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Old 06-30-2006, 04:55 AM   #1
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Tour de France 2006 and the neverending story of Doping..

Is there anyone still interested now that big Lens isn't starting anymore?

big favourite Jan Ullrich of Germany's Team T-mobile has been suspended...

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T-Mobile announced that it has suspended Jan Ullrich, Oscar Sevilla and Rudy Pevenage in the wake of the Operacion Puerto affair. The three were implicated in the doping scandal as being clients of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes. None of them will take part in the Tour de France.
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so who is to win? Basso? He's also said to be in the Fuentes thing.. Leipheimer? Or somebody else?

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Old 06-30-2006, 05:00 AM   #2
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I'm not really interested in road racing like the TdF - but a couple of times we've been staying in the area where one of the stages has been running. And that was certainly exciting! Lance Armstrong has now retired, and that's about the depth of my knowledge of the racing teams!
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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Sadly, I'm no longer surprised when another athlete is shown to have been using a performance enhancing drug. Every record-breaking performance now comes with a shadow of doubt that the athlete was not acting alone, but had a hypodermic in his back pocket.
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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This is big gift to the Americans though. Helps them big time in winning the thing.

I think OLN'S ratings are going to tank big time because Lance is not riding in this year.
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Old 06-30-2006, 06:16 PM   #5
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Sadly, I'm no longer surprised when another athlete is shown to have been using a performance enhancing drug. Every record-breaking performance now comes with a shadow of doubt that the athlete was not acting alone, but had a hypodermic in his back pocket.
On the flip side of that though, if you were just an average or below average player, and someone told you that they could help you get a 50-100 million dollar contract, how many guys wouldn't jump at that chance?
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Old 06-30-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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On the flip side of that though, if you were just an average or below average player, and someone told you that they could help you get a 50-100 million dollar contract, how many guys wouldn't jump at that chance?
It's not that they wouldn't, it's that they shouldn't.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:05 AM   #7
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there is still the risk of beeing caught, so I don't know if it's worth it...
but with all these favorites out, there is a big chance that there will be another US winner this year..
The former Posties have good chances, Hincapie, Landis, Leipheimer or Salvodelli.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:05 AM   #8
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a great stage today...




Menchov, Leipheimer, Landis, Evans, Sastre still in lead after all those mountains..
Now it's the real tour!
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Ah... football is all over now the attention turns on to cycling....

I did follow this stuff briefly some years ago and remember watching Vuelta 2002 almost all the way through... sort of forgot about it, but where is Oscar Sevilla, the cute Spaniard I was cheering for back then? Is he still around?
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:48 PM   #10
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Oscarchen is riding with Team T-mobile at this moment, but his not in Franmce with the tour.
I think he will go for the Vuelta again.. in my opinion one of the most boring Grand Tours
the best one is "yours", Licia, the Giro... TdF is the most famous, but sometimes a bit boring...

there were two US citizens in the first three places, Levi Leipheimer of Gerolsteienr and Floyd Landis of Phonak... Floyd Landis is now the overall leader in the yellow jersey
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