- Aug 13, 2009
kurtinsc said:Yep... probably is a lie... if you believe Ferrari's statement.
Of course... if you believe his statement then you also think he never told anyone to use an illegal substance... which is pretty hard to swallow as well.
So we get into saying part of it is credible and part isn't... which isn't exactly safe ground to build any kind of argument on.
He's lying about not working with Lance now... but he was telling the truth about working with him until 2005... but he was lying about not providing doping regimines... but he was not lying when he says he's got 10 cyclists under his training now... but he was not lying when he said Vino was a client until 2007... but he is lying when he says he's not helping Vino now...
That's the problem with basing an argument on a non-credible source... and it's also the problem with trying to use the fact the source is not credible as proof he must be lying. It's VERY hard to have it both ways.
I base it on more then what Ferrari said. According to Dan Coyle, who followed Armstrong for a season for his book "Lance Armstrong's War" , Ferrari continued to work with Armstrong after the Press release. He even stayed at the hotel around the corner from Armstrong's house in Girona. Ferrari was also spotted with Armstrong, and Levi, at a remote Parador on the Teide climb in the Carnaries.
Of course the press release said that the team was also cutting ties with him...that didn't stop Tommy D and Popo from working with him.