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  1. Garden Kitty

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    Taylor Phinney's tweets to Jeremy Abbott for Nationals:

     
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    So Bert really is going to lose last years title? Damn. I hate to see a competition as good as the one between him and Andy Schleck this past year end this way. I'm a huge Andy fan and I want him to win the Tour de France. But not like this.
     
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    That was in the news reports, but I believe the official decision was relayed just to Bert and he has 10 days to respond (he's supposed to give a press conference) and decide whether to appeal. All the other reports so far have been "unofficial" so they may not be completely accurate.

    But if he's found to have cheated in the actual race, I don't see how they can't void the results. However sometimes they move up the second place finisher (like Pereiro and Landis) and other times they just leave the championship blank (like Riis's 1996 win).
     
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    Tour of Qatar starts with a surprise win for Lars Boom in the prologue and another bad crash for Cav.
     
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    Did Cav forget how to ride a bike? It's like he falls off every time he gets on. It's a time trial! There isn't even anyone else for him to crash in to!
     
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    I didn't see it, but from the reports I read, Qatar somehow managed to find cobbles for the prologue and he was bunny hopping over a bump when the tire collapsed. Even still, he's been pretty beat up for this early in the season.
     
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    Ricco was recently hospitalized with reports of "kidney stones" or "kidney failure", but Gazzetta is reporting that he confessed to the doctor that he had a "bad transfusion" when he was transfusing his own blood. Cyclingnews reminds us that a second doping conviction could lead to him being banned for life.
     
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    There's a level at which I wonder if more than half of the elite competitors are really clean, or whether the situation is much worse than that. It makes it much less attractive as a sport for casual observers, IMO.
     
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    You really have to be careful of your timing on those things.
     
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    I can't believe that even a single professional cyclist is clean. It would astonish me.
     
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    El Pais reports that the rumors are true and the Spanish Federation has ignored the recommendation of the disciplinary committee and won't sanction Contador. UCI/WADA. have previously indicated that they'd appeal a "no sanction"

    Tricky question of whether Riis sits Contador or not pending appeal. If he lets Contador race, and CAS eventually rules against him, the ban could start from the last race and Contador will lose credit for "time served" since his last race. (ETA: NY Times reporter tweets that Contador will race tomorrow)

    ETA: AP News article

    NY Times article with more detail and comments
     
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    EW! Holy CRAP!



    On the upside (for us Cav fans, at least), Cav finally managed to stay on his bike and he won something! Specifically the final stage of the Tour of Oman.
     
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    So is no one watching the VS HD coverage of Paris-Nice except for me? I feel lonely.
     
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    I haven't seen much of the tv coverage yet, but I've been following the live feeds. I hate to see so many crashes. But I'm very excited for Tirreno-Adriatico starting tomorrow. Lots of big names including Evans, Thor, Cav, Basso, Nibali and Fabian on the starting line.

    And the CAS suspends Pellizotti for 2 years based on his blood values, but no actual positive test. He'd be back for the 2012 Giro, except at the moment he's promising/threatening to leave the sport.
     
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    Maybe I'll check out the live feeds; I enjoy the TV coverage, but I can parrot back the stock phrases that Roll and Sherwin utter every time. Three days and I am tired of hearing them commentate already. All the crashes are disturbing, I agree.

    Am excited also for Tirreno-Adriatico.
     
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    Rabobank wins a TTT? Am I in some sort of alternate universe?
     
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    First team out of the gate, too, I believe. Yes, alternate universe is here.
     
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    The alternate universe continues with today's Paris-Nice results. Who'd have thought
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    would win a sprint against anyone?

    And to the victor goes the spoils, or in this case, the stuffed lion

    Meanwhile in Italy, Tyler has a nice quote for Thor:

     
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    Cyclingnews celebrates April Fool's Day

    Article about Tour of Flanders

    Love O'Grady's quote about the race:

     
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