Originally Posted by TRDean
He didn't say he was...what he said was that Contador should not be racing. The dynamic of the race would have been different...and it would have. I agree with him.
You are right about the dynamics part, but I think the meaning of it was that Contador shouldn't have to be
riding this Giro with a CAS-case in progress, regardless of outcome.
He said, roughly, that regardless of the outcome, Contador should either have been acquitted OR suspended by now
, he should not be racing with a verdict from CAS hanging over his head right now.
As I understand it, a ban for Contador would take away all his results from between the positive test and the verdict ->It is in Contador's favor if this thing is resolved now (discounting agreements with Saxo Bank)
So in principle it's a statement against UCI, the spanish cycling federation, WADA and CAS: "look this should have been resolved by now"
I think there is far too little critisism over how the authorities have handled this case.
More rider should take courage and critisize how things are run in cycling.
And what do AIGCP do except whining over team budgets, UCI fees, race radios?
To repeat: It is critique against the slow process
, not critique against Contador.