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Letters to Cyclingnews - January 5, 2007

Here's your chance to get more involved with Cyclingnews. Comments and criticism on current stories, races, coverage and anything cycling related are welcomed, even pictures if you wish. Letters should be brief (less than 300 words), with the sender clearly identified. They may be edited for space and clarity; please stick to one topic per letter. We will normally include your name and place of residence, but not your email address unless you specify in the message.

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Danny Clark - an inspiration
Legal standards and cycling
Peter Van Petegem's secret
Lance a no show for Leadville
Cyclo-cross reader poll results
Do the maths
A fair trial
Tubeless road tires
Manzano's polygraph test
Blind trust in implicated riders
A terrible state of affairs
Armstrong's credibility - the conspiracy theories
Best ride ever

Danny Clark - an inspiration

Just read your story on Danny Clark and the Bernie Wheelrace from 30 years ago. It was the same scenario in Bendigo a couple of years before. I have seen a lot of races in my life, even been in them, but Danny's effort to win in Bendigo that night was etched in a young boy's mind forever. Just like in Burnie, in Bendigo Danny was in a hopeless position at the bell but reeled them all in to win. Riders like Danny Clark are what inspire young riders to forge on, I know, first hand!

Allan Peiper
Wednesday, January 3, 2007

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Legal standards and cycling

Several people writing to Cyclingnews have correctly written that there are different legal standards between criminal and civil legal actions. However, the presumption of innocence is not one of those differing standards. The different standard refers to the weight of evidence required to prove guilt. As the penalties for criminal actions are more severe than in civil cases, the burden of evidence leading to guilt must be proved "beyond a reasonable doubt." In civil cases, the burden is merely to portray the preponderance of evidence. In other words, more than half the available evidence must credibly point toward the guilt of the accused.

In the Landis case, the principal is more difficult as the test in question is the only evidence linking the accused to guilt. It is because of this tenuous link that procedures surrounding testing are so exacting. The burden of accuracy and proper procedure lie with the accuser, not the accused.

In most legal cases, if there is an error in testing, it calls into question the accuracy of what can quite possibly be the only evidence linking anyone accused of doping with an actual offense. If a doping test was conducted in such a manner as to violate the authenticity, or even to have allowed for a possibility of contamination, then the burden of proof is not met. Under such circumstances, the benefit of the resulting doubt must be given to the accused.

The presumption of innocence is a basic right under both the European and American Constitutions. The legal principal of innocence until proven guilty really doesn't care what cycling's sponsors or its fans think.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Peter Van Petegem's secret

Yes, as you say, PVP looks comfy in his Quick-Step kit, but what's that dark blue under his jersey, around the collar?

Wait a minute. What Quick-Step can't afford an extra jersey for its new signing? Or is Peter a spy?

Andrew Karre
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Monday, January 1, 2007

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Lance a no show for Leadville

Go figure, once there was a hint of stiff competitive i.e. Mr. Landis and then Lance has a "scheduling conflict" with a date which is still eight months out. Sounds more like a certain Texan did not want to show up and get taught a lesson in Leadville or he could not find enough people to pace him like he did in the New York City Marathon.

Too bad, I for one was ready for Mr. Landis to show everyone who is boss. Go get 'em Floyd!

Canton, Georgia, USA
Friday, December 29, 2006

Lance in Leadville

No thank you Alan. Reminds me a little of the time I followed Coppi's wheel on a training run on the Cote D'Azur in the spring of '52, but that's another story…

Justin Quinn
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Lance in Leadville #2

Even if Indurain passed through Leadville that doesn't mean anyone else in town knew about it except cycling enthusiasts and it doesn't exactly make him a visitor.

And Lance's popularity is unquestionably greater then Big Mig's, especially here in the States and to the people of Leadville. Look at what Lance's attendance in the NYC marathon did. Still your shoulder rubbing stories with big name riders were pretty cool.

Scott Miner
Charleston, SC, USA
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Cyclo-cross reader poll results

As usual, I only write when I have a gripe or a nit-picking correction, for example concerning the English usage on Cyclingnews. This time it's the results of the Readers' Poll which give me cause.

