After Ricco tests positive, team withdraws from Tour

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The Saunier-Duval team has withdrawn from the Tour de France after Italian rider Riccardo Ricco tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. Read more
Whogivesaratsass

Washington, DC

#1 Jul 17, 2008
Who cares about this "event" anymore anyway? Just a bunch of guys riding bicylces for crying out loud, they make it seem like they're saving the world from starvation. Get a real job.
slowin down

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Jul 17, 2008
Some of the greatest athletes in the world ride in the Tour (almost 4 weeks in July), and other long events. Just watch as they ride sometimes over 100 miles per day, up steep mountains, and on the downhill at 50 m.p.h. or more. Many athletes could not come close to what it requires to do that. It seems that all sports have cheaters, but enjoy the ones who are clean. We love to watch the Tour and the beautiful scenery and architecture along the way.
flyinbrian

Richmond, VA

#3 Jul 17, 2008
Whogivesaratsass wrote:
Who cares about this "event" anymore anyway? Just a bunch of guys riding bicylces for crying out loud, they make it seem like they're saving the world from starvation. Get a real job.
Obviously you care if you take the time to read aobut it and put up a post. It's a great sport sadly tainted like every other major sport in the world. Go cast your dispersions elsewhere!
Old Bars Man

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2008
flyinbrian wrote:
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Obviously you care if you take the time to read aobut it and put up a post. It's a great sport sadly tainted like every other major sport in the world. Go cast your dispersions elsewhere!
Brian, actually nobody much cares about this sport that is most likely the worst drug infected sport in the world. It is well known that for every drug test there will be a way found to get around said test, so following that logic for every rider caught at crude attempts there are most likely 25 to 40 others who have used more complicated ways to juice up. Old habits die hard and at least admit to the sad state of pro bike racing at the current time.

by the way do you shop at Agees or the three chain stores in the Richmond area, it was sad to see the bike store in Ashland close. I do like bikes and collect and restore old Raleigh 3 spd bikes and at the current time have 6 of them one being a 1950 D-1 roadster with rod brakes.
bee

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Jul 18, 2008
Cycling has its dope problems,but at least it is trying to eliminate it in a transparent manner, unlike other sports who hide it,or dont bother testing
Old Bars Man

United States

#6 Jul 18, 2008
bee wrote:
Cycling has its dope problems,but at least it is trying to eliminate it in a transparent manner, unlike other sports who hide it,or dont bother testing
Care to name those other unnamed sports?
bee

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Jul 20, 2008
Operation peurto,who did the other bags of blood belong to.BALCO in the USA,who were some of their customers?IT would appear some MLB players,but all is good,congress has told them to clean up their act.If they had tested before they wouldnt have to go in front of congress.Thats for starters.
Old Bars Man

Richmond, VA

#8 Jul 23, 2008
bee wrote:
Operation peurto,who did the other bags of blood belong to.BALCO in the USA,who were some of their customers?IT would appear some MLB players,but all is good,congress has told them to clean up their act.If they had tested before they wouldnt have to go in front of congress.Thats for starters.
Actually MLB is going after present players, both major and minor league players and also retired players. I think that if you look at homerun production you will see that it is down to the pre drug era level, even with the dangerous ash bats.

Profesional Cycling on the other hand, does not do anything about drugs except when the world spotlight is on during the Tour in France. This is proven by three top riders still testing positive. Do you wish to tell me how many riders have been caught for drugs during the rest of the year?

The only reason the French race became an item was that a cancer survivor named Lance Armstrong won it so many times in a row when with his physical problems should not have been able to, was Lance Juicing, most likely, however he was smart enough to mask the drugs do that the incompetent officials could never catch him.

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