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    ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    So, we're through stage 1, and I'm of the belief that Cavendish is only in this thing to stay loose for the Olympics. The 4 mile prologue was the first indication, and a weak attempt at the sprint point midway was the other. Also, I think Frank Schleck is toast as well.

    Sagan may be the real deal, but his youth may lead to some risky riding.

    Every time I think Cadel Evans is too old, he proves me wrong.

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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Cheating and Steroids.



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    Thanks for playing. Can't wait for your next jewel of wisdom


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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Cheating and Steroids.
    x 2!!!!!



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Blood doping vs. steriods, which technique is better would you say for road bike racing?



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    It's fairly interesting to watch even though I don't understand all the details, but I do think many of the top riders are likely all dirty in some way.



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    I'll wait till we get 5 or so stages in before I think Cav is done.



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Well if Cavendish is taking it easy you couldn't tell by his stage victory today.



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Of course he won today - I booted him off my fantasy team yesterday!


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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Random trolling statement referencing doping...



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    So, we're through stage 1, and I'm of the belief that Cavendish is only in this thing to stay loose for the Olympics. The 4 mile prologue was the first indication, and a weak attempt at the sprint point midway was the other. Also, I think Frank Schleck is toast as well.

    Sagan may be the real deal, but his youth may lead to some risky riding.

    Every time I think Cadel Evans is too old, he proves me wrong.

    Spartacus - solid 2 days of riding!
    I didn't watch today's stage yet, but I'll catch it tonight.

    On yesterday's stage Sagan was pretty impressive. Evens seemed spent on the final climb. It seems like it will shape up to be a good tour. I'm looking forward to the rest of it. I am curious though as to what effect the Olympics will have on the tour.



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    I actually think that Lance would have had a chance to win both last year and this year. I'm not one who believe he doped. The slime who are accusing him have all tested positive, but have not been charged by the same doping agency after Lance. The whole think stinks. And this comes up EVERY year right before the Tour, then they drop it.



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    The thread title has four asterisks around the words instead of three. That makes it extra super duper official, and a certified performance enhancer free thread.




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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    I actually think that Lance would have had a chance to win both last year and this year. I'm not one who believe he doped. The slime who are accusing him have all tested positive, but have not been charged by the same doping agency after Lance. The whole think stinks. And this comes up EVERY year right before the Tour, then they drop it.
    I don't really care whether or not he was doping. It's cycling. Pretty much everyone is doping - some are just better at staying ahead of the tests than others. And whether someone is doping or not, that person has to be a physical freak of nature from the beginning to even contemplate doing something like the Tour.

    If anything, they should just make doping legal in this sport. It happens anyways; may as well just get it out in the open. Plus, it would get rid of all the petty ******** and moaning that follows every major event. (I'm only half-joking here)



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    Re: ****OFFICIAL TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 DISCUSSION THREAD****

    Quote Originally Posted by Agkistrodon View Post
    I don't really care whether or not he was doping. It's cycling. Pretty much everyone is doping - some are just better at staying ahead of the tests than others. And whether someone is doping or not, that person has to be a physical freak of nature from the beginning to even contemplate doing something like the Tour.

    If anything, they should just make doping legal in this sport. It happens anyways; may as well just get it out in the open. Plus, it would get rid of all the petty ******** and moaning that follows every major event. (I'm only half-joking here)
    I wouldn't have a problem with some forms of doping, such as saving your own blood to be transfused back in during the event. I'm not a fan of any chemical assistance, though.


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