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Old 12-22-09, 12:21
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AS would be stupid to sign with Shack while LA is still riding.

It would also be unwise to go out in the press and say "I would never ride for Armstrong". Then he would have an enemy for life. As long as LA thinks Andy might sign with Shack for 2011, Andy is safe from his tricks.
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Old 12-23-09, 19:09
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It is interesting to see that LiveStrong has discontinued all support for scientific cancer research (will only support indirect patient care like IT services etc, but no more bench research. On the other hand, now Armstrong will be getting salary from Radioshack and the team is receiving financial support from LiveStrong. I wonder when will the media pick up on this. So who is LiveStrong really supporting?

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Old 12-26-09, 00:29
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Martin Pedersen has been promised a spot on the 2010 TdF by Footon-Servetto. That's if they get an invite, not that they will.
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Old 12-28-09, 13:55
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It is interesting to see that LiveStrong has discontinued all support for scientific cancer research (will only support indirect patient care like IT services etc, but no more bench research. On the other hand, now Armstrong will be getting salary from Radioshack and the team is receiving financial support from LiveStrong. I wonder when will the media pick up on this. So who is LiveStrong really supporting?
Link?

I'd like to see proof that the Lance Armstrong Foundation is paying any money to a cycling team. I looked over their publicly available financial documents and didn't find any indication they had done so with Trek-Livestrong or are doing so with Radio Shack. From what I can tell, they are a charity partner... not a sponsor.

As for the LAF's decision with their research grants... probably a good move. As far as researching a cure goes, other charities do a better job. The LAF's strength seems to be in providing services for survivors, not finding a cure. It makes sense to focus research grants on that area.
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Old 12-28-09, 14:09
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Martin Pedersen has been promised a spot on the 2010 TdF by Footon-Servetto. That's if they get an invite, not that they will.
they don't need an invite
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I finally got to see the Tour de Suisse route......jesus what are they doing with the route? It kinda sucks for the second year in a row.

They completely killed off the Tour de Romandie which used to have an awesome route. Are they trying to do the same here?
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I finally got to see the Tour de Suisse route......jesus what are they doing with the route? It kinda sucks for the second year in a row.

They completely killed off the Tour de Romandie which used to have an awesome route. Are they trying to do the same here?
In a word: Cancellara.
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Old 12-28-09, 17:28
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In a word: Cancellara.
Not this year. There's only one mountain stage, but he won't hold on in this one.
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Old 12-28-09, 17:35
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Not this year. There's only one mountain stage, but he won't hold on in this one.
Have you found stage profiles?
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Have you found stage profiles?
Yes, a very nice german fellow by the nickname of "Daniano" built them based on google map altimetry and the maps of the route on the official site.
They're not official but you can trust them

(First and last stages are ITTs, other than that, road stages)


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