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    Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    COLMAR, France (AP) -- Two Tour de France riders were slightly injured by shots from what their teams suspect was an air rifle during Friday's 13th stage.
    Julian Dean of New Zealand and Oscar Freire of Spain were struck along the road in northeast France but both riders were expected to start Saturday's stage.
    A projectile embedded in Freire's thigh was removed by a team doctor. Garmin spokeswoman Marya Pongrace said Dean's right index finger was injured.
    It was not immediately certain what weapon was used, but Dean's team, Garmin Slipstream, and Freire's Rabobank team both believe their riders were hit by an air rifle.

    Julian Dean, Oscar Freire hurt in*Tour de France shooting - More Sports - SI.com



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    The French police are looking for two teenagers in connection with this according to Yahoo sports Canada.



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    The French police are looking for two teenagers in connection with this according to Yahoo sports Canada.
    I thought I heard the announcers on the tour mention that the French police have taken 2 teenagers into custody last night for the shootings.



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    I haven't seen today's stage yet, just going off what was on my RSS reader, so you are probably right.



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    hey guys...tom watson is leading the british open. please tell you you aren't watching guys ride bikes


    the lonely cyclone in husker country

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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    JordanHXC: Not a fan of cycling
    C.John: Not a fan of golf.

    Case closed.



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    JordanHXC: Not a fan of cycling
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    Cycofan1: Not a fan of the Hawkeyes

    Case closed.
    Fixed it


    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    And I'm thinking that cycofan just made the air, baby!
    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I'll be honest, Cycofan1 sounds much older than what he makes me believe on here.

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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Wow... A tour de france thread about dumb kids with a bee-bee gun even turns into hawkeye related.

    I bet these kids are gonna wish they didn't do this...



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    WOW, they got hit with an air soft gun they need to suck it up, those thing just sting for a second and go away. I get hit with them all the time.


    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Well the BB or pellet had enough force on it that it embedded itself into Freire's thigh, so whatever air gun they used had some force behind it.



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Well the BB or pellet had enough force on it that it embedded itself into Freire's thigh, so whatever air gun they used had some force behind it.


    Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld: That's not a real gun, is it Clark?
    Clark: Are you kidding? This is a Magnum P.I.
    Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld: It's a BB gun!
    Clark: Don't tempt me. I could put an eye out with this thing.
    Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld: You couldn't even break the skin with that thing.



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    JordanHXC: Not a fan of cycling
    C.John: Not a fan of golf.

    Case closed.
    UroCy: not a fan of ball whacking either



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    Re: Tour de France organizers say two riders hurt in shooting!

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Wow... A tour de france thread about dumb kids with a bee-bee gun even turns into hawkeye related.
    Oh...we could also turn this into an anti-French or 2nd ammendment thread....and get it banished to the cave



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