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Hoste nabbed

Postby iainf72 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:14 pm

A bit late but suspect passport

Also, French rider Houanard banned for 2 years for EPO use.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:18 pm

I recall someone on here - you, Iain? Rick? saying good/good riddance when Horste announced his retirement late last year...

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:23 pm

If Hoste did dope then he should ask for his money back.

The second one must be a mistake, French riders don't dope.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby Timoid. » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:25 pm

The man's retired. Couldn't they just leif him alone?

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:26 pm

Timoid. wrote:The man's retired. Couldn't they just leif him alone?



You can leif a horste to water but you cant make him dope

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:31 pm

Oh my, that is a surprise. I suppose that may explain why he got dropped/couldn't find a team. Loser.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby Rick Chasey » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:39 pm

I guess he could only afford to dope between March and April.

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby LeicesterLad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:39 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
Timoid. wrote:The man's retired. Couldn't they just leif him alone?



You can leif a horste to water but you cant make him dope


Obviously took a Leif out of Armstrongs book.

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:51 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:I guess he could only afford to dope between March and April.


It turned him from a donkey into a three legged horse.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby ddraver » Tue Jan 22, 2013 15:52 pm

This could be a good time to mention my "UCI just kick out the no name riders rather than let people concentrate on the big riders" theory

Certainly a good bit of publicity for them, not like anything else is happening at the moment...
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby disgruntledgoat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:30 pm

frenchfighter wrote:Oh my, that is a surprise. I suppose that may explain why he got dropped/couldn't find a team. Loser.


Shame, I always liked Hoste. The ugliest pro cyclist of all.

Funnily enough I was looking at his palmeres earlie today, just out of interest. I think calling a man with the below record (plus a DQ from 2nd in PR due to the level crossing incident) a loser is very harsh.

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby disgruntledgoat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:30 pm

Although I would add he seems to have been Hosted by his own Petard.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:34 pm

disgruntledgoat wrote:
frenchfighter wrote:Oh my, that is a surprise. I suppose that may explain why he got dropped/couldn't find a team. Loser.


Shame, I always liked Hoste. The ugliest pro cyclist of all.

Funnily enough I was looking at his palmeres earlie today, just out of interest. I think calling a man with the below record (plus a DQ from 2nd in PR due to the level crossing incident) a loser is very harsh.

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That he doped. His placing are excellent yes but if he used artificial means to achieve them then they are a lot less worthy.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby disgruntledgoat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:41 pm

Of the generation of classics riders he was getting beat by, the likes of Van Petegam, Museeuw etc, I wouldn't think he was anything out of the ordinary.

I take it you're all turned around on your Valverde "it doesn't make any difference, he'd get results anyway" argument?
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby feltkuota » Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:47 pm

frenchfighter wrote:
disgruntledgoat wrote:
frenchfighter wrote:Oh my, that is a surprise. I suppose that may explain why he got dropped/couldn't find a team. Loser.


Shame, I always liked Hoste. The ugliest pro cyclist of all.

Funnily enough I was looking at his palmeres earlie today, just out of interest. I think calling a man with the below record (plus a DQ from 2nd in PR due to the level crossing incident) a loser is very harsh.

3x Belgian National TT Champion
3 Das of De Panne Overall
2nd in Flanders Twice
3 top tens at PR
2 2nds in KBK


That he doped. His placing are excellent yes but if he used artificial means to achieve them then they are a lot less worthy.


How does that compare to Contador?

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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby Timoid. » Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:59 pm

frenchfighter wrote:That he doped. His placing are excellent yes but if he used artificial means to achieve them then they are a lot less worthy.


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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby LangerDan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:04 pm

frenchfighter wrote:
disgruntledgoat wrote:
frenchfighter wrote:Oh my, that is a surprise. I suppose that may explain why he got dropped/couldn't find a team. Loser.


Shame, I always liked Hoste. The ugliest pro cyclist of all.

Funnily enough I was looking at his palmeres earlie today, just out of interest. I think calling a man with the below record (plus a DQ from 2nd in PR due to the level crossing incident) a loser is very harsh.

3x Belgian National TT Champion
3 Das of De Panne Overall
2nd in Flanders Twice
3 top tens at PR
2 2nds in KBK


That he doped. His placing are excellent yes but if he used artificial means to achieve them then they are a lot less worthy.


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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:18 pm

Lightweights, you need to try harder.
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby disgruntledgoat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:22 pm

Just give an opinion... what's the difference between Hoste, whose record you view as unworthy in light of this and Valverde's which you defended for ages?
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Re: Hoste nabbed

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:37 pm

Lets not get hot under the collar. I view Valverde's previous placings definitely in a lesser light. A change of opinion after perusing much more information etc is not something to belittle - it is the people who refuse to change that you should be worried about.

There is the little fact that Valverde continues to place highly and race excitingly. So I can admire his performances now.
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