- May 26, 2010
Ta very much Lance, as this thread is great
Maybe you should get in touch with Lance and ask him to divert money from his personal wealth from the charity/business to cancer awareness. You might also ask him to divert money from the profit site, or at least make it clear to people whether they are funding him or charity and that might make a whole bunch of money free for what its meant to be used for.SirLes said:More awareness needed!
(I can't believe I'm linking something from the daily mail: the shame)
I agree, note to all young riders: the way to success, fame and money is doping. Just make sure you do it in an organised way with the best medical support and make sure the governing body is "onside".Race Radio said:Thank you Lance for being a cautionary tail for young riders. No matter how big you are they will get you
To bad he did not get invited to the $6,000,000 party they had in Dublin, then he would have been aware.SirLes said:More awareness needed!
(I can't believe I'm linking something from the daily mail: the shame)
Umm, that speaks volumes right there. Doesn't say much for them, does it?patricknd said:..... Some don't believe the charges, some don't care, and some (mostly Republicans) admire him for his ways. ......
I know a JP Morgan banker who admires Lance even more when he learns from me how much of a Sociopath Lance is. He once said that Lance would fit in perfectly at JPM, character-wise.Deagol said:Umm, that speaks volumes right there. Doesn't say much for them, does it?
Good thing this thread is in the clinic.
Also, not everyone admires lemming behavior...
I'm not remotely surprised, but that's still the saddest thing I've heard all day. Lance is a naughty little rich boy, but he doesn't hold the fortune of the Western world in his hands.Mongol_Waaijer said:I know a JP Morgan banker who admires Lance even more when he learns from me how much of a Sociopath Lance is. He once said that Lance would fit in perfectly at JPM, character-wise.
like all the other teams in the pro pelotonSirLes said:I agree, note to all young riders: the way to success, fame and money is doping. Just make sure you do it in an organised way with the best medical support and make sure the governing body is "onside".
Oh, and don't **** off ex teammates by not giving them a ride when they need it or you may get caught years later but only after you've been able to enjoy the adulation and money for years.
8th September 2008, NYVelocity are first to report a possible Armstrong return:"I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the camaraderie of a team. Guys like George and of course Johan [Bruyneel] were really important parts of the whole day-to- day set up. But I had my time, and I had good run."
10th September 2008 - Armstrong confirms:We got an anonymous tip today, which was somewhat corroborated by independent sources. Seems that a certain retired cyclist is planning a comeback next year. This cyclist may or may not race five races. He may or may not take performance bonuses in an effort to prove his un-dirtiness. He may or may not join a team whose name might be an anagram for 'a satan'. Has anyone else heard anything?
• Astana press officer Philippe Maertens denies rumour - "He is not part of our team, team Astana has no plans with him."
10th September 2008 - Vanity Fair who had an exclusive interview, hastily post it online. The key points:• "I am happy to announce that after talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden,"
Reactions to Armstrongs return:• On the 2008 Tour "it’s not a secret. I mean, the pace was slow".
• “We’re going to be completely transparent and open with the press. This is for the world to see"
• "Everyone’s invited. From the bitterest of rivals I’ve ever had in the pressroom: Get on call. If you’ve got a question, ask it.… They’ll realize that I’m not messing around.”
• “The constituency that I represent is now cancer survivors.”
• "I am essentially racing for free. No salary. No bonus. Nothing on the line.… This one’s on the house".
15th September 2008, Armstrong says:• Pat MQuaid:"He'll probably never shut up the no-gooders but it might give him the opportunity to prove he can do it clean."
McQuaid added that there was no point in looking back at past seasons, and wondering if performances were clean or not. "We have to move forward,"
David Walsh - "Overall I'm pleased. It will let us decide on what his lasting legacy will truly be."
Bob Stapleton of Columbia: "If this is just about a return to glory that would be disappointing for me."
Christian Prudhome:If his yet unknown team as well as himself comply with today's much more severe anti-doping rules, then we will accept his participation," Prudhomme told AFP, even though "Armstrong's victories have been tarnished by suspicions since 1999."
Bernard Hinault: "Jeannie Longo is still there, and she's almost 50 years old,"
Marc Madiot: "But before trying to win the Tour again, Lance Armstrong has to explain himself about what happened in 1999."
Jean-René Bernaudeau: "With Armstrong, you get the impression that everything is easy: he stops for three years and then comes back as if nothing happened. That's not how cycling works. Now, we can ask ourselves what the recipe is..."
25th September 2008 - at the Cinton Global Intiative:"The most important issue is taking the global epidemic of cancer really to a much bigger stage," he explained. "The best way to do that is to race the bike all over the world. So you race in Australia, South Africa, South America, Europe, America, um... that is the first priority."
"It's be a mistake to say I'm coming back to win an eighth Tour; I don't need an eighth Tour," then "We will have a comprehensive anti-doping program that will leave no doubt, if I'm successful, but I can not reiterate enough: nothing will change. In 2009, nothing will change from 2001. I never cheated. I'm not going to cheat in '01; I'm not going to cheat in '09. That's not going to change".
26th September 2008 - in Las Vegas with Catlinto discuss his anti-doping program, Armstrong says to LeMond."Beyond today, I'm not going to tell you how clean I am and I'm not going to insinuate how dirty the others are, I'm going to ride my bike and I'm going to spread this message around the world and Don Catlin can tell you if I am clean or not,"
"I've made myself completely available to everybody - whatever he gets, it will appear online and you can all analyse it."
About the cost of the initiative:"You've done your job. We are here to talk about a couple of things, like the Global Clinton campaign and my comeback to cycling. It's time for us, everybody in this room, to move on. We are not going to go there, I appreciate you being here – next question".
"It is probably prohibitive for a lot of athletes to do it," said Armstrong. "But I am not taking a salary so I can ask the team to do certain things and this is one of them that is imperative."
who didn't do it properly?SirLes said:Well, if they did, they didn't do it properly.
If you're going to break the rules you need to make sure you win or you might as well be clean as its cheaper.
And here, I thought lance was only interested in chasing "cautionary tail"! Doh ...rimshot!!!Race Radio said:Thank you Lance for being a cautionary tail for young riders. No matter how big you are they will get you