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Committee tells conference organiser to drop drug cheat Floyd Landis

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Scary comments on the site. Things are looking up on Google News - wire services are running decent articles about Floyd's statement, and those are hitting all over the globe.

The stuff the World's spokesman said was such a joke that I can't believe non one called shenanigans.

I'm really looking forward to watching the live streaming of the conference.

Edit: New Cycling Pathways just tweeted that a new announcement is coming soon.
 
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Scary comments on the site. Things are looking up on Google News - wire services are running decent articles about Floyd's statement, and those are hitting all over the globe.

The stuff the World's spokesman said was such a joke that I can't believe non one called shenanigans.

I'm really looking forward to watching the live streaming of the conference.

Edit: New Cycling Pathways just tweeted that a new announcement is coming soon.

I'm not scared by the comments at all. I find them to be what I'd expect from fanboys with little or no knowledge, as long as Novitzky's investigation drags on and on with no Lance behind bars yet. The tide'll change in its own sweet time, though!
 
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Spare Tyre said:
Thanks Martin. I have been waiting for something like this to appear so we could comment.

(How depressing most of the comments are.)


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EDIT : Hm doesn't like my IP for some reason and won't let me post
 
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EDIT : Hm doesn't like my IP for some reason and won't let me post

It thanked me for my two comments, but it's still just showing the 14 that were there at the time.

Here's the new statement. I guess they anticipate media who are in town for Worlds to pop in and try to get the Floyd story or whatever. So media are welcome only if they plan to participate in the whole conference, just like everyone else.

Media Attendance

As we have limited places and are giving preference to those people who wish to come and take part in the whole conference and be willing to engage in open debate concerning all of the issues facing cycling.

As can see from the conference web site those issues include cycling and the media. There are also comments in our report which you can download from our website concerning the manner in which the media handles the anti-doping question which I am sure will be the subject of discussion at the conference.

As such our preference is to give places to those members of the media who wish to come and who will participate in discussions throughout the conference with the view of moving the sport forward in a cooperative and positive manner.

If members of the media are willing to participate in the conference in the spirit it is intended we are willing to consider their requests for attendance.

http://www.newcyclingpathway.com/conference/conference-registration
 
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hektoren said:
The comments are obviously moderated. My comment showed up an hour or so later. Be patient!

We'll see. I left mine more than two hours ago, and I identified myself as an American. I wasn't complaining, I was just responding to someone who couldn't leave a message at all.
 
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The comments are obviously moderated. My comment showed up an hour or so later. Be patient!

I suspect the moderator works 9-5. I posted about 5 hours ago (it's now 23:40) and my comment is not up there yet. It'll probably be up there tomorrow when I check.
 
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The conference just got more interesting for me. I looked at the list of speakers, and one name and location sounded familiar, Verner Moller. I thought he might have been the scientist who worked with Jakob Morkeberg. I did a quick Google, and found out I was exactly wrong. After all the brouhaha over Armstrong's blood values from the 2009 Tour de France and Gro d'Italia, this guy pretty much stepped up and said there's nothing to see here, folks - move along.

So you've got Landis, who knows Lance doped throughout his career, and a professor who defended Armstrong's last big Tour effort. Fun times

http://spn.dk/cykling/article1804054.ece
 
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And, it's started, with Simon Gerrans first man up, in a story written by Rupert Guinness, good buddy of Armstrong. Some snippets:
AUSTRALIAN rider Simon Gerrans has branded Floyd Landis's scheduled appearance at an anti-doping seminar during the world championships in Geelong as a bid to ''hijack'' the titles.

''There are probably plenty of guys out there [who] would have the same impact that Landis would. Yet he is a heck of a lot more controversial.''

Gerrans said it didn't matter whether Landis said his intent was not to upstage the world titles.

''How can you expect not to hijack the event, whether it's his intention or not?'' he said

Asked if he hoped Landis did not make an appearance at the world titles themselves, Gerrans said: ''Totally … I hope they get him at Customs and send him back where he came from.''

