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the Earl of Whirl

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what about the tour d'France?
« on: July 06, 2010, 01:46:02 PM »

We are not getting a lot of news about the tour over here as everyone seems to be waiting to see what happens with Lebron James.  So, I did hear Armstrong fell yesterday and had a flat today.  What is the inside scoop over there, Jim?
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 05:08:34 PM »

Contador will be the winner without any doubt. :D
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 10:20:00 AM »

Well, Contador certainly is looking good at this point.  Looks like Armstrong is completely out of it.  Who should I cheer for now?  I will not cheer for that guy who did all that crazy head-butting!
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 09:54:14 AM »

I'm rooting for Levi.  If Spain hadn't won the World Cup, I'd be more inclined to root for Contador,  but I just can't right now.
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 08:04:55 AM »

Today's paper has this in the headings......Contador nearing Tour de France title.  It sounds like he was under attack from Andy Schleck but continues to hold a firm grip on his lead, which is only 8 seconds!!!
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 09:27:04 AM »

Are Contador and the rest "clean"? That sport has been marred by doping. The Tour ran on EVO during the whole 90's. According to Landis, who won the Tour but got caught immediately, the whole US team (the USPS team!), to whom he belonged and was lead by Lance Armstrong, did blood transfusions and EVO (there are indictments and an investigation in progress).  Fortunately, I don't think doping has been a big problem with tops.
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010, 12:49:11 PM »

Contador is the man.  He won the big stage today.  He is looking good for that tour title!

As far as doping, he has passed all the tests he has taken at the tour this year.  And being a former winner he sure has been tested a lot.
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 01:17:57 PM »

Pulp is too humble to gloat about the final outcome of the tour so I will talk about it for him.  Contador wins the tour again.  It is a big win for him.  It is a great win, also, for his country.  That gives Spain the world cup victory and the tour d'France victory.  What next?  Maybe the world championships of basketball?
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 12:35:26 PM »

Glad to see Contador was found innocent of performance inhancing drugs and gets to keep his tour d'France title.  So, illegal substances can be ingested through some meat one might eat at a regular meal.  I guess this means one can still have a good steak dinner before the world top spinning championship and not have to worry about testing positive for illegal substances (if we had drug testing!).
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the only thing that can stop Contador is...
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 02:01:35 PM »

cycling at night without lights.  At least that is what the French police say.  Alberto tried but failed to convince the officer his team's cars could light the way.

Jim, is it true the French will do whatever they can to slow down Contador?
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Re: what about the tour d'France?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 05:12:03 PM »

Jim, is it true the French will do whatever they can to slow down Contador?

for sure
here in france he is still considered as a doper

but our legislations (including track and field) is tougher that anywhere else in the world
i can certify that because of my everyday work at the national institute of sports:scheduled and random bloodtests are the rule , even at a junior level


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