Tour stage winner Astarloza tests pos...

Tour stage winner Astarloza tests positive

There are 6 comments on the CNN story from Jul 31, 2009, titled Tour stage winner Astarloza tests positive. In it, CNN reports that:

Tour de France stage winner Mikel Astarloza has been suspended for doping, cycling's world governing body announced on Friday.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CNN.

Gus

Vancouver, Canada

#1 Jul 31, 2009
...say it ain't so...if it is,what a ''DUMBO''.
realt

Ireland

#2 Aug 3, 2009
Not another one

“I Love Life, People & Animals”

Since: Feb 07

El Paso, Texas

#3 Aug 5, 2009
We'll have to wait for the "B" sample to be completed.

You have to realize that we're a long ways away from defeating doping in cycling along with sports.

Yup, the "Soap Opera Circus" is still going strong as ever.
Jeremy

United States

#4 Aug 5, 2009
Damn it.

This is a real shame, as now the Euskatel Team is now on the ropes. Only a contract signing with the free agent Contador could possibly save them now, and that doesn't look likely.

The only solace I can take from this is that the positive test did not come from the Tour itself.

J.
ZENmud

Zurich, Switzerland

#5 Aug 6, 2009
This article conflates 'Astarloza' and 'Tour de France' the same way Faux News conflated 'Saddam Hussein' and 'WMD'(or 'ObL' for that matter...).

I'm interested in following how this came out of the Madrid laboratory, and still (sigh) it's a published (illegally, prematurely) A Sample 'result'...

Just proving again that the sports-press has no constraint against violations of Athletes' rights... sigh...

I should go cycling...

zen(((
Jeremy wrote:
Damn it.
This is a real shame, as now the Euskatel Team is now on the ropes. Only a contract signing with the free agent Contador could possibly save them now, and that doesn't look likely.
The only solace I can take from this is that the positive test did not come from the Tour itself.
J.
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

El Paso, TX

#6 Aug 6, 2009
ZENmud wrote:
This article conflates 'Astarloza' and 'Tour de France' the same way Faux News conflated 'Saddam Hussein' and 'WMD'(or 'ObL' for that matter...).
I'm interested in following how this came out of the Madrid laboratory, and still (sigh) it's a published (illegally, prematurely) A Sample 'result'...
Just proving again that the sports-press has no constraint against violations of Athletes' rights... sigh...
I should go cycling...
zen(((
<quoted text>
A JD expecting ethical behavior from the sports media!

Where were you during the last three years here?

Go cycling and clear up those cobwebs in your head buddy.

Cheers

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Credit Agricole Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Sir Dave Brailsford admits treatment by former ... Mar '17 Sky phart 1
News British Cycling reputation 'in tatters', says M... Mar '17 British phart 1
News Opinion: Should we just stop asking about doping? (Jul '13) Apr '14 Carly Jane 2 31
News Founders of FLAB Richard Bye, Richard Simpson, ... (Oct '13) Oct '13 Lucky Jim 1
News Tour convenes former riders for 100th edition (Jul '13) Jul '13 My Opinion_El Pas... 6
News 5 things to know about Tour de France (Jul '13) Jul '13 My Opinion_El Pas... 12
News Cummings Set for Tour Debut (Jun '10) Jul '13 My Opinion_El Pas... 2
More from around the web