- May 27, 2012
The older I get the better I am at not getting caughtArchibald said:Kinda goes with this one - Valverde: "The older I get the better I am"
This would be fine if he was 26 or 27, but at 34...
Unless he's left of the "at doping" part
It's not a very original thought, but it's coherent and in line with previous accounts.He hadn't much to say about Riccardo Ricc?, Bernhard Kohl or Stefan Schumacher, who failed doping tests in 2008, the same year that the biological passport was implemented, and Evans finally went on to become a winner of the World Championships, the Fl?che Wallonne and the Tour de France.
http://www1.skysports.com/cycling/news/15264/8408269/jonathan-vaughters-says-blood-and-performance-data-shows-cycling-is-cleanerVaughters thinks that blood doping is now restricted by the UCI's biological passport - which was introduced in 2008 - a view he says is supported by the slower times that are being recorded on the sport's key climbs.
"In my opinion all of the scientific data that is available right now - the speeds on the crucial climbs in the Tour de France and the mean blood data from the biological passport - all these things point to cycling being a much, much cleaner sport," he told Sky Sports News.
cleaner. qualifier. inverted amplifier.sniper said:Brilliant how Quenet plays the narrative that doping stopped after the passport was introduced, allowing Evans to win clean.
It's not a very original thought, but it's coherent and in line with previous accounts.
Did it ever occur to Quenet that Evans wasn't a victim?Over the years, several journalists have been amazed by Evans' answers when he was questioned about the dopers who obviously stole part of his career. He seemed to not realize that he was a victim.
not literal.Bronstein said:My favourite part:
Did it ever occur to Quenet that Evans wasn't a victim?
But Saint Lemond thinks Evans was a victim and should have won three Tours. What do the Lemond supporters say about that ? Some riders used to mumble a few answers re doping. Evans was in that category. Cliches but still it was something but when Armstrong was caught except for riders that had retired already, it seems the peloton closed ranks. Whenever the D word is mentioned now most riders refuse to answer the question, roll their eyes or get abusive like Cavendish or they mutter the usual "yes it is much cleaner now" that awful previous generation but with recent events at Astana, it seems it's not much cleaner. If Astana was not one of the bigger teams I think their licence would have already been revoked.DirtyWorks said:Not. A. Single. Word. About. Doping...... Ever.
A proper champion in the UCI's opinion.
Dazed and Confused said:ah there are so many examples. TdF final GC 2005:
1. USA ARMSTRONG Lance DSC 86h15'02" 500 DOPER
2. ITA BASSO Ivan CSC 04'40" 375 DOPER
3. GER ULLRICH Jan TMO 06'21" 300 DOPER
4. ESP MANCEBO PEREZ Francisco IBA 09'59" 275 DOPER
5. KAZ VINOKOUROV Alexandre TMO 11'01" 250 DOPER
6. USA LEIPHEIMER Levi GST 11'21" 225 DOPER
7. DEN RASMUSSEN Michael RAB 11'33" 200 DOPER
8. AUS EVANS Cadel DVL 11'55" 175 CLEANS
9. USA LANDIS Floyd PHO 12'44" 150 DOPER
10. ESP PEREIRO SIO Oscar PHO 16'04" 125 Doper Evidence
11. FRA MOREAU Christophe C.A 16'26" 116 Take a guess
12. UKR POPOVYCH Yaroslav DSC 19'02" 107 LOL
13. ITA MAZZOLENI Eddy LAM 21'06" 99 DOPER
14. USA HINCAPIE George DSC 23'40" 91 DOPER
15. ESP ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar EUS 23'43" 83 LOL
16. GER JAKSCHE J?rg LSW 24'07" 75 DOPER
17. USA JULICH Bobby CSC 24'08" 73 DOPER
the platitudes were both in the welcome back, and his talk about doping/doped riders, he sort of did give them a wide berth.Digger said:Not alone did Evans never say anything, he defended and welcomed back known dopers. Rogers one example.
at least he admits he was omerta.I always thought the best I could do for the fight against doping in sport was to not say anything.
yes, Quenet. Jeff Quenet as he goes by in the press corps. Jean Francois more formally.the sceptic said:at least he admits he was omerta.
I don't mind Evans tbh, it's not his fault he has fanboys like Lemond and this guy talking horse****.
At least he never pretended to be clean or talked crap about other dopers.