Only Hamilton, Joachim, and Heras were declared positive for doping. Andreau admitted that he doped, but never tested positive. Vasseur was caught up in the Cofidis thing, but he was not convicted (for lack of a better term), and Livingston never tested positive, nor has he ever publicly admitted to using PEDs on record.hektoren said:Just noticed that Steffen Kjaergaard from 2000/2001, currently the director of the norwegian national team, has stated publicly that "I didn't notice anything, and I must've been bloody naive if this is true", when confronted with the Landis e-mail. Given the fact that Frankie Andreu, Tyler Hamilton, Benoit Joachim, Kevin Livingston, Cedric Vasseur and Roberto Heras tested positive, I must say that his naiveté must've lasted for too long a period if the Landis' allegations re Armstrong was what finally opened his eyes.
I just don't believe him for a second. Either his uptake is veeeery slow, or he's lying. Either case not what you'd characterize as flattering and endearing qualities.
Contrast his last statements with what he stated in 2000: http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/results/2000/jan00/jan6news.shtml
Steffen Kjaergaard, who will ride for US Postal this year, also rode for TVM some years ago and he is suffering from the doping discussion. "I feel the suspicions, even from people that are quite close," he told "Verldens Gang". Old buddies in Tønsberg (his home town) won't talk to me about it, but approach my girlfriend instead."
Kjaergaard feels the Dutch confessions, and comments from Pedersen and others as a burden: "If I'm doing well people start asking questions about doping and the problems around it. On the other hand it's in many ways positive for me that it's brought into the light now, which will favor clean cyclists. I belong to a generation of professional cyclists that will have to take this **** and we undoubtedly will have to live with it for years to come."
Kjaergaard made his pro debut for TVM in 1996 and had two seasons without any success. In 1998 he rode for the Danish amateur squad, Team Chicky World which became professional in 1999. During that year, Kjaergaard rose from 324th to 117th on the UCI rankings in a couple of months due to good performances of the team in minor races, the best performance being the victory in cat. 2.4 Circuit de la Sarthe.
However, burden or not Kjaergaard will continue his pro career, that he already broken once, after the TVM years: "You have to be tough when it comes to doping substances, and the reason that nobody offers me any is that I have clearly stated that I am against doping." But Kjaergaard also admits that if he wanted, he could get hold of banned substances without any problems.
Guess he's an interesting guy to prod real hard. Unless he has forgotten everything I bet he has stories to tell.
Hmm interesting that hes gone from "i am anti doping but if i wanted to i could get it easy enough" to "if there was doping going on i never knew about it"hektoren said:Guess he's an interesting guy to prod real hard. Unless he has forgotten everything I bet he has stories to tell.
If you look a bit further down on the page I linked to, there's a quote from Hein Verbruggen that kinda predates more recent comments from Our Big Leader, mr. Pat:TeamSkyFans said:Hmm interesting that hes gone from "i am anti doping but if i wanted to i could get it easy enough" to "if there was doping going on i never knew about it"
very contrary couple of statements..
Lists done.. a lot of red on there..
oh yes, that was the thank you present from lance wasnt it.. maybe he got some of lances very special helpNeworld said:About GH.
No published positive, but...in the 2005 TdF G. Hincapie won stage 15. You might want to review the stage that this non-climber decisively won.
Even the most biased fan(s) wondered at that time how big George won such a stage. I think this is as close to a positive for GH we have from his Postal/Disco days.
From memory, I recall something about VH Pena in 2001. It may have been a 50% HCT violation. If I get time I will do some digging.TeamSkyFans said:i cannot find a single thing linking Victor Hugo Pena to doping, despite riding for unibet, phonak, rock, postal and being boteros mate..
i refuse to beleive there isnt something thats been either forgotten or covered up. If he was clean he had some mighty dodgy friends
thanks.. its bugging me how he kept off the radar.. I get a prize from the wife if i can turn one of the squads all red.Dr. Maserati said:From memory, I recall something about VH Pena in 2001. It may have been a 50% HCT violation. If I get time I will do some digging.
LOL.Polish said:The list of doped domestiques that were working FOR Lance is not NEARLY as IMPRESSIVE as the doped TdF DangerMen and their doped domestiques that were working AGAINST Lance.
Doped Basso and his doped domestiques at CSC
Doped Ullich and his doped domestiques at T-Mob
Doped Pantani and his doped domestiques at Mercatone Uno
Doped Zulle and his doped domestiques at Banesto
Doped Beloki and his doped domestiques at Once
Doped Escartin and his doped domestiques at Kelme
Doped Rumsas and his doped domestiques at Lampre
Doped Vino and his doped domestiques at Telekom
Doped Piero & Floyd and their doped domestiques at Phonak
Doped Heras & Botero and their doped domestiques at Kelme
Doped Mayo and his doped domestiques at Euskaltel
Clean Evans and his doped domestiques at Lotto
Doped Hamilton & Sastre and their doped domestiques at CSC
Doped Olano & Jalabert and their doped domestiques at Once
Doped Rasmussen and his doped domestiques at Rabobank
Doped Garzelli, Doped Kloden, Mancebo and Menchov.
Doped Zubeldia, Doped Boogerd, Doped Virenque, Sevilla, Millar, Dufaux Casero
Yes, Dope can turn Donkeys into Thoroughbreds, But Lance made sure no donkeys made it to the Top Podium Step.
And there were Top Quality Doped DangerMen in addition to the Doped Donkeys.
But Lance Vanquished them ALL - Year after Year after Year after Year after Year after Year after Year.
Lance was AWESOME. You know its TRUE. It is a FACT
I think Lance could be regretting not letting George have the yellow jersey for a day in last years TDF. If Lance gave him that present George may be more inclined to keep quietTeamSkyFans said:oh yes, that was the thank you present from lance wasnt it.. maybe he got some of lances very special help
thanks for that.. i was going on fairly old internet reports on something that wasnt that well covered anyway because it wasnt technically banned.. most of it was speculation..edited accordinglyelizab said:I don't think it's correct to say everyone was accused of using actovegin for the 2000 Tour. Frankie rode clean and was reprimanded for not being a strong rider that Tour. I know he wasn't the only one either. I'm being careful with what I say so keep that in mind.
As for his relation with teams being dirty, that would cover the whole humanity.The book also describes the rider's amateur and early professional career.
He earned his nickname "El Tiburon" due to his looks and to the sport he was good at apart from cycling, swimming. Peña was 7th in the 100 meter freestyle Pan American swimming championships for juniors in 1991