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Frank Schleck

Postby longshanks » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:41 am

This is disappointing...

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/more-turmoil-for-tour-after-schleck-positive-doping-test-20120718-228z8.html
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Postby trailgumby » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:48 am

Indeed. I wonder if his mum gave it to him. :roll:
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby duds2u » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:06 am

Maybe it explains a bit of his return to form over the last coule of days.
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Postby queequeg » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:07 am

My money is on a tainted Spanish chorizo :-)
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby hannos » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:16 am

Andy got lonely so tainted his sample?
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:20 am

Frank Frank Frank :? At least he has the chance to get off with a wrist slap on this one, but with that CSC Saxo Bank shadyness in his past, it could go pear shaped very shortly.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:20 am

hannos wrote:Andy got lonely so tainted his sample?

LMAO
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby biker jk » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:07 am

He ate a dodgy Luxemburger. It was a prescription for PMS in return for his payment of 8,000 euros to Dr Fuentes the gynaecologist. Seriously, though, I wonder what it was supposed to be masking?
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Postby chucknitro » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:15 am

biker jk wrote:Seriously, though, I wonder what it was supposed to be masking?

Antidepressants?
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby sogood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:26 pm

A tour filled with disappointments. First with Andy's withdraw and then Cadel's misfortunes with Sky's tight grip in GC. Now this. TdF 2012 is one of the least exciting tours in recent years. Quite boring actually.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby longshanks » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:54 pm

sogood wrote:TdF 2012 is one of the least exciting tours in recent years. Quite boring actually.A tour filled with disappointments. First with Andy's withdraw and then Cadel's misfortunes with Sky's tight grip in GC. Now this. TdF 2012 is one of the least exciting tours in recent years. Quite boring actually.


Unless Cadel can pull a rabbit out of the hat tonight....an epic stage tonight given the climbs involved. I'd almost wager if Wiggo is still in yello at days end it's as good as over.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby sogood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:04 pm

longshanks wrote:Unless Cadel can pull a rabbit out of the hat tonight....an epic stage tonight given the climbs involved. I'd almost wager if Wiggo is still in yello at days end it's as good as over.

Given the form of Wiggins and the ever better form of Fromme, I just can't see how an isolated and diesel like Cadel can do anything. This is just amazing, Cadel and supporters complained about a lack of team mates who can stay with him during his Lotto years, now in BMC, he is still a loner once the road slopes up. What's going on? I too hope that Cadel can gain a spark but I am not seeing it. In the telecast, Leggett has tried his best each time to suggest that Cadel is a fantastic descender and will gain time. No, it has not worked once. :(
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby Marto » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:12 pm

sogood wrote:A tour filled with disappointments. First with Andy's withdraw and then Cadel's misfortunes with Sky's tight grip in GC. Now this. TdF 2012 is one of the least exciting tours in recent years. Quite boring actually.


Sad, when the Gabriel Gate cooking segment is the highlight. I'll go nuts if I have to sit through the Swisse ads for much longer.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby Oxford » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:31 pm

sogood wrote:A tour filled with disappointments. First with Andy's withdraw and then Cadel's misfortunes with Sky's tight grip in GC. Now this. TdF 2012 is one of the least exciting tours in recent years. Quite boring actually.

have to agree, I am not disappointed though that I have refrained from trying to watch a stage live this year, then I would be disappointed.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby Chuck » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:11 pm

sogood wrote: This is just amazing, Cadel and supporters complained about a lack of team mates who can stay with him during his Lotto years, now in BMC, he is still a loner once the road slopes up. What's going on?


Van Garderen must be invisible :? Cadel has been very well supported this year on all terrains. He even had a teammate help him try to get away on the toughest stage in the Alps. Unfortunately he could not hold his wheel. BMC are not the cause of Cadel's problems, they've done an excellent job imo.

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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby clackers » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:27 pm

Marto wrote:
Sad, when the Gabriel Gate cooking segment is the highlight. I'll go nuts if I have to sit through the Swisse ads for much longer.


You must be loving the erection medication ads, too, Marto. Take a pill and your house and garden go topsy turvy around you!
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:36 pm

I don't think Cadel is riding too differently to last year. It's simply that Wiggo is on another level atm. (Edit;(Argh!) ANDY had Cadel's measure in the hilly stuff in 2011, but Cadel crapped all over his parade with the TT ability. This year Cadel doesn't have that as an insurance policy, so It'spretty much been game over for a week or so.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby sogood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:00 pm

It makes me want to see Contador back in the peloton and give Wiggins and Froome a run for their money.
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby ni78ck » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:26 pm

sogood wrote:It makes me want to see Contador back in the peloton and give Wiggins and Froome a run for their money.

what good is contador without a steak though?
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby jules21 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:36 pm

Chuck wrote:Van Garderen must be invisible :?

he has helped, but rode for the white jersey the other night when cadel punctured - van garderen just rode off!
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby Marto » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:45 pm

clackers wrote:
Marto wrote:
Sad, when the Gabriel Gate cooking segment is the highlight. I'll go nuts if I have to sit through the Swisse ads for much longer.


You must be loving the erection medication ads, too, Marto. Take a pill and your house and garden go topsy turvy around you!


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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby sogood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:57 pm

ni78ck wrote:what good is contador without a steak though?

I think they should share the Spanish steak across the whole peloton! :mrgreen:
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby jasonc » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:02 pm

jules21 wrote:
Chuck wrote:Van Garderen must be invisible :?

he has helped, but rode for the white jersey the other night when cadel punctured - van garderen just rode off!


hopefully with the OK from his captain
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby jules21 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:03 pm

jasonc wrote:he has helped, but rode for the white jersey the other night when cadel punctured - van garderen just rode off!


hopefully with the OK from his captain[/quote]
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Re: Frank Schleck

Postby PawPaw » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:23 pm

I'd say the Poms and the Murdochs think this is the best TdF ever.
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