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    CFR Roel Paulissen caught Paulissen caught, he ends his career

    Roel Paulissen herewith announces to end his career as a professional mountainbiker (cannondale ). Reason is the result of two anti-doping tests that were taken in june this year, in which he tested positive!

    he's not the first and for sure will not be the last !

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    http://www.mtb-live.com/en/the-lates...is-career.html


    i hope that was only an error ...

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    http://www.pianetamountainbike.it/si....aspx?id=18499 italian version


    http://www.bike-magazin.de/?p=3403 german version

    CFR seems to broke its contract with him

    i am really so sad , i saw Roel i saw Cannondale i saw Cannondale i saw Roel

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    Eliflap,
    don't be....everybody does it .....sometime you win and sometime you loose
    The trick is not getting caught

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    god,ive had such good opinion about him ,what a crash .what a disapointement .

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfa75
    Eliflap,
    don't be....everybody does it .....sometime you win and sometime you loose
    The trick is not getting caught

    ok agree , seems to be like you wrote in this strange world of races ...



    but i want to saw this new in one simple bicycle buyer point of view like me ...

    i saw Roel , i saw Cannondale mtb bike on a podium since many years , a clean podium ...not a chemical podium

    so seems from todays he is no more on CFR , no more testimonial of those bikes....

    so who i am goign to see when i look at a Cannondale mtb ?

    Fontana ? ... with his moustaches ????

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    yes, but doesn't matter ...the bikes will sell anyway

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    first ends the hand made in usa ,now this horrible notice ,scalpels and flashs would have the world champ colors for 2011 ?doesn t make any sense ,fontana and gujan and fumic ,they arent the soul of cannondale roel was until today ,what a stupid decision with 34 years old ,nothing to win but all to loose ,thank you roel for all until yesterday ...

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    they all do it for farks sake, get a grip people.

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    Dr. De Boer says. “It is unlikely for athletes to knowingly use clomiphene, since there is no scientific evidence of performance improvement.
    Huh? So he "failed" a drug test for a drug that has no performance enhancing qualities? What's next, people failing for ibuprofen? I know that doping is rampant in cycling, but why test for substances that have no proven performance enhancing properties?

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    Crappy news to hear and a crappy way to end such a great career, maybe he was too close to Filip Meirheng... whatever it's spelled. Is it the big pressure cyclists have in Belgium? Or maybe he's right and didn't take the stuff knowingly?

    Anyway, Cannondale is changing a lot these days, the bikes, the buisness... The team can reflect that with Martin Gujan who can improve, Fumic is a good racer (although with a shady patch of a career) but eliflap, you surprise me, Fontana? He's italian, he's a nice funny guy with much more personality than Roel... I love Marco! He's fast but he's more than fast, he always seems to want to have fun on the bike, he's one of the few that seems to not have forgotten that he became a pro mountain biker because he actually loves riding the bike and has much better technical skills.

    Roel was on his way down from the top, Fontana is on the rise... And he has a moustache, what's not to like? Look ahead... if you guys want to see a lifetime of performance on a Cannondale, look at Tinker!

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    Yes

    Yes think of Tinker. He has been good for the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Crappy news to hear and a crappy way to end such a great career, maybe he was too close to Filip Meirheng... whatever it's spelled. Is it the big pressure cyclists have in Belgium? Or maybe he's right and didn't take the stuff knowingly?

    Anyway, Cannondale is changing a lot these days, the bikes, the buisness... The team can reflect that with Martin Gujan who can improve, Fumic is a good racer (although with a shady patch of a career) but eliflap, you surprise me, Fontana? He's italian, he's a nice funny guy with much more personality than Roel... I love Marco! He's fast but he's more than fast, he always seems to want to have fun on the bike, he's one of the few that seems to not have forgotten that he became a pro mountain biker because he actually loves riding the bike and has much better technical skills.

    Roel was on his way down from the top, Fontana is on the rise... And he has a moustache, what's not to like? Look ahead... if you guys want to see a lifetime of performance on a Cannondale, look at Tinker!

    Marco Fontana is cute like a cat with claws attached to your testicles ... to translate an italian slang sentence


    some days ago, i loved Matthew Lee in the Tour Divide with the Flah 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    if you guys want to see a lifetime of performance on a Cannondale, look at Tinker!
    Tinker Juarez never got caught doping, because he probably never doped. And neither did Lance Armstrong. Sorry to open that can of worms but it was bound to head there eventually.

    On the other hand Jason Sager got a raw deal with Cannondale just for not showing up for a test he didn't even know he was supposed to be present for. I do applaud them for being on the strict side but that has always bothered me.