Now I'm an American (albeit living in Germany), but the undeservedly high rankings of North American male and female cross riders are just ridiculous. I much enjoy Barbara Howe's contributions to cyclingnews, but she would surely be the first to demur at being ranked 7th in the world.

Lynne Bessette and Katie Compton ahead of Hanka Kupfernagel? Not in a race anyway. Trebon ahead of Wellens? No comment.

Can these faux pas be explained by anything but provincialism and its prerequisite, ignorance? Unfortunately they make the poll irrelevant.

William Rotsel
Bielefeld, Germany
Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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Do the maths

John Goonen states:

"He's not a bad person, and I'm not saying that he even knew testosterone was administered. However, it was certainly in his bloodstream"

Sorry, but you're wrong. Read the lab results. Floyd's testosterone level was not, I repeat not high. His epitestosterone level was low. I've seen this fact stated many times here on cyclingnews and other places, and the lab report itself is publicly available which clearly shows Floyd's testosterone level was comfortably in the normal range. Yet we see so many fans and media still claiming the lab result indicated a high level of testosterone.

From the very first instant that the UCI "leaked" the result, the result has been that Floyd's T:E ratio was high, not his testosterone level, his T:E ratio. Anyone with a rudimentary understanding of mathematics knows that there are two ways for a ratio to be high.

Either the numerator (the first number; in this case T for testosterone) is large relative to the denominator (the second number; in this case E for epitestosterone), or the denominator is low relative to the numerator. In Floyd's case, the denominator was abnormally low. Sorry to get so technical, but these facts have been in the public domain for nearly six months, yet tons of folks fail to grasp the reality of the matter. Floyd did not test positive for a high level of testosterone!

We have cyclingnews readers claiming that Floyd's supporters are blind. Well, even a blind person, with some basic technology, could read the lab report and be able to determine that the test fails to prove that Floyd had elevated levels of testosterone. I'm not saying Floyd is innocent of doping. I honestly don't know if he's innocent or not. I do know that the lab results do not indicate an excessive level of testosterone in his urine sample. Therefore, it's erroneous for people to claim otherwise, no matter how well-intentioned.

Jon M. Hobbs
Mission, KS, USA
Friday, December 29, 2006

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A fair trial

In response to Peter Lawrence, none of us heard Tyler's defense "tactics". It was all under wraps in a system weighted entirely on the side of the labs. Anything you might have read from the media was sensationalized at best. Why we would expect a cyclist to understand and explain a failed doping test is beyond me. Oh that's right, I forgot. Labs never screw up and all cyclists cheat. Organizers always have the interests of the cyclists at heart. My bad.

No one gets a "fair trial". Hell, they don't even get a trial. Or even a hearing. It's "You're guilty because we said so", and we'll use the system, and the media and all means at our disposal to make it stick.

Mike Gates
Colorado, USA
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Tubeless road tires

The wonders of new technology with road tubeless tires!

You rate them highly - they do not compare with either clinchers or tubulars as they can't be run at the highest pressures. These are non-starters - be brave enough to say so.

Dudley Walton
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Manzano's polygraph test

I'm not sure why people make such a big deal about polygraph tests, in cycling or otherwise. In the US most if not all jurisdictions do not consider them valid or admissible evidence in a court of law because they have never been proven to be sufficiently reliable.

Nicholas A. Chivily
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Blind trust in implicated riders

What explanation can one place on the fact, that an ex Tour de France winner, is almost always the first person to publicly support ex and current teammates who are implicated in doping allegations or failed test results!

We should all be a little uneasy about this kind of support, from wherever it comes. It is not too difficult to draw conclusions. Are they based on friendship or some other relationship?

It is neither normal nor natural to place such blind trust in people, without there being a reason.

Bryan Clarke
Thursday, January 4, 2007

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A terrible state of affairs

In general I do not typically write to websites or magazines, however the current state of affairs in cycling has degraded the foundation of the sport I love so dearly. I have sacrificed years of my life racing and following racers. I have seen young guys come up through the sport and do some amazing things. I have watched heroes come and go. I have seen careers tainted by controversy.

