Originally Posted by JimmyFingers
So just to clarify, this is your version of what Ferrari said, your translation and your interpretation. There seem to be other people translating and interpreting it other ways. I assume you have qualifications in the Italian language?
As despite saying it several times: I am not using Ferrari's quotes which you are so anxious to dismiss as a 'beacon' for Sky's innocence, merely saying that they are unlikely to be working with him as he indicated in that exchange with Bertognolli that using Teide is, shall we say dangerous?
I think even you might agree that to avoid both suspicion and the authorities, Teide is not the best choice for 'training'?
Go to an Italian wedding and then you'll learn about "over emphasis"! Crying, singing, laughing all within 5 minutes of each other. Hear an Italian speak of their wife or husband. Love them so much but hate them all at the same time. Pantani was a classic example. His life long girlfriend was the best thing for him and the worst.
I think we need to cancel out Ferrari and his comments. He's unreliable. He's a convicted fraudster who's not admitted to his crimes. For the best part of 20 years he's being running the world most sophisticated and elaborate doping ring.
Do we really want to go quoting Ferrari? The Don of drugs?
To your final point. I agree 100%. If I were doping I'd not go to Tenerife. Alas dopers are creatures of habit (you need to cover your tracks) and Yates and Wiggins are not the smartest tools in the shed. They appear to follow the Armstrong/Ferrari template to a tee.
I think with the Sky members on the UCI board they had the testers angle covered though hence the use of Tenerife.
As side note you might want to ask TexPat about how he used to Chauffeur Ferrari about to avoid being seen by journalists and with Armstrong. All of that happened right under the media's nose without anyone knowing.