Author Topic: Guess it was too good to last...  (Read 2211 times)

Terry

Guess it was too good to last...
« on: July 11, 2008, 08:15:36 pm »

Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 08:16:40 pm »
Yeah, Mrs MSeries and I were waiting for the first drugs scandal, it happens, it's part of life for those guys.

Martin

Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 08:20:09 pm »
Yeah, Mrs MSeries and I were waiting for the first drugs scandal, it happens, it's part of life for those guys.

waddya mean first? Shumacher tested positive for Amphetamines at his drink drive offence. It shouldn't be part of life (as an aside it was pointed out that Operation Peurto fingered a few tennis players but how much of that did we hear last week?)

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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 08:22:37 pm »
Recreational drug use is outside the remit of the sporting bodies. 

Damn, we shoulda had a sweepstake!
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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 08:25:06 pm »
Schumies was something of nothing. Beltrans is the Real Thing. I quite like him as a rider too.

Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 08:29:30 pm »
A la hostia, Beltrán  >:(

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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008, 08:40:46 pm »
I wonder if he felt, at his age, that he had nothing to lose and everything to gain  ???

A bloody shame, this could have been a fantastic drug free Tour. It could still come out well if there aren't too many other revelations.

Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 08:45:55 pm »
Damn, we shoulda had a sweepstake!

Well, that's only the first rider to withdraw.  We can still have a sweepstake for the first team... :-\
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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008, 08:49:55 pm »
Recreational drug use is outside the remit of the sporting bodies. 

Damn, we shoulda had a sweepstake!
Amphetamines are used as a performance enhancer though - in the early days of doping, they were the drug of choice.

If it had been cannabis, it would have been more obviously recreational.
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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008, 09:21:23 pm »
Recreational drug use is outside the remit of the sporting bodies. 

Damn, we shoulda had a sweepstake!
Amphetamines are used as a performance enhancer though - in the early days of doping, they were the drug of choice.

If it had been cannabis, it would have been more obviously recreational.

As it was out of season it may have been recreational. On the other hand it could have been weight management related.
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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2008, 09:29:49 pm »
Recreational drug use is outside the remit of the sporting bodies. 

But Boonen's was recreational, too!
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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2008, 10:15:55 pm »
I wonder if he felt, at his age, that he had nothing to lose and everything to gain  ???

Apparently, when they retested some of the samples from the 1999 tour, his showed that he was on EPO then.

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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2008, 10:34:18 pm »
Recreational drug use is outside the remit of the sporting bodies. 

But Boonen's was recreational, too!
Good point!
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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2008, 11:54:40 pm »
recreational or not; since when was use of these drugs legal in any of the countries concerned? sorry but if they are going to clean up they have to be harsh on any such abuse in the year before the Tour IMO.

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Re: Guess it was too good to last...
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2008, 10:54:31 am »
I wonder if he felt, at his age, that he had nothing to lose and everything to gain  ???

Apparently, when they retested some of the samples from the 1999 tour, his showed that he was on EPO then.

showed is a somewhat strong word. Indicative or suggestive would be better.

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