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Old 11-04-12, 15:08
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http://www.skins.net/news-and-events...8b6ff7bc9.aspx

SKINS steps up the heat on the UCI.
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Old 11-04-12, 15:15
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Win-Win for them as it's a good PR move. Wonder how Pat and Henricus feel to finally be on the opposite end of lawsuit trolling.
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Old 11-04-12, 15:18
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Win-Win for them as it's a good PR move. Wonder how Pat and Henricus feel to finally be on the opposite end of lawsuit trolling.
Yes, I suspect Skins have more financial resources to run this through their lawyers than the UCI, Verdruggen or Phat have.
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Old 11-04-12, 15:25
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Win-Win for them as it's a good PR move. Wonder how Pat and Henricus feel to finally be on the opposite end of lawsuit trolling.
same lawyer as Kimmage too
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Old 11-04-12, 17:22
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Haahahahaha!!


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“We note that Paul Kimmage has launched legal action against the UCI president Pat McQuaid and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen,” UCI communications director Enrico Carpani wrote to VeloNews in an e-mail on Sunday morning.

“Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen will, of course, fully cooperate with the judicial authorities should they decide to start an investigation and they are completely confident it will establish that Paul Kimmage’s complaint is without merit.”
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Old 11-05-12, 01:15
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I suspect that this is one where they will be happy to throw the book at Vino and at Kolobnev as well.

Remember the look on Pat's face when Vino won at the Olympics?

Vino is a pantomine villain. He is easy to vilify, much like Ricco.
Yes but there is a developing problem in that there are some major sponsors that may have vested interests in the "win at all costs" approach, eg. Astana, Katusha, Tinkoff. They are getting increasingly powerful in cycling and will for sure start leveraging their investments.

And they are plotting their ascent to the throne, via Andrei Tschmill....
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Old 11-05-12, 01:45
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And the Danish cycling union (Tom Lund) now also demanding Verbruggen's head.

http://www.dr.dk/Sporten/Cykling/201...4/180155_1.htm

Wonder how long Pat will hang on to Hein. Damage control limitations would logically see them cut a deal to try and save Pat by sacrificing Hein from publicly visible posts.
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Old 11-05-12, 12:30
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And Luxemburg's cycling head Jean Regenwetter writes a critical open letter to Pat McQuaid (in french sorry, waiting to find translation).

http://www.slideshare.net/wortlu/jea...b08ca747b6e7f7

Regenwetter also gave an interview last week in Germany (Frankfurter Algemeine, one of the leading German newspapers). You can google translate this. Claiming that Dutch, Austrian and Swiss associations have also had enough. Demanding resignations of Pat & Hein, and for IOC to get involved. And suggesting the Dutch cycling head Marcel Wintels would make a good replacement. And critical of his German counterpart for sitting on the fence.

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/meh...-11941918.html
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Old 11-05-12, 12:36
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Jean Regenwetter, president of the FSCL since 1998, not quite honouring his surname and proving to be a fair-weather friend. He didn't have such a strong stance when he protected Fränk in 2008.

Still, beheading the UCI should be the priority right now, so any extra pressure is welcome.
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Old 11-05-12, 12:37
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Is that really his last name?
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