Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Non workout post: the God of Thunder is in Yellow and Boonen tests non-negative out of competition for cocaine

So, one of my favorite cyclists in the pro peloton, Thor "God of Thunder" Hushovd, has spent two days in yellow at the Dauphine Libere. That's the good news. The bad news is that another favorite, Big Tom Boonen, tested "non-negative" (yeah, that's what it's called; you'd think "positive" would be easier) for cocaine in an out of competition test. Potentially he could be suspended for up to two years because the drug is on the list of banned substances - and it's just plain illegal, so he's facing legal action. Some may recall a friend of Boonen's being arrested last year and stating that Boonen was his dealer. At the time, concern was expressed about this link, but it was pretty much dismissed. Not so fast, Big Tom. You may be in BIG trouble for this one.

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