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With the 'discovery' that Russian athletics has been embroiled in underhand doping practices, showing that the problem isn't confined to cycling, Lee Rodgers asks the question 'how deep does it go?' That throws up the next question of 'conflict of interest'.
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EUROTRASH Berty Thursday!
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With the 'discovery' that Russian athletics has been embroiled in underhand doping practices, showing that the problem isn't confined to cycling, Lee Rodgers asks the question 'how deep does it go?' That throws up the next question of 'conflict of interest'.
Utsunomiya - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Japan Cup 2009 - sfeer illustratie - foto Makoto Ayano/Cor Vos ©2009Lee's Lowdown: Change In The US & Giro To Japan!
US Cycling is under new management and the Giro is planning to start in Japan, just the sort of fodder for Lee Rodgers to get his teeth into. In Lee's eyes the US change can only be a good thing, but could the Giro money not be spent in a better way, the Giro Rosa?
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Geraardsbergen- Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Lars Boom (Rabobank) and doctor Jos Benders of Service Medical pictured during the 7e stage - etappe of the Eneco Tour 2012 Time Trial  from Maldegem to Geraardsbergen over 214,5 km -  foto Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos ©2012Lee's Lowdown: Tramadol - The Biggest Non-Secret In Pro Cycling
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