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling...eer-clear-of-world-titles-20100920-15jtk.html

Sure Simon, I'm sure there's a long line of former, confessed dopers wanting to help clean up the sport.






http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling...eer-clear-of-world-titles-20100920-15jtk.html
 
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And, it's started, with Simon Gerrans first man up, in a story written by Rupert Guinness, good buddy of Armstrong. Some snippets:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling...eer-clear-of-world-titles-20100920-15jtk.html

Sure Simon, I'm sure there's a long line of former, confessed dopers wanting to help clean up the sport.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling...eer-clear-of-world-titles-20100920-15jtk.html


Wonderful advertisement for Australia. A country which already has the microscope on it for the way it treats its immigrants is now saying Landis should be detained at the border and sent home!! Oh dear.
 

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theswordsman said:
The conference just got more interesting for me. I looked at the list of speakers, and one name and location sounded familiar, Verner Moller. I thought he might have been the scientist who worked with Jakob Morkeberg. I did a quick Google, and found out I was exactly wrong. After all the brouhaha over Armstrong's blood values from the 2009 Tour de France and Gro d'Italia, this guy pretty much stepped up and said there's nothing to see here, folks - move along.

So you've got Landis, who knows Lance doped throughout his career, and a professor who defended Armstrong's last big Tour effort. Fun times

http://spn.dk/cykling/article1804054.ece

I do not think either of those guys are there to debate one another. One would hope they would have the class to politely agree to agree or agree to disagree.
 
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I do not think either of those guys are there to debate one another. One would hope they would have the class to politely agree to agree or agree to disagree.

I agree. I e-mailed the organizer earlier about some things, said it was good they'll both be at the conference, but suggested they might not want to seat them together for lunch :eek: When I said it just became more interesting for me personally, it was because one of the names came to life for me and believes the opposite of what I do.

From what I've read, if there's any discussion of specific riders at the conference, it would be Rasmussen as an example for the Whereabouts system, and Taljavec because they're discussing issues with the Biological Passport.
 

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I agree. I e-mailed the organizer earlier about some things, said it was good they'll both be at the conference, but suggested they might not want to seat them together for lunch :eek: When I said it just became more interesting for me personally, it was because one of the names came to life for me and believes the opposite of what I do.

From what I've read, if there's any discussion of specific riders at the conference, it would be Rasmussen as an example for the Whereabouts system, and Taljavec because they're discussing issues with the Biological Passport.
Awesome conference that. Will it be webstreamed and at what time and dates will the conference be screened. I am asking not because I am a fan of anyone at the conference but I would like to actually see the words spoken out of their mouths. Such a touchy subject doping in sports. Once again cycling is always at the forefront in the controversy of sporting ethics.
 
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Awesome conference that. Will it be webstreamed and at what time and dates will the conference be screened. I am asking not because I am a fan of anyone at the conference but I would like to actually see the words spoken out of their mouths. Such a touchy subject doping in sports. Once again cycling is always at the forefront in the controversy of sporting ethics.

They're trying to bring in a really diverse group of people so they might get some very different perspectives that might generate new ideas. I posted the original announcement from the crikey blog in the sticky thread. The link to the livestream is there. The conference is on Australia's version of the 27th and 28th.
 
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They seem to be moderating reasonably quickly at the moment. About 1hr between writing and posting for my latest comment.

(In case it wasn't obvious, I am Martin from Melbourne)
 
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yep already posted on here. i sent an email to TeamkSky asking about it? no reply yet.

Ah ok.. sorry, didnt see it.

They wont comment, if its a problem they will deal with it privately. Such is their way.

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Ah ok.. sorry, didnt see it.

They wont comment, if its a problem they will deal with it privately. Such is their way.

requested thread close.

nah don't close it as it was part of the thread on the conference.

important and interesting discussion can be had about pro's reactions negative or positive to dopers who turn their back on the omerta..

Gerrans for me just announced which side he rides for, and it aint a clean one.
 
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http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling...eer-clear-of-world-titles-20100920-15jtk.html

Dissapointing from Gerrans, sometimes its better to say nothing. Think he has seriously misjudged the fans opinion.

hats off to Simon for stating what every other rider in the bunch is thinking. Guys with no team and no contract and some has been doper coming to worlds to try and get a book deal or TV show spot..what a great way to anti-promote a great event like the worlds invite a non-racer to come there and dump on everything. I can wait to see Flandis at bike shows what will he be selling?