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Uh-oh....Froomey gets popped
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Cosmic Kid

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12/13/2017 04:04 AM
Yeah, it is *only* for asthma meds, but you gotta take a crapload of salbutamol to test “hot” for if. And given SKY’s proven-history of edging right up to the line of doping (i’m Looking at you, Wiggo), the looks really bad.

Hope he gets what he deserves...
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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12/13/2017 06:51 AM
Just saw that and came here to make the first post on the topic.
'Ya gotta get up pretty early to beat CK

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/sport/chris-froome-drugs-test-tour-de-france/index.html

Sky has always skirted the edge and the "reasons" for their dominance has always smelled fishy.
Habanero

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12/13/2017 07:06 AM
Is anyone surprised by this? To me, it was never a question of if, but when.
Orange Crush

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12/13/2017 10:12 AM
Reread the cyclingnews stage 17 headline.
79pmooney

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12/13/2017 11:18 AM
OC, do you have a link to it?

Ck, isn't this a bigger offense than AC's minute Clemerbuterol (sp) finding? That was a two year suspension for a drug that could have been taken completely unintentionally whereas there was nothing unintentional about Sky/Froome/s actions and intent.

Funny, now we have a French UCI president. France, the first country in the pro cycling world to take performance enhancing drug use with laws and enforce them. (And in doing so, becoming a bit of a scourge for UCI! See Festina '98, Armstrong.)

I'll be watching to see this unfold.

Ben
Orange Crush

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12/13/2017 11:27 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/vuelta-a-espana/stage-17/results/

I'll save you the trouble, it read: "Froome struggles on Los Machucos" (cloudy/wet day). Then Stage 18 adverse finding.

This is good commentary:
http://sportsscientists.com/2017/12/brief-thoughts-froomes-salbutamol-result/

"Being ill is a tremendous benefit for an elite Grand Tour cyclist"
6ix

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12/13/2017 11:28 AM
First website I visited this morning was CyclingNews. Was disappointed to see this. Not because I'm a Sky fan but that Froome seems like a genuinely good guy. Figure it's time to sit back, grab some popcorn and watch the fallout from this one. To be THAT far above threshold, he had to be complicit and can't blame his doctor.
I am very happy, however, to see that jerk Brailsford get raked over the coals again. There are a lot of upstanding riders and support staff on Team Sky and would hate to see any of them lose their jobs over the actions of one rider, but maybe it's that kind of punishment that will further dissuade star riders from doing this crap.
zootracer

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12/13/2017 12:22 PM
And why is this just coming out now?
Habanero

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12/13/2017 12:34 PM
Thanks for the sports scientist link. Interesting read. There is simply no way this wasn't intentional. He missed by a factor of TWO! Fer fooks sake man!!
Spud

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12/13/2017 02:27 PM
Agree Hab. Just a question of when.
Cosmic Kid

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12/13/2017 03:39 PM
Posted By ed custer on 12/13/2017 12:22 PM
And why is this just coming out now?


It is actually the way the system is supposed to work...rider comes up hot on his A sample, asks for B sample to get tested, which takes time. B sample comes up hot and then information is released.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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12/13/2017 09:29 PM
This will leave Alberto 3” off the podium on his final GT. TJ makes the top 9! USA! USA! (Just kidding).
Dale

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12/15/2017 01:28 PM
LOL! Slithering reptile. The English are so much better than us Yanks for creative insults

http://cycling.today/wiggins-wife-calls-chris-froome-a-slithering-reptile/
Orange Crush

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12/18/2017 01:58 PM
http://www.velonews.com/2017/12/news/mpcc-pressures-sky-to-suspend-froome_453557

Meanwhile this is just bizarre; it seems to act as some sort of hallucinogenic?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lottonl-jumbo-fire-lobato-after-sleep-medication-fiasco/
79pmooney

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12/18/2017 02:16 PM
Hmm. Lotto-NK fires a rider for a rules violation in training camp with no races anywhere near. Sky does absolutely nothing except stay mum re: a positive in the world's third biggest race on a deciding stage.

Refresh my memory here. It is/was Lotto-NL that came onboard as a "clean" team making a big deal of it about 6 years ago, was it not?

Ben
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