Cycling - In general


Well that was a waste of a half days leave. Disappointing day today no drama. At least Martin and Bardet gave it a crack but Uran just sat there keeping pace. Didnt show his face at all. Its almost as if he thinks he has a chance in the time-trial. On the other hand the scenery footage was stunning. The TDF really shows the French countryside in all its glory.


Yes, the cleanliness of them all…

Sarcy, eh?


Froom looking Armstrong esq in today.


Froomes bike did seem to break down quite a bit during letour. Phenomenal effort from Martin.
Drama was fantastic. Just don’t believe in the sport


Martin broke his back in that crash on stage 9 apparently


That’s mental.
He could barely walk.
He couldn’t stand up straight.
What was he taking to numb the pain?

It does raise serious questions. A phenomonal athlete, nonetheless.


Tyler Hamilton did the tour with a broken collarbone and look at the shit he was on. Micro dosing EPO and blood transfusions I’d recommend a read of his book which lays the drug culture in cycling completely bare


And Hamilton finished 4th that tour. Had to have 8 teeth transplanted as a result. Agree on his book. Marvellous read


Agreed, probably the best cycling book out there Hamiltons. David Millars Racing into the Dark and Richard Moores In search of Robert Millar are also well worth a read.


Rough ride. Hamilton’s and the death of Marco pantani this man’s top 3.


The documentary made on Pantani is a very good watch as well


How the ■■■■ do you fail a drugs test and not get banned.
Htf do you fail a test at the vuelta too. It’s crookeder than a corkscrew hazel.
Froome fan boys no doubt scrambling this morning. Arseholes


HTF does it take three months to emerge? Am I being naive, here?


He’ll probably get Sports Personality of the Year now …


Anton vayeur just called him puff puff the magic Dragon


Imagine how good he d be without asthma tape worm and the pain killer addiction…


For a guy to combat all that is awesome. Almost as big an achievement as Lance …


And then there was one time. He attacked on ventaux. His heart rate dropped…
Most talented endurance athlete ever.


Really hope this is the beginning of Sky’s house of cards falling down


Let’s not rush to judgment. Perfectly reasonable explanation here …

Froome said: “It is well known that I have asthma and I know exactly what the rules are. I use an inhaler to manage my symptoms (always within the permissible limits) and I know for sure that I will be tested every day I wear the race leader’s jersey.

“My asthma got worse at the Vuelta so I followed the team doctor’s advice to increase my salbutamol dosage. As always, I took the greatest care to ensure that I did not use more than the permissible dose.

“I take my leadership position in my sport very seriously. The UCI is absolutely right to examine test results and, together with the team, I will provide whatever information it requires.”