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Read this earlier on VeloNews:
http://www.velonews.com/article/90320/lance-armstrong-says-he-is-outraged-over-claims-that-he

Why? Why even bother worrying about these guys anymore? I like it when Armstrong races. I realize he might be arrogant to some, but hey, everyone has their quirks. But come on already. He's taken how many tests; over and over and over again. Geminitely, give the guy a freakin' break.

Why does everyone still contend the Tour de France is the race of all races? If it wasn't for the history of this race, what else is there? I wish every pro team would protest and forego it this year. I'm not categorizing every French fan nor anyone who attends this event, but it's apparent the organizers as well as all the reporters are simply biased. I'm now rooting for him to thump everyone this year. It might be a far stretch, but I've got my Lance chant started now.

I realize I'm jumping around the topic a bit here, but I'm tired of these guys.
 

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Everyone guns for #1, and it seems like there are some who; regardless of evidence; has convinced himself that he's GOTTA be doping. I can almost agree - look at MLB and all these "superstars" which all used steroids.
Regardless of this theory, I'm rooting for Lance. He's been cooperative, and he's a hell of an athlete. I can understand his attitude, considering the discrimination he's been given. I'd probably be acting considerably worse if it were me. Heck, I wish I could even be half the athlete he is! Maybe I wouldn't mind being scrutinized. /shrug



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this belongs in the doping forum, bud.
Yes it does...
 

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its the world today! bring everything and everybody down so one feels better about one's self. i'm sick of it. if people minded there own business and just left others alone it would be a step in the right direction.
 

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Moved- have fun guys!

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I understand you.

Digger28 said:
Reading through this thread, there is nothing phony about my outrage lookrider!!
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It's Pharmstrong's outrage that is phony and the idolaters are eating it up.

'If everybody would just mind their own business, I could sniff Pharmstrong's chamois till I find eternal bliss.':p :lol: :lol: :lol: :yesnod: :yikes:
 

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I like Lance, but he has to understand that he must take the same tests out-of-competition that the other riders take. He hasn't raced in over two years, so he can't claim to be the most tested athlete now or even ever.
 

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Don't think it's got anything to do with the French. They're leading the way in testing cyclists and cycling is leading the way in drug testing in sport.
This is a good thing!
 

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the french are really afraid...

the french are really afraid...of getting beat yet again by someone with only one *ut.
it makes them look like they have even fewer.
 

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PJay said:
the french are really afraid...of getting beat yet again by someone with only one *ut.
it makes them look like they have even fewer.
He was dropped on Palomar, finished 14th in the TT, dropped at MSR. Not many are afraid of the old man anymore.
 

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I know one "fan" running on the side of the road who is probably not going to get too close to Armstrong again.
Are you kidding? He got exactly what he wanted. Confirmation that Armstrong saw him. Did you see the smile on his face? There are also people in this world known as masochists.

Normal people aren't going to go to such trouble to make fools of themselves.
 

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He was dropped on Palomar, finished 14th in the TT, dropped at MSR. Not many are afraid of the old man anymore.
Yeah, everyone knows your results in February determine how you'll do in the Tour.:rolleyes:
 

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BuenosAires said:
Yeah, everyone knows your results in February determine how you'll do in the Tour.:rolleyes:
The problem with your contention is that Pharmstrong is acknowledged to be in the best shape of his career at this point in the season by far, compared with previous years.

The increased vigilance of the authorities makes it much less likely that he's going to be able to go to doping camp in the mountains pre tour to find his form.

It's amazing that people who are riders really believe that a guy in already amazing shape is going to have such a gigantic increase in the quality of his performances as if he can just turn it on or off in a matter of 10 or 12 weeks. Who among us has personally experienced this?

This kind of crap is only possible with recovery from illness or doping.
 

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20 minute shower...sheesh. If i did an 'all day' training ride I'd be in there until the hot water runs out..which is 5 min at my house!
 

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BuenosAires said:
Yeah, everyone knows your results in February determine how you'll do in the Tour.:rolleyes:
Milan San Remo was March 22, not February. Armstrong went backwards on The Cipressa.
 
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