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    Wiggins to prove he rode clean

    Cyclist Wiggins happy to release drug tests results
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    LONDON — Bradley Wiggins is prepared to release all of his drug-test results from the past 10 years to prove that his impressive fourth-place finish in the Tour de France was not tainted.

    Winner of three Olympic gold medals, the 29-year-old rider tied the best finish by a British competitor in the Tour de France which finished Sunday.

    "I don't want there to be any suspicion or doubt that what I did was natural. I have nothing to hide and I want this transparency," Wiggins said Wednesday. "If more people did that fans would have a lot more respect for our achievements.

    "British Cycling have all my blood tests results from the age of 19 and I might even release everything from the last 10 years."
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    I'm 50 years old. My parents find cycling 6-8 hours completely incomprehensible and self indulgent. Of course they're right, but I continue to ignore them as a form of rebellion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
    Cyclist Wiggins happy to release drug tests results
    Associated Press
    July 29, 2009, 11:50AM


    LONDON — Bradley Wiggins is prepared to release all of his drug-test results from the past 10 years to prove that his impressive fourth-place finish in the Tour de France was not tainted.

    Winner of three Olympic gold medals, the 29-year-old rider tied the best finish by a British competitor in the Tour de France which finished Sunday.

    "I don't want there to be any suspicion or doubt that what I did was natural. I have nothing to hide and I want this transparency," Wiggins said Wednesday. "If more people did that fans would have a lot more respect for our achievements.

    "British Cycling have all my blood tests results from the age of 19 and I might even release everything from the last 10 years."
    Marketing, dont believe the hype.
    Lance said he would have a "transparent" comeback, what a load of horse crap that turned out to be.

    Bradley is officially on my blacklist. The gull to come out and make such a statement, just because he thinks his blood doping is masked with all the new techniques that have been revealed by other riders in recent months.

    Sorry Brad, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

    The British finally have something to flurry over. Let them have their fun. There is no such thing a bad publicity.
    The longer Wiggens can stay in the headlines, the better for the British tabloids. Its all sales, sales, sales.
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    Weren't you supposed to disappear after the TDF was over?
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    But then I'll never understand how taking a dump became precedent either. Why don't they call it leaving a dump? I mean... you're not really taking it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    Marketing, dont believe the hype.
    Lance said he would have a "transparent" comeback, what a load of horse crap that turned out to be.

    Bradley is officially on my blacklist. The gull to come out and make such a statement, just because he thinks his blood doping is masked with all the new techniques that have been revealed by other riders in recent months.

    Sorry Brad, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

    The British finally have something to flurry over. Let them have their fun. There is no such thing a bad publicity.
    The longer Wiggens can stay in the headlines, the better for the British tabloids. Its all sales, sales, sales.
    How did you find out about his doping?

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    "Never believe anything until it is officially denied"

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    Quote Originally Posted by haimtoeg View Post
    "Never believe anything until it is officially denied"
    that's a good one . what wiggins is really doing is proving he was never positive, which is old news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    How did you find out about his doping?
    Howzit is the supplier for every professional rider. Didn't you know?
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
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    So my question is, Is there a way to beat the Blood Passsport Program that Garmin uses??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    Howzit is the supplier for every professional rider. Didn't you know?
    Nah, he's just one of the most cynical people I've ever "met" (or "read" in this case).
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    I'm still believing that it is possible for an athlete to discover hidden potential through mental strength, good training, and sheer grit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    I'm still believing that it is possible for an athlete to discover hidden potential through mental strength, good training, and sheer grit.
    I believe that too, until you start throwing money around.
    That is what is so great about riding with your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian View Post
    I believe that too, until you start throwing money around.
    That is what is so great about riding with your friends.
    You guys throw money around? I'd think you'd save it for post-ride snacks at Dudley's.

    Personally, I'm very inclined to believe his performance is legit.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    You guys throw money around? I'd think you'd save it for post-ride snacks at Dudley's.

    Personally, I'm very inclined to believe his performance is legit.
    Ya, a dollar here, a dollar there. Before you know it you are broke!

    More of a Pie company guy myself.

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    amen brother! blessed be the julian pie company! frequent consumption of said
    pie leads to frequent contemplation of palomar, mesa grande, henshaw, anza-borrego,
    cuyamaca, laguna mtns (mix n' match any 3) rides leads to frequent realization (& suffering)
    that you're too damn heavy from all that pie which leads to frequent bf posting instead of
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    back on topic...i think wiggins' heart is in the right place but the frequent
    holier than thou attitude leaves me a little cold. hopefully, he won't be
    in the position of being in his 30's and having been in position to win/place/show
    several gt's if he'd only had a little extra edge...this year was the first
    step towards that. maybe he'll be the rare, untempted cyclist who was on
    the verge of greatness/huge contract etc. that was at peace with his natural
    abilities. i'm not crying foul over his recent gt contender transformation;
    i'm merely wondering if his track success doesn't replicate itself on the
    road, what will he do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    I'm still believing that it is possible for an athlete to discover hidden potential through mental strength, good training, and sheer grit.
    and hypnosis
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Nah, he's just one of the most cynical people I've ever "met" (or "read" in this case).
    He's just bitter that he was popped for doping. He couldn't make it without drugs so nobody else can either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by howzit View Post
    marketing, dont believe the hype.

    Bradley is officially on my blacklist. The gull to come out and make such a statement, just because he thinks his blood doping is masked with all the new techniques that have been revealed by other riders in recent months.

    Sorry brad, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
    omg

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    He's just bitter that he was popped for doping. He couldn't make it without drugs so nobody else can either...
    He was a pro cyclist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    He was a pro cyclist?
    So he claims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    Marketing, dont believe the hype.
    ...
    Bradley is officially on my blacklist. The gull to come out and make such a statement, just because he thinks his blood doping is masked with all the new techniques that have been revealed by other riders in recent months.
    ...The British finally have something to flurry over. Let them have their fun. There is no such thing a bad publicity.
    The longer Wiggens can stay in the headlines, the better for the British tabloids. Its all sales, sales, sales.
    What a lousy marketing plan. Market a clean team full of dopers. One positive will sink Garmin along with most of the US sponsorship dollars. Heck, no one even expects Garmin to win.

    Does blacklist equal start list? What new techniques? I must be visiting the wrong sites.

    I did check the "Sun" this morning and Wiggins is already out of the headlines and what ones there are don't mention doping. Sad really, that even is scandal, cycling is underpaid.

    My question is: If all the winners cheat and all the underdogs cheat why follow the sport at all? And I thought I was a cynic.

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    If everyone cheats, then its good for the fans - we get to see upgraded performances. And since everyone from podium finishers to Lantern Rouge contestants cheat, then everyone's equal once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    So he claims
    Now, if Ed has some good high res photos that would be ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustnoone View Post
    My question is: If all the winners cheat and all the underdogs cheat why follow the sport at all? And I thought I was a cynic.
    My thoughts exactly! I know that people cheat, not just cycling, but at all sports, but if it really upset me to the point that I thought everyone cheated, and that I just lived for the day that they were "found out", I think I'd take up stamp collecting
    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little safety deserve neither liberty or safety" Benjamin Franklin

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    From Dave Stoller:

    "Everybody cheats. I just didn't know... "

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    I'm still believing that it is possible for an athlete to discover hidden potential through mental strength, good training, and sheer grit.
    And losing a stone.
    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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