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lash
09-29-2010, 07:16 PM
I was at Interbike and I saw both Jens and Ale Jet. They are much thinner and taller in person and when wearing normal clothing.

I stood next to Ale Jet at the Wilier booth. It was hard to not :grope: He is verrrrry stylish and very, very handsome in person. :swoon:


I am the biggest idiot ever. I never uploaded the photos off my phone then proceeded to go out after the show, get totally drunk and leave my cell in a cab :(

Theatregirl1122
09-30-2010, 12:50 AM
Don't want to spoil the U23 time trial championship for anyone who is waiting to watch it on Universal tv, so don't read unless you want to know the results Yay, Taylor!

:cheer: :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer2:

Garden Kitty
09-30-2010, 02:09 AM
Contador tested positive for clenbuterol (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/alberto-contador-tests-positive-for-clenbuterol), a prohibited substance, at this year's Tour. He claims it's a result of food contamination. By reports, it's an easily detected stimulant that isn't the most effective drug, and not likely to be a drug of choice. It is sometimes used with cattle to raise less fatty meat, but apparently not used frequently in developed countries. This was the same drug that Radio Shack's Li tested positive for earlier in the year, and people thought it possible he might have ingested the drug though meat raised in China where its use is more common (but he's still facing a suspension with WADA's strict liability rules) More to come, I'm sure.

ETA: UCI statement (http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails.asp?id=NzA4MA&MenuId=MjI0NQ&BackLink=/templates/UCI/UCI5/layout.asp%3FMenuId%3DMjI0NQ%26LangId%3D1). The statement confuses me a bit. They say that the B test cofirmed and that the rider is suspended, but they also say "further scientific investigation " is required. Certainly Bert will claim that the minute traces aren't reliable, but they also say it was an adverse result which means there must be enough of a level to make a determination.

itsartemis
09-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Norwegian Newspaper VG (http://www.vgtv.no/?id=32615) is showing the press conference live now. I am sorry, I don't know if it is geo-blocked.

Danish TV2 (http://sputnik.tv2.dk/play/broadcast/tv-2-news-breaking/) shows without a stupid translator (who doesn't know Norwegian anyway).

Garden Kitty
09-30-2010, 11:21 AM
Spanish radio is reporting that Zeke Mosquero tested positive at the Vuelta (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=31033). (along with teammate Garcia)

Jackie Sparrow
09-30-2010, 11:56 AM
Don't forget to mention that Cancellara is world champion AGAIN! :cheer:

Garden Kitty
09-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Don't forget to mention that Cancellara is world champion AGAIN! :cheer:

Any reason to post a pic of Cancellara is good. (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/52/fullj.af0268b2cf95ecf1f2f5980c0de456d9/90756e0079464fce9129a90b751e7378.jpg)

how many titles is that Fabian? (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/30/fullj.d1aa0bc2f511f45bc354503a9927cd23/d1aa0bc2f511f45bc354503a9927cd23-getty-cycling-world-aus-podium.jpg)

I hate that Worlds is being overshadowed by the Bert controversy (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/40/fullj.70e5c92b9255581d23e710a52fb16c1f/70e5c92b9255581d23e710a52fb16c1f-getty-104211060jj017_alberto_cont.jpg).

ETA: And just in case you haven't had enough doping controversy for the time being, investigators searched Ricco's house (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/riccos-house-searched-as-part-of-doping-investigation?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=news_headlines) and found "unidentified tablets"

Garden Kitty
09-30-2010, 08:42 PM
yes it's true, it's Michael Rasmussen doing the quickstep (http://vmd2010-dyn.tv2.dk/video.php/id-33860250.html) :rofl

ETA: German press claims (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/5846/German-journalist-claims-UCI-denied-Alberto-Contador-positive-test-says-rider-may-have-received-transfusions.aspx) there was a higher than normal level of some "plasticizers" in Contador's tests which could be evidence of blood doping. The theory being that the low levels of clen resulted from taking blood in an out of competition period where he may have been taking clen, and reintroducing it on the rest day. Even if they tested the blood, the levels were low enough that they weren't picked up (but that the Cologne lab used during the Tour had more sophisticated equipment that could pick up the trace levels. No info given on how the German reporter would have gotten access to the test levels for plasticizers.

itsartemis
09-30-2010, 10:04 PM
It's been such a depressing day. :(

So here is something a bit more cheery. Fabian's big day in big pictures. (http://www.procycling.no/article2995383.ece) :)

susan6
09-30-2010, 10:55 PM
ETA: German press claims (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/5846/German-journalist-claims-UCI-denied-Alberto-Contador-positive-test-says-rider-may-have-received-transfusions.aspx) there was a higher than normal level of some "plasticizers" in Contador's tests which could be evidence of blood doping. The theory being that the low levels of clen resulted from taking blood in an out of competition period where he may have been taking clen, and reintroducing it on the rest day. Even if they tested the blood, the levels were low enough that they weren't picked up (but that the Cologne lab used during the Tour had more sophisticated equipment that could pick up the trace levels. No info given on how the German reporter would have gotten access to the test levels for plasticizers.

Plasticizers and hormones of all kinds are so ubiquitous now, they're found in drinking water. At some point the testing equipment will be so sensitive, that everybody will test positive for something. I hope this is just a case of contamination (contaminated food, contaminated water bottles, whatever) but whatever is actually the case, it is still a mess.

Time to go look at some pictures of Fabian to cheer up.

lash
09-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Plasticizers and hormones of all kinds are so ubiquitous now, they're found in drinking water.


The kinds used in water bottles are different from the type used in blood bags. Which is why they test for those certain plastics. Or so I read in one of the many (way too) many articles I read in the last 24 hours. I'd provide a link but I can't remember which article. However...wait and see is how I feel. In the mean time..


Spartacus RULES! He is amazing and I hope he pulls off the double and wins the RR!

:cheer2: Tony Martin! (http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/09/30/2/martin_photoscanferla_533_600.jpg):cheer2: got a flat and took third in the TT. Probably would have beat Millar for 2nd but no way he's have beat Fabian.

lot of pics here. http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-road-world-championships-cm/elite-men/photos

susan6
09-30-2010, 11:26 PM
It's been such a depressing day. :(

So here is something a bit more cheery. Fabian's big day in big pictures. (http://www.procycling.no/article2995383.ece) :)

How is his hair so immaculately coiffed after being in a sweaty helmet for an hour?

Theatregirl1122
09-30-2010, 11:28 PM
:cheer2: Tony Martin! (http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/09/30/2/martin_photoscanferla_533_600.jpg):cheer2: got a flat and took third in the TT. Probably would have beat Millar for 2nd but no way he's have beat Fabian.

I was surprised Tony had gotten third instead of second but I didn't know he had a flat. :cheer: for him to come in 3rd!

Garden Kitty
10-01-2010, 12:22 PM
:cheer: to Taylor for getting a bronze (in a record making tie with Canada's Boivin) in the U23 road race to go with his gold in the TT. I was going to watch online last night, but lost power due to some very heavy rainstorms in the area. Congrats to Australia for getting a home country gold.

Garden Kitty
10-02-2010, 04:56 AM
Who knew cows had passports? (http://theinnerring.blogspot.com/2010/10/rogue-steak.html)

And Ivan Basso's sister has been banned for 4 years from being involved with CONI, Italian national federations or from frequenting sporting facilities or places designated for athletes and their coaches or from participaint in events organized by Italian federations.