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Old 07-25-07, 03:08 PM
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Rasmussen gone?

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25/07/2007
Cyclisme - TDF-Dopage - Rasmussen quitte le Tour
Le maillot jaune Michael Rasmussen ne sera pas au départ de la 17e étape du Tour de France, jeudi, à Pau. Son équipe, Rabobank, a décidé de ne pas l'aligner pour des raisons encore non précisées. Cette décision intervient quelques heures après le départ volontaire de l'équipe Cofidis dont le coureur italien Christian Moreni a été contrôlé positif à la testostérone....
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Old 07-25-07, 03:09 PM
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a friend of mine just told me Rabobank took him out of the race. according to some dutch site.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:11 PM
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Holy crap!
https://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007...ul07/jul26news
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Old 07-25-07, 03:12 PM
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wow, what a messed up tour.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:12 PM
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all I can say is WTF?
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Old 07-25-07, 03:13 PM
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Here's the story on cyclingnews.com.


D'oh. Chip beat me to it.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:13 PM
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sh*t meet fan
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Old 07-25-07, 03:14 PM
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Just keep peein clean Levi!
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I hope it wasn't because of intimidation. I'm definitely not a fan of his, but unless there's some illness or rules violation, the race needs to be determined on the road.
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wtf indeed
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Holy ****. Just... Holy ****.
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Seriously, they are not going to stop until they kill it, are they?
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Nope, it's Contador now, or Evans. I don't think Levi can make the time up on Contador. So Evans needs to hope for a bad test on Discovery Channel.

In other news, Team BF.net is flying to France later tonight to join the TdF already in progress.
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Seriously.

This is dumber than 1998.
Yup. Every day - or hour - another person/team is gone. Probably doesn't matter if Rabobank stays in the tour or not.
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I guess doping result.
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Seriously.

This is dumber than 1998.
Up until this, I felt that nothing could be worse than the '98 chaos...well, now, '07 has surpassed it.
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In other news, Team BF.net is flying to France later tonight to join the TdF already in progress.
I finally get to run down the road drunk and nekkid waving the BF flag for Ryanf!
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i really bummed now.

edit: esp if i have to listed to Paul and Phil comment on a nekkid chipcom
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Old 07-25-07, 03:23 PM
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His stage today looked too good to be true.
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I hope it wasn't because of intimidation. I'm definitely not a fan of his, but unless there's some illness or rules violation, the race needs to be determined on the road.
High probability he's positive for something on the A sample.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:24 PM
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I blame the numbers from Lost for this mess
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Old 07-25-07, 03:25 PM
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sadly i fear that merlinextralight is right.
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I give up I ain't watchen this crap no more. What BS.
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I' about ready to forget about all this and go have some beers, or go ride. Just can't decide which one.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:27 PM
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I give up I ain't watchen this crap no more. What BS.
Ditto, I'm out this year.

The only thing I'll miss is Phil and Paul
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