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The Spanish Omertà Cracks? (Rodriguez)

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Love the scenery said:
Translation: Yes, I doped, but now I'm retiring and I don't think I'll ever be caught at this point.

Rather does he leave it up as an option that he COULD be indirect involved in an affair. For example if Freire worked with team A during his first WC-campaign in Italy and that this team later hired Doctor B than they (the media) will write: "Team A who has been working with World Champion Oscar Freire". THEN Freire will be linked to a murky affair wheter he likes it or not. Guilt by association anyone? The cycling world isnt big enough for any rider to hide.

Translation: if people keep looking at the past, I might get busted. You shouldn't believe drug tests anyway, if anything is found in my urine it's a lie.

This is the standard, PR-scripted, answer entitled to the broader peloton and not simply Freire. I suppose it is conducted not to uphold Omertá as it is to save the sports image in the publics eye. While "looking to the future" they are sending the message that it gives hope, restores faith and so on.

The riders are in a very shallow situation here since they probably dont dare say too much. Besides, those who REALLY should say something is the sponsors, DS, technical staffs and them holding the cash. These are probably more guilty then the riders working for them.

Translation: I love Omertà.

He is damn right on what he says here though. Pointing out these hypocrities in the peloton pretending they are clean when home and blaming Johny Foreigner for the troubles in the world (and cycling) but when the ships are down, we all have seen whats happened.
 

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Another clownery.with a sense of accomplishment, real omertà has a rest somewhere in Goa right now and the last it thinks about is cracking... :p :(
 
Dear Wiggo said:
I was under the impression Omerta was hiding things from people. Here JRod, the most successful rider this year, says he never doped, and the peloton is all clean now, that USADA etc is all in the past.

To me, this sounds like a reinforcement of omerta, not a breaking of same.

Perhaps my definition of omerta is wrong? I am willing to be corrected.

I must have missed where he actually said this or even implied it. I think you are creating drama that doesn't exist for your own entertainment.
 
Willy_Voet said:
Recent history suggests he's clean. His first WC win definitely was not. Go back and read his excuse as to why he won.

I'll paraphrase: "I don't really need that much training/racing to win"

The story of Freire's career is that he doesn't need the typical amount of training/racing to reach his peak form. That has always been the case and not just in his own personal opinion.
 
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Angliru said:
I must have missed where he actually said this or even implied it. I think you are creating drama that doesn't exist for your own entertainment.

"This sport has a past," Rodríguez admitted. "That is also the reason why there are now so many anti-doping rules... We, the riders of today, are the real losers. We lose sponsors, money, credibility and love of the people. Let us also look ahead.

If this block of text right here doesn't say,

this is in the past, there's lots of anti-doping rules now unlike before, we are the losers coz we're clean and we're losing credibility, people love, sponsors and money
, then I don't know what else he could be saying.

He's certainly not saying, "we're all doping still, so it makes sense that everyone is leaving us".

Is he?
 
Dear Wiggo said:
If this block of text right here doesn't say,

, then I don't know what else he could be saying.

He's certainly not saying, "we're all doping still, so it makes sense that everyone is leaving us".

Is he?

The quote as it appears in the cn article is: "We lose sponsors, money, credibility and love of the people." Where does your version come from? Is cn's version abbreviated?
 
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Angliru said:
The quote as it appears in the cn article is: "We lose sponsors, money, credibility and love of the people." Where does your version come from? Is cn's version abbreviated?

The quote as it appears on CN is

"This sport has a past," Rodríguez admitted. "That is also the reason why there are now so many anti-doping rules... We, the riders of today, are the real losers. We lose sponsors, money, credibility and love of the people. Let us also look ahead.
 
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schralp said:
You know the current doping times in cycling are rough when people start connotatively analyzing a translated interview :confused:

How much more so when people join specifically to comment on the people analyzing translated interviews for their second ever post.

Irony.