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 Post subject: Lance bites the dust
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:47 pm 
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Interesting, informative (and damning) article in The New York Times here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/sport ... ng.html?hp


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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Motivational and inspiring!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ocs_w8bs-w


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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That's a good exert

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:33 am 
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Oh my god, Lance doped before the period which he admitted to Oprah. Next we'll learn that moose have 4 legs, and other equally startling revelations.


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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At least he know good wine! Mmmmm Tignanello...


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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next thing we learn he used to drink an anti-cough sirup in his teens. and that pharamceutical doping was present many years before Armstrong*

*excluding Lemond

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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Good writing nevertheless.


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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Lance's new house is apparently bigger than his previous: 12,000 sqf vs 7800 sqf but with a smaller yard LOL.


http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/r ... -1.1320973

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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^damn that's a swell crib

i feel the fair and accurate title for this article would be 'End of ride for professional cyclists'

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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i made this for another place, but as he's got a new house...

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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HammerTime2 wrote:
Oh my god, Lance doped before the period which he admitted to Oprah. Next we'll learn that moose have 4 legs, and other equally startling revelations.


Yeah, big shock. :)

One of the interesting things from that article though, is the mention of Dr Max Testa, who is currently the head Dr over at BMC. Still loads of people in the sport that have dodgee as history so it would seem, including apparently some of the medical staff at OPQS too.

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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stella-azzurra wrote:
Lance's new house is apparently bigger than his previous: 12,000 sqf vs 7800 sqf but with a smaller yard LOL.


http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/r ... -1.1320973


Yikes! That's some house!! The suspension bridge is the kicker!


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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dereksmalls wrote:
HammerTime2 wrote:
Oh my god, Lance doped before the period which he admitted to Oprah. Next we'll learn that moose have 4 legs, and other equally startling revelations.


Yeah, big shock. :)

One of the interesting things from that article though, is the mention of Dr Max Testa, who is currently the head Dr over at BMC. Still loads of people in the sport that have dodgee as history so it would seem, including apparently some of the medical staff at OPQS too.


And at least one former team mate with a dodgy rep who used to live in the Como area maybe less clean than the squeaky clean image he tries to portray to the media nowadays.


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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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Testa's excuse is "I didn't give it to them. I told them if they were going to use it how to do so safely."

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 Post subject: Re: Lance bites the dust
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djconnel wrote:
Testa's excuse is "I didn't give it to them. I told them if they were going to use it how to do so safely."


That's no excuse though is it, means he knew what was going on and didn't do anything about it. What's not to say he isn't any longer? Yay omerta!

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