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May 26, 2009
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Given that Froome doesn't mind being asked about being clean, above aboard etc, I await his answers to the forthcoming questions.
 
Time for Walsh to start working on "The Fall":

It will begin like this:

"I don’t even know what happened. It happened so quickly, I just remember the road being really uneven and there being gravel on the corner, and I just lost my front wheel.”
 
Sep 17, 2013
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meat puppet said:
so, froome banked a unit after the first mountain stage?
This.
With his inhalergate he will test positive for 5 picograms of whatever was in his inhaler sometime during the tour...
 
Sep 10, 2013
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Cound is saying there is nothing to worry about because he was very 'sore' this morning after the crash. Looking on the bright side and saying he won the points jersey so Cav and Sagan better look out. In a word, she's a moron.
 
Jul 10, 2013
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red_flanders said:
That's just abusive and stupid. Sorry the reporting function isn't working.
If I could say to you what I really want to say without being banned... forget it.

You're not even worth it.
 
Sep 3, 2012
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Granville57 said:
Well I'm not a doctor, so I can't say with absolute authority where Chris Froome's brain is located, but I'll take a chance in saying that it probably won't be found within the "red zones" as depicted here.


Perhaps it was a bit more "physical."

<Insert "alien" joke as seems fit>
Still hurting today when he attacked on the flat I suppose.
 
Dec 21, 2010
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thehog said:
Sounds to me he was glowing at LBL and they pulled him. Unbeknownst he was still radioactive by Romandie so they rushed through a TUE.
http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showpost.php?p=1492649&postcount=158

They knew he was still glowing like a Tennerife sunset, but they wanted him to race.

red_flanders said:
Probably. Look, the UCI don't even need to be complicit for this to work. Sky figure out Froome is glowing. They apply for the rush TUE. If they get it, he rides. If not, he's still "suffering from the flu" and is scrubbed. UCI guaranteed to come out and say it's all above board, which it is, technically.

None of it however, explains why a rider with such an "acute" respiratory issue is riding, let along smashing the field.
red_flanders said:
Who knows. Would guess the former. Knowing what you could be popped for ahead of time? Quite the marginal gain.
GreasyMonkey said:
I doubt that it was to cover a specific drug/combo, but if you put such a huge spike in any sample result, whatever they might find in small dosages would become simple noise in the background against the prednisone.

Testers would see that he had a TUE for it, and probably went no further.

Same as the age-old trick of if you want to hide something, put something bigger that would be of interest to the searching party, in plain view.
 
thehog said:
Sounds to me he was glowing at LBL and they pulled him. Unbeknownst he was still radioactive by Romandie so they rushed through a TUE.
Please enlighten me, would he be glowing from corticosteriod or is that being used as a masking agent ? Or do you have another hypothesis ?
 
Apr 4, 2010
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Fzotrlool said:
Is Froome's Tour in danger yet? He seems to be a mentally broken man right now.
Geez.

What do you base that on?

"Mentally broken"? Have you ever competed in anything? Being tired and bonking does not equal mentally weak.
 
Walkman said:
Geez.

What do you base that on?

"Mentally broken"? Have you ever competed in anything? Being tired and bonking does not equal mentally weak.
I would say the look on his face today was like a kid caught with hand in the cookie jar. He's looked awfully sheepish.
 
Apr 4, 2010
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thehog said:
I would say the look on his face today was like a kid caught with hand in the cookie jar. He's looked awfully sheepish.
Not sure I saw the same thing. To me, he looked exhausted. It was the same during stage 2 (facial expression at the finish). He seems to lack the ability to recover. Either he is just coming off a hard training block and is worn out or he hasn't been in he cookie jar lately. With Edgar in your system, you do not ride like that.
 
Jul 1, 2013
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The 2nd day of this race was tough to watch, because the racing just didn't seem realistic. How can one man chase every attack down, make his own multiple elongated attacks, and eventually out sprint a rival he's just pulled up the hill?

Taken on its own though, I don't think necessarily smacks of doping, if it's a one off. We don't see that more often in a stage race, purely because it's dumb tactics. It should be possible to ride like that... but not day after day. Later in the race you should suffer for your efforts. Froome ultimately finished outside the top ten, albeit the waters are muddied by his crash and any impact on performance that may have had.
 
Feb 10, 2014
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Walkman said:
Geez.

What do you base that on?

"Mentally broken"? Have you ever competed in anything? Being tired and bonking does not equal mentally weak.
Being mentally weak is not the same as being mentally broken after several accusations and scandals. Would not happen for most people.

If he heard about the TUE scandal just before the final stage, I think it could have a big impact on his overall perfomance.
 
Aug 15, 2013
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His face just said "I'm a hoax, and everybody knows I'm a hoax"
I really think he was embarrassed. Like "****, my programme is just getting silly and I can't compete unless totally juiced otherwise it's just unbearable".

And Wiggins taking the ****.
 
Jun 4, 2014
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Fzotrlool said:
Is Froome's Tour in danger yet? He seems to be a mentally broken man right now.
Don't worry if it doesn't happen something unusual till the start,i'm convinced Froome will fly in july. No way this guy is mentally broken ,he doesn't have Wiggo personality.
 
May 14, 2014
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thehog said:
Sounds to me he was glowing at LBL and they pulled him. Unbeknownst he was still radioactive by Romandie so they rushed through a TUE.
But why take the risk of him actually signing in for LBL (which i believe he did) - more chance of a test, surely?
 

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