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    Tour de France

    Organizers are trying to block Chris Froome from racing this year because of a doping scandal. Team Sky are appealing it and most people think he will be allowed to race but it would be nice if he is denied.

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    The UCI cleared Froome to ride:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-...-chris-froome/

    The Team Sky rider returned an anti-doping sample with twice the permitted level of salbutamol at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, but the UCI has said that the results do not constitute an adverse analytical finding (AAF).

    “In light of WADA’s unparalleled access to information and authorship of the salbutamol regime, the UCI has decided, based on WADA’s position, to close the proceedings against Mr Froome,” read the UCI statement on Monday morning.

    “Whilst the UCI would have obviously preferred the proceedings to have been finalised earlier in the season, it had to ensure that Mr Froome had a fair process, as it would have done with any other rider, and that the correct decision was issued. Having received WADA’s position on 28 June 2018, the UCI prepared and issued its formal reasoned decision as quickly as possible in the circumstances.

    “The UCI understands that there will be significant discussion of this decision, but wishes to reassure all those involved in or interested in cycling that its decision is based on expert opinions, WADA’s advice, and a full assessment of the facts of the case. The UCI hopes that the cycling world can now turn its focus to, and enjoy, the upcoming races on the cycling calendar.”

    ...Italian rider Diego Ulissi had previously returned levels of 1900ng/ml and was eventually handed a nine-month suspension.

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    That last sentence makes me wonder what was the difference between the two cases. Was it that Froome had medical & UCI approval to use Salbutamol but Ulissi did not?

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    Didn't we just have one of these last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    Didn't we just have one of these last year?
    Is this a renewable event or did they cancel after the Lance Armstrong "live strong", Floyd Landis & George Hincapie debacles?

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    End of today's race has been crazy

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    Decent drama at the end for a normally dull, flat stage.

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    Nasty right hand turn at the end of today's race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheReff View Post
    Is this a renewable event or did they cancel after the Lance Armstrong "live strong", Floyd Landis & George Hincapie debacles?
    Do overs.

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    Sagan with the win and the yellow jersey.

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    Froome was lucky it wasn't worse.

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    The Specialized commercial with Peter Sagan is fantastic.

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    Porte going out is big. Disappointing.

    Does anyone know if Tijay will be the leader of BMC now?

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    Yeah they asked the team leader and he will be

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    Crashes all over the place

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    This 10 km to finish today may see some more crashes.

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    Yates goes down and loses the lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmoniousmonk View Post
    Yates goes down and loses the lead
    He slid a good bit on the road too so that rash is gonna suck.

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    I like the tear gas part. That's solid entertainment

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    Froome cracked today so the good news is he will not win. The bad news is another Team Sky rider will win.

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