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stronz

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01/22/2014 08:48 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/di-luca-90-per-cent-of-riders-in-giro-ditalia-were-doping


OK so I am inclined to believe there is truth in what he says -- at least the business about if you want to be in the top 10 of the Giro you have to be doping.  I think we all assume that this was historically true during DiLuca's hey day.  Not so sure if its still true.   Boy doesnt mince words.   He really has no remorse
Yo Mike

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01/22/2014 10:14 AM
Seems to me the 'modern' Giro has always been a bit more over the top, as second banana to the tour, seeking attention, so that the parcours almost 'required' something 'extra'.

But it really didn't, in an of itself: someone 'started' and then others followed, trying to 'level' the playing field, of course....without remorse.
Master50

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01/22/2014 10:24 AM
If you believe you have to dope to keep up or win I would guess you only believe that is the path successful riders take. He is trying to justify his cheating by saying he had to.
Orange Crush

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01/22/2014 11:48 AM
Posted By Mike Shea on 01/22/2014 10:24 AM
If you believe you have to dope to keep up or win I would guess you only believe that is the path successful riders take. He is trying to justify his cheating by saying he had to.


This
79pmooney

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01/22/2014 12:07 PM
I believe DiLuca is right about the doping during his early and mid years in the peleton, but not about recent years. I want to believe that few are now and that the drugs/routines they are using now a lot less effective than the EPO/CERA of the heyday years. I am inclined to believe he is right about having to dope to win the tours back then. In fact, for all but a small few, I believe they had to dope just to accumulate enough wins/placings/attention at the lower levels to even get on a top team, whereupon they had to dope to stay (see US Postal).

Someone should tell DiLuca times have changed. (I hope he isn't right about the current state.)

Ben
Oldfart

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01/22/2014 01:30 PM
Agree with Ben. What was the quote from a former team owner> basso was a cycling engine on dope. Diluca was a rider on dope.

Diluca, FOAD
Orange Crush

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01/22/2014 04:02 PM
Haha, apparently diLuca also claims there IS e-motors being used in some bikes, producing ~150 Watts.

L’hai mai vista una bici col motore?
"Il motore so com’è fatto. Sono stati inventati credo 5/6 anni fa, si possono inserire dentro la bicicletta, quindi sono molto piccoli. Possano dare 150 watt di potenza".

http://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/21-01-2014/ciclismo-luca-meglio-legalizzare-doping-prendono-tutti-ci-sono-pure-combine-202137332642.shtml
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