I blame the media. TV, magazine and news websites all feed on this stuff, it sells. Heck, Phonak has probably had more website hits because of the Landis affair than they did before it took place. Recent magazines have made declarations of right and wrong in news articles not in editorial columns; they act like they are the conscience of the sport. TV commentators speak about accused pros in the peloton like they are angles.

I remember when Richard Virenque was glorified for his dazzling feats in the mountains, even after the whole Festina Affair. Now they tout David Millar on his come back. The only way we are going to move forward with this sport is if the media stops reporting on the offenders. Do not write another article on the subject. Do not air a moment of a breakaway with a tainted rider or team. If a previously convicted rider wins black him out in the picture, do not mention his name in the article, do not mention his team. That is the type of pressure directors and managers need to assure a clean sport, if that is really what we all want.

I think as a sport we need to identify what we really want. So I say media sell us on the good, not the bad.

Mike Miller
Birdsboro, PA, USA
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Armstrong's credibility - the conspiracy theories

Mr. Boulay asks the breathless question: "I don't get how the LNDD lab that leaked all [Armstong's] test results to the press in the 1999 Tour, in violation of UCI regulations and local laws...turn around and become his friend."

The answer is not complex- money, power, favors owed. If the LNDD was weak and corrupt enough to leak Armstrong's results in the first place, what makes you think that it would be so impossible for LNDD to make another mistake in ethical judgment which just so happens to go in LA's favor this time?

Boston, MA
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Best ride ever

Best darn ride I ever witnessed and I knew it was just waiting to happen! I had been waiting a few years for Landis to put on a riding exhibition, for I know his capabilities, and this year, with his maturity, fitness coach Dr Lim, Ventura, Phonak team, top notch equipment, constant monitoring and testing, and of course the window of opportunity, after a bonk.

The conditions were perfect, for an all-out bang of a ride, and with the team-car as a mobile watering hole and his D.S. in constant visual awareness of him, Floyd did just that! Wow!

No one, and no test, will ever make me believe he cheated. He was either framed before or after, in which I may never know, but I do know Landis was very capable of a ride of this, and wasn't a surprise to me at all, and I 'm sure it wasn't a surprise to his fellow athletes in the peloton either.

Thank you Floyd Landis, Tour de France winner.

