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Old 05-03-18, 07:35 PM   #601
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I've read it described as a last resort treatment for serious asthma conditions (injecting triamcinolone). The idea that someone is such a state can take part in the Tour De France is fanciful so at best it must have been a sledgehammer to smash a nut, with the convenient side effect of it being a highly effective performance enhancer. Basically, he and his team are cheating cunts, abusing the system as far as they thought they could to gain an artificial performance increase. I wonder how long he'll keep his knighthood.
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Old 05-03-18, 08:04 PM   #602
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Belgium's Bradley Wiggins and Somalia's Mo Farrah looking more than a bit dodgy.
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Old 05-03-18, 08:16 PM   #603
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Don't forget Kenya's Chris Froome
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Old 05-03-18, 08:23 PM   #604
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For what purpose though Bradley?

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This is going to go full Lance Armstrong. Which chat show will Bradley fess up on though?
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Old 05-03-18, 10:07 PM   #605
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blatant cheats. british cycling has been propped up with money for years and this is the result.
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Old 04-07-18, 12:33 PM   #606
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I've just read this fascinating article on the BBC about how Sky control Chris Froome's energy intake and output to almost F1 levels of detail.

It's too long to C&P with all the graphics but well worth a read if you have a few minutes.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/44694122

Chris Froome: Team Sky's unprecedented release of data reveals how British rider won Giro d'Italia
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Old 04-07-18, 03:56 PM   #607
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Froome is going to get dogs abuse this year after the case being dropped by the UCI and WADA but without any real details as to why.
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Old 04-07-18, 04:29 PM   #608
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I've just read this fascinating article on the BBC about how Sky control Chris Froome's energy intake and output to almost F1 levels of detail.

It's too long to C&P with all the graphics but well worth a read if you have a few minutes.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/44694122

Chris Froome: Team Sky's unprecedented release of data reveals how British rider won Giro d'Italia
That's pretty cool actually. Anyone who's bonked on a bike or indeed running knows how fine the margins are and how horrendous it is if you get it badly wrong.
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Old 04-07-18, 04:32 PM   #609
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That's pretty cool actually. Anyone who's bonked on a bike or indeed running knows how fine the margins are and how horrendous it is if you get it badly wrong.


What?

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Old 04-07-18, 04:34 PM   #610
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sounds awkward
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Old 04-07-18, 04:36 PM   #611
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sounds awkward
Maybe he was talking about riding a chopper.

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Anyone who's bonked on a bike... ...knows how fine the margins are and how horrendous it is if you get it badly wrong.
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Old 04-07-18, 04:56 PM   #612
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Maybe he was talking about riding a chopper.
maybe not
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Old 04-07-18, 08:11 PM   #613
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Froome is going to get dogs abuse this year after the case being dropped by the UCI and WADA but without any real details as to why.
Really? All seems very straightforward to me. The urine sampling methodology was absolute fucking nonsense, and the reading he got was entirely possible with legal use.

Same thing completely fucked over Petacchi, who now finally feels vindicated thanks to this.
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Old 04-07-18, 09:01 PM   #614
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What?





It means ran out of energy (hit the wall)
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Old 04-07-18, 09:37 PM   #615
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What?

It's a pretty common phrase to be fair, token link not riddled with ads which explains the random source: https://totalwomenscycling.com/fitne...27GsImDBmZt.97
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Old 27-06-21, 02:19 PM   #616
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The clown from yesterday bring sued

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Old 27-06-21, 02:33 PM   #617
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If they can find her
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Old 28-06-21, 07:53 PM   #618
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Spectator who caused massive crash at Tour de France missing after fleeing the country
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Old 30-06-21, 05:16 PM   #619
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Sounds like they've made an arrest for that crash.
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Old 30-06-21, 10:40 PM   #620
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Sounds like they've made an arrest for that crash.
The sign holder was the only one not on drugs too
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Old 02-07-21, 07:27 AM   #621
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2 stage wins for Mark Cavendish. One of the greatest sporting comebacks. 6 months ago, no team, no sponsor. 5 years since his last stage win in the tour. Fighting depression, injury and illness. Now only 2 wins off the great Eddy Mercx. 5 sprint stages left, he couldn't could he? Stories and emotions make sport great, something they've removed from football of late.
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Old 06-07-21, 07:03 PM   #622
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Another stage win, one off the record! Go on Cav.
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Old 06-07-21, 07:44 PM   #623
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Anyone wish to explain how the scoring works for the tour?

If you've won 2nd most stages in history then surely you've got to have won a couple of tours along the way?

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Old 06-07-21, 08:02 PM   #624
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Anyone wish to explain how the scoring works for the tour?

If you've won 2nd most stages in history then surely you've got to have won a couple of tours along the way?
Time - Cavendish is a sprinter, wins flat stages and the green ‘points’ jersey. The overall winner would take time out of him in both timetrails and mountain stages
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Old 06-07-21, 08:13 PM   #625
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Anyone wish to explain how the scoring works for the tour?

If you've won 2nd most stages in history then surely you've got to have won a couple of tours along the way?
Not at all.

Yellow Jersey Winner - this is the guy that wins the overall race. You don't need to win a day's stage to win the overall race. You have to be consistently up there. Each team will normally have a overall leader. Someone that is good at most aspects but never a pure sprinter. Overall the days it's accumulated time that wins the race. Each member of the team will work for the leader to get him out of trouble and lead out for him.

King of the Mountains - these guys are the best at the climbs so tend to be the lightest in the team. In each days stage there are lines whereby the top 3 accumulate points as they reach the top of that particular climb. A race within a race. A mountain expert can win the overall tour as on a few days these guys can gobble up time on their competitors.

Green Jersey - these are the sprinters. Much more bulk and muscle than the others. They can't win without the help of their team. They stay on the wheel of their lead out in the team and come into their own over the last half mile. These guys are ones at the danger end, peddling flat out wheel to wheel. Cavendish is one of these. He can't win the tour, he loses too much in the Mountain stages. Again Each day there are races within races to gain points. A sprinter cannot win the race just like Linford Christie couldn't win a marathon.
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Old 06-07-21, 08:20 PM   #626
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Another stage win, one off the record! Go on Cav.


Come on the Manx missile, fucking comeback or what

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Old 09-07-21, 04:47 PM   #627
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It's only gone and done it! Equalled the record with his 34th stage win. This could be up there with the greatest sporting comeback ever.
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Old 09-07-21, 05:03 PM   #628
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Equalled Eddy Merckx’s record of most race wins in the TDF.
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Old 09-07-21, 05:42 PM   #629
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Just needs to dig really deep in the pyrenees and he has two chances to beat the record. I think it could be set up for a final day special. He's won the last stage I Paris 4 times already, what a fitting place to do it!
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Anyone wish to explain how the scoring works for the tour?

If you've won 2nd most stages in history then surely you've got to have won a couple of tours along the way?
Cavendish is a sprinter, battles for the green jersey on flat stages. Sprinters can't keep up in hilly stages usually, due to their physique which is mainly purely built for power.

A tour de France winner (yellow jersey) is the better all rounder, but more importantly they are the fastest in terms of general time it takes to finish the whole tour, so the general classification is the most important and prestigious of them all.
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5 years without a win and does 4 on his comeback.

Win the final stage Cav and retire even more of a legend
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