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13 May 2011 03:07

Off-topic alert-Those blue jackets are really nice.

Anyone have any information on what company makes them?

Who is the fellow rider on Contador's right? Which team was this?

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13 May 2011 03:16

that is the current iteration of the Riis squad
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13 May 2011 03:20

I think the top photo is too distorted due to the wide angle lens, but I agree with Tofino that the wee bald guy peeking over his right shoulder is the best evidence of doping! Seriously, those photos do look a little beyond the normal aging process but Hrotha is right that we can't read too much into a photo. Cue the Lulu chin shots!
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13 May 2011 03:22

M Sport wrote:Very contrasting lighting in those shots, to me it just looks like he's got older and his face is leaner. Your body fat percentage can also change your looks dramatically, a rider is going to look different in March to the end of July. A change from 10% to 5% is going to make anyones bones stick out.


yeah true that thanks for you reality based post refreshing around here. anyways yeah hes doped old news. as for the picks looked at all i suggest others do as well no blatant changes to facial structure sorry. just angle shading and a leaner cyclist simple.:rolleyes:
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13 May 2011 03:22

First of all it's not entirely clear what the benefits would be for an athlete of ACs performance characteristics would be to take growth hormone (or clenbuterol for that matter).

Then there's the highly questionable idea that you would see any visible difference. Craniofacial structural changes can't possibly be judged by photography for the simple reason that soft tissue can change for all sorts of physiological reasons. I am not convinced that even in patients taking long term GH therapy that brow ridge growth is a feature. Generally it is the jaw and posterior base of the skull which grow. But all this information is from patients with GH deficiency.

Basically speculating on possible doping with GH on the basis of photos may be a bit of fun but that is as far as it goes.
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13 May 2011 06:21

Dawgs!:eek: This thread is certainly worthy of at least a million hits!!! Let's keep this one going!! Woof, Woof!!:D
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13 May 2011 06:32

rata de sentina wrote:First of all it's not entirely clear what the benefits would be for an athlete of ACs performance characteristics would be to take growth hormone (or clenbuterol for that matter).

Then there's the highly questionable idea that you would see any visible difference. Craniofacial structural changes can't possibly be judged by photography for the simple reason that soft tissue can change for all sorts of physiological reasons. I am not convinced that even in patients taking long term GH therapy that brow ridge growth is a feature. Generally it is the jaw and posterior base of the skull which grow. But all this information is from patients with GH deficiency.

Basically speculating on possible doping with GH on the basis of photos may be a bit of fun but that is as far as it goes.

everyone knows a cyclist's intrafacial white tissue and muscle atrophies over 20k mile seasons, especially a veteran after half a dozen pro seasons.

anecdotally, testo and hgh is a supercharged recovery dope combo. Chaser With a smidgen of igf1 and insulin, they are right to go.

Contador has developed a little cromagnon simian brow there, like Edge
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13 May 2011 06:34

everyone knows the morphing physiognomy of Sebastian Chabal

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13 May 2011 06:44

Berzin wrote:Who is the fellow rider on Contador's right? Which team was this?

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That's Daniel Navarro next to him.
Riis is lurking there in the background.
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13 May 2011 07:00

blackcat wrote:Contador has developed a little cromagnon simian brow there, like Edge
The only thing simian in this thread is the intellectual prowess of the credulous.
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13 May 2011 07:34

a GC rider 30 years ago could still have cheeks. Hinault, Merckx. All the drugs atrophy any and all non functional muscle. All look wan.

If it is good for ADA spooks, to recognize physical signs, it is good for the gander
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13 May 2011 08:07

Berzin wrote:Off-topic alert-Those blue jackets are really nice.

Anyone have any information on what company makes them?

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The brand is called Hummel. Danish company. They have a few nice things actually...

http://www.hummel.dk/

Edit:

http://www.hummel.dk/products/show/?no=38647
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13 May 2011 08:44

probably used botox
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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13 May 2011 09:23

Berzin wrote:Off-topic alert-Those blue jackets are really nice.

Anyone have any information on what company makes them?


+1 oh yeah they look nice

OneRaceWonder wrote:The brand is called Hummel. Danish company. They have a few nice things actually...

http://www.hummel.dk/products/show/?no=38647


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13 May 2011 09:39

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Guess who.
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13 May 2011 09:44

Johnny Testosteron?
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13 May 2011 10:32

Johnny Testosterony v Dr Dave Bruylandts in celebrity battle of the doperz.
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13 May 2011 10:52

Mrs John Murphy wrote:Is it me or has something odd happened to Contador's head and face. It seems to have changed (got longer more horse-like) over the years.

What the hell has happened to his eyes/brow?

HGH?



Did you notice how his clothes have changed over the years as well? In all the pictures actually! Wow, we need to look deeper at this... :)
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13 May 2011 11:19

tofino wrote:Look who's next to him in some of those photos.

He was to worried about getting a ride back to the hotel in that podium photo. He could see LA and Brunyeel driving away from his view on the the podium.

In the Astana shot I think he was wondering why his bike was having 105 installed.

Now he's happy, happy with Riis.


The part in bold made my day!:) Thanks for the laugh!
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