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    French collect Lance's hair in test

    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/cyclin...ory?id=3992009

    PARIS -- Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong submitted a hair sample for a surprise doping test in France.

    The French anti-doping agency Wednesday published hair test results suggesting widespread use among French athletes of DHEA, a banned substance that can be used to boost testosterone levels.

    Armstrong was approached for a hair sample Tuesday in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, where he is training, AFLD chief Pierre Bordry said. This was the first time the AFLD has tested Armstrong since he came back to cycling.

    "He needs to know that he is like everyone else," Bordry said. "To have done this test yesterday was a good way to make him realize that he is like everyone else."

    Anti-doping authorities have not traditionally examined hair samples, instead focusing on urine and blood tests. Hair tests are allowed under French law but not under regulations of cycling's governing body UCI.

    "Yet another 'surprise' anti-doping control. 24th one. This one from the French. Urine, blood, and hair!" Armstrong wrote on his Twitter feed Tuesday.

    "So I'm clear -- never complaining about these tests," he added. "Anything to prove I'm clean."

    Doping accusations, especially from the AFLD, have dogged Armstrong since the beginning of his run to a record seven straight Tour de France victories. He has never tested positive. He plans to compete in this year's Tour after a three-year hiatus from cycling.

    The AFLD, meanwhile, announced the results of hair sample tests conducted on 138 French soccer players, rugby players, track and field athletes and cyclists.

    Twenty-two tests, or about 16 percent, showed signs of DHEA or testosterone use. Body builders have long used DHEA, but until now it was assumed to be limited among other athletes.

    Bordry called the results "quite worrisome," but said French athletes with "abnormal results" would not be sanctioned because this is the first time the AFLD has conducted hair tests.

    "We hope that those who are taking these products stop taking them, because it's very bad for their health," he said. "It's more important to tell them to stop taking them than to sanction the athletes."

    The World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits DHEA, but urine and blood tests have proved ineffective in detecting its use.

    "We have essentially no chance of finding this substance," AFLD scientific expert Michel Rieu said.

    It can be detected in urine or blood only within 24 to 48 hours of its administration, he said. Hair tests are more effective.
    22 positives out of 138 tests and no names. I have a crisp C-note saying if LA's comes back positive we'll be hearing his name from Lequipe before the ink dries.

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    Lance already reported that he's clean on..... you guessed it.... his twitter.

    Why is this in "Road Racing" again? Shouldn't it be with the rest of the smut in "Professional Cycling"?
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    I wonder if we will see more riders with shaved heads in the peloton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjp View Post
    I wonder if we will see more riders with shaved heads in the peloton?
    you gonna wax your ass crack too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    you gonna wax your ass crack too?
    Doesn't everyone?

    DHEA is in baby formula to help with brain development. Seems like pretty bad stuff. We better make sure that everyone stays away from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Doesn't everyone?

    DHEA is in baby formula to help with brain development. Seems like pretty bad stuff. We better make sure that everyone stays away from it.
    You gotta love how these rumors get started in places like BF.

    I think what you are talking about in baby formula is DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) to aid eye and brain development. DHEA is dehydroepiandosterone, a weak androgen normally produced by the adrenals and testes.

    To be clear, baby formula does not contain DHEA.
    Last edited by TheJackMove; 03-18-09 at 02:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    you gonna wax your ass crack too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    Lance already reported that he's clean on..... you guessed it.... his twitter.

    Why is this in "Road Racing" again? Shouldn't it be with the rest of the smut in "Professional Cycling"?
    1. Lance is a road racer.
    2. Didn't know there was a separate professional cycling forum.
    3. Why is there a separate professional cycling forum? Even Cat 3's get paid to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    3. Why is there a separate professional cycling forum? Even Cat 3's get paid to win.
    you got me.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    3. Why is there a separate professional cycling forum? Even Cat 3's get paid to win.
    Started out as the TDF forum to keep the 99ers out of here.

    Now renamed to become the site for all pro bike racing/spectating discussions.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    Lance already reported that he's clean on..... you guessed it.... his twitter.
    Well if he said it on twitter it must be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    Well if he said it on twitter it must be true.
    it would certainly be devastating in many regards if he said it on his twitter and it turned out to be false.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Discuss pro racing, the big races, and even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

    ^^^ The road racing sub-forum description. If this is no longer the case, and professional-level racing is only to be discussed in the former TdF forum, perhaps the above should be amended.

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    Yeah, twitter should be held at least as high on the "final word" scale as wikipedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Yeah, twitter should be held at least as high on the "final word" scale as wikipedia.
    I believe everything I read...until I read something that contradicts it, then I believe that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namenda View Post
    Discuss pro racing, the big races, and even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

    ^^^ The road racing sub-forum description. If this is no longer the case, and professional-level racing is only to be discussed in the former TdF forum, perhaps the above should be amended.
    who knows.
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    We need a twitter forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    We need a twitter forum
    You should probably twitter that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    You should probably twitter that.
    done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    you gonna wax your ass crack too?
    sounds painful

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    Quote Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
    sounds painful
    yeah... for the poor UCI official who's gotta fish the hair out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    yeah... for the poor UCI official who's gotta fish the hair out!
    5hi++y job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Doesn't everyone?

    DHEA is in baby formula to help with brain development. Seems like pretty bad stuff. We better make sure that everyone stays away from it.
    Damn, I wondered why my son was as big at 7 months as my daughter was at a year. It's the DHA!

    He's got a little temper too. Must be 'roid rage.

    FS: Fuji SL1 frameset, 55.5cm toptube, excellent condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
    5hi++y job.
    I just held two drums and a cymbal fall out of a truck.
    Ba-doom-tish

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    I just held two drums and a cymbal fall out of a truck.
    Ba-doom-tish
    so close.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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