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Race Radio said:
You are right, quitting is so much easier then trying to solve the problem.

We must make the hard right descisions not the easy way out. That's what a dopers mindset is and they even know it's morally wrong but still do it.:(
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Cycling is coming a global sport. I see that it is booming in Australia and ratings have increased with the tdf every year. It'll go backwards if someone like armstrong tests positive

Really?
Meanwhile back in reality, races are being scrapped from the calendar, and TV companies are pulling the plug, due to doping.
Cycling is not just about the TDF.
It'll go backwards if LA tests positive? We turn a blind eye so in fear of what we might see.:rolleyes:
 
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Digger said:
Really?
Meanwhile back in reality, races are being scrapped from the calendar, and TV companies are pulling the plug, due to doping.
Cycling is not just about the TDF.
It'll go backwards if LA tests positive? We turn a blind eye so in fear of what we might see.:rolleyes:

SBS has been putting more cycling on this year because of boost in ratings. We got extended highlights of the giro. In Europe it is going backwards but cycling is making the hard descision by exposing these cheats with vigorous doping measures. TV needs to keep faith with cycling.

This year we had 1 million people out watching the tour down under in 40oC heat and the main reason was LA. If he tests positive people will be devastated and not beleive in cycling any more and that will put a major blow to the sports image bigger than any positive test before.
 
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Susan Westemeyer said:
So your theory is that if Lance Armstrong (or any other rider, for that matter) were to test positive, the appropriate thing to do would be to cover it up, "for the greater good"?

Susan

Not exactly, but i'm saying is that it would do some serious damage to the sport if armstrong tested positive and i know a lot of people follow cycling mainly due to lance. Look at the tdu crowds this year. Huge compared to other years.1 million people out on the road in 40oc heat. He's a drawcard.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Not exactly, but i'm saying is that it would do some serious damage to the sport if armstrong tested positive and i know a lot of people follow cycling mainly due to lance. Look at the tdu crowds this year. Huge compared to other years.1 million people out on the road in 40oc heat. He's a drawcard.
who cares about TDU and Australia. Mickey Mouse stuff from a backward country.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Not exactly, but i'm saying is that it would do some serious damage to the sport if armstrong tested positive and i know a lot of people follow cycling mainly due to lance. Look at the tdu crowds this year. Huge compared to other years.1 million people out on the road in 40oc heat. He's a drawcard.

Not to the true fans. The Johnny come latelys, I;m sure he's God.
 
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blackcat said:
who cares about TDU and Australia. Mickey Mouse stuff from a backward country.

Which country is 3rd on the UCI ladder. Oh i think it's australia though we don't matter at all.:rolleyes: Where do you come from then? Probably America
 
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AusCyclefan, as a fellow Melburnite, your patriotism is even sickens me! Does every thread or discussion have to weave its way back to Oz or an Oz rider??? Im sure good ol blacky was just winding you up.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Not exactly, but i'm saying is that it would do some serious damage to the sport if armstrong tested positive and i know a lot of people follow cycling mainly due to lance. Look at the tdu crowds this year. Huge compared to other years.1 million people out on the road in 40oc heat. He's a drawcard.

So you mean that if Armstrong tests positive, all of the idiots will quit watching, caring, and posting? COME ON POSITIVE!!!
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Which country is 3rd on the UCI ladder. Oh i think it's australia though we don't matter at all.:rolleyes: Where do you come from then? Probably America

I am pretty sure blackcat is going to have a good laugh at that question.

I am surprised you didn't pull out the "Sepo" card.
 
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You know, I don't think an Armstrong positive (not as though it is going to happen) would affect the sport so much. Yes, the casual observer wouldn't turn up to watch local races like the TDU. There would be some noise for a while, especially if he fought tooth and nail and publicly like Floyd, but most fans and races would just move on because a positive would just be confirmation of what we have all known for a long time.
 

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Firstly - I had only discovered the CFA through a link posted on this forum - it was an excellent site, very informative with plenty of links to various stories.

At first I was shocked and saddened to hear that CFA was calling it quits - as another voice against the current state of Pro Cycling has been silenced.

But being completely honest now I am a little pissed off at them.
I understand that they had received a lot of negative correspondence and it is difficult to remain positive.

CFA's passion for the sport is beyond question - yet when someone like that feels the need to step aside it is a terrible indictment of their faith in Pro Cycling.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

We have lost a Superdomestique - someone who spent longer on the front pushing through the hard times, so I appreciate their efforts - but I also hope to they find their sense of outrage, or duty or rediscover their passion for this sport to come back and do one last turn at the front.
 
cyclestationgiuseppe said:
I think you are all a bunch of whiners who get beat every week by some guy on a Schwinn hybrid, so you come here to vent because you just are not very fast!!

Gimme a break....first and foremost, doping in cycling...ahem I mean doping in all sports has been going on since somebody first offered one almighty dollar for a result. I am pretty sure Anquetil had something to take. Babe Ruth drank beer. Bonds did roids...15 million a year is a lot of pardon the pun, JUICE!!

I also think cheating is bad for any sport, referees betting on NBA games, Barroid Bonds, Clemens etc etc. The reality is we are a sports hero driven society and regardless of what someone does or does not do, we have reached a point where every winner will be questioned whether or not they are "clean". Big time wrestling? Maybe, but I would rather watch Vino, Basso, Armstrong, et al race than watch myself crash in the final turn of the local crit (or watch you for that matter) If they are all dopers, then someone is still better than someone else.
You people are all obsessed, I say get over it and enjoy the race, if not, pick a clean sport to go and watch if you can find one.....maybe pee wee baseball or Dog frisbee is for you.
Cycling is a beautiful sport and a great lifestyle, enjoy it instead of moaning about it.....
I think I will go a ride my bike....what a f***ing concept!!

Oh...you're such a hero. Yes we are all jealous, fat and slow riders, bla, bla, bla.

Well I was neither slow nor a champion, just a guy that laid it all out on the line in some pretty hard races, got some good results at times, though never took PEDS. Not so for many against whom I was competing. How do I know? Some have been busted in the Oil for Drugs investigation where I have raced in Italy, appart from the home pharmacies among some on my teams.

Do I begrudge any of them. Nope, not one. They interepreted the sport their way, I as I saw fit.

However it's one thing about knowing what's up in the sport and not be bothered, entirely another to not be bothered by one who uses his power, wealth and fame to cynically manipulate the (naive) public about it and to punish those who try to break the omertà.

That is all, thanks.
 
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unsheath said:
AusCyclefan, as a fellow Melburnite, your patriotism is even sickens me! Does every thread or discussion have to weave its way back to Oz or an Oz rider??? Im sure good ol blacky was just winding you up.

No. I just comment on the situation at hand and use australia as an example because it's the country i come from.