Site ColumnsBy Christian
July 13, 2003 - 8:13 PM
If I still held any doubts that miracles are still possible, American cyclist Tyler Hamilton has firmly erased them with his performance over the past few days.
Last week, Hamilton was one of the worst injured riders during a big crash at the end of the first Tour de France stage. Hamilton, riding for the CSC Tiscali team, was reported to have broken his collar bone, and no one expected he would be able to continue in the race. But the next day, he appeared at the start, and over the next few days managed to stay in the Tour, even though no one expected he would be able to obtain any real results. But then during the team time trial, he was widely credited as the main driving force in his team, and during the first two mountain stages yesterday and today he managed to finish with practically the same time as Tour favourite Lance Armstrong.
At the moment, Hamilton holds the sixth place, and is only two minutes behind Armstrong in the general classification. He's doing so well I might have to add him back to my Fantasy Tour team, after kicking him out immediately following his crash. I always thought the man was very sympathetic (I enjoy reading his daily web journal), but now I'll also have to start ascribing Superman qualities to him. And if this is how Hamilton is able to perform with a broken collar bone, I can't wait to see how he'll do next year once he's fully recover - maybe then Armstrong will finally face a real challenge for the first time in years.
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
Below are some of the headlines that appeared on TrekToday around the 13th of July, 2001:
- First 'Enterprise' Footage Online
LA-based UPN 13 showed a short clip on the filming of "Broken Bow". The clip gave viewers the first chance to see Bakula and his fellow actors in uniform, and yet another chance to hear Bakula describe Archer as "the first captain of the first starship to go out into space."
- Burton Plans To Direct For 'Enterprise'
TNG actor LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge) told the press he would be directing an Enterprise episode soon, which turned out to be "Terra Nova".
- Paramount Registers 'Star Trek Nemesis' Trademark
The first official confirmation of the Star Trek: Nemesis title came, as Paramount officially registered it as a trademark. At the same time the company registered the name "Porthos", leading TrekToday to speculate whether this would be an entity that would appear on Enterprise. This did turn out to be the case, although Porthos turned out to be a bit less of an alien entity than we expected.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
,Thanks for voting! In the new poll, you're asked which Trek crossover appearance by one or more main cast characters you liked best.,
Today is the 63rd birthday of Patrick Stewart, The Next Generation's Jean-Luc Picard.