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So yet another bomb exploded on the scene of the Tour de France today with Alexandre Vinokourov being tested positive for blood transfusion. Vinokourov won last week’s “contre la montre” and yesterday’s stage through the Pyrenees. His team Astana had two cases of doping this year with Italian Eddie Mazzoleni and German Matthias Kessler. With the discussion circling around the current leader Michael Rasmussen and 2nd place Alberto Contador this race is a good as dead. (more…)

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Lots of things happened over the past few days and weeks. First and most important, the Tour de France had its first doping case this year. German rider Patrick Sinkewitz was tested positive for Testosteron while staying at a training camp with his Team T-Mobile in June. Sinkewitz had to drop out of this year’s tour because of a crash with a spectator after a stage in the Alps. Although it is only the A-test and the B-est has yet to be opened chances are he will be suspended for at least two years and he will be the first rider to pay a fine of his complete one-year salary. (more…)

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The Tour de France was started last week in London and this weekend the riders finally came into the territory that always decides who wins and who loses. Yes, it’s the Alps now and just a few moments ago Michael Rasmussen won the stage after a solo escape for a few hours. He will now wear the yellow jersey but he also took over the polka dot jersey after climbing all those mountains by himself. Now honoury category mountains on this stage, but I believe on Tuesday the Galibier will be up, so there you go. (more…)

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