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10-02-2010, 12:41 PM
My husband who's an MD said that Spain is a country that has a history of finding clenbuterol in meat, even though it's illegal. Back in the 80s or 90s it was legal and there were some human deaths from the residue in meat. So the story may have some basis in fact. He also said that it would be a rather stupid pick for using illegally since it can be fatal and wouldn't be very beneficial.

10-03-2010, 04:33 PM
Ok, I apologize in advance for having to use caps and exclamation marks here, but:

THOR HUSHOVD IS WORLD CHAMPION!!!! I just can't believe it. He is our first World Champion in cycling ever! :cheer2:

I sat up watching all night. The last hour (around 6.30AM) I started getting really tired, couldn't sit and resorted to walking around in front of the TV. So sure that when EBH was gone from the front group, the Italians and the Belgians were going to make it too hard for Spain to close the gap, but all of a sudden things got really exciting when Gilbert went too early and was caught.

I was so sure Breschel had it, until I saw a red, white and blue cannonball emerge on the right side. And in the end, there was no contest - he won with two bike lengths! I screamed and woke up my neighbors at 7.35AM a Sunday morning! What an adrenaline rush. I haven't been this happy about a sports result since Daisuke won Worlds. :D And it didn't really matter that the Australians totally butchered our national anthem! :eek: At least they played the right one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vBGb0fhEf0), albeit a syrupy one for like 10-15 seconds.

Didn't fall asleep before 9AM - so many messages and phone calls. Woke up an hour ago. Now I'm going to watch the delayed Eurosport coverage with my two favorite commentators.

Sorry - pretty excited! Needed this after a depressing few days because of Contador. :)

Here is Thor in big pictures! (http://www.procycling.no/article2996999.ece)

Garden Kitty
10-03-2010, 08:19 PM
Congrats, itsartemis (and Thor!) :cheer: I made it through most of the race, but by 12:30 I just couldn't stay awake any more. Can't wait to see the broadcast.

Very well deserved win for Thor and a nice boost for Garmin-Cervelo next year. And he does look very handsome in the rainbow stripes.

ETA: Love this pic from Cadel's wife (http://web25.twitpic.com/img/171801987-348d8ab3a27122f3f4737c762490d7bc.4ca8e0c0-full.jpg) :lol:

10-03-2010, 09:18 PM
ETA: Love this pic from Cadel's wife (http://web25.twitpic.com/img/171801987-348d8ab3a27122f3f4737c762490d7bc.4ca8e0c0-full.jpg) :lol:

LOL. I love that.

Garden Kitty
10-05-2010, 05:34 PM
I'll miss the blue and white cows. (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/the-end-of-the-road-for-team-milram?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=news_headlines)

10-05-2010, 06:49 PM
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).

Toto makes a subtle comment on it in the title panel here, where you can barely see Fabian and Thor in the background. "Hello?" "Smash?"


10-05-2010, 07:49 PM
YAY THOR! I'm so happy for you itsartemis! First ever WC medal for Norway and a gold at that :cheer2:

Garden Kitty
10-05-2010, 08:17 PM
NY Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/sports/cycling/05cycling.html?_r=2&ref=sports) about the plasticizer test

Garden Kitty
10-06-2010, 05:54 PM
Per his twitter, Sal Ruibal who wrote for USA Today and covered cycling among other sports, was let go from the paper. Doesn't bode well for cycling coverage in USA Today.

Garden Kitty
10-07-2010, 04:44 PM
2011 Tour of California route announced (http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/)

ETA: Renshaw goes racing (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/renshaw-tastes-a-different-type-of-speed-in-bathurst?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=news_headlines)

10-07-2010, 08:50 PM
GK, I just came here to post that Article about Renshaw. The pics are :swoon:

CANNOT WAIT for Tour of Cali. I ride up to Mt Baldy once a month, weather permitting. It's a very popular ride around here and with it being on a Saturday the crowds will be out in full force. Totally freakin' awesome!

Garden Kitty
10-07-2010, 09:19 PM
Thor will ride Lombardia to show off his pretty new jersey (http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/10/news/hushovd-to-show-off-the-rainbow-jersey-at-piemonte-and-lombardia_145299?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

Garden Kitty
10-08-2010, 06:18 PM
Future world champion? (http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/TV2/archive/00833/Hushovd_med_gullet_833109i.jpg)

Garden Kitty
10-13-2010, 05:53 PM
Ted King and Timmy Duggan, formerly of Garmin, are officially signed with Liguigas (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/king-duggan-and-wurf-confrmed-with-liquigas-cannondale). How appropriate that the self-proclaimed King of Style joins the most stylish pro team!

And congrats to David Millar on time trial gold in Commonwealth games. Alex Dowsett got silver

Garden Kitty
10-14-2010, 05:30 PM
Cyclingnews article about Thor's first race in the rainbow jersey (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gran-piemonte-welcomes-thor-hushovd-as-new-world-champion)

Thor takes the starting line in his nifty new kit (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/gran-piemonte-welcomes-thor-hushovd-as-new-world-champion/145234)

complete with fancy new socks (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/gran-piemonte-welcomes-thor-hushovd-as-new-world-champion/145234)

ETA: And yay to Gilbert for his repeat victory.