Another TdF Positive

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  1. Bro Deal

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    Word is that a rider tested positve for corticosteroids but no name has been released yet.

    In other news, the stock of Backdated TUEs Consolidated (NYSE: BTC) shot up by 20% in heavy trading before the close.
     
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  2. Anticyclone

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    Weren't there rumours that someone who pulled out early in the tour had tested positive? If true then this could be that person.
     
  3. Rolfrae

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    Christophe Moreau.
     
  4. poulidor

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    I doubt because he was back racing.
     
  5. Wayne666

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    You would also think it would be coming from the latter part of the Tour, when Moreau pulled out relatively early.
     
  6. poulidor

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    AFLD has said they don't know if that rider has a TUE, and that rider is not in Beijing!
     
  7. Wayne666

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    So it's the Peirero case all over again? AFLD requesting a TUE and the athlete not providing it?
     
  8. adamastor

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    It is not Christophe Moreau. The director of AFLD was asked this question precisely by reporter on French RTL radio this morning. His answer was clearly NO, this concerns a test done after Moreau gave up, and Moreau's blood (tested twice) did not show unusual values.
     
  9. Cobblestones

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    So, is it someone from this list?
     
  10. El Loto

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    Saunier Duval?
    Devolder?
     
  11. Cobblestones

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    You see, it is not clear from the OP whether it is a rider who abandoned the TdF or not.
     
  12. Crankyfeet

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    I reckon it would be someone who didn't pull out and the positive came in a late stage (assume AFLD didn't find out until event was over).

    I'm going to take a flyer on Steegmans. He's not in Beijing... and would have been only tested in the final stage.
     
  13. poulidor

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    Yes, they are waiting his answer..
     
  14. tommyadrian5

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    Baden Cooke
     
  15. Anticyclone

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    Is that a guess? He did pull out but it was put down to a crash
     
  16. Powerful Pete

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    Yes, please explain - are you guessing or has something more come out?
     
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    Man, this is taking ages. What happened to the good old days when riders read about their positives in L'Equipe?
     
  18. Powerful Pete

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    Italian sites are now saying that Jimmy Casper is the rider in question.

    For the Italian speakers, the blurb is here. Not much beyond his name though.
     
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  20. Bro Deal

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    This cannot be good news for Agritubel. A French team is in a bad position to have the ASO pissed off at them.
     
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