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    Best victory salute, ever.

    Since this board seems to be dead as of late, especially compared to the TdF days, it's time for a little fun. I haven't yet seen a thread about people's favorite victory salutes, so here it is. Post pictures if you want, and you don't have to choose just one. What are the most memorable, the most unique, your favorites?

    I'll start it: no collection of victory salutes is complete without Cipo's "where are you?" win.
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    Erik Zabel is very excited for Petacchi's win!
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    hear thor roar!
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    Judith Arndt, at the 2004 Olympics. This was actually a second place salute!
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    Juan Antonio Flecha's blow and arrow salute!

    Dr. Cox: Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard fillings. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bubble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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    Ttiwwop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand
    Juan Antonio Flecha's blow and arrow salute!

    its not bad, using a charade of your own last name as your salute's a bit cheezy but I guess it works.

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    I really like Pozzato and Boonen two years back at San Remo

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    Robbie Mac's running man from the '06 Tour.

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    Here's another, I have a bit of a Quick Step "thing"
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    I thought that Bettini's machine gun salute at this year's Worlds was pretty classic ....
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    McEwen's running man at TDF in '06
    Armstrong after Alpe de Huez in '01
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    too lazy to get pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohair_chair
    Judith Arndt, at the 2004 Olympics. This was actually a second place salute!
    That's the one I was waiting for- though it could be interpreted as poor sportsmanship- but what I'd really like to see is someone flipping the double bird in a pro race- to their sponsor's logo- the ultimate negotiation in a contract dispute.
    To the troll mobile, away...

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    One of my favs...

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    No doubt an all time classic.

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    One of my favs... .....
    Tasteless but classic.

    I like it.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    agony of premature celebration

    How about's Zabel (link to pic below):

    http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/5740.0.html

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    One of my favorites.

    "Never let your guard down"
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    Suprised no one mentioned Pavel Tonkov

    Suprised no one mentioned Pavel Tonkov in the 2004 Giro. An aging, mulleted superstar flips off the crowd while winning one of the stages...
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    Flecha, but I am into archery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-O
    Suprised no one mentioned Pavel Tonkov in the 2004 Giro. An aging, mulleted superstar flips off the crowd while winning one of the stages...

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    and lance at L'Alpe d'Huez are my favs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mf9point8



    and lance at L'Alpe d'Huez are my favs.
    too bad that's Hincapie winning at Pla d'Adet.
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    Petacchi at MSR!

    He lets out a big yell as he crosses the line...
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    Museeuw, happy he still has a left leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    too bad that's Hincapie winning at Pla d'Adet.
    im aware,

    I couldnt find a shot of lance at l'alpe so i just listed it below.

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    Bettini for raw emotion...
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