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11 Dec 2012 22:37

rhubroma wrote:A number of international money exhanges in Swiss bank accounts. ;)


which proves what? that they are swerving taxes in italy. what else is new...
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11 Dec 2012 23:14

Ryo Hazuki wrote:which proves what? that they are swerving taxes in italy. what else is new...


Nope, Dottore Ferrari's financial doings also in relation to Wonderboy.
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12 Dec 2012 01:10

Do you want to watch better bike racing? => Team radios (not race radio) must go!
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12 Dec 2012 01:27



LOL! :D, Purito would never sign with Sky, and I doubt Sky would ever sign him. The team already has too many leaders.
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12 Dec 2012 11:03

This really is a surprise. Have the UCI announced that they will disclose the reasons why to the public?
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12 Dec 2012 11:14

Purito to Sky :D
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12 Dec 2012 11:22

rhubroma wrote:Nope, Dottore Ferrari's financial doings also in relation to Wonderboy.


you realize that scaproni is suspended for 3 months despite those tapes. they really have nothing better right? :o
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12 Dec 2012 11:23



doesn't surprise me someone with 2 braincells like yourself doesn't understand that article
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12 Dec 2012 11:32

Ryo Hazuki wrote:doesn't surprise me someone with 2 braincells like yourself doesn't understand that article
In other words, you're telling me, you have 0 brain cells, right? :D
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12 Dec 2012 11:36

Ryo Hazuki wrote:you realize that scaproni is suspended for 3 months despite those tapes. they really have nothing better right? :o


No, the full details of the Padova investigation have not yet been disclosed to CONI. When that comes in Scarponi's situation could dramatically change for the worse, from what I've read.
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12 Dec 2012 11:48

If this really was financial rather than ethical or sporting reasons, surely UCI would have accepted 17 teams and given Katusha a chance to provide more evidence - or possibly given them a final deadline like Christina Watches.
Could this all just be a clever plot by the UCI to get a 19th team into the ProTour? If the reason is financial and Katusha can demonstrate they are sound, UCI will be forced to accept them, and they have already committed places to 18 teams.
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12 Dec 2012 12:13

Morbius wrote:Could this all just be a clever plot by the UCI to get a 19th team into the ProTour? If the reason is financial and Katusha can demonstrate they are sound, UCI will be forced to accept them, and they have already committed places to 18 teams.
I'm thinking that'll be the solution for the UCI 'screw up'.
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12 Dec 2012 16:53

BMW, Froomey and J-ROD each lead one GT and each
ride support in one GT. And with Greg Lemond as a DS,
Sky is set to dominate another year.
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12 Dec 2012 17:01

oldcrank wrote:BMW, Froomey and J-ROD each lead one GT and each
ride support in one GT. And with Greg Lemond as a DS,
Sky is set to dominate another year.


omg keep dreaming:rolleyes:
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12 Dec 2012 17:10

oldcrank wrote:BMW, Froomey and J-ROD each lead one GT and each
ride support in one GT. And with Greg Lemond as a DS,
Sky is set to dominate another year.


Wiggins will be out of shape and lacking motivation, Froome will be overmatched facing a hungry Contador who will be bringing the pain and Purito will hopefully maintain his senses and sign with some other team.:D
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12 Dec 2012 17:11

Afrank wrote:LOL! :D, Purito would never sign with Sky, and I doubt Sky would ever sign him. The team already has too many leaders.


I doubt Sky could offer Purito the thing required for him to join Sky, (the race leadership, not the money) if they did I am sure he would jump at the chance.

I am not sure Sky would want another leader to, for me they primarily want to develop you British talent, and he would just close doors to this, the type of riders Sky want are road leaders who can pass on experience and young talent
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12 Dec 2012 17:43

One wonders what he would think of signing the doping pledge...
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13 Dec 2012 12:14

I thought it was true until the sentence "we are the cool orange basque team"...

i would have loved this solution

Katusha pays Euskaltel debts


http://www.atwistedspoke.com/katusha-pays-off-euskatel-debt-in-return-for-worldtour-licence/
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13 Dec 2012 15:55

2012's best rider and second best team now in the 2nd division.

Rules are gone. UCI members' personal opinions decide the World Tour teams? :o

And Argos-Shimano.... as sponsor of UCI - of course they would be selected. I'm sure UCI got a great Christmas gift from Shimano?

Cycling is screwed - we have to do something.
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13 Dec 2012 16:08

IlCobraFan wrote:2012's best rider and second best team now in the 2nd division.

Rules are gone. UCI members' personal opinions decide the World Tour teams? :o

And Argos-Shimano.... as sponsor of UCI - of course they would be selected. I'm sure UCI got a great Christmas gift from Shimano?

Cycling is screwed - we have to do something.


our only hope is that cobra di formigine will be cleared by cas and he will go head to head against mcquaid and lemond at the next uci elections
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