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Armstrong to un-retire: '09 Tour 'is the intention'

#1 Postby veganmomma » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:49 am

Armstrong to un-retire: '09 Tour 'is the intention'
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Re: Armstrong to un-retire: '09 Tour 'is the intention'

#2 Postby robert » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:00 pm

I heard about this..but haven't read it...is it like Jordan, or others who just want to come back for the love of the competition or are there other reasons you suspect?

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Re: Armstrong to un-retire: '09 Tour 'is the intention'

#3 Postby veganmomma » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:10 pm

robert wrote:I heard about this..but haven't read it...is it like Jordan, or others who just want to come back for the love of the competition or are there other reasons you suspect?
He thinks he can win his 8th Tour de France.

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#4 Postby xphilx » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:50 pm

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#5 Postby Tarz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:33 am

I read that one of the main reasons he's doing it is to remove once and for all the stigma of drugs that hangs over him.

Since he retired the testing is much improved - not suggesting that it's foolproof or anything - witness the number of busts and riders removed from the tour over the last 2/3yrs, many of them who were top ten finishers when he was competiting last time around. He was beating them when he was clean before and with the new testing procedures he will be 'proved' to be competing clean again - that's the insinuation anyhow.
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Re: Armstrong to un-retire: '09 Tour 'is the intention'

#6 Postby veganmomma » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:01 am

Tarz wrote:I read that one of the main reasons he's doing it is to remove once and for all the stigma of drugs that hangs over him.
I read that too.

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#7 Postby Tarz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:10 am

veganmomma wrote:
Tarz wrote:I read that one of the main reasons he's doing it is to remove once and for all the stigma of drugs that hangs over him.
I read that too.

Also partly motivated I think by the success of 'mature' athletes recently - 38yr old women's Olympic marathon champion, the 42yr old US female swimmer who I also think medalled (but is regarded to be on a bit of chemical assistance).
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#8 Postby Jessifly » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:35 am

Yay! Go Lance! :)
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