Thom Heffner,
Friday, December 29, 2006

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Letters 2006

  • December 29: Lance in Leadville, Leadville Trail 100, Manzano's polygraph test, British Cycling and the Tour de France, Tell me, what's the problem?, "Disco" team?, Presumption of innocence, Landis and the Landaluze case, Landis' defense fund, American culture, Armstrong's credibility, Back room politics and the IPCT
  • December 22: Scott Peoples, Hypocrite?, Landis and the Landaluze case, Landis' defense fund, Rumours and innuendo, Bjarne Riis interview, Enough already, Back room politics and the IPCT, Armstrong's credibility, American culture, Bjarne's ignorance factor, Deutschland Tour and Denmark Tour, Operation Puerto and the UCI
  • December 15: A totally predictable situation?, Armstrong's credibility, Deutschland Tour and Denmark Tour, Back room politics and the IPCT, Holczer and others, Holczer and the Discovery exclusion, Bjarne's ignorance factor, Can't we all just get along?, DNA safety, Floyd Landis on Real Sports, Genevieve Jeanson, Mark McGwire, Operación Puerto bungled...deliberately?, Operation Puerto and the UCI
  • December 8: Genevieve Jeanson, Floyd Landis on Real Sports, Deutschland Tour, Bjarne's ignorance factor, USADA does it again, Labs and testing, Astana denied ProTour license, Isaac Gálvez, McQuaid, Question about DNA testing, Le Tour de Langkawi 2007
  • December 1: Hamilton, Isaac Gálvez, USADA does it again, Bjarne's ignorance factor, Shorten the Vuelta?, Vuelta short, shorter, shortest, Labs and testing, Ullrich to CSC, Clean up cycling's own house first, Fed up with doping, Strange sponsorships, What about Leipheimer?, French anti-doping laboratory, Basso agrees to DNA testing, Basso to Discovery, What's going on behind the scenes?, Graeme Obree
  • November 24: Graeme Obree, What about Leipheimer?, French anti-doping laboratory, Basso agrees to DNA testing, Basso to Discovery, Richard Virenque, UCI are the problem, What's going on behind the scenes?
  • November 17: Saiz and Tinkoff, Countdown to the 2007 Tour, Improving the reliability of testing, Basso to Discovery, Cycling and DNA testing, Forgetting Tom Simpson, Operación Puerto and national federations, Refusing DNA testing - an admission of guilt?. Reverse blood doping, Richard Virenque, What's going on behind the scenes?
  • November 10: Forgetting Tom Simpson, Tour Route, Basso to Discovery, Cycling and DNA testing, What is DNA testing?, Refusing DNA testing - an admission of guilt?, Jan Ullrich, Operación Puerto and national federations, Reverse blood doping, What's going on behind the scenes?, Comments on McQuaid
  • November 3: Tour Route, Return of a real good guy, Cameron Jennings, Future Australian ProTour team, Neil Stephens, 2007 Tour Intro Video Snub, Richard Virenque, Reverse blood doping, Comments on McQuaid, Marc Madiot, Who's more damaging?, What's going on behind the scenes?, Wada & Cycling's Governing Body, UCI and Doping, The Pope of Cycling and the Spanish Inquisition, Refusing DNA testing - an admission of guilt?, Put up or shut up!, DNA, its so ‘easy', DNA Testing In Cycling
  • October 27: Tour Route, Fiorenzo Magni, Landis' presentation, Dr, Ayotte is Biased, Operation Puerto, Sample quality assurance protocols, Marc Madiot, Man on a mission, Comments on McQuaid, McQuaid Lunacy, Continental over ProTour, Just a Simple Thank you, Cycling deaths, Ullrich to Discovery, Ivan Basso and CSC, Reverse blood doping, Future Australian ProTour team, Saiz ProTour license,
  • October 13: Guilty or not?, Forget about whom?, Innocence and DNA testing, Sporting fraud, Ullrich to Discovery, Landis in the court of public opinion, Women's track events, Cheating redefined, Cycling deaths
  • October 6: Guilty or not?, Innocence and DNA testing, Women's track events, Cancellara, Cycling deaths, Is Dick Pound credible?, A load of Grappe?, Cheating defined, Floyd's turbo bottle, T-Mobile
  • September 29: Bravo Paolo, T-Mobile, Shortened grand tours, Floyd's turbo bottle, Basso's DNA test refusal, Is Dick Pound credible?, Basso cleared, Natural process possible?, Cycling deaths, Frankie Andreu, Double standards, Cancellara
