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Ricco

12 Mar 2011 11:41

In today's Gazzetta dello Sport, Riccardo Riccò gave his first interview following a 3 hour training ride:

Do you think about a comeback?

"No, I ride just casually, to enjoy myself. I began a week ago, but not every day, only when I have the need. It's much more nice and relaxing this way. We just shoot the **** and stop at the cafe for a coffee. I have no desire to return to racing. Not one bit. I've turned the page on cycling. The world of cycling disgusts me and has made me want to vomit. All those within the sport disgust me. They wanted to make me stop already when I came back. Now that's enough: Riccò is no longer. So don't break my balls any more".

Other provocative quotes: "The phrases attributed to me at Pavullo are inventions. And had I remained in that hospital, I'd have been dead: they didn't understand anything".

"I didn't read the dailies, though they had told me that they already tried and condemned me. Instead, this had nothing to do with doping. I didn't reveal anything to the medics".

"I want to begin to work like everyone else. I'd like to become a barman. It's better to earn 1000 euro per month than to go back to the peleton. There would be less stress."

"I don't have any health problems. I'm well and ride my bike. They told me I'd return as I was before. I'm not demoralized. The important thing is to have your conscience in place. I don't miss cycling".
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12 Mar 2011 11:47

rhubroma wrote:In today's Gazzetta dello Sport, Riccardo Riccò gave his first interview following a 3 hour training ride:

Do you think about a comeback?

"No, I ride just casually, to enjoy myself. I began a week ago, but not every day, only when I have the need. It's much more nice and relaxing this way. We just shoot the **** and stop at the cafe for a coffee. I have no desire to return to racing. Not one bit. I've turned the page on cycling. The world of cycling disgusts me and has made me want to vomit. All those within the sport disgust me. They wanted to make me stop already when I came back. Now that's enough: Riccò is no longer. So don't break my balls any more".

Other provocative quotes: "The phrases attributed to me at Pavullo are inventions. And had I remained in that hospital, I'd have been dead: they didn't understand anything".

"I didn't read the dailies, though they had told me that they already tried and condemned me. Instead, this had nothing to do with doping. I didn't reveal anything to the medics".

"I want to begin to work like everyone else. I'd like to become a barman. It's better to earn 1000 euro per month than to go back to the peleton. There would be less stress."

"I don't have any health problems. I'm well and ride my bike. They told me I'd return as I was before. I'm not demoralized. The important thing is to have your conscience in place. I don't miss cycling".


SOunds sane to me. Would like to see him turn on a few people though. If hes got no chance of returning to the peloton tell the authorities about doping in the peloton. Presumably thats what he means by " The world of cycling disgusts me and has made me want to vomit."
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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12 Mar 2011 11:51

The Hitch wrote:SOunds sane to me. Would like to see him turn on a few people though. If hes got no chance of returning to the peloton tell the authorities about doping in the peloton. Presumably thats what he means by " The world of cycling disgusts me and has made me want to vomit."


Well it's "sane" only if his version of the story is truthful. Otherwise, we have someone with serious denial and psychological issues.

I hope for Riccò that he is telling the truth, but his past, and those of so many of his colleagues, makes me at the very least somewhat skeptical.
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12 Mar 2011 12:47

He seems like the type of person where his whole truth will never match up with other people's versions.

But, it's great to hear that he can ride his bike for fun and it sounds like he can potentially lead a productive and healthy life.
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12 Mar 2011 12:52

Its sad that only 2 years after he was touted as the next big thing, and saying "im the happiest person in the world" after winning a second tour stage, this is what it has come too.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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12 Mar 2011 13:14

Hopefully, Ricco finds peace in his mind and life. All this may have been a good thing for him and he won't end up with a sad story like Pantani.
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12 Mar 2011 13:59

so he wants to work as a barista now;would you trust him to make your drinks???:mad:
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12 Mar 2011 14:01

i wonder why he gave the interview. Is it to spit venom at pro cycling or to let everyone know he is finished but he knows too much and might spill the beans on what makes him want to vomit?????

