- Mar 11, 2009
If isn't someone from Rabo I am thinking the UCI will announce their decision on Valverde.
ouch i guess...auscyclefan94 said:Because i dislike tommy-loves-rabo i hope it's from rabobank.If their is somebody else who is going to be positive according to that paper tommorow where is the dutch paper getting this information from before everybody else knows?
His right thou. The French don't win because they don't dope....... thats ok but when everyone else is doping its not so fair.issoisso said:Lhottelerie. Aka the guy who told the press "french riders are stupid because they don't dope"
Zero surprise. When I read susan's first words "french rider", I was sure it was him. There's a reason why he had such brilliant youth results yet didn't have offers from any top french team.
That should be funny, except it's no joke.whiteboytrash said:.................................and of Kloden ? If they are going back to 07/06 will they bust him for his transfusions ? They can't possibly let him ride the Tour. Friggin Houdini that guy.
It is sad, mean and unneccesary....but don't take it to heart....I am sure there are a few other people on here hoping that their favourite rider isn't going to be named anytime soon.Timmy-loves-Rabo said:ouch i guess...
i wouldn't want cadel evans to test postive because i didn't like a member on some forum. That's just sad.
No, of course not.Turd Ferguson said:Wow - potential systematic doping at yet another team...is this really news anymore?
That's a damned good question. How is this guy slipping through the cracks through all this??? They'll toss all these riders. Plus Boonen. Plus Valverde. But he's still good to go?whiteboytrash said:and of Kloden ?
Not according to Hinault. (The doping part. The fair part too maybe!)whiteboytrash said:His right thou. The French don't win because they don't dope....... thats ok but when everyone else is doping its not so fair.
Yea, I don't get that one either. Didn't we have a Tour last year where suspicion of using a gynecologist warranted exclusion and much gnashing of teeth? Now this year only doing a little blow gets you the treatment, while evidence showing you got a refill during the race in question a few years back doesn't even garner a response from the head honchos? Dang.whiteboytrash said:.................................and of Kloden ? If they are going back to 07/06 will they bust him for his transfusions ? They can't possibly let him ride the Tour. Friggin Houdini that guy.
Mongol_Waaijer said:Seems to me that riders whose behaviour might be considered to bring the sport or their team into disrepute seem to be targeted / busted.....In some "superstar" cases (LA, Conta) I suspect that even despite the negative publicity it is far far better for the UCI to protect them than to destroy the sport by allowing them to be targeted.
No one decides who gets caught and who doesn't. They catch everyone they can catch - which is anyone who makes a mistake, or just gets unlucky.sherer said:I do sometimes wonder, if doping is as bad as everyone says it is, who decides who gets caught and who doesn't. According to some comments it's the entire top 50 GC riders so there must be some insider dealing on who and who isn't caught. Was Vino banned and thrown out just because the gap at the TT was so huge it looked out of place.
Do teams even do deals and give up other riders to keep their star riders ?
Yep, history would suggest that could be the case.linenoiz said:The bigger the name the longer they will wait. In fact I expect that they will pop out a name right before the start so the team cannot replace him.
My money's on Klodi. There've been a lot of people wondering why he hasn't been busted yet and I think it's b/c he's their ace in-the-hole, the big name they can throw to the sharks. Or maybe not. Who knows?linenoiz said:The bigger the name the longer they will wait. In fact I expect that they will pop out a name right before the start so the team cannot replace him.