The Plot Thickens....

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The Plot Thickens....

Postby MJF » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:59 am

Story here.

'Meanwhile, a car driven by the father of Tour de France stars Andy and Frank Schleck was searched by French customs during the 18th stage.

Johnny Schleck, a former professional cyclist who raced with Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, was stopped along with another vehicle from the advertising procession which precedes the stage itself.

Several journalists and photographers witnessed the scene, at the 30km mark of the 194.5km stage.

Customs chiefs for the region of Isere confirmed two Luxembourg-registered cars were stopped and searched.

“One of the vehicles was taken out of the public's view for a more thorough search,” said a customs official who added that the search would last throughout the afternoon.'
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by BNA » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:42 am

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Re: The Plot Thickens....

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:42 am

MJF wrote:Story here.

'Meanwhile, a car driven by the father of Tour de France stars Andy and Frank Schleck was searched by French customs during the 18th stage.


Why am I not surprised? ...

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Postby Dial » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:49 pm

Imagine if CSC got the boot. :shock: :shock:
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:53 pm

Dial wrote:Imagine if CSC got the boot. :shock: :shock:

IF they are cheating then it is a good thing. The more cleaning up the better.

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Postby MJF » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:00 pm

To me, the interesting thing is that they were obviously planning on pulling the car apart, which means they know something is going on. If it was just a random search, the inspection would have taken five minutes.
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:47 pm

:shock: Surely they wouldn't be that silly.

If they were... :evil:

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Postby ohmygewd » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:00 pm

It's interesting how outstanding performances are now viewed with scepticism and it's almost a case of guilty by suspicion until proven innocent. Id that a bad thing? Well l'm guessing 99% of you think like that?
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:33 pm

it is strange...he does work for ASO the tour owners..but why target his car and another car with them (driven by journo's) and not at the border.
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Postby biftek » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:33 am

ohmygewd wrote:It's interesting how outstanding performances are now viewed with scepticism and it's almost a case of guilty by suspicion until proven innocent. Id that a bad thing? Well l'm guessing 99% of you think like that?


no real different then having your home searched by the cops when they suspect you of something , they can't really go out on a whim and search just for the hell out of it ,need a strong suspicion to search
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Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:29 pm

biftek wrote:
ohmygewd wrote:It's interesting how outstanding performances are now viewed with scepticism and it's almost a case of guilty by suspicion until proven innocent. Id that a bad thing? Well l'm guessing 99% of you think like that?


no real different then having your home searched by the cops when they suspect you of something , they can't really go out on a whim and search just for the hell out of it ,need a strong suspicion to search


not in france...bit of a police state like that.There are 2 (or 3?) different police forces.You must by law have ID on you at all times.Plus I think the 2 cars had swiss plates.
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:21 pm

According to the Australian today the second car searched was that of a family friend. Nothing was found.

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Postby biftek » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:58 pm

plenty of spots in a car to hide things , drug dealers have been doing it for years
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Postby sittingbison » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:36 pm

real drug dealers, or directors sportif and masseurs?
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