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Lance Armstrong - An exercise in corruption.

20 Jun 2012 15:47

I found this very interesting article with an even more interesting flowchart.

http://cyclismas.com/2012/06/lance-armstrongs-business-links-a-flowchart-by-dimspace/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lance-armstrongs-business-links-a-flowchart-by-dimspace

By dimspace/teamskyfans aka Dim, check it out. Pretty intriguing.
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20 Jun 2012 15:54

Wow. Just wow:eek:
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jun 2012 16:03

THIS is an AMAZING piece of work....

thank you dim for the time spent...in graphic form some of the connections are unreal...

and good work starting this Flo :)
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20 Jun 2012 16:06

Notice how many companies give Wonderboy a piece of equity in their company then do a deal with Livestrong so they can sell to the Groupies

......pay the toll
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20 Jun 2012 20:51

LaFlorecita wrote:I found this very interesting article with an even more interesting flowchart.

http://cyclismas.com/2012/06/lance-armstrongs-business-links-a-flowchart-by-dimspace/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lance-armstrongs-business-links-a-flowchart-by-dimspace

By dimspace/teamskyfans aka Dim, check it out. Pretty intriguing.


i can't believe that ******* weisel was born at the mayo clinic. it's all so clear now !!!
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20 Jun 2012 21:00

Fantastic work there.
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20 Jun 2012 21:07

As a Community College dropout with Chicken Breath, I think I am qualified to speak for all us slackers on the forum when I say "that is freaking incredible". Cripes, and that is only his part time job.

Time for me to motorvate. Going to go brush my teeth and gargle/swallow some FRS. Boo Yaa.

And on the commute home today I will haul ***. On the bike path part at least. Have to be a bit more careful/defensive on the busy traffic roads. Lots of stressed out car drivers out there. Treat them with respect. Hand out lots of "thank you" waves. But on the bike path - haul *** like Lance in a Nike Magnet Commercial. Love that Song/Commercial:)
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20 Jun 2012 21:09

Race Radio wrote:Notice how many companies give Wonderboy a piece of equity in their company then do a deal with Livestrong so they can sell to the Groupies

......pay the toll


Pay the toll or have faith. Too bad you do not have faith. I pray for you.
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20 Jun 2012 22:08

Looking at the chart makes me wonder even more why he decided to return to cycling in 2009.
With so much at stake.
He must have been pretty sure no anti-doping body was going to go after him.
The UCI's assurance that they would let him and Astana do their thing must have been very explicit and very reassuring to LA. Else I don't see why he would take any unnecessary risks.
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20 Jun 2012 22:24

I thought there was some business/investment connection with Verbruggen and Phil or Paul (can't remember which one).
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20 Jun 2012 22:37

Katy in the Keys wrote:Pay the toll or have faith. Too bad you do not have faith. I pray for you.


Question is, to whom do you pray?


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20 Jun 2012 22:39

sniper wrote:Looking at the chart makes me wonder even more why he decided to return to cycling in 2009.
With so much at stake.
He must have been pretty sure no anti-doping body was going to go after him.
The UCI's assurance that they would let him and Astana do their thing must have been very explicit and very reassuring to LA. Else I don't see why he would take any unnecessary risks.


He didn't see Floyd coming.

HUGE mistake. Huge... [SIZE="5"]HUGE[/SIZE].
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20 Jun 2012 22:46

Scott SoCal wrote:He didn't see Floyd coming.

HUGE mistake. Huge... [SIZE="5"]HUGE[/SIZE].


yes, very true.

but my main point is to say that apparently LA was VERY sure he wasn't going to test positive. I assume that confidence was not so much due to the quality of his masking agents; more likely it was due to an explicit arrangement with the UCI, i.e. an explicit guarantee he'd be given a free pass regardless of test results, blood values etc.
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20 Jun 2012 22:51

Scott SoCal wrote:Question is, to whom do you pray?


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I was hoping Katy would respond with a picture of **** cheney on a stack of cash representing your god but she probably hasn't been here long enough to really know you :D
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20 Jun 2012 22:52

patricknd wrote:i can't believe that ******* weisel was born at the mayo clinic. it's all so clear now !!!



That is, without a doubt, the most shocking connection shown on that flow chart.
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20 Jun 2012 22:52

sniper wrote:yes, very true.

but my main point is to say that apparently LA was VERY sure he wasn't going to test positive. I assume that confidence was not so much due to the quality of his masking agents; more likely it was due to an explicit arrangement with the UCI, i.e. an explicit guarantee he'd be given a free pass regardless of test results, blood values etc.


I think you are bang on. All of it, hubris, arrogance, same corrupt group at UCI, same DS, same "coach" (Ferrari), same dope....

He probably had even more financial resources... so he probably felt he could buy anything/anyone he wanted to.

Except he never tried to buy Floyd. What a big mistake.
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20 Jun 2012 22:56

patricknd wrote:I was hoping Katy would respond with a picture of **** cheney on a stack of cash representing your god but she probably hasn't been here long enough to really know you :D


WTF?

Cheney.... Pfft

Now had you said Benjamin...:D

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20 Jun 2012 22:57

I remember reading an "expose" on the Livestrong charity arm, which showed they spent an outrageous and completely unrealistic amount of donated money on "transportation/travel". Interesting to see that Livestrong rents their jet from Mellow Johnny. This gives Armstrong another legal way to funnel donations given for "cancer research" right into his own bank account.
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20 Jun 2012 23:04

Scott SoCal wrote:He didn't see Floyd coming.

HUGE mistake. Huge... [SIZE="5"]HUGE[/SIZE].


Floyd no doubt was a big deal but there are two other people who have done as much but their contribution is not public.

Can't wait for their books :D
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20 Jun 2012 23:06

Scott SoCal wrote:WTF?

Cheney.... Pfft

Now had you said Benjamin...:D

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kinda cheap, aren't ya?
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