Ulrich wasn't banned
BroDeal said:Pantani, Ullrich, Basso, and Virenque never tested positive (aside from Ullrich using Ecstasy while recovering from knee surgery).
Rebellin and Schumacher were not taken down by the UCI. They were caught by the AFLD and IOC using an undetectable drug. The UCI then refused to retrospectively test any of the Giro samples for that drug.
Hamilton and Vino were targeted for some reason. It is interesting that they were both on teams sponsored by Rihs. Riders on team Phonak could barely p!ss in a bottle without testing positive; and when Rihs moved to Astana, the team's top riders were all targeted by the UCI. Coincidence or did Rhis refuse to pay protection money?
blackcat said:think Biver and Rominger pi$$ed off the UCI. A power struggle in Swizterland.
Think OP came about cos of a power struggle in the UCI too. Everyone knew about Fuentes Operation for a while before they hit it.
Race Radio should have some better mail than I.
nah, someone wanted to hit Spanish Cycling. My mail was Pat McQuaid was up against a Spanish guy for UCI Pres.Hugh Januss said:I don't think so. That was the Spanish Police. The fact that some cyclists were outed, and were the only athletes that were, kind of shows me how little clout the UCI has, comparatively speaking.
blackcat said:nah, someone wanted to hit Spanish Cycling. My mail was Pat McQuaid was up against a Spanish guy for UCI Pres.
If this is apocryphal, surely Race Radio can tell.
In fact, Radio may have been the guy who told me.
Race Radio "more deep throat than the mythical man-woman beast that is the amalgam of Jenna Jameson and Mark Felt"
Hugh Januss said:I guess I just don't get the connection, given that it was an ongoing investagation by the police. If you are saying that the reason only cyclists got busted was because the UCI let it happen, then I get it, is that what you mean?
Race Radio said:No, the Swiss Fed dropped their investigation of Jan this year. He can ride again if he wants.