  • September 22: Is Dick Pound credible?, Frankie Andreu, Millar's hollow victory, Cycling deaths, Go Chris, go, Tom's OK, Basso's DNA test refusal, Easier racing?, Floyd's turbo bottle
  • September 15: Andreu's admission, Millar's hollow victory, Basso's DNA test refusal, The big ugly open secret, Dick Pound, Discovery's Vuelta double-standard, Doping tests and subjective evaluation, Fitting punishment, Hermida is clean, Floyd Landis' motion to dismiss, Easier racing, Operation Puerto, Thank you Chris Horner, The testosterone test, Mano a mano, Turbo bottle
  • September 8: Turbo bottle, Discovery's Vuelta double-standard, Hunger Knock, Basso's DNA test refusal, Eneco, DNA testing, Fitting punishment, Natural process possible?, Operacion Puerto etc , Response to 'No Doping Control is Insane', Stage 17 water consumption, The Testosterone test, The Tour, What's up with Sevilla?, Mano a Mano
  • September 1, part 1: The Eneco Tour controversy: Details, Reporting, Eneco vs doping, Time bonuses?, Who was at fault?, One of those things, Discovery behaviour, More barricades, No way for Schumacher to stop, Hard to stop, Officials to blame, The rules, Schumacher amazing, Hincapie's 2nd Place Trophy
  • September 1, part 2: Dick Pound, Devil is in the detail, Diane Modahl and Floyd Landis, Dick McQuaid?, Fitting punishment, Floyd Landis and polygraph, Jake to play Lance?, La Vuelta coverage, Natural process still possible, likelihood uncertain, Protour rankings, Hour Record & Tour, Response to 'No Doping Control is Insane', Ullrich's trial by media
  • August 25: Eneco Tour, Bring on an Hour Record, Cycling needs a dictator, Diane Modahl and Floyd Landis, Natural process still possible, likelihood uncertain, Response to 'No Doping Control is Insane', Testing procedures must be understood and public, A German Pound?, All winners dope?, Change the things we can, Track the testing, Cycling is not flawed, Defamation lawsuit, Dick Pound, How did the testosterone get there?, Julich: "No one is able to cheat anymore", Floyd Landis, Patrick Lefevere follow-up, Systematic doping? Where is the evidence?, Ullrich's trial by media, Unfair dismissals
  • August 18, part 1: Natural process still possible - likelihood uncertain, Denial, Dick Pound, Oscar Pereiro, UCI - ProTour drug solution?, The problem with legalising doping, Changing the rules won't stop cheating, Scandal reduces respect, Blood tests, Corruption, A couple of questions, A couple of questions, A German Pound?, According to WADA: Who isn't doping?, Collect samples every day from everyone, Corruption in the system
  • August 18, part 2: Does the dope fit the crime?, Doping and the death of pro cycling, Change the things we can, Doping, Landis, tests, Dufaux?, Floyd, dope, and cycling, Floyd's only way out, It's the jersey, Julich: "No one is able to cheat anymore", Landis affair, Landis and faulty test equipment, Landis and what he leaves behind, Lefevere, Phonak, and cycling's future, Stand by Our Man Landis, Only one positive, How did the testosterone get there?, Patrick Lefevere, Please help with these questions, Case thrown out, Stage 17 bad tactics or dope?, What were the actual results?, Wouldn't it be great, Zero tolerance
  • August 11, part 1: Patrick Lefevere, "The media knew before I did", A couple of questions , Distribute the testing, A possible scenario for Landis, A real Tour, Anti-doping transparency, Anyone hear Jack Nicholson?, Are we fighting doping or not?, Bad for cycling - are you kidding?, Best way to deal with doping, Can some one please tell me... , Case thrown out, CIR and T/E tests, Collect samples every day from everyone, Complaining about drugs in cycling, Corruption in the system
  • August 11, part 2: Cycling's reputation, Distortions in the Landis case, Does the dope fit the crime?, Doping, Doping in general, Doping, Landis, tests, Doping - the whole sorry mess, Drug testing for cyclists, Drugs & the Tour Down Under, Enough already!, Flawed process?, Only one positive, Unrealistic expectations
