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DanielS

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Post Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:24 pm

Operation: Support Obscure TDU Pro

Here's the plan.

We pick an obscure European pro rider who is doing the TDU. Someone who no one has heard of before, will probably not get a Tour de France spot, and is making minimum wage fetching bottles for his team leader. Preferably non english speaking.

We all make an effort to cheer him like crazy, every time we can see him during the TDU. We can even work out how to cheer him on in his native language.

Result: Obscure pro wonders where the heck this mysterious fanbase has come from, and is confused but delighted.

Any suggestions as to whom to pick?

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/teams/start-list
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Post Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:40 pm

Re: Operation: Support Obscure TDU Pro

DanielS wrote:Here's the plan.

We pick an obscure European pro rider who is doing the TDU. Someone who no one has heard of before, will probably not get a Tour de France spot, and is making minimum wage fetching bottles for his team leader. Preferably non english speaking.

We all make an effort to cheer him like crazy, every time we can see him during the TDU. We can even work out to cheer him on his native language.

Result: Obscure pro wonders where the heck this mysterious fanbase has come from, and is confused but delighted.

Any suggestions as to whom to pick?

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/teams/start-list






that would be hilariously funny dude

:lol: :lol:
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Post Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:45 pm

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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:15 am

Okay, after some consultation, our obscure pro of choice is:

107. VICHOT Arthur FRA

Riding for Francaise Des Jeux.

There is little information on the internet about Mr Vichot, however it would appear that this is his first season on a UCI protour team. His best result is 2nd in the Circuit des Ardennes last year.

Here is a picture of him riding for the French national team:

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Here is his French Wikipédia page: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Vichot

So - everytime you see Vichot - yell his name!

Year 8 and 9 french class tell me that pronunciation would be with a soft "ch" and a silent "t": e.g. "vish-oh"

Or yell "Bravo Vichot", "Allez Vichot", "Bonne Chance Vichot" etc.

NOTE: The idea here is that we are cheering on a rider who wouldn't normally receive a lot of attention. We are NOT taking the piss. Don't go writing blatantly untrue things like "I have been following your career for years" on his facebook wall, that's just stupid. Thankyou.
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:27 am

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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:35 am

Great choice...

His autograph is now a priority...

Allez Vichot...
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:57 pm

Great idea.

If you really wanted to mess with his head, we could find out what hotel the team is staying at and send a welcome gift.

Something like a collection of cheap Australiana merch and a jar of Vegemite -- "Welcome to Adelaide and good luck in the Tour Down Under. We anticipate many memorable victories. From the Official Adelaide Arthur Vichot Support Crew"
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:59 pm

LOL @ His facebook page. They spelt kangaroos wrong! (kangourous). Damn french.
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:06 pm

tahpot wrote:LOL @ His facebook page. They spelt kangaroos wrong! (kangourous). Damn french.


Its legit French! Check google translate...
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:31 pm

I hope it inspires him to go for a stage win. Imagine the roar from the fans when he crosses the line first...
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:59 pm

We should try and get as many photos of Arthur as we can and put them on his fan page.
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Post Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:03 am

Le Roi Vichot

One word ...

Sky Writing
http://www.skywriting.com.au/

Well, OK, thats actually 2 words, but you get the idea. I wonder how much it would cost ?
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Eight Words...House Paint and Rollers on Old Willunga Hill. :cool:
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rage man wrote:Eight Words...House Paint and Rollers on Old Willunga Hill. :cool:


yeah I was already thinking that, if I get the day off I'm going to do it...
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