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Old 10-11-12, 16:45
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brai...da-disclosures

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/we-d...laims-lefevere

Seriously, how long have these guys been in the business? They should have known better. They should know USPS was one of the dirtiest teams in cycling. Both Barry and Leipheimer came from USPS, did Brailsford and Lefevere expect them to be squeaky clean, past and present?

Brailsford and Lefevere should shoulder some of the responsibilities for hiring them, instead of just throwing the riders under the bus.
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Clearly, both are full of siht. They knew.
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Did Brailsford ask about Yates, Rogers, Possoni, Leinders etc?
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This is why there will be no change in the sport. So called team clean are a bunch of liars.


Brailsford would need to be living in outer mongolia not to have know what was going on. He is part of the problem.
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It's a clear case of don't ask, don't tell.
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I can just about imagine Lefevere asking, uh, Pecharroman "Son, did you steamroller the field in Catalunya and Euskal Bizikleta clean?"

"yes" *makes shifty eyes*

"Welcome aboard."

So yeah, I can totally see Lefevere being clueless about actual abilities of riders.
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Lefevere was the one who used threatening tactics in an attempt to smoke out the unnamed rider on the team who talked about Quickstep doping to the Het Laatste Nieuws 5-6 years ago. He told all the riders on the team they would have to file lawsuits against the newspaper...his plan was to see which rider would hesitate, thus uncovering the snitch.
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They are either liars or idiots.
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This is why there will be no change in the sport. So called team clean are a bunch of liars.


Brailsford would need to be living in outer mongolia not to have know what was going on. He is part of the problem.
Agree 100%. I was happy to see a flurry of confessions, then I see this. So there's no need for managers and DS's to exercise judgement calls? If the rider said he's always been clean, he's hired. In cycling, almost everybody lies, you don't just take the word of any rider.

This is shameful, worse than omerta.
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This whole story is a complete joke and shows that the whole sport is still crap. Dowsetts comments make me laugh and the bbc are showing pictures of contador as they explain the case.nothing will ever change.
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