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Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
edited April 2014 in Pro race
Looks like his time is up

The fallout from the USADA USPS investigation/prosecution has now hit Savoldelli

CONI hauling him up on 12 Feb

http://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/31-01-2 ... 0121.shtml
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Took just long enough so that the 2005 giro d'italia win is over 8 years ago? Wonder when the investigation started.
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
    Planet-x Scott
    Rides
  • Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?


    *il sigh*
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    edited January 2014
    Ah, seems that its not clear whether its linked to USADA's investigation, or Padova, or, well, let's be honest, there are a few options.

    '"It'll be for the Di Luca case, we raced together (at LPR Brakes in 2008)," he told Cyclingnews. "We'll see what emerges. I just hope that they aren't trying to make a splash in the media about it."

    and

    "It could be linked Armstrong and the Padova investigation but I'm not worried," Savoldelli conceded to Cyclingnews. "It's just a pain that I'll have to go all the way to Rome."


    Oh Paolo, Paolo...

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/savolde ... estigators
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?

    Millar had done some commentary. No difference. Do you think Kelly was clean? should he be doing commentary?

    Lets keep a balanced and fair view.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/savolde ... estigators
  • Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?



    Given the reaction by TV stations re certain commentators whose pasts have suddenly caught up with them...yeah, maybe
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?



    Given the reaction by TV stations re certain commentators whose pasts have suddenly caught up with them...yeah, maybe

    So it's the usual hypocritical bulls%%%, where it's ok for one but not another.
  • Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?



    Given the reaction by TV stations re certain commentators whose pasts have suddenly caught up with them...yeah, maybe

    RAI have experienced a bit of an attitude change over the past couple of season's, in respect of current dopers.
    They still love their old stars, mind.
    Besides, it's Italy, they shouldn't be short of a replacement or ten.
    Having said that, Savoldelli was a v good analyst. (from my limited Italian)
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    My Wife speaks Italian very well and I have picked up quite a bit.

    I enjoyed his views and he his very relaxed, unlike the stiff and conservative commentary we suffer on ITV 4.

    I hope he stays.
  • Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?



    Given the reaction by TV stations re certain commentators whose pasts have suddenly caught up with them...yeah, maybe

    RAI have experienced a bit of an attitude change over the past couple of season's, in respect of current dopers.
    They still love their old stars, mind.
    Besides, it's Italy, they shouldn't be short of a replacement or ten.
    Having said that, Savoldelli was a v good analyst. (from my limited Italian)


    RAI have already lost Cassani to the Italian national set-up, so you never know...
  • The TruthThe Truth Posts: 161
    iainf72 wrote:
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.

    Froome and Wiggins were Leinders clients :wink:
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    The Truth wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.

    Froome and Wiggins were Leinders clients :wink:

    2/10

    Pretty weak, even for you.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:
    The Truth wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.

    Froome and Wiggins were Leinders clients :wink:

    2/10

    Pretty weak, even for you.

    He reserves this sort of quality post for Bike Unicorn.
    His Clinic stuff is usually less well thought out. :wink:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    iainf72 wrote:
    The Truth wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.

    Froome and Wiggins were Leinders clients :wink:

    2/10

    Pretty weak, even for you.
    I think you're expecting too much. If Biking Bernie was the Billy Bragg of trolling and WBT Staus Quo, then The Truth is Scooch.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    iainf72 wrote:
    The Truth wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.

    Froome and Wiggins were Leinders clients :wink:

    2/10

    Pretty weak, even for you.


    Maybe a little bit off topic IMO

    But still a valid point.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    The Truth wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Took long enough - Being a Ferrari client and all that.

    Froome and Wiggins were Leinders clients :wink:

    We'll except they weren't where they? He was a doctor on their team, paid for by the organisation. They weren't making there own decisions or payments to go and see him for "training plans".

    Oh, sorry, I see! You've used the wink to say anything you like, and pretend its a joke....but still say it.

