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anyone catch the Slipstream/Chipotle story on NPR today?

Old 02-14-07, 06:25 PM
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anyone catch the Slipstream/Chipotle story on NPR today?

They interviewed Jonathan Vaughters about the team's anti-doping practices. Maybe they'll have it available as a podcast. I didn't catch the whole thing.
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Yeah it was very similar to the NY Times article. Still it's good to hear some positive stuff about the sport even if only those of us who listen NPR heard it.
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What program did you catch the story on? Morning Edition? All Things Considered?

I'd be interested in looking for the podcast, so if you could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by grebletie
What program did you catch the story on? Morning Edition? All Things Considered?

I'd be interested in looking for the podcast, so if you could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
Morning Edition. It's a good piece and I like the fact that NPR does stories on cycling, both the good and tha bad.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Yeah it was very similar to the NY Times article.
Wait a min...NPR similar to the NYT? No.....
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Wait a min...NPR similar to the NYT? No.....
Kind of like how Fox News is similar to Mein Kampf.
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Originally Posted by botto
Kind of like how Fox News is similar to Mein Kampf.
LOL
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I just found out from a friend that is on the team, that they got an invit to Pairs-Rubaix and that they might be changing names for the next season due to a very large sponser.
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I just found out from a friend that is on the team, that they got an invit to Pairs-Rubaix and that they might be changing names for the next season due to a very large sponser.
Bigger than Chipotle?!?

In all honesty, though, I love those burritos.
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Seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

My understanding is that each cyclist, through repeated testing, will have a biological/genetic profile or baseline against which changes can be observed, which would indicate doping. But the NPR segment said that natural changes such as illnesses can also cause changes.

It could very well be that no race result would ever be final because there could be endless lawsuits over whether any changes are natural or the result of doping.

And what a pain to have the vampire come by every 2 or three days to suck some more blood.
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Originally Posted by San Rensho
Seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

My understanding is that each cyclist, through repeated testing, will have a biological/genetic profile or baseline against which changes can be observed, which would indicate doping. But the NPR segment said that natural changes such as illnesses can also cause changes.

It could very well be that no race result would ever be final because there could be endless lawsuits over whether any changes are natural or the result of doping.

And what a pain to have the vampire come by every 2 or three days to suck some more blood.
Yeah, and for substances that cannot be detected themselves wouldn't riders just be encouraged not to stop using them so their body chemistry would appear "normal" for each test? I dunno. I'm not a doctor.

Kinda makes me wonder what the rider contracts look like though.
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