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Ricco in a Fondo

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited May 2012 in Pro race
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He was in the front group at Granfondo San Marino and the organiser shouted at the group that they needed to make him pull out. Apparently they just slowed down but didn't tell him to go away, taking pity on him. Not sure what happened after.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Some people think he's about to start telling the truth and name some names.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    "Ricco in a Fondo" is now going round and round my head, to the tune of the The Beat's "Mirror in the Bathroom" and it won't stop!

    Damn you, FF! :wink:
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    LangerDan wrote:
    "Ricco in a Fondo" is now going round and round my head, to the tune of the The Beat's "Mirror in the Bathroom" and it won't stop!

    Damn you, FF! :wink:

    For a change, try Girlfriend in a Coma by The Smiths
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    RichN95 wrote:
    LangerDan wrote:
    "Ricco in a Fondo" is now going round and round my head, to the tune of the The Beat's "Mirror in the Bathroom" and it won't stop!

    Damn you, FF! :wink:

    For a change, try Girlfriend in a Coma by The Smiths

    What you're doing is the opposite of helping......
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • le_patronle_patron Posts: 491
    I'd get a book out of it at least.
    With the right agent and suitable juicy bits tactically leaked, he could build up a massive head of steam on his revelations.
    The angry Cobra spitting (in the soup) , all sorts of angles here.
    Just not enough water under the bridge to avoid major legal issues I guess.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    I like his bike.
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,392
    LangerDan wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    LangerDan wrote:
    "Ricco in a Fondo" is now going round and round my head, to the tune of the The Beat's "Mirror in the Bathroom" and it won't stop!

    Damn you, FF! :wink:

    For a change, try Girlfriend in a Coma by The Smiths

    What you're doing is the opposite of helping......

    I'm thinking about 'Woman in a Tabbard' from Vic and Bob, but it's been so long I cant really remember anything about it
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,309
    I'm picturing him on a bike in a large bowl of melted cheese!
  • Pross wrote:
    I'm picturing him on a bike in a large bowl of melted cheese!

    ...or chocolate!
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,401
    somehow I can't see Ricco spilling the beans. He was brought up on the stories of all the top riders doping, and did it himself from a junior. I expect him to upload the Omerta just like all his heroes would
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,343
    If I had a pound for every banned doper who has been rumoured to be about to spill the beans I'd have a good few quid by now....
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,477
    If I had a pound for every banned doper who has been rumoured to be about to spill the beans I'd have a good few quid by now....

    If I had a bean for every banned doper who has been rumoured to be about to spill the beans I'd have some beans. I wouldn't spill them though.
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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    Pross wrote:
    I'm picturing him on a bike in a large bowl of melted cheese!

    ...or chocolate!
    either way he's in something brown and sticky. :D
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  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,343
    Congealed blood?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    rossi.JPG
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    rossi.JPG

    Thats the actual bike given by Cipo to Ricco, innit?

    The tag at the top reads "inviato da Rossi" ("sent by Rossi") which is his GFs name. She's obviously having a clear-out.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Not sure but bike is from: Rimini (Emilia Romagna)

    Not sure Cipo would be too happy
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  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    Ricco short of a few quid or gave her the bike as child maintenance?
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Known drug taker on Pavorotti's bike.
    Match made in heaven, or hell? Be interesting if he did start naming names though.
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  • kantokanto Posts: 112
    It wouldn't surprise me if we see him do something like this at the Giro at some point.

    As a rider, Ricco was one of the most exciting riders (although how much of that was due to the dope, I don't know) since Rasmussen, and I would have loved to see a clean Ricco in a grand tour. It sounds like he has been doping constantly since he was a junior.
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