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Old 07-03-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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2010 Tour de France - To dope or not to dope...that is the question.

Should be a great Tour! Contador is the man but it's still a team sport and Lance has the team.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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Oooooooh . . . goody . . . so that kicks off in a couple of hours . . . I thought that Spanish fellow was the favourite?

It's always an entertaining little ride to watch that one
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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UCI is checking for "mechanical doping" for the first time.

"Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, will be using scanners to check riders’ bike frames for motors ahead of this years 94th edition of the Tour de France, which gets under way in Rotterdam in two weeks’ time, with British track and road legend Chris Boardman having reportedly demonstrated to officials just how such a device could work in practice.

The UCI’s announcement follows recent claims that cyclists including World and Olympic Time Trial Champion Fabian Cancellara, winner of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in April, were employing “mechanical doping” to gain an edge over their rivals, accusations that the Swiss cyclist and his Team Saxo Bank firmly deny."

Should be interesting to see if there are any differences in time trial performances, etc this tour.
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Just watched the highlights of the first stage. Tony Martin is cycling this year???


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Just watched the highlights of the first stage. Tony Martin is cycling this year???


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What? Is he?
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:44 AM   #6
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Cancerella was incredible yesterday as expected. However, it is truly amazing that at 38 Lance Armstrong can compete at such a high level. Can he keep it up for over 2,000 miles???...we shall see.
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It was a great prologue. I'm surprised at how well Armstrong rode. It's going to be an interesting tour, although Contador is still the favorite, and in fact even more so now that Andy Schleck lost about 40 seconds to him yesterday.

Watch out for the cobblestones in Stage 3. That might shake things up a bit.
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. . . he will need smaller glasses though . . . wind resistance on those things would be appalling

and as for mechanical doping . . . why must everybody cheat . . . why?
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I seriously doubt there has been any mechanical doping. That seems far-fetched.
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So has anybody been watching this race round here?

I have been so entirely consumed with that other little world cup thingy that this baby has slipped right off my register . . . . . . I think I read somewhere that Mark Cavendish (british?) won the 5th stage . . . actually looking forward to tuning in to this when the football is over
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Mick Molloy is his domestique.
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I just found this thread. I'm a big cycling fan, but there don't seem to be many around here. I'm an Armstrong fan but after today it's over for him. Now I'm supporting Andy Schleck and Van Den Broek.
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Bad day for Lance - looks like he's out of contention.

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I seriously doubt there has been any mechanical doping. That seems far-fetched.
I think this is the Italian TV video that started the talk - the mechanic or whoever furnished the time trial bike claimed it (the technology) had been used in the TDF.

YouTube - Bike with engine (doped bike) and Cancellara (Roubaix - Vlaanderen)
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What a joke. That is just not true.
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