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Vaughters’ views: It’s supposed to come in threes, right?

Okay, Okay, Okay. Enough already. Now, we've had our three bad days, which, for the superstitious among you, should mean that our bad luck streak is over... I hope. For those of you saw it on TV, Stuey is okay. His heart just misfired for about an hour, being stuck at about 235 bpm. He was light-headed and could barely pedal, which is not good during a bike race. We weren't too sure he should be continuing the race, but this is something that's happened to Stuey before, and apparently isn't quite a life-threatening as it sounds. Nonetheless, you have to hand it to him for finishing. Hope

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By Jonathan Vaughters, Crédit Agricole cycling team

Okay, Okay, Okay. Enough already.

Now, we’ve had our three bad days, which, for the superstitious among you, should mean that our bad luck streak is over… I hope.

For those of you saw it on TV, Stuey is okay. His heart just misfired for about an hour, being stuck at about 235 bpm. He was light-headed and could barely pedal, which is not good during a bike race.

We weren’t too sure he should be continuing the race, but this is something that’s happened to Stuey before, and apparently isn’t quite a life-threatening as it sounds. Nonetheless, you have to hand it to him for finishing. Hope for tomorrow, and end of topic.

Speaking of tomorrow, it’s TTT time, which is of course a big deal on our little team.

Repeating the victory like last year against the cycling giants such as ONCE and USPS will be difficult, but then again the whole David versus Goliath thing wasn’t too easy last year, either.

I don’t mean to brag, but technically speaking, we’re the best team in the world in the TTT, so that always works to our advantage, even when riding against teams that are much stronger on paper. It’s kind of like a little four cylinder engine, that is tuned to absolute perfection, as opposed to a big V-8. However, this year, we haven’t quite been firing on all four cylinders, so keep your fingers crossed. I know mine are… toes too.


Tyler Hamilton and Jonathan Vaughters are sending in regular updatesfrom peloton throughout this year’s Tour de France.To read other diary entries go to the “Riders’Diaries” section and follow the appropriate links.