According to the report, only Klöden and Kessler went, at least on the evening of the first stage.BroDeal said:What about the other riders who went to Freiburg in the early days of the 2006 TdF to get transfusions?
I thought Sinkewitz said five or six riders went with him, which would be either the whole team or the whole team minus one.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.
I'm interested that someone else thought of doing this, I had a look at exactly the same thing a few months ago.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?
Of course. He's superman, right?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?
Wrong! Back to start do not collect.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.
If you read the report, you could get the impression that Sinkewitz said different things at different times.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.
Good call. I stand corrected. But MelloVelo is right.ElChingon said:Wrong! Back to start do not collect.
Levi was a Dr. Ferrari cleint. Top doping in the world >>Dr. Ferrari is.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.
I remember thinking this too when he jumped after Stapelton took over. Why go from a good German (his nationality) team to an Astana led by nut job Vinokurov? Didn't make sense then. Does now.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.
I liked Klodi. Liked him in the Hell on Wheels video and he was forced to drop out due to injuries etc. You remember the scene with the cotton in the nose to stop the bleeding...? The best cycling docu of allAlpe 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.