disgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
edited May 2009 in Pro race
...Cycling news has him confirmed as the 2nd Cycling positive.
"In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"
He might try and claim it was the same doping session...
CERA has a reasonable half life.
His lawyer is saying it was probably the same dope left in his body from TDF, it stays in the blood for quite a while. Funny that he wasn't veyr good, obviously The Verve were right - the drugs don't work!
Because Ricco was so old...
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The guy is an embarrassment, no wonder German sponsors are leaving. Cycling is still popular at amateur level in Germany, but the pro scene is doomed as domestic sponsors retreat to sports more likely to produce a (hopefully clean) German winner, like in Biathlon.
true true...cheating is maybe all we can expect when one sees the chance of getting away with it..but surely some coaches can pass on some morality, be good role models, or have good rolemodels coach the youngsters into honest athletes rather than the current lot who will risk sponsor pull outs and the the loss of their mates jobs just so they can win some bike race...
I was hinting that the German sponsors, media and even many casual fans are really interested in backing an almost-certain German winner in a safe-bet event, rather than nurturing a particular sport through thick and thin.
I'm suspicious of the sudden mass improvement of the Austrian mens' team though, and I was proved right about the Russians this year (though Sleptsova wasn't caught, but instead raced the second half of the season a shadow of her former self).
I'm sure the Tour of Gila may well be fascinating - but I know censored all about that - at least this year til ITV4 buy the rights up for the next one.
When the Giro starts - I'm sure there will be more to talk about - but at the moment the two big stories are two dopers being exposed. I'm happy to see this - thats two more out of the woodwork.
Isnt that a good thing ?
It would be nice to see a little less doping dissection and analysis on here, but I guess the pro's could see to that.
(It might also be a good idea to stop passing comment on those threads that are about doping, if the topic bothers you so much).
If you hadn't beelined to the doping topics maybe you would have seen it.
Nothing more needs to be added here, don't you think.
Yep, it's good that you've started that Christian Vande Velde thread. That now gives me the option to talk about Schumacher, and by extension drugs in cycling, or how Vande Velde's season is going.
Since afx237vi has basically posted what I would've said as has other posters here on the bald one, well I don't have much else to contribute. Except this:
As a poster in this forum, I am to some extent (e.g. defamatory posts aside) allowed freedom of speech, as is everyone else who posts here.
Therefore if people want to talk about doping then so be it. I personally find if I don't like the content of a forum I will 'shop elsewhere' and use another forum.