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Wheelmen (new book)

feltkuotafeltkuota Posts: 333
edited October 2013 in Pro race
Just finished reading this and have to say it was a thoroughly good read.

Lays out, in one place, the sorry saga of how intertwined, deep and far reaching the drugs problem went/goes in US cycling.

A lot of it is already well publicised but the connections between teams, sponsors, management and financiers is, in my view, pretty condeming. Knowing how poor LA's reputation is there's some stuff in there which will damn further.

Just to be clear I'm not wishing to start a new LA thread I'm just saying the book is worth a read.

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  • Read it and enjoyed it - though that's it, no more Lance-USPS books now, I've had my fill

    But somebody, just anybody, pls explain how Ochowicz has got away with things so far...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    I'm not reading any of the books or watching any of the films....

    ...I'm waiting for the musical.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95 wrote:
    I'm not reading any of the books or watching any of the films....

    ...I'm waiting for the musical.


    It really should be in the style of The Producers
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,117
    Read it and enjoyed it - though that's it, no more Lance-USPS books now, I've had my fill

    But somebody, just anybody, pls explain how Ochowicz has got away with things so far...

    Reading between De Heer Bruneeyl's tweets yesterday, he might have a few bombshells to drop on Mr Ochowicz!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver wrote:
    Read it and enjoyed it - though that's it, no more Lance-USPS books now, I've had my fill

    But somebody, just anybody, pls explain how Ochowicz has got away with things so far...

    Reading between De Heer Bruneeyl's tweets yesterday, he might have a few bombshells to drop on Mr Ochowicz!


    Yeah, clocked that. Does anyone really think that The Hog's not going to take some people down with him? This arbitration hearing's gearing up to be a platform for him to do this very thing.

    Happy Christmas everyone!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm not reading any of the books or watching any of the films....

    ...I'm waiting for the musical.
    It really should be in the style of The Producers

    I've got all the songs ready to go:

    Blood, blood, glorious blood
    Don't cry for me Oprah Winfrey
    The gain in Spain is mainly in the vein
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    RichN95 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm not reading any of the books or watching any of the films....

    ...I'm waiting for the musical.
    It really should be in the style of The Producers

    I've got all the songs ready to go:

    Blood, blood, glorious blood
    Don't cry for me Oprah Winfrey
    The gain in Spain is mainly in the vein

    *applause*
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,117
    Summer-time
    and the dop-ing is ea-sy

    Bags are pump-ing,
    the hemat-o-crit's high.

    Oh our Team lead's rich,
    and Ver-brug-gen is dir-ty

    So hush, little test-er,
    you may s'we - ll not try.

    I'm also envisiging a massive dance number between Armstrong and Kimmage with lots of chair swapping, sort of in the style of Make 'em Laugh from Singing in the Rain...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm not reading any of the books or watching any of the films....

    ...I'm waiting for the musical.
    It really should be in the style of The Producers

    I've got all the songs ready to go:

    Blood, blood, glorious blood
    Don't cry for me Oprah Winfrey
    The gain in Spain is mainly in the vein

    *applause*

    Superpostalgoesballisticepolidocius
    Needles 'n' SKINS
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
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