Author Topic: Boonen Out Of Tour!  (Read 6943 times)

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 09:50:05 am »
At least it was just a fun drug.  He'll be able to come back. 

Gonna spoil the sprints though.
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 09:55:35 am »
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 09:59:17 am »
Silly sod!  He does't need the 'glamour' of cocaine... I'd sleep with him without it.   :P
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 10:00:40 am »
Silly sod!  He does't need the 'glamour' of cocaine... I'd sleep with him without it.   :P

That explains it then.
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 10:17:53 am »
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Boonen ran into further trouble with police last week when he was caught speeding while under the influence of alcohol.
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 11:37:22 am »
Why is he banned?

The UCI don't have a problem with coke. 'twas also more than 3 days before competition.


It's just bl**dy politics, isn't it?

He's still a pillock. Coke is boring. Acid is far more interesting.
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 11:46:15 am »
I guess the organisers of the Tour of Switzerland and TdF can choose who they want to invite or ban, it's their events, and they probably see such a high profile sportsman being caught using illegal drugs as being a bad image for the sport in general, and their events in particular.  Any sort of drug issues are going to be seen as much higher profile these days, even when they are not directly linked to performance enhancement.

And yes, he is an idiot, but that's hardly unique amongst high profile personalities.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 11:49:04 am »
Good job they aren't so strict with footballers. The Premiership would be down to five a side.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008, 12:48:06 pm »
Gonna spoil the sprints though.

Maybe McEwen will come down with really badly-timed cold. One can only hope.

Acid is far more interesting.

Mandatory LSD before each stage! That should pretty much take care of the race-radio issue.

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 06:29:50 pm »
I CNBA with the Tour this year; might watch the mountain stages for the scenery

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 06:34:42 pm »
 Boonen! You dozy fecking twat!!!  >:( >:( >:(

Just what cycling needs just before the Tour!  >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 07:19:24 pm »
Pillock.

Ditto. For several reasons.
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 08:49:49 pm »
On a Belgian forum there's a great series of Boonen cartoons: Wielertoerist.be - Door en voor wielerliefhebbers

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2008, 09:24:33 pm »
Look on the bright side, Mark Cavendish's chances of getting at least one stage win in this year's TdF have improved dramatically.  ;)
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2008, 09:27:09 pm »
Pantani was addicted to cocaine and crack cocaine.
Perhaps this is more widespread than we think?
That German chap, he had some too didn't he?

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2008, 09:31:47 pm »
That German chap, he had some too didn't he?

Ulrich? He was on Extacy.

Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2008, 10:38:36 pm »
Wasn't he done for cocaine too though?

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2008, 10:41:35 pm »
Quite possibly!

Wasn't it cyclists who used to use a Belgian concoction of performance enhancing and recreational drugs?

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2008, 04:13:27 am »
Pot Belge, never tried it myself.
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2008, 10:17:36 am »
Good job they aren't so strict with footballers. The Premiership would be down to five a side.

Aww it's not fair to stop the poor dears having their fun. What else are they going to spend all that cash on?
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2008, 10:38:38 am »
That German chap, he had some too didn't he?

Ulrich? He was on Extacy.

Ulrich was on cake ;D
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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2008, 10:47:46 am »
It's just another performance enhancing drug

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Doses increased heart rate and blood pressure for up to 180 min, and increased subject ratings of drug effects and decreased skin temperature for 60–90 min after drug administration.

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Faster reaction times and diminished effects of fatigue have been observed. Improvements were greatest in behaviorally impaired subjects (e.g. sleep deprived, fatigued, or concurrent use of ethanol) and least improvements were observed in well-rested, healthy subjects.

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2008, 07:50:40 pm »
What I really want to say is

"You cheating FUCKER, a lot of us follow the peleton and we dream about what it must be like and we buy the magazines and we see the lovely bikes you have and the good kit and really, all you are is a cheating FUCKER"

but I probably will not say it.

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Re: Boonen Out Of Tour!
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2008, 08:27:15 pm »
Aw go on - you know you really want to.

It does seem like an astonishingly pointless and stupid thing to do. I would imagine that the sponsors are going to be less than impressed.