- Jul 2, 2009
Could Jeff Novitzky keep Armstrong from racing Tour de France ?
what would need to happen ?
what would need to happen ?
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tubularglue said:what would need to happen ?
oldschoolnik said:Not in 26 Days - he can't.
Plus, as I posted in an earler thread - he hasn't actually confimred that he is officially investigating FLoyd's comments. The Times and WSJ say so but to me that could mean he is still seeing if there is enough to make a case and if this case is worthy of pursuing. All these years of watching Armstrong get away with murder while nobody here (media etc) ever really gave a crap has made me cynical as all hell. Now all of the sudden somebody of importance (Novitzky) actually gives a crap and has the power to do something? It seems to good to be true.
Colm.Murphy said:It could also be the ASO who kindly un-invites Radioshack, given the number of current riders/employees who Landis named (Lance, Levi, Bruyneel).
The other option is for Lance to have some setback so that he can miss the race. Not going to happen? Well, did anyone think he was going to immediately fall on his face right after the Landis story broke?
ilillillli said:1. you're right, i don't understand why they couldn't go all 2008 astana on radioshack and pull their team invite. at this point that seems like a fairly reasonable idea.
keep in mind head of the governing body says Flandis is not credible and regard the whole thing as a hoax (like Manzano, et al.) McQaid ain't gonna pull golden Goose's invite.
barn yard said:mcquaid does not decide who gets an invite to the tour
Colm.Murphy said:T...the other option is for Lance to have some setback so that he can miss the race. Not going to happen? Well, did anyone think he was going to immediately fall on his face right after the Landis story broke?
Alpe d'Huez said:Here's a more fascinating question:
What if Shack enters this year's Tour as planned, and Lance wins?
santacruz said:If LA exercises his expertise in drug taking, he can win the tour again... if he pulls out all the stops, bribes, maximum dope, etc, it's totally possible he could make Alberto look like a choir boy. Especially if AC feels the doping crack down pressure somehow, perhaps LA can make that happen?
La Vie Claire said:Then why couldn't he win last year? True he didn't have enough miles under him b/c of a collarbone thing but he hasn't put many miles in this year as well. He didn't race for 3rd last year. He raced to win so you have to assume that he was juiced to the gills -- old habits you know. And remember, his 3rd place was due to the TTT and being in a break courtesy of Hincapie. No TTT and no insider info and he's easily outside the top 5. He was also outside the top 10 (16) in the last time trial -- I can't remember when he last placed so low in a TT. I think he's just too old at this point to ever win again.