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Benotti69 said:
That there are 2 distinct strains, I would imagine Froome/sky would know which one he had/has but that they have not said makes it more of a smokescreen. It will be interesting if Walsh gives it enough attention to mention ( or even bother to investigate) which strain he had/has.
There are far more obvious and less technical inconsistencies that he hasn't peered into. I won't hold my breath.
 
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red_flanders said:
There are far more obvious and less technical inconsistencies that he hasn't peered into. I won't hold my breath.
Agreed I would never hold my breath for a doper.:D
 
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The Hitch said:
I think you mean, 9 months and a million time since then.

Anyway the article doesn't say anything in particular about froome. Just uses his success as a title to get more views on an article about the history of bilharzia and some general info.
It also says, "Chris Froome’s bilharzia infection is much less unlikely than some have suggested". No-one has suggested it was unlikely he had it, simply that an curing a fairly common disease shouldn't be enough to turn you into a Grand Tour contender. Particularly when it turns out you haven't actually cured it.
 
Nathan12 said:
It also says, "Chris Froome’s bilharzia infection is much less unlikely than some have suggested". No-one has suggested it was unlikely he had it, simply that an curing a fairly common disease shouldn't be enough to turn you into a Grand Tour contender. Particularly when it turns out you haven't actually cured it.
Or you can't remember when you contracted it or when it was cured or who found it or...
 
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red_flanders said:
Or you can't remember when you contracted it or when it was cured or who found it or...
or how long you had it or whether you were cured after the first treatment or how you got reinfected if that did in fact happen or why your symptoms were so mild as to be unnoticeable for the most part when the accepted symptoms seem to include cancer and / or blood in your urine (bladder worms) or bloated stomach, etc (intenstinal worms), and at the very least an itch or skin disturbance when the worms first enter the skin.

It pays to keep in mind that Froome is not an uneducated man living in an uneducated South African village with inadequate sewage systems and/or no running water, who defecates or urinates in his own water supply, propagating the life cycle of this parasite.
 
Dear Wiggo said:
or how long you had it or whether you were cured after the first treatment or how you got reinfected if that did in fact happen or why your symptoms were so mild as to be unnoticeable for the most part when the accepted symptoms seem to include cancer and / or blood in your urine (bladder worms) or bloated stomach, etc (intenstinal worms), and at the very least an itch or skin disturbance when the worms first enter the skin.

It pays to keep in mind that Froome is not an uneducated man living in an uneducated South African village with inadequate sewage systems and/or no running water, who defecates or urinates in his own water supply, propagating the life cycle of this parasite.
Indeed. Wonder when someone in the press will start asking these questions.
 
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Too much, too much.

Luis León undergoing medical tests to detect suspected African virus
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Although the field wasn't strong, being Movistar Team the only WorldTeam and Luisle's Caja Rural the only Professional one amongst the 16 contesting teams, this victory was "unexpected" for the Murcian rider. "I've been suffering and having weird feelings for so long I sincerely didn't contemplate to perform this well", he admitted shortly after his success.

After signing for Caja Rural this winter, the season hasn't been brilliant so far for Luisle. He seized an early success at stage 1 of Tropicale Amissa Bongo, and failed to win the overall by only one second. Later on, he was on the podium of the Vuelta a Andalucía, only overtaken by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Richie Porte (Team Sky). After that, he was anonymous in Catalunya and País Vasco and delivered an 8th place overall in Turkey before his triumph this weekend.
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luis-leon-undergoing-medical-tests-to-detect-suspected-african-virus
(It's a 4 hour flight to Kenya.)
 
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Looks like Froomey gonna have some competition from a fellow "african virus" sufferer in a few years...once he finds the right combination of "medicine".
 
Dear Wiggo said:
I thought this was interesting:

A letter to the editor of the Zambia Post:



How Froome managed to be infected for years and not pass blood through his urine is pretty damn miraculous imo.
Especially during the anti-doping tests. When his urine came out red perhaps the testes and Froome would have noticed? :rolleyes:
 
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thehog said:
Especially during the anti-doping tests. When his urine came out red perhaps the testes and Froome would have noticed? :rolleyes:

We have a winner! Typo of the Year :D

Totally agree tho. Any of the three of them should have noticed......

And Sky are playing us fans for gormless 'nads? :rolleyes:
Can't wait for the sun to set on that empire
 

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