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Were Vino, Basso and Valverde Wrongly Accused?

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
edited August 2009 in Pro race
Well, according to our illustrious leader, Señor McQuaid, the Blood Profile Passport has ended the era of doping. He now confidently predicts no more positive tests at the Tour, as everybody likely to ride, has got one.
No more cheating slipping through his ever vigilant net.

In which case, wouldn't today's prologue prove that the blood in those bags didn't have a Pitiful of DNA? That Basso really was only thinking about it and that Vino's test was tainted after his tarmac tumble?
2006, has become 2009, but the same riders are set to top the leaderboards...

General classification after stage 1

1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 0:05:20
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:09
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:12
4 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:00:14
5 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:16
6 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:00:17
7 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:00:18
8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
9 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne


By his own logic.....
"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.

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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    I think you're simplifying things way too much there young Blaze.

    I don't think the passport is *that* effective, however, there has been a signficant change since 07. It just looks different.

    Basso - Well, I'm pretty sure he's on the level now. Valverde I think has been playing nice for a couple of years at least. Vino, well, we'll have to see. Does he have his same prepatore?

    Valv and Basso are interesting ones to look at how they rode in 04 / 05 and compare to now. Even just in riding style.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:
    I think you're simplifying things way too much there young Blaze.

    Ah well....that went down well. yes, that was the point of the post. Symplistic and McQuaid's talk, going hand in glove.
    Sure, the BP has toned things down, at present.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    iainf72 wrote:
    I think you're simplifying things way too much there young Blaze.

    Ah well....that went down well. yes, that was the point of the post. Symplistic and McQuaid's talk, going hand in glove.
    Sure, the BP has toned things down, at present.

    That's got to have put the "Biggest" smile on your face young Blaze.

    McTwat a Leader, you are having Fun today.
    I hope Basso can produce something in this Race and I've just done a post about the need of getting used to long Repetitive Racing days.
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
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