Vinokourov out of the tour - from one crisis to another

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Postby pospete » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:23 am

well while they are running out cross injecting blood, i just hope they are screening it for everything, as i'dd hate to see new memebers to my exclusive club!!! :(
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Postby europa » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:48 am

pospete wrote:well while they are running out cross injecting blood, i just hope they are screening it for everything, as i'dd hate to see new memebers to my exclusive club!!! :(


Nah mate, you managed it honestly, they're doing it dishonestly. Of the two, you are the one hard done by.

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:46 am

Just got the news that Vinokourov's B blood sample also tested positive and although he denies wrong doings has now officially been fired from from the team:


2007 - Prominent Tour de France Riders

8th July - Patrik Sinkewitz (Germany) T-Mobile - Urin and Blood test positive
19th July - Michael Rasmussen (Denmark) - Rabobank - Banned from Danish National Team for incorrect information regarding training locations and missing doping controls
24th July - Alexander Winokurow (Ukrain) - Astana - Blood Transfusion - Team leaves Tour
25th July - Michael Rasmussen (Denmark) - Rabobank - Fired from the his team
25th July - Christian Moreni (Italy) - Cofidis - Testosteron - Teams leaves tour


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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:27 am

Anyone see the lastest tour debacle...
http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/13018.0.html
oh well....
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Postby MichaelB » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:51 am

And now there are rumopurs floating about re Contador.

Oh well, at least Cadel is clean ........ for now.

Wonder how long it will take for rumours to start about him ? Hopefully not, he has come aceross as a great ambassador for the sport.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:05 am

Wouldn't we feel like a bunch of idiots if Cadel wasn't
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Postby tallywhacker » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:31 am

from an article in this mornings New York times

Fausto Coppi of Italy, who won the Tour in 1949 and 1952, was once
asked if he ever fueled himself with amphetamines.
“Only when necessary,” he said.
How often was that?
“Most of the time,” Coppi replied.

Jacques Anquetil of France, a five-time winner, once said with
sarcasm, “Do they expect us to ride the Tour on Perrier water?”
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Postby MichaelB » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:13 am

tallywhacker wrote:from an article in this mornings New York times

Fausto Coppi of Italy, who won the Tour in 1949 and 1952, was once
asked if he ever fueled himself with amphetamines.
“Only when necessary,” he said.
How often was that?
“Most of the time,” Coppi replied.

Jacques Anquetil of France, a five-time winner, once said with
sarcasm, “Do they expect us to ride the Tour on Perrier water?”


Interesting - at least he was honest .. sort of
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Postby moosterbounce » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:40 am

Looks like Iban Mayo has been caught for EPO use. Damnit :(
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Postby sogood » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:14 pm

moosterbounce wrote:Looks like Iban Mayo has been caught for EPO use. Damnit :(

Yeah... I always wondered about those Scott CF bike riders! :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:19 pm

sogood wrote:
moosterbounce wrote:Looks like Iban Mayo has been caught for EPO use. Damnit :(

Yeah... I always wondered about those Scott CF bike riders! :wink:


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Postby moosterbounce » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:13 pm

sogood wrote:
moosterbounce wrote:Looks like Iban Mayo has been caught for EPO use. Damnit :(

Yeah... I always wondered about those Scott CF bike riders! :wink:


If I thought EPO might make a difference, I may consider it. :wink: But there are 2 things stopping me (only 2 :? ).

Firstly, I faint and throw up (simultaneously) at the sight of a needle so could never inject myself. :oops:

Secondly, to get through all the fat I'd need a REALLY BIG needle :shock: thus calling my first issue into play in a really big way.

S'pose there was a reason I ride the CR1 and Mayo rode the ummm... Addict!! :roll:
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Postby tallywhacker » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:23 pm

I read an article several years ago that said in the early days of EPO doping one way of working out the dopers was that they were the ones walking the corridors of the hotel in the early hours of the morning to keep their blood flowing.
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:28 pm

a dicky prostate :wink:
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Postby sogood » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:19 pm

moosterbounce wrote:Secondly, to get through all the fat I'd need a REALLY BIG needle :shock: thus calling my first issue into play in a really big way.

S'pose there was a reason I ride the CR1 and Mayo rode the ummm... Addict!! :roll:

Injecting into the fat layer is not an issue. You are fine there. ;)

Well, riding an addict bike really does attract attention doesn't it? Silly Mayo!
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