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    Was Sky + Katusha + (randomly) BMC, to be fair.

    It's borderline, but the mitigating factors appear to be (i) the crash happened in the echelons after Sky started upping the tempo - i.e. they didn't attack because Valverde fell, Valverde fell because he was in a bad road position and couldn't keep tempo in the crosswinds, and (ii) no one likes Valverde.
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    Think the latter decides it to be honest.

    As for the other Spaniard who has returned from a drugs ban well I'm delighted to see him back. Think hat you want about Contador but he is great to watch, will make next years tour a lot more exciting.

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    Sky incredible on the front again today. Henao made it impossible for anyone to go around them on the lower slopes, and then Uran's stint in the last km blew things apart.

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    Armstrong drops drugs fight: cycling legend to lose Tour de France titles

    Someone explain to me how this sport is still taken seriously?


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    he's awesome. hasn't admitted to doping anyway, just said he cbf anymore. Wonder if the former team mates will still come out against him?
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    armstrong has basically never given up. he has now. that says it all
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    probably. but it's not certain. and in a way saying nah **** you im not guilty and im not playing your game anymore isn't giving up.

    If they come out and say what they were going to say anyway, it doesn't really matter what the tribunal decides (they pre-decided anyway didn't they?)

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    it's simply a case of armstrong and his team have finally met something they can't bully their way past. instead of armstrong threatening to ruin your career, a government agency is threateningto put you up on trial if you don't talk. so they've talked. teammates have testified. armstrong is saying 'Enough is enough' 'cause he knows he's losing. he doesn't even have some hope.

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    whatevs. still a champ to me

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    Until clear cut samples proving Armstrong doped are produced he will be innocent in my eyes and the best TDF winner ever.

    Besides, can't go awarding the 7 TDF's he won to the guy who came 39th - given almost everyone else has been done for doping - via positive samples.
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    i doubt that stuff gets changed around. cycling aren't doing the investigation. so i don't think there'll be much desire to change it. if armstrong admits to it, yep they have to change it. if a bunch of teammates admit to it (via say testimony) they might have to think about it. this? nah

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    This is a dickhead move from Armstrong. Clearly the drugs he took were not only performance enhancing, but cured his ball cancer.

    If he would admit that he took drugs, people with ball cancer around the world will know the cure and be able to live happily ever after.

    But no, Armstrong is a selfish prick.

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    well it does shrink your balls so maybe it shrunk the cancer too

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