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shoopdawoop
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by shoopdawoop

Not sure if this is OT but this might have weighed on Rabo's choice to leave the sport

http://www.theguardian.com/business/201 ... resurfaces

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Knowing a fair bit about both, no, they definitely had zero connection to each other.

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by CerveloBert

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/15730 ... -2013.aspx

Shocked at this guys' name. Hey... It is PRO cycling related though.

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by ultyguy

To be filed under 'was only a matter of time' :-(

Chicken taught Ryder how to use EPO
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report- ... o-take-epo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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53x12
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by 53x12

Yeah I read that article this AM. I have always hoped Ryder was clean but was never sure. Especially since he hadn't really ever done anything until 2009/2010, plus his history of riding on USPS/Discovery and Phonak.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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by ultyguy

Technically he'd be protected by this from 8 yr statute of limitations.

Edit- to be fair, I still give him the 'post-2007 slipstream we clean' benefit of the doubt

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by geedawg

also giving ryder the benefit of the doubt post slipstream. like to think garmin as a whole is clean. lots of ex-dopers on that team that seem to be clean and on the straight and narrow now. wonder if vaughters knew of ryder's alleged doping beforehand but just didn't say anything?

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by petepeterson

He's already confessed and really it's not the most shocking revelation ever.

McGrath went >50 at worlds in 1997 so i don't know how Chicken "introduced" him to it....
Sheppard was popped for using EPO in 2005
Ryder rode for Postal & Phonak in the dark ages so ya...


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by maquisard

It is quite refreshing that he admitted it immediately

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by lippythelion

geedawg wrote:also giving ryder the benefit of the doubt post slipstream. like to think garmin as a whole is clean. lots of ex-dopers on that team that seem to be clean and on the straight and narrow now. wonder if vaughters knew of ryder's alleged doping beforehand but just didn't say anything?

I was slightly dubious of his 2012 Giro performance, considering his performances prior to that win, and in particular his performances after. He could have gambled with micro-dosing to get that one big career win.

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by dj97223

He admitted it immediately . . . after being outed.
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53x12
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dj97223 wrote:He admitted it immediately . . . after being outed.


+1. Should be banned regardless of when it took place ala LA.
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by KWalker

So Garmin is just a less fashion forward and less tacky version of Rock Racing
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by dereksmalls

KWalker wrote:So Garmin is just a less fashion forward and less tacky version of Rock Racing


Except most of the riders - bar Millar - weren't banned at some point before they joined the team.

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