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Old 07-31-12, 08:21 AM   #1
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Cotton in Their Nostrils

I noticed the racers had their nostrils stuffed with cotton while they were warming up on the trainer for the time trial. How come?
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Old 07-31-12, 08:45 AM   #2
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Phil & Paul addressed this during one of the TdF TT stages. The cotton has been dipped in some herbal compound that's supposed to open the lungs up, or some such thing.
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Phil & Paul addressed this during one of the TdF TT stages. The cotton has been dipped in some herbal compound that's supposed to open the lungs up, or some such thing.
Coca leaves?
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its probably just menthol lol
http://www.livestrong.com/article/10...rbs-breathing/
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Some yet undetected PED.
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eucalyptus is not an herb
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Olbas Oli

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I noticed the racers had their nostrils stuffed with cotton while they were warming up on the trainer for the time trial. How come?
The place olbas oil in that cotton. Its a popular oil use for when you have a bad cold. It opens you breathing passsages.. I am including the website where you might be able to get it and read about it.
http://www.olbas.com/
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