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picked this up as a comment under the floyd/ kimmage thingie on velocity




I could have spent my morning
By: Lance Armstrong
Mon, 01/31/2011 - 2:14pm
I could have spent my morning doing hookers and blow but I wasted it reading this?

Livestrong!

Luckily I read the comment before I wasted 2 hours of life listening to Floyd.

Livestrong!
 
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Polish said:
Indictment did not come down in time.
Deal (IPO) got done.

"The foundation made $3.1 million Wednesday from selling its shares in Demand Media, the California company that creates online articles and videos for its own websites and generates online content for customers such as USA Today.

Demand Media stock went public Wednesday morning, after the company and some shareholders sold stock to institutional investors Tuesday night for $17 a share — a higher price than expected. The shares closed on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday at $22.65, a 33 percent gain."

http://www.statesman.com/business/demand-media-ipo-delivers-windfall-to-the-lance-1212492.html

BTW, how much stock did you buy?

http://gigaom.com/2011/01/31/demand-media-search-spam-or-the-future-of-content/

Also, an old schoolmate sent me this. He works in the ad sales group there.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0131/1224288604054.html

Polish, is that coffee I smell or a grand humble pie the US Feds are slowly baking?
 
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Eurosport's Blazin Saddles giving more exposure to the Landis/Kimmage interview:
(a condensed version). I'm not sure what Blazin Saddles' own stance is in all this.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blog/blazin-saddles/article/1499/

On the tip of everybody's tongues this week was the extraordinary interview between the shamed former Tour champion Floyd Landis and the award-winning, soup-spitting, sports journalist Paul Kimmage.

The full 30,000-word transcript of the seven-hour interview, which took place in November last year, was made available online after Kimmage's article in last weekend's Sunday Times in the UK - but the sheer length of what was a fascinating insight into what is clearly a very troubled mind put many readers off.

Which is where Saddles comes in to help: ever the Good Samaritan, BS has condensed the contents of the interview into one bite-size Landis monologue, ready here for your delectation. Enjoy!
 

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LA case stalled?: [http://sportsillustrated.cnn/ap.cyc.la.investigation.html]

"Typically, when federal prosecutors initiate investigations they already know the crime that they are investigating - drug dealing, public corruption, organized crime,''

"Here it appears the prosecutors are trying to determine what the credible facts are and then trying to determine whether those facts amount to a federal crime,''

said former federal prosecutor Michael Pelgro
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Mods, I dont know who unstickied this but can we please have it restickied.

Its probably the best resource for links to the Landis/Armstrong situation anywhere on the net, it is regularly updated with links (last ones in end of february - only a month ago) and this case is far from over.

Secondly, if stickies are unstickied can the moderator doing so post in the thread to say so so that it doesnt just vanish down to about page 50 of the forum. I had one hell of a job finding this thread.

Thank you ;D

Maybe it needs retitle-ing to landis/lance/novitsky links
 
Dim - There hadn't been a post here for nearly six weeks until yours. If there's enough information the thread will stay alive on it's own, but information on both of these now retired riders has slowed to an absolute crawl, and many of us are happy to move on.
 
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Strickland discusses his story about Lance doping.

In an interview Wednesday, Strickland said a source he would not identify provided "off-the-record information that finally convinced me that in some form he doped to win some of his Tours. I don't know how many. What I wanted to say to (readers) is, 'I believe this now.'"

Strickland, who lives in eastern Pennsylvania, said Armstrong called him on Saturday to discuss the piece.

http://blog.oregonlive.com/playbooksandprofits/2011/03/bicycling_magazine_writer_bill.html
 
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Escarabajo said:
Wow. Why it took him so long. Or maybe he already knew and could not support it anymore. Whatever.

The latter option is by far the most plausible.

Strickland must have heard that the truth will come out soon. So, in order not to look like an epically naive fool, he chose to come out with this article.

Interesting developments though.
 
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Mods, I dont know who unstickied this but can we please have it restickied.
I agree(not just because I was looking for it earlier on :S), it is a usefull thread I will resticky it without asking the other mods, but don't tell them it was me ok? :cool:
 
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Armstrong and company know better than anyone what's coming. That being the case, what would you expect them to do, wait for the bombshell to go off? The aggressive and media savvy thing to do would be to get out in front of the story and try to diffuse its impact. Thus the call is placed to Strickland and his editors, the trip to Austin is made, the dictation is taken.

The hope being that when the big moment comes and doping is revealed (i.e. confessed), it will play less prominently in the news, or for a shorter time, because the surprise element has been removed, or at least lessened.
 
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Maxiton said:
Armstrong and company know better than anyone what's coming. That being the case, what would you expect them to do, wait for the bombshell to go off? The aggressive and media savvy thing to do would be to get out in front of the story and try to diffuse its impact. Thus the call is placed to Strickland and his editors, the trip to Austin is made, the dictation is taken.

The hope being that when the big moment comes and doping is revealed (i.e. confessed), it will play less prominently in the news, or for a shorter time, because the surprise element has been removed, or at least lessened.

when Armstrong dumps on the sport, ie that everyone dopes, the sport is not going to take kindly to it, ASO, UCI et al. I can see his name being removed from the winners of TdFs 99-06.

But the other side of his doping confession is that others can say he was never any good as his TdF results show that prior to cancer so it is a double edged sword.
 
Polish said:
Lets stick to the topic guys...Floyd Landis accusations etc.

Why don't we also stick to contemporaneous issues, not three month old comments that have already been discussed ad nauseum?

Oh, and you forgot to add THIS quote too:

Wiggins is a firm believer that Armstrong is innocent until proven guilty, admitting that he is a fan of the seven-time Tour winner.
I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Lance and have sided on the side of innocent until proven guilty with him. There isn’t an athlete or a cyclist out there that isn’t more tested than he is, certainly since his comeback, he’s probably been the most tested cyclist in the pro peloton and you take that on face value and that he’s never failed a drugs test and until he does he’s clean. That’s how I’ve always had as a stance on Lance.”

Definitely the impartial observer and a perfectly objective commentator on Landis...


Maybe you should tweet to Brad and let him know the proper phrase should have been: "There isn't a cyclist out there who IS more tested than he is."
 
The links are for information, not discussion. Please keep your posts free of any commentary. Discussions can be had in an existing thread which is relevant, or a new thread if the scale of the content warrants it (of course, keep in mind these guidelines).

It may also be an idea to include the date of publication in your post when linking to older articles.
 
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UCI commence legal action against landis for Defamation

http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENe...es/UCI/UCI5/layout.asp?MenuID=MTYxNw&LangId=1

Press release - Legal case initiated against Floyd Landis

04.05.2011

The International Cycling Union (UCI), its current President, Mr Pat McQuaid, and one of its former Presidents, Mr Hein Verbruggen, have lodged a case in the Swiss courts against Mr Floyd Landis regarding repeated, serious attacks against their characters.

By this step, made necessary by numerous unacceptable public statements by Mr Landis, the UCI is seeking to defend the integrity of the cycling movement as a whole against the accusations of a rider who, by breaching the Anti-doping Rules, caused cycling serious harm.


UCI Press Service
 
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The mind boggles at how stupid McQuaid and the UCI are. The more this comes out the more stupid they look, and it has a way to go yet.
A platform in court where if it is all heard they will loose would be incredible. I just cannot believe they will take it to open court. Even Armstrong has seen the light and dodged that one. It would be brilliant to see the top establishment embarrassed by taking it on, could bring real change.
OK I can dream.
But still amazing if incredibly stupid news.
Hope Floyd has the resources to answer and make it stick. Numpties.