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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Good, I hope this ban gets publicity.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,355
    Alongside the 8 year ban for Contador's 'trainer' Pepe Marti?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,355
    Here's the USADA statement;

    http://www.usada.org/default.asp?uid=4580
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,113
    hmm, much as I don't like him, watching the fall out from him throwing all the toys out of the pram and under the bus could be rather fun....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,620 Lives Here


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)

    Bumped into him a few times.

    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.
    He's probably on the Jacob's Creek Merlot these days.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,122


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)

    Bumped into him a few times.

    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.


    Much like myself. :P

    Buys some en primeur this year, should just about be ready for drinking in celebration of his ban ending.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)

    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.

    That's the thing. He might get a ban but he's still a millionaire..
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,620 Lives Here
    ThomThom wrote:


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)

    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.

    That's the thing. He might get a ban but he's still a millionaire..

    Living in South Ken will burn that all up very very quickly.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    I'm sympathetic to his point regarding jurisdiction, but his failure to testify makes him look like he is guilty.
  • ThomThom wrote:


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)

    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.

    That's the thing. He might get a ban but he's still a millionaire..

    Living in South Ken will burn that all up very very quickly.

    What income does a disgraced DS get?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    TheBigBean wrote:
    I'm sympathetic to his point regarding jurisdiction, but his failure to testify makes him look like he is guilty.

    No need to be sympathetic - It was tested and the WADA code says USADA are well within their rights / remit to do this.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • curiumcurium Posts: 815
    TheBigBean wrote:
    I'm sympathetic to his point regarding jurisdiction, but his failure to testify makes him look like he is guilty.
    He's guilty as sin and he knows it. Jurisdiction is just a technicality. Someone should of banned him, the precise national organisation is immaterial.
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    Re the jurisdiction question, cross-border jurisdiction is permitted under the WADA Code. Its how CONI were able to get Piti, after all

    And with this little line in the USADA statement 'Most recently, Martí had worked for the Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team until after USADA’s case was initiated'

    and as summarised by INRNG
    http://inrng.com/

    ....Bert and Riis have a few questions to answer
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Surely he realises USA has jurisdiction over the rest of the world
    - start wars where they want, use drones to target people where they want, kidnap suspects where they want and fly them in private jets to a prison where they want

    Why does he think USADA should be any different ? :D
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    I guess this rules him out of the Manchester United job then.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    National Security Agencies and banks, like many parasitical organisations, hire hackers to test their security systems. JB should be given a prominent role in compliance at MPCC or similar.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,620 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    I guess this rules him out of the Manchester United job then.

    Gutted.
  • DL1987DL1987 Posts: 204
    ThomThom wrote:


    South Kensington. Practically Rick's neighbour (and more worryingly, not far from yours truly's abode)

    Always in expensive wine shops. Encyclopaedic knowledge in wine.

    That's the thing. He might get a ban but he's still a millionaire..

    Living in South Ken will burn that all up very very quickly.

    What income does a disgraced DS get?

    A tell all book about Lance will sort out the next few month's mortgage. Just ask Tyler.
  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,174
    edited April 2014
    ddraver wrote:
    hmm, much as I don't like him, watching the fall out from him throwing all the toys out of the pram and under the bus could be rather fun....

    I doubt there will be much. He only has a 10 year ban from the sport; there's no ban from being a multi-millionaire due to the gains of his cheating, which have surely been inflated by his London-based friends who specialize in the managing of private wealth.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Again, the Kevin and Perry style squirming of 'it's so unfair' irks me. What these people don't seem to realise is firstly that there actually were people competing clean who were cheated of any chance of doing well or having successful careers. Secondly, that if you smear censored all over the best part of a decade of the biggest cycling event you don't deserve any sympathy, it's not being part of the sport, it's against the simple principles of what sport should be.

    He is a w*****r.
  • bdu98252bdu98252 Posts: 171
    I am not sure that any of the services on offer on his website will be in great demand. His ability to be a genius of coaching is going to be called into question given most of the athletes were on drugs at the time of his great successes.
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    mfin wrote:
    Again, the Kevin and Perry style squirming of 'it's so unfair' irks me. What these people don't seem to realise is firstly that there actually were people competing clean who were cheated of any chance of doing well or having successful careers. Secondly, that if you smear shoot all over the best part of a decade of the biggest cycling event you don't deserve any sympathy, it's not being part of the sport, it's against the simple principles of what sport should be.

    He is a w*****r.


    Kevin and Perry (of) squirming...I like... :)

    As yes, he is a w****r. A class A one (appropriately enough)
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    bdu98252 wrote:
    I am not sure that any of the services on offer on his website will be in great demand. His ability to be a genius of coaching is going to be called into question given most of the athletes were on drugs at the time of his great successes.


    Johan is often regarded as a cycling genius, but his success actually lies more with his ability to teach, motivate and take people to that next "level," whether it be on the bike or in the boardroom. Johan's winning philosophy was first documented in his book, "We Might As Well Win." Now let Johan personally inspire your employees, colleagues, VIP guests and athletes! Available for appearances throughout the world, Johan will take YOU on the road to success!


    :lol::lol:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,620 Lives Here
    So why is he so awful?
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    He's dynamite on the male ego rub circuit.
    Magnolia+Still+(J.D.)+Cruise.JPG
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    Johan is often regarded as a cycling genius, but his success actually lies more with his ability to teach, motivate and take people to that next "level," whether it be on the bike or in the boardroom. Johan's winning philosophy was first documented in his book, "We Might As Well Win." Now let Johan personally inspire your employees, colleagues, VIP guests and athletes! Available for appearances throughout the world, Johan will take YOU on the road to success!

    I can taste the vomit rising. :?

    Seriously who writes this stuff? Has the man no shame, or does having loads-a-money insulate you from shame?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • tuneskylinetuneskyline Posts: 370
    mfin wrote:
    Again, the Kevin and Perry style squirming of 'it's so unfair' irks me. What these people don't seem to realise is firstly that there actually were people competing clean who were cheated of any chance of doing well or having successful careers. Secondly, that if you smear shoot all over the best part of a decade of the biggest cycling event you don't deserve any sympathy, it's not being part of the sport, it's against the simple principles of what sport should be.

    He is a w*****r.

    Could you tell me the riders that Postal/Armstrong raced against that were clean and never cheated?
    Riders have been smearing shoot for a 100 years. Cycling has never been a drug free sport. I agree that it's not the principle of sport but I cannot think of one sport that has lived up to that principle.
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