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Any news about the Toon Aerts doping case? From what I recall, both A & B samples were postive but he was putting forward a strong defence regarding food contamination. Pretty sure I saw him racing at this weekend's cross in Holland?
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Really he doesn’t even have a team?

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are you sure it was Toon Aerts? there was a rider looks very similar to Toon Aerts
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Toon made an Instagram post saying he and his team are parting ways for now.

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tymon_tm wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:58 pm
judging by the contrast between helicopter shots of local area and the route itself, I must say this was bothering me a bit while watching the race live. I've never been to Austraila even, but I was wondering how that picturesque place can be so ugly... I guess people who design the route often aren't locals, and their knowledge of certain roads and places is non-existent.
I imagine the course design is to make a hard race, not ride past pretty things.

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Mark and Brad are also just hanging out with Lance and co.

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woodyvalentine wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:23 pm
Mark and Brad are also just hanging out with Lance and co.
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by maquisard

Good to see Jan Ullrich there as well looking healthy and happy.

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PeytonM wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:05 am
MVP goes earlie guilty pleas on Monday before Magistrate Hugh Donnelly in Sutherland Local Court.

He was ordered to pay $1500(australian = $980usd) in fines.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/cycling/s ... 3703cfe90a
The court details don't sound good for MVP. He forced his way into the girls' room and assaulted one while she was cowering in a corner then assaulted the other while she tried to flee. If he cannot get the conviction overturned he will have trouble trying to travel outside of Europe.

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petal666 wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:22 pm
tymon_tm wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:58 pm
judging by the contrast between helicopter shots of local area and the route itself, I must say this was bothering me a bit while watching the race live. I've never been to Austraila even, but I was wondering how that picturesque place can be so ugly... I guess people who design the route often aren't locals, and their knowledge of certain roads and places is non-existent.
I imagine the course design is to make a hard race, not ride past pretty things.
There are a few "climbs" near Wollongong that are both scenic and "tough"
I use both those terms very loosely because compared to other continents, Australia is basically pancake flat so we dont have any of the high mountains to play on.

Im guessing that the course was designed to be as hard as possible while still being very central, which was also its best feature...and its worst

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:04 am
When's the last time someone won a monument, grand tour and world championship in the same season?
Well, AVV won three grand tours and a world championship in the same season, plus a whole bunch of other stuff. :wink:
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Ritsuke wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:14 am
Remco doesn't drink alchol so hence the Cola. He won't ride Il Lombardia.
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Wookski wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:55 am
The court details don't sound good for MVP. He forced his way into the girls' room and assaulted one while she was cowering in a corner then assaulted the other while she tried to flee. If he cannot get the conviction overturned he will have trouble trying to travel outside of Europe.
All races are in Europe, so who cares.
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Mr.Gib wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:38 am
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:04 am
When's the last time someone won a monument, grand tour and world championship in the same season?
Well, AVV won three grand tours and a world championship in the same season, plus a whole bunch of other stuff. :wink:

The TdFF, Giro Donne, and Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta aren’t grand tours, so you didn’t even come close to answering my question.

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:56 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:38 am
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:04 am
When's the last time someone won a monument, grand tour and world championship in the same season?
Well, AVV won three grand tours and a world championship in the same season, plus a whole bunch of other stuff. :wink:

The TdFF, Giro Donne, and Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta aren’t grand tours, so you didn’t even come close to answering my question.
I must have missed the ISO certification announcement on grand tours. Opinions may differ on what constitutes a grand tour, Mr Sourgrapes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Tour
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