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  1. #1
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    Team Cofidis withdrawn from Tour

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    Cofidis withdrew from the Tour today due to a positive Testosterone test by Moreni..Anyone wanna guess which team is going next?

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    I just saw that report too. This whole thing is so disheartening.

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    Good Lord! Are there going to be any teams left by Sunday? bikerHen

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    i ya! this is getting ridiculous...
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    criminy... can you even imagine how mad the sponsors are too? to me, this HURTS the name more than promotes it...
    There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".

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    the good news: He admitted his guilt without asking for the "B" sample to be tested

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    Very sad.

    And then there's that cloud hanging over Rasumssen...

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    wasn't part of landis' defense that testerone wasn't used for this purpose? Now this guy simply admits guilt and doesn't even ask for the B sample?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stacie View Post
    wasn't part of landis' defense that testerone wasn't used for this purpose? Now this guy simply admits guilt and doesn't even ask for the B sample?
    If Cofidis is as sincere as they say they are about trying to curb the rate of doping in the peloton, then the pressure from the inside of the team to make him 'fess up and say he's sorry must have been quite high...

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    I thought only Moreni got tossed. The rest of the team was to decide whether to continue or not...

    They decided not huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzdog View Post
    I thought only Moreni got tossed. The rest of the team was to decide whether to continue or not...

    They decided not huh?
    I believe the organizers of the TDF have been "asking" teams of any rider with a positive test to leave the tour. I think it's kind of like being asked to resign your post by the President. Your're being sacked, but he gets to save face by having you quit.
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