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Police raids in Italy

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Race Radio said:
Early this morning the Carabinieri and NAS raided several Pro and Amateur riders residences across Italy, 20 in total. The riders were using the services of a doctor in Bescia. Drugs were seized.

Has anyone heard more on this?
http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=30580&tp=n

now all the folks fighting on the WSJ thread can come here and actually amuse themselves until something materializes there. Wow this sport is exciting.
 
issoisso said:
I bet 6 more posts before this turns into an Armstrong topic.

This whole fiasco in Italy is a direct result of Lance's trying to stand up for the peloton as it's "Patron" during last year's Giro.

Because Lance stood up for the riders over terrible riding conditions, the Italian organizers have black-listed the Americans and the Radio Shack team were "dis-invited" to this year's race.

This witch hunt going on is simply an effort to steal more of the attention away from Lance and his global fight to raise cancer awareness.

First they kept the best team in the world out of the Giro, now they are trying to get more PR points just days before Lance's attempt at an eighth victory is set to begin. My sources are telling me Angelo Zomegnan has been in constant contact with the Carabinieri since Johan's first email in February.
 
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issoisso said:
I bet 6 more posts before this turns into an Armstrong topic.

your post made it 1 more post 8)

MacRoadie said:
First they kept the best team in the world out of the Giro, now they are trying to get more PR points just days before Lance's attempt at an eigth victory is set to begin. My sources are telling me Angelo Zomegnan has been in constant contact with the Carabinieri since Johan's first email in February.

get your facts straight... Radioshack didn't apply to race the Giro. they wanted to focus on their home race the EPO Tour of California
 
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MacRoadie said:
This whole fiasco in Italy is a direct result of Lance's trying to stand up for the peloton as it's "Patron" during last year's Giro.

Because Lance stood up for the riders over terrible riding conditions, the Italian organizers have black-listed the Americans and the Radio Shack team were "dis-invited" to this year's race.

This witch hunt going on is simply an effort to steal more of the attention away from Lance and his global fight to raise cancer awareness.

First they kept the best team in the world out of the Giro, now they are trying to get more PR points just days before Lance's attempt at an eigth victory is set to begin. My sources are telling me Angelo Zomegnan has been in constant contact with the Carabinieri since Johan's first email in February.

I call BS. Based on a rumored upcoming article in the WSJ (which supposedly details Flandis moving from an alley near San Diego to an alley in Brescia province), it's obvious who to pin this on.
 
Ha!

You need to open your eyes to the obvious underhanded dealings going on in Italy by the cycling federation and Italian police.

My sources tell me RS DID very much want to ride the Giro, and Lance had shown a strong interest in doing Milan Sanremo as well. In fact, it was to be part of the Global Cancer Awareness Initiative conference that Livstrong had planned for Rome at the end of May.

When Zomegnan found out about it, he was ****ed off that Lance was going to "steal" the limelight from his little race because he doesn't realize that the fight to raise cancer awareness and the millions of fans who follow Lance are bigger than even cycling it's self.

Johan and Lance decided to to *b!tch slap that the Italians by sending out the emails saying they couldn't bring a strong team. Ha! If you people knew cycling, you would know there's no way a team from RS could be weak! They have no weak riders! They are all hand-picked by Lance and Johan!

Now Zomegnan looks like an idiot for not inviting The Shack, but Lance and Johan are laughing all the way home.
 
Moose McKnuckles said:
Hey cancer-lovers, can we talk about the Italian raids instead of Lance?

The Rome conference was supposed to take place in St. Peter's Square. The plan was to wrap the collonades with yellow ribbon to create a giant Livestrong bracelet.

The original plan, before the Sarkozy bike, was to present a Trek to the heads of state of each European Country as a way of representing the global cancer community. Lance was going to present Pope Benedict with a custom, Dario Pegoretti-painted Madone.

Zomegnan totally blew it and now the Catholic Church is mad at him too and on Lance's side now. Italy has always tried to play down their capitulation with Nazis in World War II and now they have a German Pope who was a Hitler Youth siding with Lance.

Eki was ****ed that the donation to the Livestrong Foundation, previously pledged by Zomegnan, had been cut in half. Again, out of spite for Armstrong stepping up in his role as the grand Patron.
 
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saganftw said:
seriously past couple of days i ve seen number of posts with "my sources telling me..." WTF is goin on everybody has sources all of a sudden...i got nothing:mad:

What? You didn't get a source? When you join the forum you are supposed to get a welcome private message that assigns you a source, explains the secret handshake, and gives the address where you can send away for your decoder ring. Unfortunately sources are handed out randomly, and my source only give me info about Armstrong's fake bake tanning products and chest shaving routine.
 
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MacRoadie said:
The Rome conference was supposed to take place in St. Peter's Square. The plan was to wrap the collonades with yellow ribbon to create a giant Livestrong bracelet.

The original plan, before the Sarkozy bike, was to present a Trek to the heads of state of each European Country as a way of representing the global cancer community. Lance was going to present Pope Benedict with a custom, Dario Pegoretti-painted Madone.

Zomegnan totally blew it and now the Catholic Church is mad at him too and on Lance's side now. Italy has always tried to play down their capitulation with Nazis in World War II and now they have a German Pope who was a Hitler Youth siding with Lance.

Eki was ****ed that the donation to the Livestrong Foundation, previously pledged by Zomegnan, had been cut in half. Again, out of spite for Armstrong stepping up in his role as the grand Patron.

Since I'm Jewish, I just feel the need to point out that our elders are, in fact, entirely behind this and it's all just part of our nefarious workings. Hollywood is, of course, involved, as are all the world's financial systems. I'd tell you more, but if I did they'd kill me.
 
Wallace said:
Since I'm Jewish, I just feel the need to point out that our elders are, in fact, entirely behind this and it's all just part of our nefarious workings. Hollywood is, of course, involved, as are all the world's financial systems. I'd tell you more, but if I did they'd kill me.

I thought the Stonecutters controlled that stuff.

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Who controls the British crown? Who keeps the metric system down? We do, We do.

Who keeps Atlantis off the maps? Who keeps the Martians under wraps? We do, we do.

Who keeps back the electric car? Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star? We do, we do.

Who robs cavefish of their sight? Who rigs every Oscar night? We do, we dooooooo.
 
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saganftw said:
seriously past couple of days i ve seen number of posts with "my sources telling me..." WTF is goin on everybody has sources all of a sudden...i got nothing:mad:

Usually those words indicate that the writer has nobody on the inside but wants to contribute (speculate) in any event. Look for the people who make accurate predictions without talking up how they found out. Those are the guys with inside knowledge.

Anyway, this is an interesting topic. Not the secret squirrel stuff, the raids in Italia.