  • August 11, part 3: Floyd Landis Affair, Floyd, dope, and cycling, Robbie Ventura, Hoping Floyd soon shows HIS evidence, I will prove it, Is this true (and if so, what's its import)?, Landis, Landis and Merckx, Legal black hole, Media circus, Operacion Puerto Victims, Pat McQuaid and doping... , Penalize teams, organizations
  • August 11, part 4: Players, Post race reunion, Robbie Ventura, Solutions are there, Stage 17 Bad Tactics or dope?, T-E testing and Oscar Pereiro, Testosterone cheating, Testosterone Gremlins, The "System", doping, and so on, Who do you believe?, Time to level the playing field, UCI - ProTour Drug Solution?, Ullrich, Why process matters, Worse than VDB, Wouldn't it be Great!
  • August 4, part 1: I will prove it, Doping, Landis, tests, Why process matters, Robbie Ventura, Rubbish!, Leadership & cleansing, 21st Stage, A few minor thoughts, Stage 17 water consumption, Was it a recovery prep?, Anti-doping transparency, Bad for cycling - are you kidding?, Best way to deal with doping
  • August 4, part 2: Case thrown out, Center podium, Collect samples every day from everyone, Complaining about drugs in cycling, Confidence in the testing system, Courage off the bike, Who is Cowboy (2003)?, Crime and punishment, Nothing without the cyclists!, Davis and four others, Does the dope fit the crime?, Doping & money, Doping in cycling, An examination, Drug testing for cyclists, From a fellow pro, In Floyd ..., Do the right thing, Floyd's steroids, Grow Up and Get Real!, Future of testing, Idea for a clean Tour, Landis vs Periero TT, I'm done with cycling, I'm retired as a fan of the pros, Feel like a fool, I'm so disappointed
  • August 4, part 3: Team management & doctors, It appears the dope does fit the Crime..., It was the whiskey, It's all a sham, It's everywhere., Nothing is conclusive, Worse than VDB, Cycling needs our support, Of all the tests..., Doesn't add up, Test timing, Players, Legal black hole, B-sample & Marco Pinotti, Landis is guilty of something, Former Phan, Landis Ordeal, Landis Situation, Landis, drugs and cycling, Landis: lab accreditation, The question, Laughingstock, Lawyers in tow, Leaks, Learn from NASCAR, Letter to Editor
  • August 4, part 4: Losing hope against the dope..., Mitigating factor, No doping control is insane, One toke over the line, Keystone Cops, Operacion Puerto Victims, Raise the stakes, Something not right, Exhuming McCarthy, Testerone testing, Testing procedure, Landis has been caught, The Jack Daniels defense, The Landis Situation, French testing: a leaky boat, What a positive A sample means, The sieve called doping control, Time to level the playing field, US Perspective, WADA, UCI ruining sport, What about Pereiro?, What's the hold up?, Who's watching the henhouse?
  • July 31, part 1: I will prove it, Stop the complaining, Public perception, The process - flawed?, Courage off the bike, Dallas on wheels, Surely not, Sick & insulted, Mitigating factor for Landis, Landis... it is a shame, Landis' abnormal (supernormal) results, Travesty, Who's watching the henhouse?, Could it have been the result of the bonk?, I'm sick of this!, One toke over the line
  • July 31, part 2: Why does McQuaid make a bad situation worse, Why does the UCI make a bad situation worse, How one-off testosterone helps, Why risk it? Here's why., Must be natural, Sick of hearing about doping!, Previous reading?, If Landis turns out to be doped, Cycling on trial, All that is gold does not glitter, The science on testosterone, Maybe I am a fool, Loons, Results not yet known, Surely not, Cheated
  • July 31, part 3: Who to believe, A slightly inappropriate Landis defence and proposal , Gut feeling, Jaded, Landis, Latest doping allegations, Tired of the system!, Cheating or not, Hard landing for the sport if Landis issue turns sour, Another Landis comment, Why?, Elevated T levels in Landis, Crucified, Floyd Landis, What is happening to cycling?
  • July 31, part 4: Testing testosterone, It was the whiskey, Does the dope fit the crime?, Results not yet known, Landis - Say it ain't so!, Doping, Landis, tests, Landis - guilty until proven innocent, T/E ratio and treatment of Floyd Landis, Bad science and a possible solution, Testosterone is a natural substance, Confidence in the testing system
