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Armstrong takes money then spits in the face of the Giro !

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RhodriM said:
How long has the course been out? If they really needed different equipment, why didn't they bring it?

because the parked cars on the course, and the traffic coming the other way wasnt part of the original plan...

and i was talking body armour for the spectators.. theres a lot of difference between no barriers on a mountainside and no barriers in a city centre with riders doing 30+
 

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because the parked cars on the course

Yes this was very unusual. Next year the Italian government will force the Milanese to drive their cars for 72 hours straight so there are no parked cars. Its very important that you have closed roads but also no cars at all. You will not be allowed to go home and have to sleep in your car so that Lance Armstrong can finish 87th in a stage of the Giro. Very important. Other races don't have parked cars. In the Tour de France a large crane lifts all the cars from the road and throws them into the sea. For the Tour of Qatar they just build a new road the day before the race if they see any parked cars. Cycling is so big on a global scale it can do what it wants.

Riders often stop when they see parked cars. They are not use to them. Most Pro's don't go training when they see parked cars. They turn around and go home. Parked cars with no one inside them are much more dangerous than moving cars with drivers.

Most track riders come from the road and were scared of parked cars. This is a fact.

Its just crazy that there would be parked cars on public roads. Thankfully the 300,000 spectators who go to mountain top finishes at the Tour de France walk from their homes to get there. Some walk 800km just to see 1 hour of racing because parked cars are not allowed.
 

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From CyclingWeekly:
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Lance Armstrong has issued more video messages than a desperate political party in the run-up to an election of late.

Towards the end of his video explaining the decision to protest in Milan, he makes the argument that the riders need a fully independent rider's organisation to represent their concerns.

This ignores the fact that there already is one. The CPA. It's even got a website, http://www.cpasite.org, and it's president is a former team-mate of Armstrong's, the Frenchman Cedric Vasseur.

According to the website, the main objective of the CPA is the defence and improvement of the riders' status. The goal, it says, is to represent the riders' point of view and defend their rights.

So what exactly is Armstrong calling for? Unless of course what he really means is that there isn't independent representation for the riders run by him.