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Old 07-17-08, 05:04 AM   #1
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Ricardo Ricco fails le Tour drugs test

ITALIAN rider Ricardo Ricco of Saunier Duval has tested positive for blood booster erythropoietin (EPO), French sports daily L'Equipe reports.
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Old 07-17-08, 05:10 AM   #2
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oh no!
he was my hope to spice things up...
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Old 07-17-08, 05:12 AM   #3
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Why do they think they won't get caught?
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Old 07-17-08, 05:18 AM   #4
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Old 07-17-08, 05:21 AM   #5
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Well, that says a lot about how these teams are managed.
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I called it days ago. No way someone blows by everyone like that clean.
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Ah well. That's a bummer. He was fun to watch.
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The ALL dope. Get over it.
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Latest report says the whole Saunier duval team has quit the tour
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I so hoped it wasn't going to be, but the chance that someone could blow by world class riders like that and maintain the lead without some form of doping just seems so unlikely...

Yesterday's stage is more indicative of what happens when someone gains a 90 second lead on the end of a climb with 20 or 30 k to go... they get caught and spit out the back at the end.
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Old 07-17-08, 05:59 AM   #13
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3 positives (and counting) in the TdF.

No positives in the Giro.

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3 positives (and counting) in the TdF.

No positives in the Giro.

Okay?


Are you saying that the racers in the Giro didn't dope or the organizers of the Giro didn't test well enough?
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Why do they think they won't get caught?
They all do it, they have to to compete, sometimes they go a little over and they get caught.
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If you want doping gone, positive tests are part of cleaning house. I think its a good thing, it means the gap between testing and doping might be closing. (and for the record, i dont even really care IF they dope or not)
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Are you saying that the racers in the Giro didn't dope or the organizers of the Giro didn't test well enough?
Either.

Both.

Neither.

Definitely an interesting fact.


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I have, and wore yesterday, a saunier-duval team hat.
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Damn it! I hate this doping crap!
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..and he was going up the hill so well?
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I think it is pretty clear that if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its a duck. So far anyone who I have seen who has shown an ability to just run way from the lead group has turned up juiced. I think you have to think about Contador and Lance as well. But of course the other option is theay are all on something and the guys with the better something are just getting caught.
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Maybe Ricco can get in that Versus commercial now...
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So disappointing. I knew that ride on stage 9 was too good to be true. Do these idiots just assume they aren't going to get caught?

Has anyone seen the beltran video yet? The doping control agent basically has to sprint to catch up with him.

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