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    'Ewan MacKenna: We aim our rage at Russia when the real enemy is staring back at us in the mirror': https://www.independent.ie/sport/ewa...-36412183.html

    Excellent article.

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    A good article here too by Paul Kimmage on the "bull****" served up by cycling (that is eagerly swallowed by fans) and the recent controversy surrounding Chris Froome and his adverse drugs test at the 2017 Vuelta a España: https://www.independent.ie/sport/oth...-36414204.html

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    "I've never had an injection," Sir Bradley Wiggins assures us, in the chest-thumping autobiography that follows his triumph in the Tour de France. "This is one yellow jersey that will stand the test of time," Chris Froome pledges in a crois-moi speech on the Champs-élysées. And here we are, four years later, swamped in the mire of their dirty little secrets - the mystery jiffy bag, the mistaken testosterone patches, the unethical corticosteroids, the failed test for salbutamol - and returned to ground zero.

    And what hurts most is that we saw it coming.

    For six years now, since his extraordinary transformation at the 2011 Tour of Spain, Froome has been an accident waiting to happen battling five debilitating conditions - bilharzia, typhoid, urticaria, blastocystosis, asthma - in his march towards the summit. Forget the astonishing accelerations (Mont Ventoux 2013, La Pierre Saint Martin 2015) and multiple Tour wins, this is the Froome legacy.

    He has redefined what it means to be ill.

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    If you are interested in the specifics of Salbutamol in relation to Froomey - this is a good read:

    (Warning - his definition of "Brief" is a bit different to the rest of us!

    http://sportsscientists.com/2017/12/...utamol-result/
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    Nice decent read from ewan McKenna...

    https://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...-36943284.html

    Not like it was ever suspicious.
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    Cycling is so fecked. Froome cleared. Anti doping means feck all at this stage if you have the money and determination to fight the rare cases where people are caught. Scary to think what's going on in sports that have no interest in catching offenders.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chri...t-for-cycling/

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    Truly Froome is one of the greatest humans in history. Able to overcome a barrage of illnesses that would leave lesser men in a hospital bed, while he instead climbs mountains, and now a level of dehydration that would leave mere mortals looking like, and with the energy of, a raisin.
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    Does an illegal liver count as an illegal drug https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soc...idal-1.3554092 ?
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    Interesting read, highlights the inconsistency in the system now: http://www.velonews.com/2018/07/news...process_471394

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    Well this is slightly disturbing.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footb...ayers-13312980

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