You cant expect Tinkoff to do background checks before he hires people, and besides its almost impossible to find someone without a dirty background anyway.red_flanders said:I eagerly anticipate the first salvo of "They're dirty, look who they have working for them!"
sniper said:comparing Saxo to either Sky or USPS is pointless as long as Saxo cannot be shown to have any direct connections to the UCI.
Thus far we can only assume that Saxo dope fair and square. No institutional help.
Olly Cookson does cut it. So does Cookson-Sky-BC links. So does zorzoli's TUE for Froome. so does Sky's presentations at ASO. So does McQuaid celebrating Wiggins' TDF win mid-TDF. So does common friggin sense.laurel1969 said:Whilst I get that your post is tongue in cheek, I can't recall any strong link between Sky and the UCI (sorry, Cooksons son in a menial job doesn't cut it).
as obvious as with Sky.As for USPS, we still don't know the extent of it, although its kind of obvious that it was there.
whatever happened there, it was not about Saxo.P.s. UCI tried to cover up Contador positive
nor do i see the usefulness of the comparison.LaFlorecita said:I personally don't think Saxo are more doped than Sky, Movistar, Katusha or Astana. So I don't really see the connection with USPS/Disco.
Not that odd as currently Saxo has a rider that road for the mastermind Bruyneel in the USPS/Discovery sequel unlike Sky.sniper said:nor do i see the usefulness of the comparison.
Sky was the new USPS. That title is taken, and undisputed. There were several plausible team-internal, team-external, institutional, performance-related, and yes even linguistic reasons for that comparison.
Saxo and USPS, that's an odd/ill comparison.
and divine brown holds hugh grant's nuts in her mouthHawkwood said:It reminds me of one of my favourite Shakespeare in Love quotes: "Actors are ten a penny... and I Hugh pennyman hold your n*ts in my hand"!
I hope Tinkoff take it up another 2 levels and destroy the field with half the team pushing 5.8 - 6.0 W/ kg. Would be hilarious to see. When you take it, take it for good.Netserk said:Returned home. Let's see how many will go full gas next year other than Contador and Majka.
I want to see Sagan working for Alberto uphill with only a group of 25 remainingDr. Juice said:I hope Tinkoff take it up another 2 levels and destroy the field with half the team pushing 5.8 - 6.0 W/ kg. Would be hilarious to see. When you take it, take it for good.
Although I didn't bash Sky:pastronef said:
At least Oleg aint a hypocrite. If you are going to build a doping all-stars team then do it good - no one is gonna stop you. With Sky the hypocrisy was total - suddenly their riders was world beaters surrounded by a doping entourage within the team which the management somehow "missed". Then they realized you had a "zero policy" - of course after the damage was done during the british Olympic year. Back then, bots wasnt that eager to connecting the dots.pastronef said: