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Teams & Riders Froome Talk Only

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I have no doubt Porte will smash the first mountain stages and claim Maglia Rosa, but then Froome will report in after a another of his massive five-hour extra-curricular training rides that he's feeling a bit peckish and Porte will have to give his best (and only) buddy another one of his blood bags or power bars and go on an epic bonk shortly after.

With Richie, there is no other way.
 
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DirtyWorks said:
In all fairness to Porte, he at least showed great potential at the Continental level.

In all fairness to every rider that Sky signed and showed a strong 3 week performance with them; all had strong results with the teams they came from. No matter if Porte, Wiggings, Kiryenka, Rogers, Nieve or the heck who else... they all showed up before.
The only exception is Froome.
And in all farness to Brailsford: He admitted (in the obscure docu that was linked here some weeks ago) that he didnt saw Froomes performance coming, too.

So lets keep things in the ballpark: Skys doping is seemingly not above the level of other teams. Its a myth... In reality, its just a money thing: Bigger budgets lead to the opportunity to sign stronger riders.
 
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pastronef said:
no flo, richie is almost fine.
The hate level on richie is not as high as on the dawg. He's 3rd or 4th in line behind froome and wiggo and maybe nico now after he signed for them and exchanged tweets with kimmage...

lolz...... :D
 
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Nice to read Nicole Cooke's opinion re "Froomey" and "squeaky clean" Team Sky

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/mar/11/nicole-cooke-uci-chris-froome-steroid-tues
 
Yep.

I certainly think that in that case, drop out and take the medicine, or ride as you are is the correct decision.

A TUE shouldn't be granted for an acute respiratory condition like that.

(Chronic one like asthma is a different discussion)
 
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The Clear @vayerism · 5h 5 hours ago
Froome says both his TUEs in his career due to asthma, which is chronic. He had bilharzia - let's take another look
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/sep/05/research.health

The Clear @vayerism · 5h 5 hours ago
Basically it can't be both asthma and bilharzia. It can be one, so do pick a lie. Now or then, I barely care which.
 
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"I'ma tell ya' cyclingnews, sumbody gotta' do sumpthin' 'bout that TUE abuse man, that sh!t is getting out of hand...man, it's bad"--Chris Froome

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So a quick squirt on a 'puffer' - salbutamol or similar. Illegal? No - not within limits. If he was within limits he isn't deemed to be getting a performance enhancement, therefore he also wasn't illegal. And I'd say that for any rider - its a non story (still - despite being pulled out yet again).
 
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He is racing up a mountain and needs to take medicine, then goes onto win the stage and you dont think there is performance enhancement? How much was getting from the 'puff' a standard dose or a huge dose? Who knows and no one in UCI cares to investigate....not a non story when most of the peloton claims they have asthma....
 
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TheSpud said:
ChewbaccaDefense said:
"I'ma tell ya' cyclingnews, sumbody gotta' do sumpthin' 'bout that TUE abuse man, that sh!t is getting out of hand...man, it's bad"--Chris Froome

froome_inhale.jpg


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So a quick squirt on a 'puffer' - salbutamol or similar. Illegal? No - not within limits. If he was within limits he isn't deemed to be getting a performance enhancement, therefore he also wasn't illegal. And I'd say that for any rider - its a non story (still - despite being pulled out yet again).
Look at Contadors face-not impressed
 
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He is racing up a mountain and needs to take medicine, then goes onto win the stage and you dont think there is performance enhancement? How much was getting from the 'puff' a standard dose or a huge dose? Who knows and no one in UCI cares to investigate....not a non story when most of the peloton claims they have asthma....

Is it not within the rules (assuming all proper limits are observed and tested for), yes or no?
 
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TheSpud said:
Benotti69 said:
He is racing up a mountain and needs to take medicine, then goes onto win the stage and you dont think there is performance enhancement? How much was getting from the 'puff' a standard dose or a huge dose? Who knows and no one in UCI cares to investigate....not a non story when most of the peloton claims they have asthma....

Is it not within the rules (assuming all proper limits are observed and tested for), yes or no?

Yeah sure, it is within UCI's or WADA's rules whenever they pay attention to said rules whenever it suits them.
 
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TheSpud said:
Benotti69 said:
He is racing up a mountain and needs to take medicine, then goes onto win the stage and you dont think there is performance enhancement? How much was getting from the 'puff' a standard dose or a huge dose? Who knows and no one in UCI cares to investigate....not a non story when most of the peloton claims they have asthma....

Is it not within the rules (assuming all proper limits are observed and tested for), yes or no?

Yeah sure, it is within UCI's or WADA's rules whenever they pay attention to said rules whenever it suits them.

Thats why I said "all proper limits observed". if you dont believe they are then its not a debate because you have already taken a position.

What I'm asking is - if any rider was doing this and they were within limits, which are deemed to be non performance enhancing and within the rules, what would your position be?
 
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It obviously isn't non performance enhancing.

Riders dont need medication unless they are unwell and if they do they dont race. Simples.

Sporting federations are not interested in preventing doping. They just want the circus to continue so they can continue to cash on it.

Proper limits? Yeah sure.
 

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