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Old 07-25-07, 03:53 PM   #1
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Rasmussen gone

Rasmussen gone???
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Old 07-25-07, 03:54 PM   #2
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yep - the chicken is burnt.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:58 PM   #3
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Levi's evil plan of just wheelsucking and letting everyone ahead of him destroy themselves has finally come together.
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What happened? I don't get VS.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:59 PM   #5
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Normally, the first three guys in the GC stand on the podium together in Paris at the end of the Tour. This year, there may only be two guys on the podium.

The announcer will say "The winner of all of the jerseys are these two guys...they were the only two guys to not flunk a drug test, "miss" a drug test, or have their team withdraw because a member of the team got caught cheating.

Pro cycling...the ONLY sport that can make pro wrestling look "clean" by comparison.
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Pro cycling...the ONLY sport that can make pro wrestling look "clean" by comparison.

or baseball....
or football....
or golf
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Old 07-25-07, 04:09 PM   #7
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Who the hell wants to watch this anymore? This sucks. You get excited by a victory and the next day that guy's kicked out. You get excited by someone else and -- same thing. I'm done with the tour.
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http://www.velonews.com/tour2007/det...s/12944.0.html

Link for anyone that hasn't seen it.

Normally, I never watch any sports, just never got into it. Now, when I'm finally getting into the TdF all this doping crap happens.
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Old 07-25-07, 04:10 PM   #9
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This is a lot different from a doping positive. He got fired from his team for breaching the part of his contract that requires him to be available for unannounced doping tests throughout the year. He missed two in June. You're allowed to miss three. The team (somehow) found out that he lied about his location during the two times he missed the test and fired him. The reason this distinction is important is because he can be hired by any other team. He didn't test positive.
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This is crazy. The riding and attacks have been great but everytime thay win they are thrown out. I wasted my money getting cable for the TOur this year!!!
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Old 07-25-07, 04:14 PM   #11
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Who the hell wants to watch this anymore? This sucks. You get excited by a victory and the next day that guy's kicked out. You get excited by someone else and -- same thing. I'm done with the tour.
The sad truth is that you're not alone in this. But be careful with that thought process Many individuals in the Pro Tour are drug tested more in a year than the entire NBA. In the NHL tests are rediculously infrequent and can only be triggered regularly if a player is convicted of felony drug charges (that's dealing in most states). No one knows how clean local races are.

You may have a hard time finding any sport to watch. Little league baseball's pretty clean. Desperate divorcees to boot!
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Old 07-25-07, 04:15 PM   #12
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I'm finally getting into the TdF all this doping crap happens.
Unfortunately, got news for you bud...it's been an issue for quite a few years now in our sport
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At this point...this isn't a doping issue.
It's a rules issue.

He lied.
He thumbed his nose at the reporting rules and got what he deserved.
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Pro cycling...the ONLY sport that can make pro wrestling look "clean" by comparison.
Are you kidding me? Have you seen the 400 pound lineman? Cycling IS clean compared to EVERY other pro sport I can think of. They are actually TRYING to get the dopers, unlike most every other pro sport in the world. Just think about it for a minute.

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Old 07-25-07, 04:37 PM   #15
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Lame. They should have never let him start the tour. After they let him start that's it, they should have let him finish. What's the point of pulling him now? They have the same information now that they had at the beginning of the tour! I think this is worst for Rabobank than a positive test.
As far as the "chicken" is concerned I do think he's the man, unless in the future he actually does test positive.
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At this point...this isn't a doping issue.
It's a rules issue.

He lied.
He thumbed his nose at the reporting rules and got what he deserved.
He thumbed his nose at the rules for only one reason. He doped and didn't want to be caught.
He knew he wouldn't win without doping and on the chance he could skirt the system, he took it.
I watched the stage today. I just can't believe this. What is going on with the tour this year is beyond words....including still an unnamed champion for last year.
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So who hires him because I want to see a freaking climbing specialist win the danged tour.
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Are you kidding me? Have you seen the 400 pound lineman? Cycling IS clean compared to EVERY other pro sport I can think of. They are actually TRYING to get the dopers, unlike most every other pro sport in the world. Just think about it for a minute.

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Is there anybody who thinks Barry Bonds isn't pumped full of steroids? So what is major league baseball doing?
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Honestly, the other thread with six pages started an hour before this was not good enough?? Please check the forum before starting a thread like this. Thanks.
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He thumbed his nose at the rules for only one reason. He doped and didn't want to be caught.
He thumbed his nose back in June, and has been competing (and testing) since JUNE. This has nothing to do with doping. It's about the morality of lying.
If I was CSC. I'd hire him before tomorrow morning's pee...
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Honestly, the other thread with six pages started an hour before this was not good enough?? Please check the forum before starting a thread like this. Thanks.
it wasn't started here in the TDF forum
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Honestly, the other thread with six pages started an hour before this was not good enough?? Please check the forum before starting a thread like this. Thanks.

it should be here, really
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He thumbed his nose back in June, and has been competing (and testing) since JUNE. This has nothing to do with doping. It's about the morality of lying.
If I was CSC. I'd hire him before tomorrow morning's pee...
Wrong. His team has too much to lose. No champion about to win a coveted title ever got kicked off a team for lying...lol. They have known about his lies for a long time.
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I think cycling is cutting off its nose to spite its face.
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Are you kidding me? Have you seen the 400 pound lineman?

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You should see the 15 year old "boys" this summer at the local high school's summer practices. Monsters, chiseled, cut, bulk, any of the other words you can come up with. I lifted alot in H.S. and I didn't look like them
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