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Contador Passes on Spanish TT Championship

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No Flu in June

Check out MMWR.gov, the CDC does not even keep statistics on the flu at this time of the year because it is so rare;now sometimes people with diarrheal illnesses state that they have the "flu" due to embarassment about diarrhea; but true flu is highly unlikely at this time of year and justifies the allegations of possible doping IMO.
 
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I am gonna go ahead and draft up berto's acceptance speech when he wins the already scripted '10 edition of TdF....

"This victory is very special for me, for all of the adversity I had to go through this year."

He will always be the victim.
 
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I am gonna go ahead and draft up berto's acceptance speech when he wins the already scripted '10 edition of TdF....

"This victory is very special for me, for all of the adversity I had to go through this year."

He will always be the victim.

Do you have the 3 hole punch at your computer? There are still some people waiting to use it.
 
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I think he's really gone for his annual gynecological appointment with Dr. Fuentes. Checking his estrogen levels.

But while waiting for his pap smear, he was surprised to see Frank and Fabian in the waiting room, too. :p (Needs some time to recover from the shock).
 
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Polish said:
The Flu is VERY contagious, especially H1N1.

The other possibility is the Shack sent him an ebola tainted envelope saying he was the Spanish lottery winner, and please open the envelope.

Personally, I think he's cheesed off at Publicus' public relations efforts.
 
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if i had the flu i'd be wanting one of them bike motors installed before i tried doing any kind of riding in the mountains. Maybe the flu affects professional athletes in a different way. or maybe he's just worried about his "flu jab"
 
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Kender said:
if i had the flu i'd be wanting one of them bike motors installed before i tried doing any kind of riding in the mountains. Maybe the flu affects professional athletes in a different way. or maybe he's just worried about his "flu jab"

I want one of those motors and I DON'T have the flu! Those things are a commuter's delight.
 
Parrot23 said:
The other possibility is the Shack sent him an ebola tainted envelope saying he was the Spanish lottery winner, and please open the envelope.

Personally, I think he's cheesed off at Publicus' public relations efforts.

Public relations efforts? Parrot gotta say you are reaching with that one. Perhaps get a stool so you can actually see and grasp my point a little better next time.:p:D:rolleyes:

I'll sum it up and dumb it down again:)p): you believe what you want to believe about the statement. If you think its, bs, then its bs. If you don't, then its not. Neither is wrong. Neither is right. Both are valid opinions to hold in the absence of corroborating/exculpating facts. I personally think it's bs, I differ on why, but I definitely think it is bs (you can't be training in the mountains like he purportedly has been with flu-like symptoms).
 
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LOL, Publicus,

You're rising to defend a point of yours I haven't even addressed! :eek: I was just addressing the "fact", ahem, of your stance on anything to do with Bertie and Astana. Let me guess what side you'll take, LOL...

Just know it's fun to joke, bee-cause cycling is very serious business, and Bertie and Astana are a nice, big target for some humour.:D

BTW to repeat: I hope Bertie wins the Tour again.
 
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you can't be training in the mountains like he purportedly has been with flu-like symptoms).

Contador himself says he was training in the mountains until June 25, per the story below (dated June 26).

"On Friday, Contador finished his final training camp in altitude. He was there with Navarro, Tiralongo, Noval, de la Fuente, Hernández and Óscar Pereiro. Pereiro is the only one from the list to miss the Tour. Most were expecting the 2006 winner to help his compatriot to a third Tour title.

The camp was in the Sierra de Madrid, with big climbs in the vicinity. Some time trial work was done as well. Among others, Contador went over the Bola del Mundo (2.247 m), the highest climb in the Sierra de Madrid, with sections of up to 20 percent. This climb will make its debut in this year's Vuelta a España. "It is amazing, impressive. It has some very steep sections, where you need an adequate gearing," Contador said. "I think on form, you need to at least mount a 36x28."

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4...e-France-team-around-Contador-no-Pereiro.aspx

He clearly did not want to ride the Spanish TT, but felt well enough to train in the mountains. Maybe he wasn't sick, no? Maybe his halo has slipped a tad off to the side :D

"Some time trial work was done as well", ROFLMAO.

BTW, still hope he wins.
 
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Contador himself says he was training in the mountains until June 25, per the story below (dated June 26).

"On Friday, Contador finished his final training camp in altitude. He was there with Navarro, Tiralongo, Noval, de la Fuente, Hernández and Óscar Pereiro. Pereiro is the only one from the list to miss the Tour. Most were expecting the 2006 winner to help his compatriot to a third Tour title.

The camp was in the Sierra de Madrid, with big climbs in the vicinity. Some time trial work was done as well. Among others, Contador went over the Bola del Mundo (2.247 m), the highest climb in the Sierra de Madrid, with sections of up to 20 percent. This climb will make its debut in this year's Vuelta a España. "It is amazing, impressive. It has some very steep sections, where you need an adequate gearing," Contador said. "I think on form, you need to at least mount a 36x28."

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4...e-France-team-around-Contador-no-Pereiro.aspx

He clearly did not want to ride the Spanish TT, but felt well enough to train in the mountains. Maybe he wasn't sick, no? Maybe his halo has slipped a tad off to the side :D

"Some time trial work was done as well", ROFLMAO.

BTW, still hope he wins.

Laugh all you will, but he really sounds sick...;) You should be happy, that's not good just weeks before the Tour...

http://www.marca.com/2010/06/25/ciclismo/1277462676.html
 
Parrot23 said:
Contador himself says he was training in the mountains until June 25, per the story below (dated June 26).

"On Friday, Contador finished his final training camp in altitude. He was there with Navarro, Tiralongo, Noval, de la Fuente, Hernández and Óscar Pereiro. Pereiro is the only one from the list to miss the Tour. Most were expecting the 2006 winner to help his compatriot to a third Tour title.

The camp was in the Sierra de Madrid, with big climbs in the vicinity. Some time trial work was done as well. Among others, Contador went over the Bola del Mundo (2.247 m), the highest climb in the Sierra de Madrid, with sections of up to 20 percent. This climb will make its debut in this year's Vuelta a España. "It is amazing, impressive. It has some very steep sections, where you need an adequate gearing," Contador said. "I think on form, you need to at least mount a 36x28."

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4...e-France-team-around-Contador-no-Pereiro.aspx

He clearly did not want to ride the Spanish TT, but felt well enough to train in the mountains. Maybe he wasn't sick, no? Maybe his halo has slipped a tad off to the side :D

"Some time trial work was done as well", ROFLMAO.

BTW, still hope he wins.

I think he just didn't want to defend the jersey, but didn't want to diss the race. Basically he was saving face for himself and the Spanish National Championship organization. I have no doubt if it was a Tour stage he would have been kitted up and on the starting line.