  • July 28: Landis - Say it ain't so!, Surely not, The science on testosterone, Results not yet known, Jaded, Leave Landis ALONE!, "Everybody cheats." , Fairness of testing, Crucified, Who to believe?, Landis doping, The A and B test., Why does McQuaid make a bad situation worse?
  • July 21, part 2: Legalising doping, Full transparency, Basso and DNA, Doping, lawyers, and Basso, Ullrich's Innocence, Tyler Hamilton, Did Millar come clean, Ullrich's doping plan, Doping and still suffering
  • July 21, part 1: Stage 17, 2006 Tour, And the winner is?, Chicken!, Rasmussen not a "team player"?, Enough Lance, Floyd's bad day, Is Discovery really a true U.S. ProTour team?, First-time winners' past records, Kudos to Leblanc, Landis' aero bars, NORBA Nationals, Floyd's not "photogenically challenged", Respect the yellow jersey?, US Nationals, Very unsatisfying
  • July 14, part 2: Landis' aero bars, Wide Open Before the Cols- An Average Fan's Predictions, US Nationals, Cipo @ the Tour, And the Winner is?, Boring spots, Disco Boys?, Enough Lance, Is Discovery really a true U.S. ProTour Team?, Kloden by default, Millar's new TT position, Photogenically Challenged Champions, Segregation is not the solution
  • July 14, part 1: Legalising doping , Small world, Hamilton's fax, Cheats, Come clean, Simoni, Doping and the double standard, Dopers don't affect love of riding, Greg LeMond, Vino, Lance & LeMond
  • July 7, part 2: Legalise it!, Doping, Greg LeMond, Plenty of riders don't dope, What I will do, Phonak, Come clean, Hide & Seek, The Early Signs coming True, Doping and sponsors, Santiago Botero not on the list, An alternative
  • July 7, part 1: Are we paying these guys enough? Cardiac hypertrophy and sudden death, A cycling scandal? A sad day for cycling fans, Discovery's team leader, Easier racing won't help, Simoni, Cheats, Vinokourov, An open letter to Ivan Basso, Are we alone?, Sharing the road, Searching for an old book
  • June 30, part 1: Easier racing won't help, Communidad Valencia and the ASO, Doping & fans, What a Shame, Sunny side of pro dopers, Tyler Hamilton: how long can he deny, The new "performance" enhancer, Greg LeMond, Armstrong's letter to IOC, Armstrong, L'Équipe, WADA & Pound, A call for one more test
  • June 30, part 2: Ullrich and the Tour, Mancebo: The Unsung Hero, Hincapie to lead Disco, Jane Higdon, USA junior development, Voigt vs. Hincapie, Operation Puerto, Where there is smoke, there is fire, Watching the wheels come off, Why only cycling?, UCI request for riders to submit signed statements, UCI leadership questioned by reporters
  • June 23: "Next!", Hincapie to lead Disco, USA junior development, Jane Higdon, A call for one more test, Armstrong's letter to IOC, Defending Landis, Doping, The Armstrong/L'Équipe/WADA/Pound affair, Spanish doping allegations, Team consequences, Voigt vs. Hincapie
  • June 16: Pound should resign, Now I'm really confused, Vinokourov, Saiz, doping and the TdF, The Spanish operation, Misplaced sympathy, Name the suspects, Spanish doping, Opinions from France, ASO, Simoni vs. Basso, Voigt vs. Hincapie, Jens Voigt vs. George Hincapie, Voigt and Hincapie, Jane Higdon, Jeremy Vennell diary
  • June 11: Simoni vs. Basso, Basso and Simoni, Simoni versus Basso, Simoni's smile, Sour grapes Simoni, Sarcastic, disgruntled fan?, Congrats to Jan, Non-round rings, Sport, Voigt and Hincapie, Jens Voigt, Three cheers for Jens Voigt, Jens Voigt vs. George Hincapie, Voigt vs. Hincapie, Thanks to Voigt and Manzano, Champion in countless ways, Chapeau Jens!
  • June 9 - Special edition: Vino's position, Astana-Wurth and the TdF, Vinokourov, Saiz, doping and the TdF, Spanish doping allegations, WADA, Vrijman's findings, That Report, WADA and Armstrong, WADA vs. UCI vs. the riders, WADA's double standard, WADA and Pound missing the point, Pound should resign, A Pound of what?, The role of the AIGCP, The Spanish operation, Botero interview, Say it isn't so, Manolo