    Just like hazard lights mean you can park where you like.....
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    As far as I can make out his comments from the motor are pretty good, but I can't really listen to him without thinking of Kermit the Frog. He really has the most bizarre voice.
    Kermitbike.jpg
    rayjay wrote:
    Another charmed career finally exposed.
    He's been working for Rai since his retirement, as their resident
    studio/commentator "expert" and from the back of the motor bike,
    during the Giro.
    I guess he can kiss that goodbye.

    Will this mean that Gibo will eventually get that 3rd Giro title that eluded
    him?



    Given the reaction by TV stations re certain commentators whose pasts have suddenly caught up with them...yeah, maybe

    So it's the usual hypocritical bulls%%%, where it's ok for one but not another.

    Of course they are, they're mass media. Dutch NOS got rid of Boogerd but Ducrot is still there.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    What sort of drug makes you ride downhill really fast?
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    What sort of drug makes you ride downhill really fast?
    Cocaine
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Filthier than Lindsay Lohan, but utterly still one of the most compelling bike race stages ever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vRjJXk6Jk
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    iainf72 wrote:
    Filthier than Lindsay Lohan, but utterly still one of the most compelling bike race stages ever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vRjJXk6Jk


    This is always the problem for me, no matter how much I find out, i'm not prepared to give up all the good memories I have of races like that.

    I guess i'm just an unashamed doping apologist, but it's a lot more fun that hating everything.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    This is always the problem for me, no matter how much I find out, i'm not prepared to give up all the good memories I have of races like that.

    I guess i'm just an unashamed doping apologist, but it's a lot more fun that hating everything.

    You're only human
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    I spent the afternoon shouting at the TV. Cheating Belgian bastards.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    This guy was a bit before my time but I did watch him closely when racing at the Giro for LPR Brakes - was excellent and there was a great photo of him with a cut shoulder after a crash (would post but cant find even though I saved it somewhere).
    iainf72 wrote:
    Filthier than Lindsay Lohan, but utterly still one of the most compelling bike race stages ever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vRjJXk6Jk


    This is always the problem for me, no matter how much I find out, i'm not prepared to give up all the good memories I have of races like that.

    I guess i'm just an unashamed doping apologist, but it's a lot more fun that hating everything.

    I agree it was an awesome stage. Never watched it live but loved watching the replay. Rujano - got to enjoy that and then Di Luca in one of the best kits ever and the liquigas Bianchi matching so well.

    giro05stage19-2.jpg
    19.jpg
    2002-20-tappa-Savoldelli-c.jpg

    --

    Maca, just clicked your link to twitter, then clicked the link to festina girl...what a joke...I counted about 100 posts in the last 24 hours. This is why I am not on twitter - what is the point of firing off 100 useless tweets like that.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,006
    edited February 2014
    andyp wrote:
    I spent the afternoon shouting at the TV. Cheating Belgian bastards.

    Me too. Disco had 12 doms that day.
    Great, great stage though and overall, a fantastic Giro.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Maca, just clicked your link to twitter, then clicked the link to festina girl...what a joke...I counted about 100 posts in the last 24 hours. This is why I am not on twitter - what is the point of firing off 100 useless tweets like that.

    Alexei Sayle, something of a rouleur himself, calls it: when you keep your ear close to the ground, you listen to lots of dog-censored . It's also very easy to ignore/unfollow/mute/block/execute...
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • rayjayrayjay Posts: 1,384
    Fantastico, una gara super e alcuni piloti leggendari



    The wife is just back from Kung Fu and watching terminator salvation. So if its not right forgive me.

    ciao
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,571
    andyp wrote:
    I spent the afternoon shouting at the TV. Cheating Belgian bastards.

    Me too. Disco had 12 doms that day.
    Great, great stage though and overall, a fantastic Giro.

    Can you give me some background....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Behind the scenes, at rayjay's
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
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