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gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
edited January 2013 in Commuting chat
http://road.cc/content/news/74839-uci-d ... on-process

Lovely comment on road.cc from The Rumpo kid:

'It appears the Commission actually thought it was independent, and didn't realise that its sole function was to give the UCI a coat of whitewash.'

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Of course the UCI didn't want a TRC, those who will take advantage of any amnesty to confess may well undermine the UCI in the process, best to keep those uppity little oiks in their place (shut up) from, UCI's perspective.

    If UCI genuinely didn't believe that doping was going on at the time on a large scale, then they are even more stupid than I already thought, their action upon Landis' confession says it all.

    More underpants needed to cover their arses!
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    One problem with a TRC is that unless the UCI are included in the amnesty they are unlikely to provide information or cooperate if the information given by others implicates them. If the UCI are clever they should negoiate immunity as well and then encourage everyone including their own staff to come forward.

    Another is any immunity from WADA only covers doping in sport, it does not give immunity from criminal prosecution should the law of been broken in any country (I beleive France and Italy have anti doping laws) also it doesn't grant immunity in the court of public opinion or any protection from civil action from sponsors.

    Still it does seem the right way forward and I'd like too see it happen.
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    Chris

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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Interesting that the seems to have become the only option, right after Lance spelled it out to Oprah......

    Wondering how influential LA is with the UCI......still. :shock:
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Wondering how influential LA is with the UCI......still. :shock:
    Does anyone really think that there weren't extensive discussions between Lance and the UCI prior to the Oprah show? :roll:
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,896
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lance-a ... -interview

    Lance to save cycling.

    God bless him.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
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