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    French competitive this year

    With French riders winning several stages in this years TDF can we assume that the peloton is cleaner than it has been in the past. Also, several riders in the RS squad seemed much more tired than in the past. Can we assume that Lance and team were afraid of higher scrutiny and rode cleaner this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
    With French riders winning several stages in this years TDF can we assume that the peloton is cleaner than it has been in the past. Also, several riders in the RS squad seemed much more tired than in the past. Can we assume that Lance and team were afraid of higher scrutiny and rode cleaner this year.
    Maybe I'm missing a connection here because I'm tired after working this weekend. But what do French riders winning several TDF stages have to do with the Radio Shack riders seeming more tired than in the past? The two subjects seem to be mutually exclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spezi3 View Post
    Maybe I'm missing a connection here because I'm tired after working this weekend. But what do French riders winning several TDF stages have to do with the Radio Shack riders seeming more tired than in the past? The two subjects seem to be mutually exclusive.
    It all has to do with doping. If you don't see the possible connection perhaps you may wish to study more about PED in pro cycling.

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    Maybe it was the fact that the best RS riders are all over 35? And that there is a lot of up and coming french talent.

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    I think that Hinault's actions in '86 put a curse on the French in the TDF, and the curse kept building. Armstrongs similar actions regarding AC lifted the curse and now French cycling will make a comeback.

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    Of all the stupid posts...
    i may have overreacted

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