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Probably already mentioned, but:

Giro d'Italia @giroditalia
In case you missed it: this year @StradeBianche (Saturday March 3rd) will be live streamed on the official website and gazzetta.it
 
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First win for Astana Continental Team

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Vuelta Independencia Nacional 2012 Stage 2a

1º TLEUBAYEV Ruslan ASTANA CONTINENTAL 02:32:51
2º OYOLA Robigzon EPM-UNE (COL)
3º ORTEGA Efren SOACHA-PTO.RICO
http://astanafans.com/vuelta-independencia-nacional-2012-etap-2.html#more-70150
 
gooner said:
Eurosport 2 are showing Strade Bianchi live.

are you sure?eurosport 2 international has bundesliga that time and it will broadcast 1 hour of strade bianche at 21;30.we'll have gazzetta's site anyway

i'm curious if eurosport will broadcast harelbeke now that is world tour.because they will do it with volta catalunya

also eurosport will broadcast tour of taiwan:eek:
 
The Hitch said:
You seen it? Whats it like? Footage of him or some actor playing him?

i don't know about what zam is speaking but if you hadn't seen it yet i truly reccomend it:Tutto Pantani:Una vita in salita.it's a 7-8 hours documentary about marco's life and one of the most heartbreaking films i've ever seen.the music is at sometimes devastating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIG9VjrFpc

you can see it on youtube but the quality is not so good.put the hands on the dvd's if you can.it's awesome,terrible,tragic.all the emotions that exist you find them there.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Shouldn't it be a 2 year ban :eek:

Those Frenchies will do anything to protect their cyclists :rolleyes:

Ps: I was hoping for no ban at all.

I have never read WADA rules, but got to read an article about Offredo's suspension on the Inner Ring and they quote from these rules:

10.3.3 For violations of Article 2.4 (Whereabouts Filing Failures and/or Missed Tests), the period of Ineligibility shall be at a minimum one (1) year and at a maximum two (2) years based on the Athlete’s degree of fault.

It seems the French gave him a minimum suspension so i hope UCI/WADA won't appeal and he will participate in the Het Volk 2013. One year for brainlessness is quite enough :)

EDIT: tbh, i would like him to avoid suspension too but it seems he should be happy that it's only one year
 
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Kvinto said:
I have never read WADA rules, but got to read an article about Offredo's suspension on the Inner Ring and they quote from these rules:

10.3.3 For violations of Article 2.4 (Whereabouts Filing Failures and/or Missed Tests), the period of Ineligibility shall be at a minimum one (1) year and at a maximum two (2) years based on the Athlete’s degree of fault.

It seems the French gave him a minimum suspension so i hope UCI/WADA won't appeal and he will participate in the Het Volk 2013. One year for brainlessness is quite enough :)

EDIT: tbh, i would like him to avoid suspension too but it seems he should be happy that it's only one year

It's a shame Offredo is one year out just because of a ridiculous whereabouts system and some sloppyness from his side. I can understand there should be some kind of penalty when you miss a certain amount of tests but wouldn't a 2 or 3 month ban be more reasonable? Why such a severe minimum ban?

Well, looking forward to Offredo's return in next years Omloop.
 
Yup, strange that the World Tour doesn't seem to include any kind of keeping the races alive. Hard to argue that the WT is about prestige when it fills its pockets on new races with no history or tradition and doesn't try to protect races that have that.

If the Vuelta al País Vasco goes belly up, the sport is doomed not just in Spain but everywhere. If a race with such passionate support as that can't survive but white elephant events with no fans and parcours that offer no challenge can, what's the f***ing point?