Riccó i doubt ever speaks the truth.
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12 Mar 2011 14:02

What I don't understand is how he was on his death bed 3 or 4 weeks ago and is now out riding his bike for fun? To me that sounds very strange.

Who's telling the truth? Was he as sick as the media made him out to be or was he just 'kind of sick' and had to be checked into the hospital for a night or two?
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12 Mar 2011 14:02

No doubt in my mind that he's a talented bartender.

(keywords such as juice, and cocktails, jump to mind, but that's too cheap)
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12 Mar 2011 15:15

mwbyrd wrote:What I don't understand is how he was on his death bed 3 or 4 weeks ago and is now out riding his bike for fun? To me that sounds very strange.

Who's telling the truth? Was he as sick as the media made him out to be or was he just 'kind of sick' and had to be checked into the hospital for a night or two?


depending on the ailment you can be close to death and fine 4 weeks later all depends on the illness.
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12 Mar 2011 15:19

As usual, another cheat blaming everyone but himself. Go away Ricco...
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12 Mar 2011 15:20

sniper wrote:No doubt in my mind that he's a talented bartender.

(keywords such as juice, and cocktails, jump to mind, but that's too cheap)


The illness has transformed his body. He'll be able to pour beers at a high cadence. He'll have a new found determination and train harder and make cocktails like none other.
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12 Mar 2011 15:21

The Hitch wrote:SOunds sane to me. Would like to see him turn on a few people though. If hes got no chance of returning to the peloton tell the authorities about doping in the peloton. Presumably thats what he means by " The world of cycling disgusts me and has made me want to vomit."


we do not need more rats who once caught at there own game tattle on there once compatriots and the sport which made them rich that is the lowest of the low.
as much as i dislike ricco i dont think he would do that though he is rather sleazy look at his treatment of his pregnant wife well see. dont do the crime if you cant do the time put simply seriously no more back stabbing rat/aka bitter ex-cyclists its just sad.
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12 Mar 2011 15:24

forty four wrote:we do not need more rats who once caught at there own game tattle on there once compatriots and the sport which made them rich that is the lowest of the low.
as much as i dislike ricco i dont think he would do that though he is rather sleazy look at his treatment of his pregnant wife well see. dont do the crime if you cant do the time put simply seriously no more back stabbing rat/aka bitter ex-cyclists its just sad.


Oh no, if he has something to tell, then he should tell it.
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12 Mar 2011 15:33

rhubroma wrote:Oh no, if he has something to tell, then he should tell it.


Yes it would be interesting. He could start with his family. What it always turns into with individuals like Landis and Ricco is their selective memory. Their selective memory lashes out at those who they feel have taken advantage of them. Truth yes, but not the whole truth, I would not play games with Landis and Ricco, no thanks, nein danka. No forgiveness.
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12 Mar 2011 15:37

flicker wrote:Yes it would be interesting. He could start with his family. What it always turns into with individuals like Landis and Ricco is their selective memory. Their selective memory lashes out at those who they feel have taken advantage of them. Truth yes, but not the whole truth, I would not play games with Landis and Ricco, no thanks, nein danka. No forgiveness.


No, no, no. Don't bother me with this drivel.

What Landis has had to tell and what Riccò potentially has to say, simply demands to be told.
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12 Mar 2011 15:37

I hope it's true... in fact, good news if it's true. Time to look beyond cycling, Riccardo. Another reminder of how sad the situation is.
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12 Mar 2011 15:44

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes
It's a duck-blur
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!
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12 Mar 2011 15:44

rhubroma wrote:No, no, no. Don't bother me with this drivel.

What Landis has had to tell and what Riccò potentially has to say, simply demands to be told.


For the good of the sport, or your morbid curiosity?

I will switch to Landis here. Yes, interesting story. Entertaining. Totally rubbished cycling IMO.

Ricco will keep his mouth shut, to much of his family is involved.

If he did talk he would rubbish cycling and all sports. Another continuation of Riccos' path of destruction.

I mention Landis, because not only have he and Ricco self destructed, destroyed their own families, rubbished cycling, but they have put off a lot of sponsorship and put teams away killed the teams(Phonak,Saunier Duval)

Also, for them it is all someone elses fault. Classic denial.
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