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07-31-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,053
Posted By godspiral

don't know what you mean by dope back up without...

don't know what you mean by dope back up without cheating...

stage 16, he went with the early flats breakaway, but got dropped early in 2nd to last hill, caught and dropped by yellow group.
07-30-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,666
Posted By godspiral

I disagree. Spiking food is a real concern. ...

I disagree. Spiking food is a real concern. While he is right that Vino and Kessler would have been stupid to intentionally dope the way they did, its possible they made mistakes.
07-30-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,053
Posted By godspiral

Mayo didn't have a very good tour either. After...

Mayo didn't have a very good tour either. After the 2nd place in stage 8, he never even managed to stay in the top 15 group in later climbs... so its a surprise he was cheating, cuz he didn't appear...
07-30-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,193
Posted By godspiral

The most relevant fact out of all of this is when...

The most relevant fact out of all of this is when he was tested prior to June 29th. If the time window when he was unavailable is quite short, and he was tested near that time window, then it would...
07-30-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By godspiral

While shorter patent rights might well be a good...

While shorter patent rights might well be a good thing, its not going to come at pharma's suggestion.

Also, no matter how many liability waivers you'd make the athletes sign, if any doping is...
07-28-07, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By godspiral

It boils down to, would you prefer a system...

It boils down to,

would you prefer a system where only the winners can afford to dope, but there is a strict moral facade against doping, or a system where everyone is allowed to dope just a...
07-27-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By godspiral

Another reason the green is more presitigious, is...

Another reason the green is more presitigious, is that the polka dots has been won, and almost always has highly placed riders who are not among the best climbers.... by stealing all of the minor...
07-27-07, 05:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,328
Posted By godspiral

If bookies had inside knowledge that Soler was...

If bookies had inside knowledge that Soler was leaving... they would give you 1000:1 odds to bet on him.

As to VT's question about why riders are risking it, it could be the testing labs got...
07-27-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By godspiral

7/11 would make a good sponsor... why did they...

7/11 would make a good sponsor... why did they drop out anyway?
07-27-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By godspiral

Hilarious after 2 days without boot/arrest.

Hilarious after 2 days without boot/arrest.
07-27-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By godspiral

If the tests that were missed were in may and...

If the tests that were missed were in may and june 2007, its a big strike against him, especially, if no make up tests were promptly done. The couple of months prior to tour would be prime doping...
07-27-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By godspiral

I guess there is an ethical problem with...

I guess there is an ethical problem with developing pharma that improves humans instead of just healing them. There's also usually a presumption that any short term improvement causes long term...
07-26-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,999
Posted By godspiral

There's a lot of sanctimonious, loudmouth,...

There's a lot of sanctimonious, loudmouth, family-values, republican politicians sodomizing boy pages and prostitutes
07-26-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By godspiral

Managed Blood Chemisty competitions

Managed blood chemistry sports would offer major pharma sponsorship opportunities, and let us monitor long term effects of various PEDs. Some heavily monitored health preserving limits should still...
07-26-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By godspiral

Mayo because he sucks so much he can't be doping...

Mayo because he sucks so much he can't be doping :P ... but if he wins, they should wait for the tests
07-26-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,681
Posted By godspiral

phone records

phone records
07-26-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,681
Posted By godspiral

yup kinda hard to pay for plane tickets in cash. ...

yup kinda hard to pay for plane tickets in cash. Showing some trace of life in Mexico, and publicising the credit card statements he normally uses for air travel, and other finances could help show...
07-26-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By godspiral

Only Yellow is tested after every stage. Ras was...

Only Yellow is tested after every stage. Ras was not DQd He is winner of 2 stages including 16. He "chose" not to start, so the same procedure that would apply if he chose 5 minutes prior to start...
07-26-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,810
Posted By godspiral

Is there more info from Cassini? Did he see a...

Is there more info from Cassini? Did he see a thin guy with goatee going fast on a good bike?

Whenever someone passes me on a hill next time, I'll be sure and think WTF is Rasmussen doing...
07-26-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,681
Posted By godspiral

Actually the conservative thing to do is to pull...

Actually the conservative thing to do is to pull Ras out of fear some allegations might be true.

This contradicts the report of him admitting he was in Italy, or that the team had a thorough...
07-26-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,810
Posted By godspiral

There is also a press quote from deRooy saying he...

There is also a press quote from deRooy saying he was visiting an unknown doctor in Italy, and so the team decision is understandable.

It still raises the question that if riders have the means...
07-25-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By godspiral

Good to hear... On the road, this was an awesome...

Good to hear... On the road, this was an awesome tour
07-25-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By godspiral

Vino was a huge hero and media favorite that...

Vino was a huge hero and media favorite that spoke fluent French. ... and he wasn't going to win anyway.
07-25-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,810
Posted By godspiral

If the guy lives in Italy, and has reached his 2...

If the guy lives in Italy, and has reached his 2 allowable administrative slipups, he could want to hide any other "innocent" administrative slip ups. I understand the firing better now though.
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07-25-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,810
Posted By godspiral

You or I sure as hell don't know the crap you put...

