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Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

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About time. He should never have started the Giro either. If he ends up having it taken off him, the guy in 2nd will feel like shit not having stood on the top step of the podium. I know he hasn't been proven guilty yet, but it's good enough for all other riders to step down while under investigation.

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Waiting fro Donncha and Trev to come back on and point out “but but ... Lance” in 3, 2, 1 ...

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wow, French owners of a French race finally have someone that might podium and decide they don't want Froome at the tour. Who'da thunk it :lol:

Whether Froome is guilty or not, this has more to do with Hinault being even more of a bitter, miserable bastard than he was when he was racing, if that's even possible!

I'm not and have never been a Sky fan and I sure as shit don't warm to Froome but the timing of this sucks ass.

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17 minutes ago, Andrew #1 said:

Don’t mess with the Badger!

quite!

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27 minutes ago, Andrew #1 said:

Don’t mess with the Badger!

Ken oath mate! Leave Bernard alone! 

(Lived with his posters on walls in my house as a kid)

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Guilty or not, the timing is piss poor a week out from the race start. It’s not like this has snuck up on them from left field.

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33 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

Ken oath mate! Leave Bernard alone! 

(Lived with his posters on walls in my house as a kid)

He's is/was a bitter old bully and a prize twat.

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1 hour ago, FatPom said:

He's is/was a bitter old bully and a prize twat.

Really?!? He is/was a hero in Brittany.  Or does this comecl from a bitter old fat whingeing pom? 😙

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51 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

Really?!? He is/was a hero in Brittany.  Or does this comecl from a bitter old fat whingeing pom? 😙

read it anyway you feel like.   

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Is this about all the shit about sky from a while ago, or is it new shit?

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4 hours ago, FatPom said:

read it anyway you feel like.   

Stop it you two.. i can't have another of my threads reported.. 

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For those who the timing is poor, have a thought for the removals of the favourites the day before the 2006 TDF (not to mention the removal of the winner at the end).

 

a week out? Boo hoo.

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2 hours ago, goughy said:

Is this about all the shit about sky from a while ago, or is it new shit?

Nah, this is new stuff. You're probably referring to the recent inquiry into Sky's lack of transparency, lack of medical records, and alleged overuse of TUEs, from a team promising to be the most thorough & transparent in the fight against drugs.

This is an adverse finding against Froome for a high level of Salbutamol at last year's Vuelta. Yes I know, nearly a year ago and still not sorted out yet.

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If he was to race then banned at a later date for the Salbutamol would he then be stripped of any result he got in the TdF?

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Just now, Limited said:

If he was to race then banned at a later date for the Salbutamol would he then be stripped of any result he got in the TdF?

Yes, and also last year's Vuelta, and this year's Giro.

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7 hours ago, BogFrog said:

Really?!? He is/was a hero in Brittany.  Or does this comecl from a bitter old fat whingeing pom? 😙

 

6 hours ago, FatPom said:

read it anyway you feel like.   

 

1 hour ago, pieman said:

Stop it you two.. i can't have another of my threads reported.. 

😞 II was only trying to have a laugh. Sorry 😢

Friends?

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12 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Yes, and also last year's Vuelta, and this year's Giro.

Maybe the organisers are sick of not having the actual winner standing on top of the podium so are removing any potential problem.

Yes the timing sucks but that probably to reduce the time for the Sky lawyers to mount a defense

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I'm naive and choose to believe he is innocent *sad face*

 

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19 minutes ago, Limited said:

Yes the timing sucks but that probably to reduce the time for the Sky lawyers to mount a defense

If they lose their appeal to the French arbitration court, there won't be time for CASA to sit & decide, so yeah, you may be right.

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I think more ASO trying to say we are doing our bit for clean sport. But the legal guys made us let him start.

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