  • June 2: Simoni versus Basso, Simoni and Basso, Simoni, Simoni's smile, Simoni is a crybaby, Basso and Simoni, Sour grapes Simoni, Gibo Si-MOAN-i, Blood, drugs, cash and corruption, Sickening double standard, Spanish federations' reaction to Saiz, Don't be surprised by drug use, Giro d'Italia, Thanks to Voigt and Manzano, Chapeau Jens!, Jens Voigt, Three cheers for Jens Voigt, Jens Voigt is the man, Voigt 2006 vs Boogerd 1999, Voigt and Hincapie, Discovery's Giro team, Altitude tents and EPO, Not just name-calling, Say it isn't so, Manolo, Spanish doping allegations, Armstrong and L'Equipe, CSC is a class act, Basso and CSC, Jimenez memories, Markers in drugs, Discovery Channel's Giro performance, Pound should resign, Giro live reporting, Banning of altitude tents, Bettini is consistent
  • May 26: Their A-game's at home, The Tour and the TT, Jan's good form, Jan bashing, Congrats to Jan, The diesel, Double or nothing, Ivance Bassostrong, Bravo, Basso!, Discovery Channel's Giro performance, Bettini is consistent, Banning of altitude tents, When disqualification isn't enough, WADA should ban intervals
  • May 26 - Special edition: Say it ain't so, Manolo, Say it isn't so, Spanish Federations' reaction to Saiz, The doping scandal to end them all
  • May 19: Bettini is consistent, Banning of altitude tents, Hypoxic tents, WADA and altitude tents, Latest WADA crusade, WADA bans another, Congrats to Jan, Criticism of Jan Ullrich, Jan bashing, Jan ready for the Tour, Jan's good form, Armstrong - the New American Idol, The same old Lance, Defeatism in Discovery, Giro reactions, One of Savoldelli's secrets, Rasmussen's time trial position, Riders under helmets, Difference between following and leading, The Tour and the TT, Bruyneel's Giro comments, When disqualification isn't enough
  • May 12: Marion Clignet, Bruyneel's Giro comments, Criticism of Jan Ullrich, Jan bashing, Jan's weight, Defeatism in Discovery, Lance talking up Basso, The same old Lance, Rasmussen's time trial position, Giro team time trial, Hincapie in Paris-Roubaix, Riders under helmets
  • May 5: Criticism of Jan, Criticism of Ullrich, The Ullrich-bashing bandwagon, Ullrich in 2006, Jan dramas, More Jan dramas, Bruyneel's Giro comments, Team helmets, Volunteering at bike races, Hincapie in Paris-Roubaix
  • April 28: Working for the team in Georgia, Ullrich's thick skin, Ullrich and the 2006 Tour, Jan Ullrich racing, Ullrich and THAT wheel, Jan Ullrich, Jan dramas, Paris-Roubaix technology, Hincapie in Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix controversy, Paris-Roubaix comments, Paris-Roubaix tech, Team helmets
  • April 21: Paris-Roubaix final say, Paris-Roubaix controversy, Paris-Roubaix and technology, George and the fork issue, Quotable quotes, Cycling technology, Behaving like a champion, Paris-Roubaix: UCI Code of Ethics
  • April 14: Continuing to behave like a champion, No curse of the rainbow jersey, Tom Boonen, Hang in there, Saul, The gods of cycling, Trek and Paris-Roubaix, Looking out for George, Paris-Roubaix and technology, Broken forks and broken dreams, Jan Ullrich, Jan dramas, Disqualifications, So you know, Paris - Roubaix, THAT railway crossing incident, Need for consistency, Paris-Roubaix - poor Cancellara, Paris Roubaix disqualification, Paris-Roubaix: setting a good example, Roubaix disqualification decision, UCI Roubaix disgrace, Paris Roubaix disqualification, Paris Roubaix affair, Paris-Roubaix fiasco, Paris-Roubaix sham, Racing's railroad crossings, George's bike failure, Let them race, Roubaix controversy
  • April 12 (Special Paris Roubaix edition): Paris-Roubaix disqualification, Disqualification on the pave, Level crossing in Paris-Roubaix, Rules are rules, Paris-Roubaix, McQuaid's reasoning, Pat McQuaid and train barriers, Railway crossing at Paris-Roubaix, Disqualifications in Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix crossing, Roubaix controversy, Grade crossings, Railroad crossings, Safety at Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix sham, Paris-Roubaix safety, Paris-Roubaix rail crossing, Boonen and friends cross the tracks, McQuaid's explanation, Roubaix disqualification decision
  • April 7: Hang in there Saul, De Ronde parcours, Edwig van Hooydonk, Discovery's American riders, Tom Boonen, April fools, Hair care product line, Brave new world, Commonwealth Games time trial, Photo of the year

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