18 thoughts on “Le Tour”

  1. MΓ΄re Janus

    Possibly, from what I’ve read her only overdose was ‘nice’ sunshine πŸ™‚

  2. Interesting that today’s cheat, Frank Schleck was formerly in the Danish team run by Bjarne Riis (a proven cheat himself) and graced by Contador (also disgraced). What a coincidence!

  3. Not to mention that today’s cheat’s brother is not riding Le Tour because he himself (Andy) is currently serving a ban for doping!!!

    Apologies to Andy, I’ve subsequently established that he is not in this years tour due to an injury, last years winner (Contador) is of course sitting out because of a doping ban

    ….and that stage 12 was won by a ‘reformed’ British drug abuser, perhaps they should ban them for life!

    comment amended 6.56pm

  4. it’s such a shame when drugs come into this. We didn’t see the Tour while on hols, but have been following it on TV since getting back

  5. Pseu :

    it’s such a shame when drugs come into this.

    We started watching Le tour back in the early ’90’s, we were naive enough then to think that it was all guts and determination and thoroughly enjoyed the event, we now know different.

    One wonders if they will ever clean up their act? (and image?)

    Notwithstanding the scandals there is still huge money to be made, perhaps the organisers have the HSBC attitude of ‘if you can’t beat them join them.’ 😦

  6. I’ve just been awarded a trophy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’d like to advise members that no illegal substances were used in achieving this coveted milestone (bar the odd, infrequent, alcohol supplement :))

  7. I’ve always felt that anyone who wants to take part in a three-week slog round France must be on some sort of drugs. I don’t think Indurain was ever accused of doping, though. He just had a great physique.

  8. Of course the courts have allowed drug cheats Dwayne Chambers and David Millar to compete in the London Olympics. You know me, I am all in favour of forgiveness, but I think rules regarding the taking of drugs and the punishments for doing so must be consistent and up to the local governing body and not down to outside interference. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17853070 If the BOA wants to ban them for breaking BOA rules, they should be banned.

  9. Sipu, may I point out that my #15 was in response to sheona’s #13. However, your #14 on forgiveness does deserve a small ooh! too. πŸ™‚

  10. Sheona,

    I can remember watching le tour when Big Mig ruled supreme. He did stand out from the crowd with his 100m’s sprinter’s build. Maybe he was on the Ben Johnson diet.

  11. Any road up – Wiggo is king, Groomey is 2nd and Cav is the fastest man on 2 wheels. πŸ™‚

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