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Jul. 26th, 2007

12:11 pm - Gotta love cycling!

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From Espn's Jim Caple:

"Meanwhile in real Tour news, with no rider apparently capable of preventing Michael Rasmussen from winning the event, the race leader abruptly was kicked off his Rabobank team Wednesday. So if you're scoring at home …

The leader of the 2007 Tour has been thrown out of the race.

The winner of the 2006 Tour, Floyd Landis, tested positive for performance enhancers and is awaiting an arbitration decision on his case.

The winner of the 1999-2005 Tours, Lance Armstrong, never tested positive but a recently published book nonetheless claims he took performance enhancers (an allegation Armstrong vehemently and litigiously denies).

The winner of the 1998 Tour, Marco Pantani, is dead of a cocaine overdose.

The winner of the 1997 Tour, Jan Ullrich, retired this year after being banned from last year's race in the Operacion Puerto doping scandal.

The winner of the 1996 Tour, Bjarne Riis, recently confessed that he won the race while on EPO and other performance enhancers.

That about covers it ... wait, no, almost forgot. The pre-race favorite to win this year's Tour, Alexandre Vinokourov, was kicked out of the competition Tuesday after testing positive for blood doping.

Other than that, the Tour is in fine shape. "

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From:wackynephews
Date:July 26th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Makes boxing and wrestling look legit.
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From:thebrucie
Date:July 27th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
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They should just forget the cycling and just have a competition to see who can stuff the most growth hormones in their body.
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From:garething
Date:July 27th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
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What is this Tour you speak of? I notice you never mention what sport it is...
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From:garething
Date:July 27th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
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Oh wait... "Cycling"... yeah, I suppose that's a sport.
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From:nosarious
Date:July 27th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)

Well,

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Actually, in the same way Lawn Bowling is a sport, often confused with Baseball.

No one actually dies in Baseball. Now if that were the case, then it would be a real sport.

Methinks the Tour is the Tour de Force in Europe. Otherwise known as a test bed for modern drug testing techniques.
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From:thebrucie
Date:July 27th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)

Re: Well,

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No one actually dies in Baseball. Now if that were the case, then it would be a real sport.

Funny you should say that...

http://sports.espn.go.com/minorlbb/news/story?id=2945798
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From:nosarious
Date:July 27th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)

well, shit (was Re: Well, )

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I feel awful now. Goo d thing I never mentioned anything about it not being the major leagues until someone loses an eye.
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From:bungle_lord
Date:July 28th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
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Obviously, it is the anti-testicular cancer treatment that seems to work best for achieving victory in the Tour de France. I wonder if it is really necessary to have the testicular cancer or can one get by with only the treatments?
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