View Full Version : Operation Puerto: Shocking TDF News

06-30-2006, 09:50 PM
Huge news coming on the eve of the prologue of the Tour de France.

Drug Scandal: (http://www.velonews.com/tour2006/details/articles/10185.0.html)
"Pre-race favorites Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) and Ivan Basso (CSC) were among nine riders from five teams who were ruled out of the 93rd Tour in what brought back bad memories of the 1998 Festina scandal."

I hate to see Basso and Ulrich dismissed from the tour. This was probably Ulrich's last chance to claim his second win as he is getting rather old for a cyclist. However, it could turn out to be an all American podium in Paris in three weeks. Look for Hincapie, Landis, and Leipheimer to do well this year.

06-30-2006, 11:05 PM
man, this is crazy ... I really thought it would Basso this year ... pretty damn amazing ... even hamiltons name was in that spanish dr.'s files ... will be a good tour to watch, a lot more wide open.

I'm still caught up on the most recent stuff about Lance ... I enjoy checking in at www.velonews.com

07-02-2006, 11:05 PM
Wow, not many cycling fans among the Mastercraft crowd.

Yep Pendo,

VeloNews is where I go for almost all of my cycling news (check my link in my first post).

Big George Hincapie gets the yellow jersey today with an intermediate sprint bonus.

I think team Discovery has their new team leader.