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#41 Sparky

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:26 AM

^ Bingo, we should take turns sleeping in. :)

#42 Bingo

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:40 AM

^ Bingo, we should take turns sleeping in. :)


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#43 Linear Thinker

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

Notwithstanding Ryder's health, I think his team was giving him less support in the more recent stages when compared to others like Sky.
Looks like Garmin has sent a strong team to the Tour of California when maybe Ryder could have used a bit more help.
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Defending champion Hesjedal and Tour de France winner Wiggins withdraw from Giro

The Garmin-Sharp team said the defending champion pulled out due to a "deteriorating physical condition."

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Ryder has crashed out of stage 3 of the Tour of Switzerland.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:01 AM

Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria - 7:06 am on Tyee Road



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

1,750 riders. Golly, and they pay $100 or $190 each. This thing collects well over $250k just from entries. I wonder how much goes to the charities.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

http://www.timescolo...e-past-1.677748

Hesjedal has today admitted to past doping.
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#48 Bingo

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:53 PM

Sad...the whole sport is tainted.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:58 PM

Sad...the whole sport is tainted.


He admits to doping 10 years ago but unfortunately with the Lance scandal and denials still fresh, nobody is going to believe him. It is over for Ryder.

#50 hotdoglegz

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:15 PM

It won't be over for Ryder. The alleged doping occurred more than 10 years ago where as the bans are only retroactive to 8 years. He has a contract with his team, that was more-than-likely aware of his past, until 2015.

Ryder had already admitted to doping to the USADA and to the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport last spring.

It could, however, be over for the Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

It won't be over for Ryder. The alleged doping occurred more than 10 years ago where as the bans are only retroactive to 8 years. He has a contract with his team, that was more-than-likely aware of his past, until 2015.

Ryder had already admitted to doping to the USADA and to the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport last spring.

It could, however, be over for the Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria.


It is not alleged when he admitted to it today. The point is that nobody is going to believe that he stopped doping.

#52 Nparker

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

...The alleged doping occurred more than 10 years ago...


I am pretty sure if someone admits to a crime it is no longer considered "alleged".

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

I shouldn't have said allegedly but maybe essentially. In his statement today Ryder admitted to making mistakes but did not say what those mistakes were.

My point is that his career won't be over because of this but the Tour de Victoria might need some help with both the organizer and the star being named in Rasmussen's book

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:14 AM

I am pretty sure if someone admits to a crime it is no longer considered "alleged".


To be fair, I didn't see anywhere that he said he actually did dope. All I have seen is that he received advice on how to dope and learned how to do it.

That being said, the UCI needs to just hurry up and legalize doping, because everybody does it anyway. Time to level the playing field... ;)
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#55 Mike K.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

When they say 'doping,' what do they mean exactly?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

When they say 'doping,' what do they mean exactly?


EPO was the main drug of choice at the time.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

When they say 'doping,' what do they mean exactly?


Erythropoietin (EPO), which is a synthetic substance that helps increase the creation of oxygen-rich red blood cells in the bloodstream. Ostensibly, that would increase a cyclist's endurance during big races, especially on tough terrain?
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

It is not alleged when he admitted to it today. The point is that nobody is going to believe that he stopped doping.


Exactly! The whole sport is rife with cheaters. Why are we suprised the "home town hero" is a cheater as well.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

Exactly! The whole sport is rife with cheaters. Why are we suprised the "home town hero" is a cheater as well.


Who's surprised?

It's disappointing but not surprising at all.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

I shouldn't have said allegedly but maybe essentially. In his statement today Ryder admitted to making mistakes but did not say what those mistakes were.

My point is that his career won't be over because of this but the Tour de Victoria might need some help with both the organizer and the star being named in Rasmussen's book


These events are so scripted by image consultants these days that they are predictable. The athlete confesses to what is revealed, apologizes (perhaps with a little tear), and promises that their life has changed and they won't do it again. The sponsor stands by their man publicly to avoid upsetting the grassroots yet quietly yanks every image and ad in circulation and then stops returning the agent's calls.

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