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Lampre Indictments.

LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
edited February 2018 in Pro race
Inner Ring reporting about the possible indictments for the Mantova Doping case - Team Managers, Cunego, Ballan. Also an Omega pharma team doctor...full list of names here http://sport.repubblica.it/news/sport/ciclismo-doping-inchiesta-mantova-pm-chiede-rinvio-a-giudizio-per-32/4138817

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  • andyracandyrac Posts: 626
    Hmmm, Here we go again......

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  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    but Damiano has a tattoo and everything!?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,368 Lives Here
    What does that mean for the racing for the riders named?

    Will Ballan start the Ronde and will Cunego start the tour of the basque country for example?
  • BakuninBakunin Posts: 868
    calvjones wrote:
    but Damiano has a tattoo and everything!?

    the little prince of dope?
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    What does that mean for the racing for the riders named?

    Will Ballan start the Ronde and will Cunego start the tour of the basque country for example?

    Last time this flared up BMC quietly withdraw Ballan from all races.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    If he gets withdrawn now that would be a kick in the balls as it will be twice. His biggest season goals just coming up.
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Date of first hearing has been set for July 13th - don't know if any riders will be dragged off the Tour to attend.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/coni-to ... ova-papers

    Preliminary hearing set for 30 Apr - and CONI have been added as a civil party so will get access to all the papers. Could mean that CONI slap on santions without having to continually wait for the ever-slow-turning-wheels of Italian judicial system.

    Lots of the 31 current and ex-Lampre people wont be happy about this. Perhaps thats why Santambrogio went on a charge yesterday...

    And 30th - just 5 days before the Giro starts...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,494
    Haven't we been hearing the same thing every year for several years now.

    I see Ponzi is one of those involved. Who would have suspected he would be involved in some dodgy scheme?
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    edited April 2013
    RichN95 wrote:
    Haven't we been hearing the same thing every year for several years now.

    I see Ponzi is one of those involved. Who would have suspected he would be involved in some dodgy scheme?


    True, but CONI now getting the papers is interesting...

    EDIT: I always cling on to the fact that CONI were determined to nail Valverde - did so thanks to some cunning tactics
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,608
    RichN95 wrote:
    Haven't we been hearing the same thing every year for several years now.

    I see Ponzi is one of those involved. Who would have suspected he would be involved in some dodgy scheme?

    He's even named after a famous fraudster!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,494
    Pross wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Haven't we been hearing the same thing every year for several years now.

    I see Ponzi is one of those involved. Who would have suspected he would be involved in some dodgy scheme?

    He's even named after a famous fraudster!
    Yes. That was the joke.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,608
    Ah right, I'm not familiar with this Ponzi so thought he had a dodgy history himself!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,494
    Pross wrote:
    Ah right, I'm not familiar with this Ponzi so thought he had a dodgy history himself!
    If it wasn't for his name I would never have noticed he existed.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,209
    Meh, the real disappointment here is that this is all so unsurprising...
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Fun read from Herbie Sykes here: https://soigneur.nl/stories-en/arrivede ... o/?lang=en

    He's got a point, albeit through rose tinted glasses.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Good read, cheers dish
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,947
    That was refreshing. Is Herbie Sykes always so candid? I’ll pay him more attention, if so. Journo’s, eh!?
    I always listen to the Cycling Podcast but get fed up with their entrenched fence-sitting (?!) - and now that they’ve got sponsors and a Brand to flog, they’re going to be even less opinionated. Kimmage may be a shouty twit, but at least there are still a few soup-spitters like him knocking about to break up the monotony [Talking of monotonous, what chance will Fotheringham have of ghosting another rider’s “autobiography” now he’s stuck the boot in with Wiggo - or did he figure it wouldn’t get better than that in his career?].
    How ironic that, at the moment, the only “grit” seems to be provided by an outfit like Sky and their attempts at slick system gaming...

    After Mark E Smith’s death a couple of weeks ago, there was an outpouring of love for him - generally, people were celebrating what a difficult and cantankerous [email protected] he was. You miss it when it’s gone...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,494
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    That was refreshing. Is Herbie Sykes always so candid? I’ll pay him more attention, if so. Journo’s, eh!?
    Sykes doesn't write much about present day cycling. He's mostly writes historical pieces, and mostly about Italy.
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  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    dish_dash wrote:
    Fun read from Herbie Sykes here: https://soigneur.nl/stories-en/arrivede ... o/?lang=en

    He's got a point, albeit through rose tinted glasses.

    A great (if a little biased read).

    I like the perspective he put on the BC "bullying" thing. Its a sport for alpha winning types. Others get spat out.


    Although it has reminded me that we no longer have any top Italian teams, which is depressing.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
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