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So what if Lance rolls away with a yellow jersey. And big deal that the Patriots get fat gold rings. When Daron Rahlves and Bode Miller won the Kitzbühel World Cup (taking gold in the '03 Hahnenkamm and '04 combined, respectively), they joined the likes of former winners Hermann Maier and Phil Mahre—and floated away on gondola cars with their names emblazoned across the sides. "The lift ops let you ride with whoever you want, says Rahlves. "You don't have to get in with five average schmucks.