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    Steve Cummings picked for Discovery's Giro squad. Here's hoping he'll get a stage win.

    Coincidently the DS will be another Brit in Sean Yates.
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    Basso comes clean

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...y07/may07news3

    If I were the UCI I would be meeting them with him and getting as much information as possible out of him to find out how he got away with for so long etc etc. But it won't happen as the UCI can be about as effective as the ICC at times.

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    Another update: Bradley Wiggins wins the prolouge in the Four Days of Dunkirk (yet it is a 6 day race) while with Basso it was apparently 'attempted doping', not actually doping itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Another update: Bradley Wiggins wins the prolouge in the Four Days of Dunkirk (yet it is a 6 day race) while with Basso it was apparently 'attempted doping', not actually doping itself
    Basso: largest liar this side of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

    Oh, and Wiggins won by 12 seconds in a 9km race. Respect!
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    Cavendish is doing the 4 days of Dunkirk as well, set a time 55 seconds behind Wiggins.

    Basso is speaking some rubbish. 'I thought about doping but didn't go through with it'.
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    Anybody want to make Giro tips?

    Will Gilberto Simoni who will have Iban Mayo as domestique de lux and young gun Riccardo Ricco get his 3rd Giro or will Damiano Cunego embrass Simoni for the 2nd time (they were team-mates in 2004 when Cunego won) or will there be an upset in the making?

    Like the quality of sprinters and the field in general here, although they all would have abandoned by the time the race hits the Zonoclan (or they will abandon on it) and your know Thor Hushovd is serious when he has one of his top lead out men in Julian Dean with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Like the quality of sprinters and the field in general here, although they all would have abandoned by the time the race hits the Zonoclan (or they will abandon on it) and your know Thor Hushovd is serious when he has one of his top lead out men in Julian Dean with him.
    I actually think Hushovd might finish - or at least make a fist of it if he gets a good start with a stage win or so. He won the fish jersey in the Vuelta last year, needs to climb over a lot of mountains to get there. Plus the time limit isn't as killing as in the Tour.

    Having Dean there is good...for three days until one of them hits the asphalt.

    No idea about the overall. Simoni will have to make the podium with that team, assuming he's not caught.

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    I'm going for Popovych myself.

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    Mark Cavendish gets pro win number 2 by beating Gert Steegmans and Roger Hammond (actually he gave a gun lead out) at the Four Days of Dunkirk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Mark Cavendish gets pro win number 2 by beating Gert Steegmans and Roger Hammond (actually he gave a gun lead out) at the Four Days of Dunkirk.
    Make that stage win number 2 of this race.

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    Cavendish is really is having a gun year. Got two stage wins in the Tour of Cataluyna to give his tally to five this year. I'll say he will ride the Vuelta this year and could make an upset or two.

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    Pro Cycling is in a massive hole atm i'd say. Only plus is the fact that the Telekom riders are at least being honest, Riijs being the huge one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Eurosport sends live (and legal) at mms://event-1-com.eurosport.com/reflector:36105 or http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/mcp...vid37601.shtml if anyone wants to watch top-class cobble cycling.
    Watching stage 15 of the Giro on the first link aws.

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    Just watched the end of that stage... ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Watching stage 15 of the Giro on the first link aws.
    Wise choice.

    As for pro cycling: it dug a hole 40 years ago and has never got out. (but those who think drug use isn't as endemic in other major professional sports is ignorant. Cycling's finally faced up to it because of the dangers it's putting its own riders in.)

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