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    2010 Tour Route

    This tour will likely be won on the 17th (high mountaintop finish) and the 19th (ITT). Of the 6 "high mountain stages", only two -- the 8th and 17th -- end on a mountaintop after a hard clumb. All the rest end, either on a downhill run or on a small peak after a long downhill run. The 18th...
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    2009 TDF stage 17 - Bourg-Saint-Maurice Le Grand-Bornand 169.5 km

    "Selfish glory" to want, and be able to win the Tour, and to do that to try to gain a comfortable margin before the TT, Mount Ventoux and the unexpected puncture (or man-eating bear)? Even Jens Voigt would do that if he were in Contador's position. Contador rode superbly, physically and...
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    Carlos Sastre a man of principle...

    Thanks for the breath of sanity. I couldn't agree more. These --and many other riders--some of them in the limelight, many of them not, are ordinary people who don't see themselves as anything special, whether they are not. Perhaps we should have a competition for the nicest rider of all...
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    Hincapie: the straw that broke T-Mobile's back

    For at least the last 3 years and espcially in the last year, the German media have been all over the sport and the language they use - esp on TV when they allow those they interview to speak for them - is worse than anything you'd year in America, except for perhaps Fox. I can't see how...
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    Michael Rasmussen to sue Rabobank

    None of us know a bloody thing about the type of case he is proceeding with at law in the Netherlands. Americans glibly assume that the rest of the world has civil law like their own, replete with their own personal injury law and the same liability rules. I am assuming that Rasmussen and his...
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    Michael Rasmussen to sue Rabobank

    None of us know a bloody thing about the type of case he is proceeding with at law in the Netherlands. Americans glibly assume that the rest of the world has civil law like their own, replete with their own personal injury law and the same liability rules. I am assuming that Rasmussen and his...
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    Interview with Tour of America organizer Frank Arokiasamy

    They forgot to add a new category: desert stages (14-16, as far as i can tell). It's hard to seriously imagine a cycling event in Death Valley. I think Team Easy ON from Denmark could win one of these, if Bobby is having a good day and Frank is not too high on dope.
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    Jalabert at Ironman Hawaii

    Why hasn't any one accused him of doping in the past? I mean how else can you explain how a guy, this little, starts as a sprinter of merit and ends up winning the Italian and Spanish Giros and a bunch of stages in the TDF as a mountain rider? He must have been doped, right? Or could...
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    Cadel Evans Interview - 100% certain he is clean

    So, it's agreed: any change in human performance in sports has nothing to do with "improvements" in training, equipment, competition, motivation. It's all due to drugs - 100%. Is this the noble savage theory rearing its head against the ugly idea of man-made progress? You're a bunch of...
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    Contador announces a Friday prepared statement

    Most of you would make Joseph McCarthy and his red-baiting tactics of the 1950s look tame compared to your baseless speculations and wild theories. You don't have any more evidence that Contador is/was using dope except that he won the TDF when no one expected him to. But look who got caught...
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    Contador announces a Friday prepared statement

    Most of you would make Joseph McCarthy and his red-baiting tactics of the 1950s look tame compared to your baseless speculations and wild theories.
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    List the people in the 2007 TDF that you think doped

    Evans Kirchin Karpets Goubert Cesar Vasseur
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    Police raiding Barloworld hotel?

    In a word, no. In general, outside of the UK, there are relatively minimal statutory protections and no "bills of rights" or constitutional law to protect individuals from the state. This is because, under Social Democracy, the idea was that the state is created to promote the social welfare...
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    We need a Cold War Drug Policy

    Money caused this problem. Only money can end it. The sponsers could all agree that if a rider is "caught" doping by an agreed upon method of testing or by direct evidence, all of the sponsers will pull their financial support. End of pro cycling.
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    Rasmussen out of the tour!!!

    Who did David Cassini tell he saw Ramussen in Italy. There are two accounts: 1) he told Denmark's Radio, but i can find no record anywhere who he told or even that Denmark's Radio acknowledges this, and 2) he told Italian TV, but I can't find a record of who he told, there, either. I don't...