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  • donncha

    Some good & bad points about that Taborre positive!

    Bad: the drug isn’t approved for use on humans and is still in trial phase! WTAF!?
    Good: WADA has a test already. Fluke, or good, proactive relationship w/ pharma companies?

    • And he certainly hasn’t had a memorable season either:


      • jules

        he looks like he need to lose some weight

        • Sean

          He doesn’t look to bad weight wise.

    • Derek Maher

      Wonder where he got hold of the drug.It looks promising for people who suffer from bad blood flow and lack of oxygen uptake to their muscles.
      Must be a black market with people working in the drug industry lifting products so they can sell them on.

  • Cameron Harris

    I’ve decided. Peter Sagan is awesome.

  • velocite

    The podcast. Mmmm. I listened to a few minutes of the first one. And I just listened to 15′ or so of the one above, just because you asked for feedback – was not tempted to make it to the end. It was perfectly amiable, but not interesting enough for me. Sorry about that. Not sure how it could be improved. Some juicy tidbits? Jokes? Dunno…

    • Thanks for the feedback. I was personally interested, but definitely biased. Good to know.

      • Abdu

        Podcasts from the Tour need to have local flavour, like you’re listening in to someone talking about their interesting travel experiences. If it’s more of the same (SBS, other cycling new sites, etc.) I’ll tune out as well. It’s a fine line between whigeing about your travel experiences in a funny way and sounding like a w@nker. And don’t forget the audience is probably as tired as you are…the late nights in Oz mean the content needs to be that much better..

      • Wish I was on the bike…

        The podcasts were great; I listened to each one carefully. They were topical; well prepared, introduced and delivered. Each contributor spoke well with reasonable audio quality. A good thing was that the content was not proposed as the one and only version of the tour but an analysis by these contributors, similar to the printed version of the site. The clips from Hansen and Greipel were great. As good as it was, there is probably insufficient relevant content for a more regular podcast to maintain attention. GTs are probably a good forum.

      • Whippet

        I thought I was biased too, because I enjoy podcasts. But I recently noticed that there has been a huge revival of radio/podcasting in the USA. Maybe it is because I don’t watch TV, but I would like the podcasts to continue. It might be a good venue to use the interviews CT has periodically.

      • velocite

        Upon reflection the problem with a podcast is that it demands your whole attention for its entire length, so it needs to deliver rewards at a commensurate rate. The usual case is an interview with a significant person, such as you get on Late Night Live on Radio National. A while ago I heard an interview with Gabe Mirkin which held my attention, and more recently quite a long one of Chris Froome. But a low key discursive chat on podcast may be doomed. Unless I suppose you play it in your car, where the standard may be different. But it seems to me that if you’ve got a few tidbits to pass on a blog post is a safe option: the reader can pick which paragraphs to read and which to skip, and go at his own pace.

        Clearly views differ, this is just my $0.02 worth.

  • Guest

    Major drug companies hve signed to WADA hence detection.


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