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Documents Link Tour Winner Contador to Doping (Files Turned Over to German Police)
UK Guardian ^ | Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/01/2007 2:26:45 PM PDT by hardback

German authorities said yesterday they have received documents from doping expert Werner Franke which he claims show the Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, was involved in doping.

Franke said he has documents from last year's Operation Puerto investigation in Spain which show that the Spaniard, who won the drug-marred race on Sunday, had taken HMG-Lepori as a testosterone booster and an asthma product called TGN.

"We can confirm we have received the documents, and they will be incorporated into procedures of the district attorney's office," said Christian Brockert, a spokesman for Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office.

Brockert said the federal office will meet with the district attorney's office deemed to be responsible and assess the documents.

Contador, who rides for the Discovery Channel team, missed the 2006 Tour when his former team, Liberty, was disqualified because he and four other riders - plus the team director and doctor - were allegedly linked to Operation Puerto.

Franke, a molecular biologist, is not the first to say he possesses copies of the Operation Puerto documents in which Contador's name surfaces. France's Le Monde newspaper, along with several German ones, have printed parts of documents.

Franke apparently has acquired other documents, saying only he got them "in my briefcase" while Spanish police were not watching.

(Excerpt) Read more at sport.guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contador; doping; tourdefrance; winner

1 posted on 08/01/2007 2:26:48 PM PDT by hardback
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To: hardback
The Tour de France is officially a joke. And my kids wonder why I don't pay attention to sports anymore:

Tour de France: doping

Baseball: Barry Bonds

Football: Michael Vick

Basketball: gambling referees.

2 posted on 08/01/2007 2:30:46 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: hardback
The Tour de Dopes farce cycles onward...
3 posted on 08/01/2007 2:31:17 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: KevinB

You forgot Gary Player at the British Open saying that a player has told him he was on roids. (Tiger?)


4 posted on 08/01/2007 2:34:59 PM PDT by hardback (l)
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To: Aeronaut

Maybe you should PING the TdF list....

If Contador would be disqualified we would really have a tight final (??) result. Evans 8” up on Leipheimer.


5 posted on 08/01/2007 2:44:04 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

I say a match race on the Champs with both Evans and Levi’s teams plus
time bonuses to decide the winner.


6 posted on 08/01/2007 2:46:32 PM PDT by hardback (l)
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To: ScaniaBoy; whattajoke; CyberCowboy777; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; ...

Tour de France ping!

Please FReepmail 'Aeronaut' if you want on or off the Tour de France 2007 list.

7 posted on 08/01/2007 2:57:26 PM PDT by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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To: hardback

I knew it! Those paranoic Frogs won’t let anybody win if he isn’t a Frog!


8 posted on 08/01/2007 3:02:23 PM PDT by RoadTest (The arrogance of academia is even greater than its ignorance.)
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To: Aeronaut
First to the Eiffel Tower wins!


9 posted on 08/01/2007 3:09:17 PM PDT by hardback (l)
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To: KevinB

I agree. All of sports has become a disaster. How sad.


10 posted on 08/01/2007 3:11:13 PM PDT by mutley
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To: ScaniaBoy; Aeronaut
Guys;

I think most of this is old news. Contador’s link to the Spanish Doping ring was reported and the evidence looked at last year. The link was the initials AC on a treatment slip. Nothing could be proved and he was cleared to ride this year.

If there is “new” documentation, where has it been the past year or so?

ScaniaBoy, you have some good cycling sources, is there anything new or just a rehash?

11 posted on 08/01/2007 3:24:24 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: KevinB

The difference is the UCI is serious about cheaters who pump up on steroids and blood doping,

major league baseball is not and turns a blinds eye to an
obvious pumped up steroid user breaking one of the greatest
records ever,and it will count as legitimate.


12 posted on 08/01/2007 3:42:55 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45
major league baseball is not and turns a blinds eye to an obvious pumped up steroid user breaking one of the greatest records ever,and it will count as legitimate.

Yes, the last straw was when Bud Selig said he would attend the games and respect the accomplishment.

13 posted on 08/01/2007 3:46:38 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: Para-Ord.45
major league baseball is not and turns a blinds eye to an obvious pumped up steroid user breaking one of the greatest records ever,and it will count as legitimate.

Yep. If MLB applied standards the way cycling does, Bonds would've been fired from his team, forced to pay back a year's salary, and given a two year ban from baseball.

14 posted on 08/01/2007 3:49:26 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion

” If MLB applied standards the way cycling does, Bonds would’ve been fired from his team, forced to pay back a year’s salary, and given a two year ban from baseball.”

I`m disgusted with MLB. It`s a f****n` joke.

My wish is to see the person who catches Bond`s home run ball to break Aaron`s record, keep it, then on home video, videotapes hmself burning the ball on his BBQ grill :-)


15 posted on 08/01/2007 4:01:29 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: hardback

Does anyone really care about the Tour d Farce anymore?? Just give it to a Frog and be done with the stupid little bike race.

Pray for W and Our Troops


16 posted on 08/01/2007 4:02:51 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: PeteB570
Guys; I think most of this is old news. Contador’s link to the Spanish Doping ring was reported and the evidence looked at last year. The link was the initials AC on a treatment slip. Nothing could be proved and he was cleared to ride this year. If there is “new” documentation, where has it been the past year or so? ScaniaBoy, you have some good cycling sources, is there anything new or just a rehash?

That was my take when I saw it here earlier today. I have been checking Velo News daily since the Tour ended to see if there is anything new. So far there's nothing. They reported this same story on Monday with the disclaimer from Contador that you mention. Until someone comes up with new information, I will not be concerned. It also seems like this Franke has an ax to grind...

17 posted on 08/01/2007 4:18:58 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: PeteB570

PS. We’re not all “guys” here. ;-D


18 posted on 08/01/2007 4:20:25 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: luv2ski

I use “guys” like I use “all y’all”.

“y’all” - singular
“all y’all” - plural

:-)


19 posted on 08/01/2007 5:48:21 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Aeronaut

Aero, praying you & your family are all safe. Let us know OK?


20 posted on 08/02/2007 4:37:03 AM PDT by leilani (!)
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To: PeteB570

And “all y’all’s” is plural possessive...

Do we know who won the 2006 TdF yet?

Maybe that and this year’s thing will be settled by the time the 2010 race starts...


21 posted on 08/02/2007 6:03:04 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: PeteB570

I realized that. That’s why I put the winky face with it.


22 posted on 08/02/2007 9:43:18 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Aeronaut

Aeronaut... I didn’t realize you were in Minnesota! I’m praying that you and your family and friends are safe. Please check in when you can, FRiend...


23 posted on 08/02/2007 10:08:17 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: luv2ski

And that’s why I put a smiley on mine.

Have a good day, now. :-)


24 posted on 08/02/2007 10:11:10 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Aeronaut

Hey Aeronaut;

Hope things are OK for you and yours. I have family down in the south end of the state around Spring Valley.


25 posted on 08/02/2007 10:14:23 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the concern everyone. My wife and I are fine. We are in a St. Paul suburb, not really very close to the bridge. We were at the supper table when the news broke. It will be a major bottleneck for a long time.


26 posted on 08/02/2007 12:22:10 PM PDT by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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