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    More doping?

    Seriously?

    From the VeloNews Giro feed:
    One rider absent from yesterday's start was Gerolsteiner's Andrea Moletta. Seems the cops did a search of his father's car and apparently found a refrigerator with suspected doping products as well as syringes hidden inside tubes of toothpaste. Shades of Mrs. Rumsas, eh?

    Anyway, he has been suspended... and the folks at Gerolsteiner corporate HQ are thanking their lucky stars that they're leaving the sport at the end of the year. One of these days, these boneheads will get a clue, no?
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    I saw that yesterday on cyclingnews.com but have not been able to find any follow-up. We will see how big this gets in the next few days.
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    I dont wanna see how big it gets... ****.
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    When I saw Moletta was withdrawing for "personal" reasons that was my first thought. Then I said to myself, you're being too hard on these guys. Maybe his mom died (Delgado in a Tour) or worse, his kid or something.

    But if there's anything to that Giro feed thing, well now.

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    More doping?

    Ah ... yeah. Most are still doping for sure. Most will never be caught, but doping is still a HUGE part of cycling and sporting in general. That's not going to change anytime soon.

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    It never amazes me how quickly a post on a specific instance of a rider suspected of doping dissolves into "doping will always be around" discussion.

    In this case, it only took 5 posts.

    At least this example happened to a rider for a team already on its way out.

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    Doping is boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlfreddy View Post
    It never amazes me how quickly a post on a specific instance of a rider suspected of doping dissolves into "doping will always be around" discussion.
    It always amazes me how many people are shocked when an athlete is caught doping.

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    Cyclingnews is reporting that it's 82 packages of Viagra. I am not making this up. (Scroll down to 14:53, today's live report)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    It always amazes me how many people are shocked when an athlete is caught doping.

    ... Brad
    Who here is shocked?

    Apparently your contextual meter is in need of adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinb View Post
    Cyclingnews is reporting that it's 82 packages of Viagra. I am not making this up. (Scroll down to 14:53, today's live report)


    Well, I hope they also found some astro-glide, otherwise I feel sorry for that guys wife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinb View Post
    Cyclingnews is reporting that it's 82 packages of Viagra. I am not making this up. (Scroll down to 14:53, today's live report)
    Overheard today:

    "Is that your chamois, or are you just happy to see me?"

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    So wait, if my father gets caught with something suspicious, I'm suspended? wtf?
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    Now I"m wondering if Viagra will improve my racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    So wait, if my father gets caught with something suspicious, I'm suspended? wtf?
    It happens.

    Do you remember Rumsas in the (I think) 2000 Tour? His wife was busted by French police at the border with doping supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrown524 View Post
    Time to head to Tiajuana,Mx.
    You're such an American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Doping is boring.
    Well said. I don't care what they do -- I just want to never, ever have to read another doping headline.
    At least I offer my own disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curveship View Post
    Well said. I don't care what they do -- I just want to never, ever have to read another doping headline.
    You may want to poke out your eyes then. Doping season is here!

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