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iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
edited May 2014 in Pro race
Oi very

Trafficking, eh?
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    iainf72 wrote:
    Oi very

    Trafficking, eh?


    Is it trafficking? Google translate isnt helping much
  • Paulie WPaulie W Posts: 1,492
    So is this 20 questions? Do we have to guess what you're talking about?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,352
    http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?pa ... 67736&tp=n

    The gist of it being that Ricco was arrested after procuring what is suspected to be drugs from a chemist.
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Paulie W wrote:
    So is this 20 questions? Do we have to guess what you're talking about?

    New Richie Rich doping story. sounds like he might be the supplier as opposed to the end consumer in this one. Oh well only manufacturing to go for a full set of jerseys
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    The Italians nabbed some people for supplying doping products

    One of the customer was Ricco.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I reckon he is just a front man for Cipo's steroids et al.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    He was obviously preparing to set those record times on climbs

    But he's Italian so it's cool.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Looks more like a "Cippo-endale" in that photo

    EDIT black socks:FAIL
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    Looks more like a "Cippo-endale" in that photo

    EDIT black socks:FAIL


    He certainly looks like a teak sideboard
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,047
    Even the other Italians in that photo are thinking that that's a little too much... ;)

    Ricco has a real problem I'm afraid...It's actually rather sad if you think about it.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    I reckon he is just a front man for Cipo's steroids et al.
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    That pic needs the music from the Salice ads.
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    ddraver wrote:
    Even the other Italians in that photo are thinking that that's a little too much... ;)

    Ricco has a real problem I'm afraid...It's actually rather sad if you think about it.


    It is, really. He was supposedly introduced to dope as a junior in his mid-teens - and of course, there's no naming of who provided that kind service.
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    ddraver wrote:
    Even the other Italians in that photo are thinking that that's a little too much... ;)

    Ricco has a real problem I'm afraid...It's actually rather sad if you think about it.


    It is, really. He was supposedly introduced to dope as a junior in his mid-teens - and of course, there's no naming of who provided that kind service.

    I think we've said before he doesn't seem that far away from Pantani. All these busts must be taking their toll mentally.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,261
    I find it comforting that while he is now able to order from the à la carte menu, he's still plumping for the old favourites EPO and testosterone. Maybe one day people will realise the idea that there's always a newer better drug is cow poo.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,047
    Its almost as if he's not even trying to hide any more YP...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    RichN95 wrote:
    I find it comforting that while he is now able to order from the à la carte menu, he's still plumping for the old favourites EPO and testosterone. Maybe one day people will realise the idea that there's always a newer better drug is cow poo.


    Bingo. Absolutely.
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,495
    Wow. What a spiral. Ricco should be pitied now.

    This is going in a bad direction.
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Wow. What a spiral. Ricco should be piti now.

    This is going in a bad direction.

    I agree but I couldn't resist the FTFY
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    The_Boy wrote:
    I reckon he is just a front man for Cipo's steroids et al.
    mario.png

    That pic needs the music from the Salice ads.

    With Rui Costa doing the voice over for a Eurotrash full house.

    Do you think Cipo realises those guys are laughing at him? (Where is that anyway, I'm trying to work it out with the bridge and the palm trees and the yellow i.e. not European road markings).

    As for Ricco it actually is getting a little sad now.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,689
    Technically Ricco' is innocent. The law states that you cannot buy or use substances to enhance the performance in a race. Ricco' is banned until 2024 and therefore not able to compete and therefore the specific charge cannot apply. He might be charged for other reasons, like buying drugs without a prescription but I suspect as a charge is not worth the Judges time
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,261
    Technically Ricco' is innocent. The law states that you cannot buy or use substances to enhance the performance in a race. Ricco' is banned until 2024 and therefore not able to compete and therefore the specific charge cannot apply. He might be charged for other reasons, like buying drugs without a prescription but I suspect as a charge is not worth the Judges time
    So you reckon that an athlete serving a two year ban has a carte blanche to do what he likes in those two years to assist his training as he can't compete? I very much doubt that's the case.
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    12 years, Rich!

    Ricco didnt do things by half
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,261
    12 years, Rich!

    Ricco didnt do things by half
    I was talking generally, not Ricco specifically.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,689
    I don't have an opinion, I am just reading in what the law currently is in Italy. Whether Ricco' goes to jail or not leaves me indifferent. I suspect he won't, as the law does not apply to his case. He is no longer a cyclist and will never be a cyclist again. He will be 41 when the ban ends
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    He's snuck into some gran fondo's hasn't he?

    And he was going to keep himself in the public eye with trying to set (juiced) records on all the famous climbs. The dude is just a clown.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,261
    I don't have an opinion, I am just reading in what the law currently is in Italy. Whether Ricco' goes to jail or not leaves me indifferent. I suspect he won't, as the law does not apply to his case. He is no longer a cyclist and will never be a cyclist again. He will be 41 when the ban ends
    I was looking at it from a WADA/CONI point of view, you're looking at it from the police point of view. I think the latter will be more interested in possession and intent to supply rather than cheating at sport.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,261
    iainf72 wrote:
    He's snuck into some gran fondo's hasn't he?

    And he was going to keep himself in the public eye with trying to set (juiced) records on all the famous climbs. The dude is just a clown.
    Was he the one that entered a gran fondo with a fake licence with a picture of Tom Boonen? Or was that someone else? Italy, eh.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,689
    RichN95 wrote:
    I was looking at it from a WADA/CONI point of view, you're looking at it from the police point of view.

    He is no longer an athlete... it would be stupid of them to waste resources in a case against Ricco'. It would have no grounds. It could be done as a retaliation, ban him for life, just in case he wants to make a comeback as a mid life crisis and ban his offspring too... but it's about time these agencies give up retaliation and focus on current matters.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,261
    RichN95 wrote:
    I was looking at it from a WADA/CONI point of view, you're looking at it from the police point of view.

    He is no longer an athlete... it would be stupid of them to waste resources in a case against Ricco'. It would have no grounds. It could be done as a retaliation, ban him for life, just in case he wants to make a comeback as a mid life crisis and ban his offspring too... but it's about time these agencies give up retaliation and focus on current matters.
    It was the police that caught him as part of a drug dealing operation. It wasn't anything to do with anti-doping agencies.
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