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by Wookski

otoman wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:40 am
Totally accurate. No pressure with second place. It also confirms their self-professed “clean” status whereas winning seems to raise the doping questions.
Hahaha a team run by Vaughters and the word “clean” in the same sentence!

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Oh please.
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pastronef wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:44 am
was Andy Rihs owner of Continuum Sports LLC?
As far as I can remember Gavin Chilcott (Chief Operating Officer for the team) and Charlie Livermore used to own Continuum Sports LLC but sold it to Jim Ochowicz and Andy Rihs in 2010 or something like that.

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by Antoine

Amazing results for Team EF Education first at tour de Romandie's TT , the new bike must be good :

-W.Clarke 7th at 6s
-P.Rolland 14th at 11s !!!
-D.Martinez 23th at 16s
-H.Carthy 25th at 17s
-Dombrovsky 49/23s
-Canty 62/26s
-Brown 67/27s

Porte is 18th at 14s , Fulgsang 60/25s , last rider 131/57s

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tymon_tm wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:00 pm
IMHO all the classics this year, except for Strade, were pretty boring-ish, at least compared to last year's editions
Dwars door Vlaanderen was the best in my opinion. Just confirms what you need for a good classic these days - bad weather!

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prebsy wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:45 pm
LBL felt pretty boring. I wish woods followed over the cote de la roche, I believe he was the wheel that let him go. If nothing else we could have seen an exciting fight to the line, although Jungels looked too strong on the day.
i thought this too. Looks like woods either he hesitated and didn't want to do all the chasing or roll the dice with jungels.

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Marion Rousse in the Roubaix showers, that’s ‘pro’ right?
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It's not pro unless you actually take a shower! :-)

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Antoine wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:07 am
Amazing results for Team EF Education first at tour de Romandie's TT , the new bike must be good :

-W.Clarke 7th at 6s
-P.Rolland 14th at 11s !!!
-D.Martinez 23th at 16s
-H.Carthy 25th at 17s
-Dombrovsky 49/23s
-Canty 62/26s
-Brown 67/27s

Porte is 18th at 14s , Fulgsang 60/25s , last rider 131/57s
it was a short prologue, wouldn't read too much into it

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AJS914 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 pm
It's not pro unless you actually take a shower! :-)
:D but I think your right about that. Perhaps it's just the angle of the photo, but Ms Rousse appears to have comically large feet.
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Its a very wide-angle lens, being held portrait, which would put her feet basically right in the area where the lens is distorting the most.
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Another stage win for Astana today at Romandie.... they really seemed to have turned it on, now that they're looking for sponsor dollars.
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Mr.Gib wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:52 pm
AJS914 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 pm
It's not pro unless you actually take a shower! :-)
:D but I think your right about that. Perhaps it's just the angle of the photo, but Ms Rousse appears to have comically large feet.
what feet..little too much eye makeup for me.

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by Renne

Frolle wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:32 am
Daniel1975 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:15 am
Frolle wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:04 am


Todays Quick Step team was a merge of the closing Mapei team and the Domo team in 2003.
And with the doctor from Saunier Duval (Ricco, Piepoli), arrested in the Lampe case and mentioned in the Willy Voet case..... :noidea:
José Ibarguren. Unbeleiveable that Quick Step is getting away with having a doctor with his reputation in their medical staff :noidea:
He was already around when Tchmil won Milan-San Remo and Planckaert won Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne with Lotto in 1999.
He was involved with Lampre when Rumsas became 3rd in the 2002 Tour and 6th in the 2003 Giro. After the Tour the French police stopped a team car with Ibarguren Taus' suitcases in it filled with certain "products". And we all know what happened to Rumsas.

After that he went to Euskatel but was let go after 1 year. In that year, 2005, Inigo Landaluze won the Dauphine. His one and only career highlight. Afterwards he tested positive for testosterone. Aitor Gonzalez also tested positive that year for steroids.

Then it was on to Saunier Duval/Fuji-Servetto...and we all remember what Ricco and Piepoli were up to.
But there were also Cobo who won a stage and overall at the Tour of the Basque Country, a stage in the Tour and at the Vuelta during his time with Ibarguren/Saunier, Iban Mayo who won a stage at the Giro and finished 16th at the Tour before being banned for EPO, Ricardo Serrano who tested positive for CERA and Alberto Fernandez de la Puebla who also tested positive for EPO.
Also during this time recorded conversations between team manager Giannetti and Ibarguren Taus suggest that Ibarguren was doping the riders at Giannetti's house and storing the products there.

He then went on to Omega Pharma - Lotto where Gilbert had an amazing season winning Stages in the Algarve, Tirreno Adriatico, Eneco Tour, and the Tour de France, and won Strade Bianche, Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallone, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour of Belgium, Ster ZLM Toer, Belgian road and time trial championships, San Sebastian, GP Quebec, and GP de Wallonie. Another teammate Jelle Vanendert wore the polka dot jersey in the Tour. Both these riders had trouble finding their winning forms again after Ibarguren followed sponsor Omega Pharma in a move to Lefevre's Quickstep.
The list of impressive (even dominant) results of the Quickstep-team, in its various iterations, with doctor Jose Ibarguren Taus at the helm have been endless and can be seen even today.

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oh no, how can you suggest QS and Gilbert himself took doping, he's a great rider, I met him once and he was so nice and all, whole Belgium loves him, he's taken such a strong stance against doping, besides he's been known to train hard and is really, really talented. get a life dude - instead of bashing athletes on a forum, whose wheel you wouldn't be able to hold on for a second.

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