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Offline slowfatguy

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Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« on: July 25, 2007, 06:56:06 PM »
Reports say the team sponsor insisted he be removed. Seems like they are getting serious about the doping, but I think some innocents may suffer from this.
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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 07:21:52 PM »
It looks like any of the leaders will be under a cloud of suspicion.  ???
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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 07:52:03 PM »
He is definately out!  This sucks! >:(

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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 08:29:16 PM »
cofidis team is out also after rider Cristian Moreni failed for having to much testosterone.  Jeez all this cheating is making for a *ty tour
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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 09:15:47 PM »
I was just about to post this. Despite naysaying him a few times on this board, I had always liked him from when I first saw him last year winning the Polka Dot jersey. I guess this means that Contador is in the yellow! This really sucks and I do think that it is a load of bull. Rasmussen HAS been the only dominant player in the tour.
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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 09:20:56 PM »
Kid Contador!!!!  Leiphammer must be kicking himself for not having been riding stronger. Contador  with a solid lead. Disco can now get 1-2 finish. I hope they are clean.  Rasmussen is not under investigaion for cheating during the tour but for missing tests that were required of him back in 2006. Not certain on the 2006, but thats what I have read. He apparently missed some required off-season drug tests for licensed riders. He was trying to claim that he was at his home in Mexico at this time and  Mexico currently does not require this drug testing. Another  rider claims he saw him riding in Italy. Rabobank fired his ass for inconsistencies in his story. Damn, who's a guy  supposed to look up to in this crazy cycling world. Momma, don't let your babies grow up to be cyclists.
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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 09:34:12 PM »
Momma, don't let your babies grow up to be cyclists.

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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 09:36:51 PM »
He missed four tests...

"Three missed tests by any one body amounts to a doping violation, and a consequent sanction under the rules of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). "

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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 09:51:19 PM »
He missed four tests...

"Three missed tests by any one body amounts to a doping violation, and a consequent sanction under the rules of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). "

-- Velonews.com

And from what I've read it was in the weeks leading up to the tour.
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Re: Rasmussen pulled from the tour!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007, 10:30:05 PM »
Damn, who's a guy  supposed to look up to in this crazy cycling world. Momma, don't let your babies grow up to be cyclists.

Well, there's always Armstrong and Lemond.

 

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