not less of dangerous then.

#3 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-07-13 06:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Thats nothing....

Wait until these become a problem....
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#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-13 07:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

That is crazy. There's a market for everything I guess.

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#5 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-07-14 07:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

The best thing about the Tour de France, not a fan, is the final mountain stage when all the fans want to get on TV. Hilarious.

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#6 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-14 08:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

With Contador taking a spill today, must say the Tour is looking very interesting.....

The guy rode 20Km with a fractured tibia....

football (soccer) players flop...

cyclist..... well we live in the pain cave...

Love those stages Crisisstills, but you can experience that on any of the large fondo's, Maratona dles Dolomites Gran Fondo in particular, never seen so many cyclist on the road before (7000+) when you get to the top of a climb, people are cheering and jeering you! Just like in the tour, fortunately they arent spitting... :0

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-14 03:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

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