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    Vande Velde coughing?

    It seems like Christian Vande Velde is coughing the last few days worth of interviews. Is he sick or something? Do teams let information like sickness go or are they secretive about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckler View Post
    It seems like Christian Vande Velde is coughing the last few days worth of interviews. Is he sick or something? Do teams let information like sickness go or are they secretive about it?
    lance used to do the same thing after a lung bursting stage .

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    thin, cold air = coughing.

    might be a mild case of exercise induced asthma as well.

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    i guess both days i noticed were in the mountains...but noone else was coughing in their interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073 View Post
    thin, cold air = coughing.

    might be a mild case of exercise induced asthma as well.
    I have that sometimes, and I end up coughing in a similar manner. Most of the medicines that would be effective in helping (if this is what it is), could get him disqualified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I have that sometimes, and I end up coughing in a similar manner. Most of the medicines that would be effective in helping (if this is what it is), could get him disqualified.
    I think people can get some small doses of stuff for a medical excuse, but they risk going over and getting dq'ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073 View Post
    thin, cold air = coughing.

    might be a mild case of exercise induced asthma as well.
    +1. Thin, cold, dry air + big lung searing efforts = 'pursuiters cough'.

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    Hincapie on occasion does the same thing.
    i may have overreacted

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    Just pointing out that Vandevelde's interviewing journalist was also himself short of breath trying to ask the questions - and I know for certain the journalist didn't tax himself - it's the altitude and hydration. They need to let him cool off and grab some water before they ask him to wax poetic about the day.
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    pettachi did that as well. he was allowed, i think, two hits from his asthma inhaler. his finger slipped and he accidentally got six doses. D'OH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    pettachi did that as well. he was allowed, i think, two hits from his asthma inhaler. his finger slipped and he accidentally got six doses. D'OH!
    I thought the doctor told him "as needed", and didn't bother to tell him that two a day was all that WADA said he could use. Having a similar condition, I empathize with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    +1. Thin, cold, dry air + big lung searing efforts = 'pursuiters cough'.

    l'Alpe d'Huez tonight...we might see a repeat of the the Gert-Jan Theunisse "refund", where the day's takings were deposited on the tarmac just after the finish line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073 View Post
    l'Alpe d'Huez tonight...we might see a repeat of the the Gert-Jan Theunisse "refund", where the day's takings were deposited on the tarmac just after the finish line.
    I can thankfully say I never witnessed that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073 View Post
    l'Alpe d'Huez tonight...we might see a repeat of the the Gert-Jan Theunisse "refund", where the day's takings were deposited on the tarmac just after the finish line.

    Gert Jan Testosterone. What a blast from the past. What a weirdo.

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    I think they called it something. "Track Cough" of something like that....there is a name for it.

    Personally I tink the interviews with the Slipstream ride have been the most REAL interviews I have ever seen...they all seem close to tears and spent....pretty much how I would be if I was there an just watching it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by biffstephens View Post
    I think they called it something. "Track Cough" of something like that....there is a name for it.

    refer post #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    Gert Jan Testosterone. What a blast from the past. What a weirdo.
    Yup.

    Stranger than Pat Jonker.

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    Well damn there it is...lol

    Yet another rason to read ALL the responces...

    I guess the thread should be over now since the question is answered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by biffstephens View Post
    Well damn there it is...lol

    Yet another rason to read ALL the responces...

    I guess the thread should be over now since the question is answered...
    Aussies sometimes used to use the term 'trackitis'

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    This happens to me after doing hard efforts (like a crit) in cooler weather. (heard it called 'crit cough')

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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    lance used to do the same thing after a lung bursting stage .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    Hello Ed! Come across any new Seikos or Citizens lately? cheers

    just this one...but it's kinda old





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    Quote Originally Posted by heckler View Post
    i guess both days i noticed were in the mountains...but noone else was coughing in their interviews.
    It's a sampling problem. Few riders are interviewed to begin with and then you only see very few of those - three or four at most?

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    I heard the cough too and was concerned. Of course, after reading this thread, (Okay, I admit I didn't read EVERY word of it. ), I'm feeling a bit relieved that the cough is just from the extra effort in the thin air...

    Right? (hopeful look)

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