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#16 franknstein

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Yeah, I found out too late as well.

I would have liked to go.

I would not have enjoyed the crowd, though.
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#17 franknstein

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:07 PM



I thought that was pretty funny.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:59 PM



I thought that was pretty funny.


hah!
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#19 franknstein

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:42 PM

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Fabian Cancellara is a fucking machine!

He totally destroyed the field to win the World Time Trial Championship.

Bradley Wiggins was unlucky with whatever was wrong with his bike on that climb.
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#20 franknstein

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:28 AM

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I'm excited!

The TT in Downtown should be rad.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:49 PM

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I'm excited!

The TT in Downtown should be rad.

My sister used to be Amgen's spokeswoman/event something or other for the tour of cali.

I find it funny that Amgen, the makers of epogen(a drug that has come up in doping cases) sponsors this.

#22 franknstein

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:19 PM

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Landis is looking rough...
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:42 PM

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Landis is looking rough...

He's got HOES to pimp...he better step his game up.
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#24 franknstein

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:23 PM

What the hell?

Washington could one day host the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia, race director Angelo Zomegnan said on Wednesday.

The three-week race, traditionally all around Italy, will begin in Amsterdam next May and organisers are looking even further afield for future starting points.

“For a while we’ve had in mind the idea of starting the Giro in America. Now, there is concrete interest from Washington,” Zomegnan told Gazzetta dello Sport, whose publishers run the Giro.


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:31 PM

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I'm excited!

The TT in Downtown should be rad.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday all in/around LA. SCORE! Though I am kind of surprised they left Solvang off the tour. I understand not have two TT stages on an 8 stage race but Solvang was always cool to see. Oh well, this year I'll be able to catch 3 stages easily. I'll probably ride out to some point on course for stages 6 and 8.

#26 franknstein

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:07 PM

French judge issues arrest warrant for Landis.

PARIS (AP)—A French judge has issued a national arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis in connection with a case of data hacking at a doping laboratory, a prosecutor’s office said.

French judge Thomas Cassuto, based in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, is seeking to question Landis about computer hacking dating back to September 2006 at the Chatenay-Malabry lab, said Astrid Granoux, spokeswoman for Nanterre’s prosecutor’s office. The laboratory near Paris had uncovered abnormally elevated testosterone levels in Landis’ samples collected in the run-up to his 2006 Tour de France victory, leading to the eventual loss of his medal.

Earlier Monday, France’s anti-doping chief Pierre Bordry had mistakenly described the arrest warrant as international. Granoux stressed that the warrant is only applicable on French soil. It is possible in such cases to issue an international warrant at a later date if needed.
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The American cyclist challenged the drug test results before an arbitration hearing in California—claiming that computer files were mishandled and erased — but he was stripped of his Tour de France title and banned for two years.

“Landis used the hacked files for his defense, that’s how we discovered the whole scheme,” Bordry said. “He wanted to show that the lab made mistakes in the handling of the tests.”

Landis did not immediately respond to a phone call and e-mail seeking comment.

The French judge, who is based in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, issued the warrant Jan. 28 because Landis did not respond to a summons in November, Bordry said.

“Apparently the judge traced the case back to the beginning,” Bordry said. “I can’t say I’m happy with this news because I would have preferred there was no Landis case.”

Cassuto also issued a national warrant for Arnie Baker, a retired doctor and longtime Landis coach and adviser, the prosecutor’s office said.

After discovering the hacking, the French lab upgraded security to protect its computer systems.

Landis’ urine samples were tested at the lab and found to contain elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone levels, less than a week after he won the Tour de France.

On July 20, 2006, the Tour’s 17th stage, Landis started more than eight minutes behind leader Oscar Pereiro after losing the yellow jersey to the Spaniard the previous day. But Landis produced an amazing ride during the mountainous stage to cut Pereiro’s lead to 30 seconds before taking the title.

Landis’ samples taken after that stage revealed a testosterone/epitestosterone ratio of 11:1—nearly three times the 4:1 limit.

The Chatenay-Malabry lab is accredited by the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency. It helped develop tests for the endurance-enhancing drug EPO.

Landis returned to competition at the Tour of California last year. He recently competed in a minor race staged in New Zealand.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

Yikes! Stage 6 is Pasadena to Big Bear via Angeles Crest.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:08 PM

Yikes! Stage 6 is Pasadena to Big Bear via Angeles Crest.

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do they have those grades in % I understand that more than the graph above.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:31 PM

do they have those grades in % I understand that more than the graph above.

Damn - just under 1,000 feet to just under 8,000 feet.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:48 PM

do they have those grades in % I understand that more than the graph above.

Well, here's a comparison.

The climb to Mont Ventoux in the Tour is a 1316m rise in 23k -> a 5.72% climb

In the profile above, the first steep stretch up Angeles Crest, from roughly mile 5-13 is 2800ft - that's 6.63%

That's steep. And the descent, from about mile 67 (I'm guessing that's Vincent Gap) to the Cajon pass looks craaazy.




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