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Italian national RR champs (spoiler)

afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
edited July 2008 in Pro race
Now there's a blast from the past:

http://cyclingnews.com/road.php?id=road ... 8/italy087

That's some field he beat too.

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  • Bernie SBernie S Posts: 118
    Anyone volunteer to tell Lance
  • campagchriscampagchris Posts: 773
    Theres been some surprises elsewhere too,apart from spain.
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,599
    Bernie S wrote:
    Anyone volunteer to tell Lance
    beat me to it!

    Well done to him, a nice win for the anti-drug lobby
  • mm1mm1 Posts: 1,063
    Bet Pozzatto and Bettini are spitting blood
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Well done to him, a nice win for the anti-drug lobby

    Simeoni was a prolific doper His spat with LA wasn't down to some Bassons-type crusade -he was asked to name names as part of a potential plea-bargain. Simeoni is representative of the anti-doping lobby in the same way that Pat Sinkewitz is.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • andyrrandyrr Posts: 1,665
    Simeoni's did not name Lance - what happened was that initially he denied the doping (as most do / would do) but later changed his testimony to name his coach and hence prescriber of EPO etc as Snr Ferrari - the very same man that Armstrong used and said was a good guy. Armstrong seemed to take beef at the fact that his own coach was being pointed to as a bad guy and then took issue with Simeoni. Simeoni seemed to be someone who went to a coach, the one that was know to get results, and then did what he was told to even if it was illegal. Reading later interviews with him he seemed to be someone that loved racing and would prefer to be out of the must-take-drugs-to-win environment.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,315
    Having just read the chapter on Simeoni, from "Bad Blood", it's apt.
    Whittle talks about all the Lance fan's hatemail regarding poor Filippo, that was sent to this publication. :oops:

    He tells a horrific tale of a rider's career ripped to shreds. Spat upon by the USPS riders on the Champs Elsysees, in 2004. Shunned, almost to a man, by the riders from his home nation.
    Cold shouldered by the Pro Tour teams; the only rider to actively try and help him get a ride was Gilberto Simoni, who described him as, " a super GT domestique".
    Picked to ride for Italy in the WC's but ignored.
    He thought, after testifying against Ferrari, the abuse would eventually fade. He was wrong. Lance never forgets.
    Finally, he ends up riding way below his weight, having lost and estimated several hundred thousand Euros in earnings.

    So, he ends his career by riding in the colours of his nation's flag. Who will dare to spit upon him, now?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Philippo Pozatto was one of those who spat on him and he finished third on Sunday. Simeoni stood above him on the podium. Talk about "the last laugh" now.

    In related news, former Fasso Bortolo rider Dario Frigo could be going to prison for his 2005 bust for EPO (I'm copywriting the "Frigo in the Cooler"© headline). Frigo has never denied things, saying he was just doing the job for his team, the EPO was for his team mates who included...
  • pat1cppat1cp Posts: 766
    Kléber wrote:
    Philippo Pozatto was one of those who spat on him and he finished third on Sunday. Simeoni stood above him on the podium. Talk about "the last laugh" now.

    In related news, former Fasso Bortolo rider Dario Frigo could be going to prison for his 2005 bust for EPO (I'm copywriting the "Frigo in the Cooler"© headline). Frigo has never denied things, saying he was just doing the job for his team, the EPO was for his team mates who included...

    The Chin and Basso :?: :?: :shock:
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    pat1cp wrote:

    The Chin and Basso :?: :?: :shock:

    Basso was on CSC by then, no?

    It was obviously for Kim Kirchen.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Starting to name names? See you in court, chaps.

    My point was that Frigo's team mate was Pozzato. Not that Pozzato would dope of course, "preparation" for him means a trip to the hairdresser.
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