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Dauphine du Libre 2022
Last Post 06/12/2022 06:46 PM by Frederick Jones. 26 Replies.
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longslowdistance

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06/08/2022 07:55 PM
Hab's post reminds me that it's time for me to make another Red Cross blood donation.
longslowdistance

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06/08/2022 08:02 PM
Oh sorry, maybe I had that wrong. LA was the autologous blood doper, maybe not Big Mig. Big Mig surely was doped to the gills with EPO, when EPO was new in pro cycling, but who knows maybe also autologous\.
If LA had a post retirement low profile like Big Mig, he might have enjoyed a similar outcome: beloved rather than reviled.
Hindsight is 20-20. Congrats to Indurain for smelling a lot less bad than LA - a very low bar.
longslowdistance

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06/09/2022 06:37 AM
Geez I'm getting old and cranky.
Cosmic Kid

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06/09/2022 09:00 AM
Big Mig surely was doped to the gills with EPO


Yeah, there was no need to blood dope for Indurain....there were no guardrails on EPO in his day.

If LA had a post retirement low profile like Big Mig, he might have enjoyed a similar outcome: beloved rather than reviled.


Based on the popularity of his podcasts and growing list of sponsors, I'd say the LA Rehabilitation Tour is doing just fine.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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06/09/2022 09:36 AM
One celebrates after the victory, not before. Lesson learned, good job Wout.
Cosmic Kid

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06/09/2022 09:45 AM
Aw crap....forgot I had paused the coverage for a few minutes. Welp, guess I can FF past the last 3.5km! 🤣🤣
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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06/09/2022 10:31 AM
Nah, watch the last K at least, it's pretty good.
Cosmic Kid

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06/09/2022 01:04 PM
Yeah, that was a good finale!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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06/09/2022 06:21 PM
I keep looking for this Libre ride but nothing shows.
79pmooney

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06/10/2022 11:14 AM
Wout Van Aert gets to keep his honorary British citizenship another day. Yellow and green jerseys. A true Limey.

Is it my imagination or are we seeing a lot of successful breaks this year? A touch more parity in the sprint teams so no one team willing to spent to much energy keeping them close? Powerful teams like Jumbo with both GC and sprint goals and less of the pure (and powerful) sprint teams with no goal except to get their Cipollini to the line.

And maybe (or am I dreaming) we are seeing drug-free(er) racing where smaller teams with low budgets for the "market" now have a chance against the big money machines; at least at getting the small potatoes of breakaway finishes.

Whatever. I like it. The old boring countdown of seconds lost per kilometer leading up to a catch with 1-2 km left; as reliable as the commuter train isn't happening very often.
79pmooney

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06/11/2022 10:46 AM
And from CN's live narrative:

"Carlos Verona celebrates on the podium.

He is the third breakaway to win a stage. What is happening in stage racing?

Are the GC teams not as strong and controlling as they once were."

Seems I'm not the only one.
longslowdistance

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06/12/2022 06:46 PM
Roglic could have been road kill today. But it’s June, not July. This will be interesting.
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