BroDeal said:What about the other riders who went to Freiburg in the early days of the 2006 TdF to get transfusions?
Susan Westemeyer said:According to the report, only Klöden and Kessler went, at least on the evening of the first stage.
Edit: and SInkewitz, too, of course.
jsmayer181 said:The list of riders who shared podium spots with Lance Armstrong at the Tour de France who have not been officially implicated or santioned now stands at two. Can you guess?
Jamsque said:I'm interested that someone else thought of doing this, I had a look at exactly the same thing a few months ago.
Does it not cast suspicion on Lance that everyone he beat at Le Tour was on drugs? Are we meant to believe that he was squeaky clean and kicked the *** of guys who were doped up to their eyeballs?
Alpe d'Huez said:The only problems with this are that Escartin rode for Manolo Saiz at Kelme at the time, and Beloki, though cleared from the blood bag issue with OP, definitely had his name listed in Fuentes code books.
BroDeal said:I thought Sinkewitz said five or six riders went with him, which would be either the whole team or the whole team minus one.
ElChingon said:Wrong! Back to start do not collect.
Alpe d'Huez said:It's a LOT easier to count the names that never got into trouble. I count about eight: Boogard, Sastre, Evans, Zubeldia, Belli, Periero, Levi, Azevedo. Out of seventy possible placings, I count eight riders that might, maybe have been clean. Or at least stayed away from scandals their career (Levi and Azevedo connected to Lance though). If I made a mistake on this one, let me know.
pmcg76 said:No surprises here,
Who were the first 2 riders to jump ship when Bob Stapelton decided to introduce stricter anti doping controls at T-Mobile, thats right Klodi and Kessler, where did they go, thats right Astana, team of Vinokourov, Kaschekin, nuff said.
Alpe d'Huez said:At the time they said money was the reason. But if I recall correctly, that was shown to not be true, and then the excuse was "contract issues".
The real answer is of course obvious.
Sad for Klodi. A very likely end to a long, and once promising career.