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    Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    He broke his collarbone racing which will make it difficult for him to peak for the Tour de France.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Good, he can come ride RAGBRAI with me again.
    2 years ago I saw him fly past and 20 seconds later he was gone.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by skundie View Post
    Good, he can come ride RAGBRAI with me again.
    2 years ago I saw him fly past and 20 seconds later he was gone.

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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    This sucks, I was hoping he could win the tour again, just because the french hate him so much.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    He broke his collarbone racing which will make it difficult for him to peak for the Tour de France.
    I was relieved to read the post, given the title.

    Actually, a broken collarbone is more of a "speed bump". I was afraid you were going to say he had a recurrance.

    Maybe I look at things differently because my wife is a cancer survivor. I doubt he loses any sleep over this, we shouldn't either.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Maybe he should just start up on the steroids again. He could heal faster.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

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    Maybe he should just start up on the steroids again. He could heal faster.
    Nice accusation

    Look, it's quite possible that he has doped, and considering the steroid problem among athletes in this nation, particularly among cyclists, all of them are suspect. And even I have my doubts about Lance. But the guy has never tested positive, and since in this country we tend to place innocence over guilt until guilt has been proven, for the time being I will continue to assume he is clean (however wrong my assumption may be).


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    He needs to quit riding with Matt Lauer.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    Maybe he should just start up on the steroids again. He could heal faster.
    Lance Armstrong had to be the most tested athlete in history. If the French could find the slightest bit of evidence he would have been found out a long time ago. They HATE him. Your accusation is beyond weak and just shows you have no idea what you are talking about.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    Maybe he should just start up on the steroids again. He could heal faster.
    I am sure Mark Levinstein(Lance's attorney) who has won every case where they have sued folks for false claims would LOVE to talk to you.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    Maybe he should just start up on the steroids again. He could heal faster.
    Can we have neg rep back?

    He is the most tested athlete on earth, and has never tested positive.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Can we have neg rep back?

    He is the most tested athlete on earth, and has never tested positive.
    Agree heck even his tests get retested



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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Can we have neg rep back?

    He is the most tested athlete on earth, and has never tested positive.
    and if you have enough money you can find things to beat the tests... Not saying he did or didn't, just that tests mean absolutely nothing, some people just cover their tracks better than others.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    Maybe he should just start up on the steroids again. He could heal faster.
    Do steroids help bones grow back together?


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    Re: Lance Armstrong faces a setback

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Nice accusation

    Look, it's quite possible that he has doped, and considering the steroid problem among athletes in this nation, particularly among cyclists, all of them are suspect. And even I have my doubts about Lance. But the guy has never tested positive, and since in this country we tend to place innocence over guilt until guilt has been proven, for the time being I will continue to assume he is clean (however wrong my assumption may be).
    Possible?

    Probable is the word you are looking for. I for one admired the heck out of Armstrong, but not to 'suspect' him is nothing short of naive. I admired him, even assuming that he has doped. Early in his career (pre cancer) he was a serviceable pro rider. He comes back and accomplishes something beyond extraordinary. All of his elite contemporaries were doping. (It will be easier in your rebuttals to name the elite cyclists of the last 10-15 years who haven't been caught doping or later admitted). He comes back to dominate a sport filled with dopers. It would be like Ozzie Smith coming back and breaking Mark McGuire's Cardinal HR record and no one suspecting he was doping.

    With out taking away from his accomplishment, as all others were doing it defense, there is nothing that can lead me to believe he is that much of a superior human machine to do it clean. Add to it his personality and I am convinced he has doped. EPO, Steriods, HGH, all of the above?????

    His commitment to the Cancer Cause has been admirable. It also promotes his ego in as big as way as possible, while still being palatable to the public. I never had personal interaction with him, but do know 3 people who have. Independent of one another they all say the same thing. Egomaniac scumbag. Each one of these individuals has a different slant on his personal life versus his public life, but needless to say, my opinion of the guy has gone way down hill.



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