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Postby knapplc » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:55 am

jayday wrote:
Flux wrote:And to think we almost had a winner with no question marks surrounding him....should have known better :-t

Lol, you think Lance hasn't been questioned the last 7-8 years?

Anyway, I was not in the least bit surprised.....Landis was dead in the water and absolutely drained after stage 16, and then proceeds to come out the next day and pull off one of the most impressive days in cycling history making up like 6 or 7 minutes on the leader....

Too bad though, he was a feel good story....But there is more doping in cycling than baseball ever thought about....


I think Flux is saying that while there have been questions about Armstrong there has never been any positive test with his name on it, and yes I'm including that BS test from 1999 that has since been thrown into disrepute.
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Postby knapplc » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:58 am

Twisted Sister wrote:these drugs really impact performance that much?


Yes they do.

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Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:36 pm

geez, this sport is almost as bad as baseball.
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Postby Verdun Barbarians » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:40 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:geez, this sport is almost as bad as baseball.


baseball is a sport?


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Postby Guru13 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:44 pm

hey, maybe he is just a raging hormone kind of a guy. :-b
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Postby Sixxgunn » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:57 pm

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steelerfan513 wrote:geez, this sport is almost as bad as baseball.


baseball is a sport?


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Almost as much a sport as riding your bike... ;-7
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Postby Flux » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:59 pm

knapplc wrote:
jayday wrote:
Flux wrote:And to think we almost had a winner with no question marks surrounding him....should have known better :-t

Lol, you think Lance hasn't been questioned the last 7-8 years?

Anyway, I was not in the least bit surprised.....Landis was dead in the water and absolutely drained after stage 16, and then proceeds to come out the next day and pull off one of the most impressive days in cycling history making up like 6 or 7 minutes on the leader....

Too bad though, he was a feel good story....But there is more doping in cycling than baseball ever thought about....


I think Flux is saying that while there have been questions about Armstrong there has never been any positive test with his name on it, and yes I'm including that BS test from 1999 that has since been thrown into disrepute.


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Postby knapplc » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:59 pm

Sixxgunn wrote:
Verdun Barbarians wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:geez, this sport is almost as bad as baseball.


baseball is a sport?


:-b


Almost as much a sport as riding your bike... ;-7


Yeah, yeah. Knock it if you want, but almost ANY activity can be a challenging sport if you do hard enough, fast enough and long enough.
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Postby Sixxgunn » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:46 pm

Yeah, I know. It's tough and I know I can't do it. It's just soooo boring!
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Postby JohnnyUnitas » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:54 pm

I'm not saying he didn't do it. But I do think it's impossible for any form of doping to improve your performance overnight. So whatever they're saying, that he probably used something after stage 16 when he was dead in the water, and that's how he made his come-back in stage 17, I think is impossible. It's not like Popeye with his spinach. Doping doesn't effect you immediately.

Unfortunately, the B-sample is indeed usually just a formality. Landis probably used well before the Tour de France even started. Oh well, just another illusion down the drain, I guess.
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