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Dumbest thing ever: Simeoni suspended for returning jersey

donrhummydonrhummy Posts: 2,329
edited July 2009 in Pro race
This has to be the dumbest thing ever. Someone there really has it in for him.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/simeoni ... our-months
Filippo Simeoni has been suspended for four months by the Italian Cycling Federation for returning his 2008 Italian Championship jersey in protest in May.

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In announcing the suspension on Wednesday, the federation did not say when it would start or end, or why the return of the jersey was found to be a violation.

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  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    Some rather interesting comments on the article!
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live
  • donrhummydonrhummy Posts: 2,329
    Jez mon wrote:
    Some rather interesting comments on the article!

    It's weird, right?
  • dulldavedulldave Posts: 949
    I can't see any comments.

    I'd be interested to know how they can justify this. Does it say somewhere that he needs to wear the jersey once he's champion?

    Isn't it supposed to be an honour? Clearly it wasn't an honour for him and he should be allowed to send it back.
    Scottish and British...and a bit French
  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    dulldave wrote:
    I can't see any comments.

    I'd be interested to know how they can justify this. Does it say somewhere that he needs to wear the jersey once he's champion?

    Isn't it supposed to be an honour? Clearly it wasn't an honour for him and he should be allowed to send it back.

    My mistake I had two windows open at once :oops:
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live
  • oscarbudgieoscarbudgie Posts: 850
    I guess Simeoni must be prett used to this by now - its Italy - home of the Marco Pantani Memorial Ride
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
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