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Old 12-10-12, 13:37
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Wasn't Scanlon, it was Ciaran Power. Mark was offered a spot but they folded before he joined up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciar%C3%A1n_Power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Scanlon_%28cyclist%29
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It can be argued that The Beatles were spiritual founders of the team, and well, should anyone be that surprised the team was doping?
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This is impossibru. We have been assured by the Sky homers that doping is not in the British DNA. It is unthinkable. Brits do not dope. #wasteoftime #witchhunt #unconstitutional
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Julian Clarke has a bad record on certain fronts, but there's no real reason to doubt this story; it all rings pretty true - even down to the fact that the accusations are not at the 'worst' end of the scale - no team program, blind eye turned, some doped, a few didn't. Entirely plausible, and apparently eye witnesses now, very believable. Hard to imagine any teams didn't do at least this in that era..
especially considering the fact that marginal gains had not been invented yet, there must have been an additional need to dope back then.
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http://road.cc/content/news/71882-uk...ey-racing-team

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Comments from the dane on the team http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/article1881340.ece

Basically he says that it wouldnt surprise him if someone doped on the team, but that it should be widespread was a bit far fetched since they could not keep up in the vuelta and most people on the team couldnt find contracts afterwards because they were too slow. Seems a bit typical danish blindness :P
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This is impossibru. We have been assured by the Sky homers that doping is not in the British DNA. It is unthinkable. Brits do not dope. #wasteoftime #witchhunt #unconstitutional
Amen! Hallelujah! and all that
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I always thought the only cheating they did was sneaking off for the occasional kebab or bacon sarnie, when they were all supposed to be vegetarian
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Comments from the dane on the team http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/article1881340.ece

Basically he says that it wouldnt surprise him if someone doped on the team, but that it should be widespread was a bit far fetched since they could not keep up in the vuelta and most people on the team couldnt find contracts afterwards because they were too slow. Seems a bit typical danish blindness :P
If you read between the lines he is saying the team did not have a swim coach so whatever doping was going on was not very effective. Should have spent more time on Tenerife.
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Her husband, Sir Paul McCartney, wrote a song inspired by the team called Clean Machine.
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