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    Default Blood transfusion to win Tour De France, what a joke!

    PAU, France (AP) -- Tour de France rider Alexandre Vinokourov tested positive for a banned blood transfusion after winning last weekend's time trial, prompting his Astana team to pull out of the race Tuesday.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/spor...=1&oref=slogin

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    News feature, July 25, 2007: ....Given the negative press that cycling gets it is always important to remember that despite the recurring doping scandals, cycling is the sport which fights the hardest against doping. And while mortifying, the recent results, including that of Patrik Sinkewitz, only demonstrate that the current system works to some extent. "It is a good thing that he as been caught," Millar said of Vinokourov, "but the fact that it [doping] actually happened is just tragedy."

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007...ino_reaction07

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    Is anyone really surprised about this, honestly?
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    Default Re: Blood transfusion to win Tour De France, what a joke!

    So are we moving away from the dumb jock and towards the dumb cyclist? How could you not realize that you are going to be tested and dope anyway? Especially for something that they can test for.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    This blood transfusing thing was big in track & field in the 70's & 80's. Especially in the longer distances.

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