Amnesty for Australian cyclists??

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blackcat said:
they let Touretski and the swimmers go first time around. but cyclists make easy marks.
Yeah what's up with that? Is it because cycling is perceived as a prol sport, one for the lower classes and therefore the riders are kick aroundable?

Or is it because there are so many riding in a GT that catching one or two is so easy?
 
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Dear Wiggo said:
Yeah what's up with that? Is it because cycling is perceived as a prol sport, one for the lower classes and therefore the riders are kick aroundable?

Or is it because there are so many riding in a GT that catching one or two is so easy?
I think the sheer size of the swimming success made Australian swimming untouchable. In a way similar to where British cycling is today.

And maybe the British public associates more strongly with a prol sport also :D

I still think the Aussie swim myth will break open one day. The times they are changing. Julia Gillard getting hammered in 2012 over a 1993 mortgage insurance document... Why should swimming, or cycling be immune...
 
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Tinman said:
I think the sheer size of the swimming success made Australian swimming untouchable. In a way similar to where British cycling is today.

And maybe the British public associates more strongly with a prol sport also :D

I still think the Aussie swim myth will break open one day. The times they are changing. Julia Gillard getting hammered in 2012 over a 1993 mortgage insurance document... Why should swimming, or cycling be immune...
because you would have to take down Klim and Thorpe and Magnussen. And looking at that, I am assuming Hackett and Perkins too. Not a chance in hell.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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blackcat said:
because you would have to take down Klim and Thorpe and Magnussen. And looking at that, I am assuming Hackett and Perkins too. Not a chance in hell.
and they competed on the same terms as others in the pool. Pragmatism and realism. Like Julian Savulescu says, let them eat cake
 
blackcat said:
I am assuming Hackett and Perkins too. Not a chance in hell.
Who was the Tunisian guy in 2008 that won the 1500 beating Hackett? I remember some sour grapes that he had missed a test or gone positive for a ****ant substance?

But our boy Grant still had the WR 10 seconds faster.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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it was funny Thorpie defending the buckets as hands chinese medley swimmer. Like the cyclists, so much can be told with their words on their competitors.
 
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