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Astana - the Festina of 2007?

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Chuffy, 8 Aug 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Another one bites the dust:- Kashechkin tests positive. Surely it has to be endemic within the squad?
     
  2. wonder if Kash and Vino swapped blood bags?

    L
     
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

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    Bags got mixed up?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    She sure did, she married me!;)

    How long before Kloden's name starts coming up, or is he just really unlucky in his choice of team mates?
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

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    Salvodelli and Kloden both have dubious team histories and lots of suspicions about them. Nothing ever proved though
     
  6. chris42

    chris42 New Member

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    Deal, Kent
    I don't know if I'm angry or just sad!
    Anyway maybe this will drive down the price of new bikes ntil nesxt year????????
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Don't despair, they're catching them. Cyclists got away with doping for decades because the sophisticated techniques they were using were ahead of what the testers were using to uncover them. The more that are exposed, the more the rest of the peleton will realise that the risk is not worth taking.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

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    Perhaps Astana knew what was coming and hence the 'resting' over August!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

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    Yeah they must have known. It's surely only a matter of time before Klodi either gets nabbed or cleans up his act and starts slipping down the field. Must be sooooooo disheartening for the younger riders (assuming they're riding clean of course).
     
  10. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    I would bet most teams know whos on what!
     
  11. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

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    I feel even more sorry for Wiggins now. In the Tours first time trial he was 5th, then 4th, now 3rd. He knew what was going on that day and I think most people also had a good idea. I just glad that these cheats won't be around to spoil next years races.
     
  12. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    Really are you that confident?

    I once say a comment in a magazine which gave a multi choice answer:

    a) I'm clean
    ;) My Dr is so good you will not find it with the tests.
    c) The stuff I'm on is so advanced it will take the testers years to find out how to spot it......
     
  13. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

    Location:
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    I meant the cheats that have been caught and will be banned for the next couple of years. I am not so naive to think that after these recent scandals the rest of the peleton is clean. 'Tip of the iceberg' is a phrase that springs to mind.
     
  14. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent

    Sorry.
    I never thought everyone was on somthing but now....

    Don't really care as long as the playing field is level.

    Makes me feel a bit better if they are juiced as I did stage 1 of this years TDF route in 6:38 (riding time) just 1 hr 51 slower than the peleton.
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    So did you go for homologous or autologous Chris?