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Contador banned!

Post by thedude76 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:05 am

Banned for 2 years and stripped of title

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by Sharpbike on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:29 am

Not sure that I agree with it. We don't have all the information about it. Just what we read from the reporters. Sure took them long enough to end it. He can start racing again in AUG. Not much of a Ban except that they took all his results from the races that he did from the point of the test.
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Re: Contador banned!

Post by spookyload on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 am

The ban is a complete joke. He never quit racing. His racing fitness won't take the hit the ban is supposed to enforce. Six months off the bike without competitive racing hurts nowhere near what two years would. That is the reason it took two 18 months to decide. Impact his racing career as little as possible, but still enforce the full punishment to make the anti-doping community happy.
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Why not expel him from the sport?

Post by Jonesy on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:11 am

Maybe I'm over-simplifying this because I don't tend to follow organized sports, but why not simply permanently ban from the sport anyone who comes up hot for doping?

If you are in the military and get caught using illegal substances, you can get kicked out.

If you are employed by an organization that requires drug testing and come up positive for illegal substances you can lose your job.

If you are caught by the police using illegal substances, you go to jail (usually).

Why not for cycling?

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by BrianLask on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Jonesy wrote:Why not for cycling?

Money?
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Re: Contador banned!

Post by Jonesy on Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:10 pm

BrianLask wrote:
Jonesy wrote:Why not for cycling?

Money?
Yeah, well, I guess I know the why... I just think it stinks.... sports in general would be cleaned up a lot, and might actually interest me more, if they would have some harder faster rules that weren't all aimed ONLY at making it more lucrative for everyone directly involved... except the FAN that is....

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by Zenkem on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:20 pm

On the other hand Lance Armstrong's impressive record will be left alone:


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Re: Contador banned!

Post by Sharpbike on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:28 am

They should just stop wasting money on trying to tarnish Lance!

I personally don't think they will ever find him guilty.

Yes I am a Lance fan!

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by thedude76 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:08 am

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by Jonesy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:27 am

Sharpbike wrote:They should just stop wasting money on trying to tarnish Lance!

I personally don't think they will ever find him guilty.

Yes I am a Lance fan!

Yeah I find it funny everyone points to 'controversy' about Lance....

It's really quite simply, he was accused (by some less-than-reputable people BTW), he denied it and has not been proven guilty... in our Justice System, that makes him: innocent!

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by Jonesy on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:29 am

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He's going to come back stronger it says... Yeah no kidding, he's got 6 months of worry-free doping and training ahead of him!

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Re: Contador banned!

Post by mountaincat on Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:44 pm

Glad recreational riding is worry free...job security not hinging on wins. Must be a difficult choice for those riding to put food on the table and a roof over their head. Competition will always push athletes to utilize any means to become the best. Alberto has been amazing to watch, as Lance, Floyd and all the others caught up in the mess.
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Ullrich apologises

Post by Zenkem on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:19 pm

I guess it's time for everyone to step up and admit they've been doping:

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