In all my sporting life I have not resorted to chemicals "illegal." I did not need it, was strong and highly motivated, but this year despite trying and trying, nothing went well and I had the opportunity to get 'Maldita', but an amount so small that I not even noticed anything on performance. bad, very bad. I'm stupid and I have the courage to admit it. I can only say sorry that I have defrauded, I've disappointed myself most. I will take my punishment and move on, I will retire from the sport, and start fighting in another area of my life.
DAOTEC wrote:Matthias Ruß (26) his team Milram shuts down, and the German rider is doing the same. The latest doping revelations in cycling did speed up his dicision to retire. The German had some physical conditions like astma in his career and wanted to do a study in machinery before his 30th. Published October 6 [RSN]
DAOTEC wrote:José Luis Chechu Rubiera (37) RadioShack is hanging up the bike after a 16 year career with Kelme, USPS, Discovery, Astana. He will start in the tour of Lombardy Oct 16, and at the end of the month Criterium Ciudad de Oviedo will be his last race.
On the brink of retiring already in 2008, Chechu changed his mind asked by Lance Armstrong to support his comeback, now the goodbye will be definitive. The Radioshack cyclist confessed to this newspaper before riding the last weekends Tour de Vendee in France, that "I'm almost for 99% sure of quitting, registered today on September 28, 2010. [http://elcomercio.ciclis/chechu-rubiera-adios.html]
JRTinMA wrote:Don't forget Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil called it quits after 15 years.
DAOTEC wrote:Ok thank you, I had him already on the exit on page 3 of this thread, cause Chechu had it already announced in the Spanish press long time ago. Same is with Marco Velo already announced back in this thread. But thanks for reminding the readers, always welcome JRTinMA. A lot of names will follow the coming week when we know the riders contracts that are submitted to the UCI.
JRTinMA wrote:Sorry about that, I should have known you had Chechu! I didn't look back far enough.