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Swiss Rider Wins Tour De France Prologue -- OrlandoSentinel.com

There are 9 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jul 7, 2007, titled Swiss Rider Wins Tour De France Prologue -- OrlandoSentinel.com. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Under a cloud of doping and suspicion that threatens all of cycling, Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won the prologue of the Tour de France as the sport's premier event began Saturday with heavy security and a ...

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Stephen_Florida

Orlando, FL

#1 Jul 22, 2007
Any rider that wins that other than a French rider is faced with all kinds of doping accusations, that is the way that the French do things!
Stephen_Florida

Orlando, FL

#2 Jul 22, 2007
I think that it is virtually impossible to win that race without some kind of help from drugs and the French know that so what is the big deal? Look at Barry Bonds a known steroid user and everyone loves him in the USA.
BALHDHSDS

Australia

#3 Jul 26, 2007
Bah, it's annoying that anyone who puts on a nice performance is accused. Sure, they may not be innocent- but what if they are?
My Opinion_El Paso_TX

United States

#4 Jul 26, 2007
I neither like or love Berry Bonds, much less baseball. Since Steroid use is dangerouse to the individual athelete, I don't think that it's very intelligent for using drugs in sports.

WWE wrestler Chris Benointe is one example of what Steroids harms!

Cheers
Florida2

Washington, DC

#6 Jul 13, 2008
It's been a great race so far, but, it was dissapointing to hear of another cyclist ejected due to an illegal substance, however, to have a 100% compliant race this year would have been akin to having 180 AA members on a three-week vacation, while hoping that none would take a drink...

In reality, it would be very difficult for both scenairos to happen, since the pressure for professional cyclists to not just ride with the peloton, as we do in the recreational bicycle clubs, but, to consistently do well - and more than well - is intense, so, the temptation for a cyclist to cheat by using a banned substance is constantly present, similar to the person who is trying to stay sober, but, is tempted to go back to the bottle by peer pressure...

However, cheating is never a means for victory in any area of life - including cycling - so, let us hope that this is found to be the only blemish this year, but, if it isn't, it's good to know that the system is in place and is catching those who are cheating...

Still, by the roadside reaction (including today's), many still are very fond of the Tour, and, of cycling in general, which is a testimony to our sport, it's riders, fans and those who support cycling...
gods own drunk

Oviedo, FL

#7 Jul 16, 2008
Win if you can, lose if you must, but always always cheat.

When the going gets tough, cheat.

When in doubt, cheat.

If you are not cheating, you are not trying.

Cycling sucks.

“Share the Road.”

Since: Jul 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jul 28, 2008
My Opinion_El Paso_TX wrote:
I neither like or love Berry Bonds, much less baseball. Since Steroid use is dangerouse to the individual athelete, I don't think that it's very intelligent for using drugs in sports.
WWE wrestler Chris Benointe is one example of what Steroids harms!
Cheers
To the people that don't know, it's not steroids. The drug of choice is EPO. It raises red blood cell count so you're body can process more oxygen. They give it to cancer patients. Yes, Lance took EPO while he had cancer. It's a normally prescribed drug in that situation. Cyclists' don't want to take HGH. It would make them gain weight and get bulky.

Just an FYI.

“Share the Road.”

Since: Jul 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Jul 28, 2008
gods own drunk wrote:
Win if you can, lose if you must, but always always cheat.
When the going gets tough, cheat.
When in doubt, cheat.
If you are not cheating, you are not trying.
Cycling sucks.
Cycling sucks for you because you probably couldn't even ride to the corner store for a pack of smokes without having a heart attack.
gods own drunk

Oviedo, FL

#10 Jul 29, 2008
FlaXcRacer wrote:
<quoted text>Cycling sucks for you because you probably couldn't even ride to the corner store for a pack of smokes without having a heart attack.
That's why they have drive through liquor stores. Cycling still sucks.

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