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The mail bag: All about Tyler

Wow!!!!!Dear Tyler;Awesome ride today!!!!Don't give up on getting even higher up the GC. I won't be surprisedif you can pull back Mayo, maybe Zubeldia, maybe even Vino in Saturday'sTT (stranger things have certainly happened in this Tour!). Take it aseasy as possible and stay out of trouble on Thursday and Friday. Don'tgive up thoughts of that final podium! American cycling fans believe inyou, Bjarne and your team believe in you, your wife and dog certainly believein you.The fans over here want to see Lance get #5 now that it's this closeand he's fought so hard, but nothing would be better

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Dear Tyler;Awesome ride today!!!!Don’t give up on getting even higher up the GC. I won’t be surprisedif you can pull back Mayo, maybe Zubeldia, maybe even Vino in Saturday’sTT (stranger things have certainly happened in this Tour!). Take it aseasy as possible and stay out of trouble on Thursday and Friday. Don’tgive up thoughts of that final podium! American cycling fans believe inyou, Bjarne and your team believe in you, your wife and dog certainly believein you.The fans over here want to see Lance get #5 now that it’s this closeand he’s fought so hard, but nothing would be better icing on that cakethan to see you on the final podium with him.Keep fighting until the end like the badass we know you are!
Tom Isaacson
Santa Barbara, Ca.He’s still hurtin’
Guys;Did you notice that on the podium Tyler’s collarbone still hurts enoughso that he1) could not hold the trophy up
2) did not shake with his right handYet he wins the stage!!!!
Jonathan BerkThree cheers for…
… Tyler,For the last four years, I’ve been telling folks, “yeah, Lance is thestar, but Tyler is amazing”. Both because we’ve seen you gracefully haulingLance up the Alps and because your diary entries help make the race real.If anyone doubted, or didn’t know who you were, you’ve sure proven itthis year.And this morning, for the last 100K, you’ve got my wife and me bothscreaming “go Tyler!” at my laptop at the top of our lungs, somehow hopingthe good karma will find its way to France…Congrats on the win, and best of luck in the next several days.You da man.
Remy Evard
Naperville, ILBoor de France?
How can anyone dis’ Tyler?I know this is my second letter of the day – but I have to tell you(and I’m sure I won’t be alone) that Walter Godefroot (see “Hamilton welcomes collarbone scrutiny“) belongs at the top of your NOT column in the next issue.He gets my vote for the “Boor” de France.
Susan MillerEditor’s note: We received nearly 200 e-mails during our LiveCoverage of Hamilton’s solo ride to a win in stage 16. We have includeda few examples.
 Go! Go! Go! Gooooooo…
…win the stage, conquer the suffering, love cycling.Thanks to you and all of the other riders in this year’s tour for theincredible entertainment.
Iowa CyclistTyler! Tyler! Tyler!
‘Nuff Said. The next time it looks like rain, or your knee kind ofhurts, think of Tyler Hamilton.
Then, shut up and get on your damn bike.
Morgan Andriulli
Huntsville, AL.Watching from work
This is an incredible stage!!I’m in my CSC office right now, not doing a lick of work, unless youcount the spreadsheet I’m using to keep track of how much time the pelotonis taking out of Tyler per km.Tyler is the greatest rider in the Tour, by my estimation.Bruce Elliott
CSCNormally we wouldn’t rat you out, but we figure the boss will forgiveyou on this one – EditorA new American hero
Tyler,
This is the most heroic thing I have ever seen. You have inspired anation. Thank you for your effort and for making this race so great.
Sincerely,
Robert R. Kurtz
Knoxville, TNA bit of sunshine
Tyler!
Way to go – you rock! You’re my new hero! Thanks for cheering me upon a dreary, rainy day!Rachel Ramos
Atlanta, GeorgiaIn praise of a gamble
Tyler!
Great job on the break, and no one deserves a stage more than you.Phil, Paul and Bobke sing your praises everyday on OLN, as they rightlyshould.  Phil Liggett says that you surely will go down in cyclinghistory for your exploits this year and that was BEFORE your flier today. Congrats, it couldn’t happen to a better person.  You’re a real rolemodel.  If only U.S. sports could take heart in your performancesand humility.Congratulations again!Ted HaackP.S. Hope to see you at Mt. Washington next month.You think he’ll have the energy? Dumb question. Of course he will.EditorSuffer!
Tyler;
SUFFER DAMMIT SUFFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
S. BullWe think he was. EditorAnother office computer being used for…So I’m thinking I can finally get back to working in the morning insteadof being glued to my ‘puter reading real-time updates.  After all,the “big” Pyrénées stages are over and nothing should happen’til the time trial, right?What?  Tyler attacks solo??Oh no, there goes my work morning!GO Tyler GO!!Anon.Just do it!
Tyler!!!!
Go Tyler, GO! Way to go Tyler!  Do it for Tugboat!Allison ReidAnother work day ruined
. . . . at Cruising World magazine in Newport, RI, Tyler, duringyour dramatic attack today. Hold on man–the podium can be yours, and boydo you deserve it! Everyone’s so excited, we truly can’t think straight!Nim Marsh
Associate EditorVenga! Venga! Venga!
Hi Tyler–
Way to go today! An amazing feat just to be on the bicycle, never mindon the way (we hope!) to a solo stage win. Beyond impressive. Bravo!
David, Catherine, Sarah, and Rebecca Posner
Evanston, ILThank you, thank you very much
Tyler!!!!
Holy cow!! As I sit in my little cubicle hiding my VeloNews updatepage from the boss, I’m a nervous wreck, can’t work, can’t manage to leavemy station……TYLER!!!!I feel like I’m on the side of the road cheering you on! Inspirationbefore today; Deity today!!!!You rank right up there with Elvis!
CRANK IT!!!
Wade (last name withheld… well, because he’s at work)
Birmingham AlabamaAn invitation
Tyler;
So incredible. Our group will think of you on our lunchtime ride todayagain; who knows likely a breakaway will occur…come home and rest onBlazing Saddles Century so we can all say “YES!!! WAY TO GO!!” in person.
Amazing !
Marion G
a fan and rider in Marlboro, MAThanks for HAMMERING!
If Hamilton retires from the sport at the end of this Tour, he’ll remaina legend.Just think if we can get him into a grand tour unhurt.Joe Dunlop
Atlanta, GA.Actually, it’s getting OUT of a grand tour unhurt that’s been theproblem. – EditorCan he do it?
Tyler:
With 20km to go and 4:38 up on the chase, you’ve already won somethingtoday — the respect, admiration and awe of millions of racers & non-racersaround the world.Of course, a stage win wouldn’t be bad, either.My fingers, toes and eyes are crossed, pulling for you for all I’m worth!!!Cheers!
Brad DeVriesWhat NEXT?!?
Re:  Tyler Hamilton, CSCMan, I thought I’d seen everything.  But a long breakaway in stage16 of le Tour de France by a guy that broke his collarbone in stage 1?!!!These Americans are crazy- that’s why we love `em.Jack Byrom
Columbus, Ohio


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