Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Descends Like Avalanche HigherGround's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
    My Bikes
    Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
    Posts
    5,740
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Here We Go Again

    Another Tour de France doping investigation, this time re: 2009.

    Surely a team wouldn't be stupid enough to dispose of incriminating evidence in bags that would be traced back to them?
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

  2. #2
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    455
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Another Tour de France doping investigation, this time re: 2009.

    Surely a team wouldn't be stupid enough to dispose of incriminating evidence in bags that would be traced back to them?
    The "surely he wouldn't be so stupid as to... (fill in the blank with any and all forms of doping cheating)" argument has died a thousand deaths.

    Pro cyclist dope because they think they can get away with it; and while the UCI was exclusively in charge they mostly did. It is not stupid its the way things have been for years, decades even.

  3. #3
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Now, are we talking something that's really happening, or just L'Equipe's latest attempt to sell more papers? Among the things I find very suspicious is the timing of the announcement.
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

  4. #4
    Senior Member bellweatherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Too many to count
    Posts
    2,070
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sykerocker View Post
    Now, are we talking something that's really happening, or just L'Equipe's latest attempt to sell more papers? Among the things I find very suspicious is the timing of the announcement.



    yeah and Astana/Bruyneel/Armstrong's twitter rants are far for credible.
    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

    01101010101010001010

  5. #5
    Dirt-riding heretic DrPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Gig Harbor, WA
    My Bikes
    Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9
    Posts
    17,416
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Not as crazy as it might sound--the drugs mentioned, while kinda wacky, could make sense depending on what you're trying to do with them.

    Sitagliptin could be used to blunt hyperglycemia from glucagon over-secretion, and valpromide blocks an enzyme called expoxide hydrolase, which could have an anti-catabolic/anti-inflammatory effect.

    Not too far-fetched to think that they're coming up with new and legal recipes that might work but aren't on the banned list.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

  6. #6
    I got 99 problems.... thump55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
    Posts
    1,894
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    Not too far-fetched to think that they're coming up with new and legal recipes that might work but aren't on the banned list.
    Someone has to lick everything before they find the right toad.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •