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this image from monday's rest day is causing quite a bit of a stir




a quote from Tyler Hamilton's autobiography

"I watched my blood bag slowly empty..."

"Everybody else was in shorts and short sleeves. The three of us, still chilled, kept our sweatsuits on."
Its between 20 and 30 degrees in that photo. Look at the sweat on Mikael Nieve's arms. Yet theres Froome with arm warmers, and what looks like, a gilet.
 

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Well I just learnt what a gilet is.

Would people be that brazen in 2016? With so much scrutiny?
well thats the thing. The bigger you are, the less scrutiny you're put under - by the authorities anyway.

Its like anything. The sport is a product. You sell that product by having the big names involved in the big events. Its not in the interest of those who own those events to have their big stars unavailable due to doping bans. So they make sure there are no doping bans.

No different from any other sport really, especially professional sports.
 

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the amount of cyclists caught doping in recent years has been increasingly few - especially among the top riders.
I don't think anyone major is sitting out a ban at the moment.
not inspiring confidence in anti doping.
 

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the amount of cyclists caught doping in recent years has been increasingly few - especially among the top riders.
I don't think anyone major is sitting out a ban at the moment.
not inspiring confidence in anti doping.
Paolini is probably the only one. And thats for cocaine.

Even Simon Yates is back riding.

The report yesterday on Russia. I'd say of you copy and pasted Britain in for Russia into that document, you wouldn't be too far wide of the mark.
 

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Paolini is probably the only one. And thats for cocaine.

Even Simon Yates is back riding.

The report yesterday on Russia. I'd say of you copy and pasted Britain in for Russia into that document, you wouldn't be too far wide of the mark.
Cycling or sport in general? BTW I think this week is the 20th anniversary of Michelle Smith winning all those medals.
 

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