    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    Marco Fontana is cute like a cat with claws attached to your testicles ... to translate an italian slang sentence
    Excellent translation, I'll try to use that in conversation as soon as possible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jao123
    Yes think of Tinker. He has been good for the sport.
    Amen on Tinker.

    Let's not forget Bishop. He is the real deal in the US and has had many great seasons. May not be a world champ or a world cup contender, but still very very fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails
    Tinker Juarez never got caught doping, because he probably never doped. And neither did Lance Armstrong. Sorry to open that can of worms but it was bound to head there eventually.
    What does Lance has to do in this discussion?

    And by the way, believing Lance wasn't one of the most doped riders of the last decade is similar to believing Santa Claus exists, live in the North pole with a bunch of elves and a flying sleigh pulled by magical raindeers... We have no proof about Santa (we do about Lance) but... Let's not go on here, there is a whole section about doping in roadbikereview.com forums and about 735 threads about Lance already...

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    amen to guys like tinker, bishop and matthew lee. i have met tinker (long ago) and his wife (a few months back) before....great people.

    paulissen, just like any other doper, sucks. period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyDean
    Huh? So he "failed" a drug test for a drug that has no performance enhancing qualities? What's next, people failing for ibuprofen? I know that doping is rampant in cycling, but why test for substances that have no proven performance enhancing properties?
    There are certain "substances" that "mask" the presence of steroids or other doping drugs from tests, therefore they are banned. The riders know to stay away from these if they aren't doping.

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    Tinker Juarez has been cycling for a very long time, so has LA. No proof exists of their doping. Believe what you want to believe but innocent until proven guilty.

    Do you have a comment about Jason Sager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    What does Lance has to do in this discussion?

    And by the way, believing Lance wasn't one of the most doped riders of the last decade is similar to believing Santa Claus exists, live in the North pole with a bunch of elves and a flying sleigh pulled by magical raindeers... We have no proof about Santa (we do about Lance) but... Let's not go on here, there is a whole section about doping in roadbikereview.com forums and about 735 threads about Lance already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails
    Tinker Juarez has been cycling for a very long time, so has LA. No proof exists of their doping. Believe what you want to believe but innocent until proven guilty.

    Do you have a comment about Jason Sager?
    or, guilty until proven innocent, which is a very sad way of dealing with subjects of this nature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails
    Tinker Juarez has been cycling for a very long time, so has LA. No proof exists of their doping. Believe what you want to believe but innocent until proven guilty.

    Do you have a comment about Jason Sager?
    Legally, Lance is innocent (it may change soon) but technically, they found dope in a few of his 99 samples (the tests were done as research later by an Australian researcher on doping so legally, they couldn't convict him) but seeing Lance menacing Simeoni because he testified against reknowned doping doctor Ferrari (like Lance, his stance on doping is that it's not doping if you don't test positive even though you blood dope, use EPO and everything else) who was 'preparing' Lance was close to an admission of guilt. And I haven't followed Sager's case enough to comment. Again, I wont go further as to not pollute this forum, it's not the place for that, but good for you if you live on Fairy avenue in Candyland....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superpilot
    There are certain "substances" that "mask" the presence of steroids or other doping drugs from tests, therefore they are banned. The riders know to stay away from these if they aren't doping.
    Hmm. Fair enough. How is it that after all these doping scandals, guys still continue to do it? I guess if you don't get caught, you get rich....

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    I think you need to bone up on your definitions of rumor/innuendo and fact/proof. Since you're clearly a Cannondale fan but don't know about Jason Sager, I do suggest you look into it now.

    Indeed, although a scumbag like Landis is responsible for it at the end of a fine career, I welcome the investigation as the final nail in the coffin of all of this hateration. Much like the JFK assasination, UFOs at Roswell, and so on, eventually the kookologists will move onto some other subject after they're proved wrong far beyond a reasonable doubt.

    And again thanks to Tinker and other American Cannondale riders for continuing to ride clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Legally, Lance is innocent (it may change soon) but technically, they found dope in a few of his 99 samples (the tests were done as research later by an Australian researcher on doping so legally, they couldn't convict him) but seeing Lance menacing Simeoni because he testified against reknowned doping doctor Ferrari (like Lance, his stance on doping is that it's not doping if you don't test positive even though you blood dope, use EPO and everything else) who was 'preparing' Lance was close to an admission of guilt. And I haven't followed Sager's case enough to comment. Again, I wont go further as to not pollute this forum, it's not the place for that, but good for you if you live on Fairy avenue in Candyland....

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    Click on the links in the signatures in this thread if you feel the need to have an ironic chucke or two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfa75
    Eliflap,
    don't be....everybody does it .....sometime you win and sometime you loose
    The trick is not getting caught
    yes
    that´s it !

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