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Alex.V
07-23-2007, 06:04 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/sports/sportsspecial1/24tour.html


So much respect to this man. These cyclists, the reserves they must have to be able to dig this deep after two weeks of hell and (in this man's case) both physical and psychological beatings... These, to me, are some of the finest athletes in the world.



And this ain't in GC because GC sucks the life out of these threads.

Unholy
07-23-2007, 06:10 PM
Those guys never cease to amaze me.

Stackattack
07-24-2007, 11:11 PM
It was an amazing performance and a damn shame he tested positive for blood doping. He's one of my favorite riders and i hate to see him go out like this.
:(

http://www.velonews.com/tour2007/details/articles/12910.0.html

Alex.V
07-25-2007, 05:33 AM
Yeah. What's surprising to me is that he got popped for the one thing he was LEAST likely to do (shades of Landis all over again).

Too bad. Really, really too bad. He was the best story in the tour this year.

Cycling anti-doping bodies, as corrupt as they are, won't be happy until they've destroyed the very sport they claim to protect.

Guido
07-25-2007, 09:49 AM
Yeah. What's surprising to me is that he got popped for the one thing he was LEAST likely to do (shades of Landis all over again).

Too bad. Really, really too bad. He was the best story in the tour this year.

Cycling anti-doping bodies, as corrupt as they are, won't be happy until they've destroyed the very sport they claim to protect.Yep. They're pretty much destroying any remaining credibility the sport might have had to the general public. I just hope nothing ever comes out proving anything about Lance, not saying that I think he ever did anything wrong for any reason.

Alex.V
07-25-2007, 04:11 PM
I don't know if any of you guys are following this, but they just pulled Rasmussen, the race leader, a few days before the finish. Complete and utter bull****.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19952446/

Stackattack
07-25-2007, 09:19 PM
*groan*
For ****s sake.
You're right that if this keeps up, cycling is going to be pretty much screwed in the long run.
Doping is a part of cycling. Given that totally stopping drug use isnt really an option... the governing bodies really need to stop testing, but maintain to the public/media that they are if they want to avoid the demise of the sport. At least thats the only solution i can think of.

Alex.V
07-25-2007, 10:09 PM
Well, there's no shortage of self-righteous douchebag sportswriters who want to pretend doping isn't the norm: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19963212/

Clifford Gillmore
07-26-2007, 08:14 AM
I would love to know how it feels to have my blood go into a centrifugue, just throwing that out there.