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  • joined May 09, 2008
  • last login Dec 21, 2009
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Bobby J's piece on ESPN today

Bobby writes about the time trial and Carlos and says he is humbled, but I can't quite make out why.  That he got Carlos wrong and in fact the laid back non-leader prove-it-with-your-legs...

Oh, my. Cannes, Monaco, Kate, Lance

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I seem to have taken responsibility for keeping the Podium Cafe informed.

Paolo the super-domestique

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Lance alert

I knew you'd all want to keep current with his dating life....  (Wish I knew how to post a picture.  For those too impatient to click I'll give it away: it's Kate Hudson.) Hm.  A message telling...

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Beloved soigneur a spy?

From cycling fans anonymous:04 May 2008 Eule a Stasi spy?German media is reporting that long-time T-Mobile soigneur Dieter "Eule" Ruthenberg, who was masseur to riders such as Ullrich and Zabel, is...

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Basso in southern California?

Check out cycling fans anonymous http://cyclingfansanonymous.blogspot.com/(I have no idea what a Seven is.  A bike.  But whose?  What does it mean?)

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Ullrich fined

VN LinkHe pays a million Euros in the sporting fraud case against him in Germany.  Why would he do that? Just to make it (expensively) go away?  I don't understand how it could possibly have been...

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Truly terrible news for Ullrich

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2007/nov07/nov12newsMore from Jef D'Hont, the former Telekom soigneur whose book published earlier this year brought confessions from Aldag, Zabel, Riis...

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Anquetil's sex life

on cycling fans anonymous, copying from the Amazon blurb for a new book on same    

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Astana signs up with Dr. Damsgaard!

Bruyneel announced as Astana GM with Gallopin as lead DS.  Biver paid off (apparently) and gone away.  They'll use Dr. Ramsus [oops, Rasmus] Damsgaard as doping consultant -- the phrase was "will...

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Ullrich pix at charity ride

Getty Images won't let me copy one here but the link below is to a page of pictures of Jan at the race.  Of course, all anyone will be interested in is his weight.  All things considered, not too...

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Good Julich TdF commentary

in "Road" magazine for October.  Not available online without subscription, it seems, but worth the purchase. In addition to some race analysis there are interesting observations from Bobby J on:

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US World's Team

Why isn't Leipheimer on the US team?I can see that the reason Bennati and Petacchi weren't chosen for the Italian team is that sprinters aren't needed (hello, Herr Zabel?), but I can't think of a...

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Ullrich shows up

[editor's note, by chris] What the hey, it's been a few days... here's a good doping chatter thread.http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/10/sports/EU-SPT-CYC-Ullrich-Doping.phpHe slams Aldag in...

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Caption contest

http://sports.yahoo.com/sc/photo?slug=tre10405271638.aptopix_tour_of_italy_cycling_tre104&prov=a p(Don't know how to post the actual photo.  Anyone who does, please do.)[editor's note, by chris]...

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T-Mobile crumbling?

No comment from anybody on TPC about Christian Henn's statement that the whistle-blowing by former soigneur Jef d'Hont about EPO use on Team Telekom in the '90s was all true?  h...

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Basso Gone

From The Paceline:   Discovery Channel Team Releases Basso     Monday, April 30, 2007.[editor's note, by chris] Whoops... guess I should check the diaries before writing...

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Where is CSC's "Miracle Man"

as presented in "Overcoming"?  Which I watched again this week, out of a bittersweet feeling about cycling now.  I'm referring of course to Ole Kahle Fuhli (sp?), the massage specialist/soigneur...

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DNA Meeting in Geneva

Happened on Friday and they're all sworn to secrecy.  

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Oh, the Ironic Juxtaposition

On the T-Mobile site there are two stories, side by side.  Actually above and beneath.  The first is "Ullrich leaves Swiss Federation," reporting poor Jan's desperation protest against the...

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More depressing Ullrich news

CN article says Jan suspected of using a "detergent enzyme" to mask EPO.  What was suspicious was the total absence of EPO in his urine samples.  Apparently some EPO is normal.Is this a bummer or...

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