You or I sure as hell don't know the crap you put in CAPS. Though if he didn't go to Italy for a race, or can't account for his wearabouts there, then I might be somewhat more understanding.... I'm...
07-25-07, 03:51 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,810
Posted By godspiral

"However the team has learnt that Rasmussen lied...

"However the team has learnt that Rasmussen lied to them over where and what he was up to during the month of June when he was in fact in Italy and not in Mexico as he had told them."

So its...
07-25-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 17,810
Posted By godspiral

They wouldn' have todays doping test results...

They wouldn' have todays doping test results done. I'd guess its some allegation in his past, which IMO would be a disapointing reason to pressure him out. It would be even sadder if it was just...
07-25-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,869
Posted By godspiral

Alpe d'Huez worship is about it holding 1M people...

Alpe d'Huez worship is about it holding 1M people on fat roads with tourist facilities. All the HC climbs of the past 3 days were harder, I think.
07-25-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,111
Posted By godspiral

Scandals re: the Yellow jersey have been...

Scandals re: the Yellow jersey have been demonstrated as getting the most readership I presume, so in the words of Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11... "I want the link to Hussein. Stir it all up things...
07-25-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,111
Posted By godspiral

Velonews is definitely pationately digging for...

Velonews is definitely pationately digging for dirt on rasmussen, and doing so in an exaggerated manner.
07-25-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By godspiral

Was probably Levi's best tdf stage ever. Odds...

Was probably Levi's best tdf stage ever. Odds are he or contador will make podium.
07-25-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By godspiral

A lot of style for taking all those points and...

A lot of style for taking all those points and still finishing high up on the stage. (16)
07-25-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,869
Posted By godspiral

Ras is better than he was 2 years ago, and...

Ras is better than he was 2 years ago, and finished side by side with him in a tough stage, but I don't know how hard Lance had to push himself that day.
07-25-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By godspiral

Yep... you're less prone to smile a lot when the...

Yep... you're less prone to smile a lot when the questions are "how can you prove you didn't dope" instead of "how does it feel to have done so well"
07-25-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,374
Posted By godspiral

Evans could pick up 5 minutes on ras for all we...

Evans could pick up 5 minutes on ras for all we know. Levi might finish ahead of contador. Was nice to see Levi and Evans fight to stay with the other 2, instead of letting them go on first try. ...
07-25-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,374
Posted By godspiral

I think Ras figured out that contador may be able...

I think Ras figured out that contador may be able to sprint uphill pretty quick, but he has to slow back down fairly soon after just like human people... so he didn't try jumping straight to the...
07-25-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,946
Posted By godspiral

Its probably not ras, because he was tested after...

Its probably not ras, because he was tested after stage 10 too, and I wouldn't understand doping prior to flat stage.
07-25-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,374
Posted By godspiral

They let Sastre do too much work on the flats...

They let Sastre do too much work on the flats (with more to come... maybe Mayo )... good job by rabobank again so far.... looks like disco didn't need to worry too much about sastre.
07-24-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By godspiral

Vino's blood test for stage 15 should still show...

Vino's blood test for stage 15 should still show the extra blood, so he will be dq for that one too... then yes.
07-24-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By godspiral

I'd guess that Astana is not disqualified. They...

I'd guess that Astana is not disqualified. They abandoned. So they keep points/results/prizes.
07-24-07, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,459
Posted By godspiral

Kloeden will ride so fast this stage he'll make...

Kloeden will ride so fast this stage he'll make it to Germany before anyone else even finishes.

Ras will either win or be beat at the line.
07-24-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,977
Posted By godspiral

Astana agreed to leave the tour based on A...

Astana agreed to leave the tour based on A sample. Velonews headline is they believed the tour over Vino.
07-24-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By godspiral

There's degrees of cheating. I don't know what...

There's degrees of cheating. I don't know what any of these riders did 5+ years ago, which very well could have developed most of their skills and talent by cheating, but in competition doping is...
07-24-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By godspiral

The wrong blood was most likely a teammates.

The wrong blood was most likely a teammates.
07-24-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,977
Posted By godspiral

Baffled... I might not have the opportunities for...

Baffled... I might not have the opportunities for multi million dollar contract renegotiations, but can understand the benefits of maintaining my reputation enough to get a pretty decent salary by...
07-24-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,977
Posted By godspiral

The law where everyone else has to obey stop...

The law where everyone else has to obey stop signs and wear seat belts and pay taxes is a good one.

The TdF is doing the right thing by cracking down, and cleaning house. I hope they collect on...
07-24-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,977
Posted By godspiral

+10 Stupid. Sloppy. Disrespectful to his team...

+10
Stupid. Sloppy. Disrespectful to his team (not that he didn't have help). Disrespectful to cycling. Irreverently childish attention seeking. :(
07-24-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By godspiral

Does Soler have boobs? or does he store stuff in...

Does Soler have boobs? or does he store stuff in the front of his shirt?
07-24-07, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,334
Posted By godspiral

Delomiti points out the difference......

Delomiti points out the difference... bonking/cracking vs stopping before you bonk
07-24-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,212
Posted By godspiral

Levi has to finish ahead of Kloeden and Evans,...

Levi has to finish ahead of Kloeden and Evans, and they are both big favorites to win the TT, and with good conditions and a great ride could pick up to 6 minutes on Ras. Both of them have...
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