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Old 06-13-19, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Personally, I'd say I don't care what you think.

I was following the Dauphine, and the OP let out some major news by posting this.
You literally would have been told of this within the first minute of watching the race broadcast (assuming you managed to miss it all over every cycling social media site). You're not missing out on anything.
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Old 06-13-19, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
That's a side effect of salbuterol.
I laughed aloud....good one.
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Old 06-13-19, 04:09 PM
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Spoiler alert, from VeloNews: Chris Froome could become winner of 2011 Vuelta after UCI cites Juan Jose Cobo for biological passport violations

That would be a nice win while he is in the ICU. Sadly, it sounds like this crash could end his racing career.
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Old 06-13-19, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Didn't happen in the race = not a race spoiler.
Thank goodness, someone with some bleeping sense.
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Old 06-13-19, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveLeeNC View Post
100% agree that this is NOT a spoiler. A spoiler is about watching the race but knowing the outcome before the end, so the excitement factor is gone. In this case the Froome thing was known before the race even started. If you want zero information about what happens between the end of stage n and the beginning of stage n+1, you need to lock yourself in a closet with no electronics or internet. This isn't even close to being a spoiler and there certainly is nothing "to be careful about" here.

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Well said.

For the rest...

As for Froomie, I feel bad for him that he was in such a bad accident. Hope he makes a full recovery. Terrible thing for him and his loved ones. I'm definitely NOT a fan, although I do respect his accomplishments and abilities. I would much rather he be in the TdF and get beat than not be in it at all, especially under these circumstances. Hopefully we'll have a surprise winner this year.

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Old 06-13-19, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GailT View Post
Spoiler alert, from VeloNews: Chris Froome could become winner of 2011 Vuelta after UCI cites Juan Jose Cobo for biological passport violations

That would be a nice win while he is in the ICU. Sadly, it sounds like this crash could end his racing career.
He'll be as happy as Andy S was winning the Tour.
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Old 06-13-19, 10:29 PM
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Froome out of the TdF is good news for racing. I'm not going to lose one bit of sleep over this doper and Sky
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Old 06-14-19, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
Not a froome fan but it does take away from the race with him not being there. I know he cheats with PEDS and all but they all do so who cares.
Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made threatening phone calls to women, brought legal suits against journalists (complete with perjured testimony); all to screw anybody who dared to speak the truth (even if that person did so because he as called up by a grand jury). You and I would be behind bars for what Armstrong and his cronies did. Very few other riders, teams and support casts did the like. He also had inside help at UCI: telephone calls to announce out-of-competition tests and testing riders threatening Armstrong on GC at the Tour when requested by Postal/Discovery. It wasn't remotely an even playing field.
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Old 06-14-19, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made threatening phone calls to women, brought legal suits against journalists (complete with perjured testimony); all to screw anybody who dared to speak the truth (even if that person did so because he as called up by a grand jury). You and I would be behind bars for what Armstrong and his cronies did. Very few other riders, teams and support casts did the like. He also had inside help at UCI: telephone calls to announce out-of-competition tests and testing riders threatening Armstrong on GC at the Tour when requested by Postal/Discovery. It wasn't remotely an even playing field.
From a cycling perspective, it is pretty easy to believe he did what everyone else did.
Guess I don't know what career wrecking and threatening calls has to do with cycling anymore than betting on dog fights has to do with football. I have no issue with civil or criminal trials, just that is not cycling.
Weak officials is on the UCI. Just as in soccer a weak ref is on FIFA. Athletes are to win, or actually to entertain in a way their bosses make more money and they get more money.
That is what it has been for 50 years at least and I see no end. I rather dislike it, but the bike part seems more like speeding to me.

The ruin peoples lives/ careers is different, although - Who? Who is ruined and making less money than if Lance had been less of a performer?
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Old 06-14-19, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
Froome out of the TdF is good news for racing. I'm not going to lose one bit of sleep over this doper and Sky
Yes, back to Froome. I liked the guy. I rooted against him, but I liked him. Of course he was a doper. How are you going to win without doping?

Cadel and Sastra (maybe) but everyone else needed some help. Lemond needed help - he was shot! The only difference I see is sometimes doping is allowed.
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Old 06-16-19, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made threatening phone calls to women, brought legal suits against journalists (complete with perjured testimony); all to screw anybody who dared to speak the truth (even if that person did so because he as called up by a grand jury). You and I would be behind bars for what Armstrong and his cronies did. Very few other riders, teams and support casts did the like. He also had inside help at UCI: telephone calls to announce out-of-competition tests and testing riders threatening Armstrong on GC at the Tour when requested by Postal/Discovery. It wasn't remotely an even playing field.
Well, you kinda get a chip on your shoulder when everyone and their mother is coming after you specifically, when you haven't done anything more than what every one else has.
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Old 06-16-19, 04:29 PM
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Devolving to arguing about Armstrong is the bf equivalent of Godwin's Law
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Old 06-16-19, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
The Tour is boring because of the disparity in dollars spent on Team personnel. Sky & Ineos are annually spending vastly more than Quick-Step + partner, or DimensionData, SunWeb, etc.

Remember when the NY Yankees won so many World Series. Best players.

It was boring during the 'Armstrong administration' for a different reason of disparity.


Froomy's bad 'luck' sure makes G.Thomas' job a lot simpler.
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Old 06-18-19, 07:54 AM
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Sooooo, do Froomes teammates now get to share his ummmmm, Asthma medication???
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