BigBoat said:To me the UCI has shifted their direction with this move. Its a revealing decision.
this_is_edie said:sorry don't agree, the UCI just sided with Armstrong on the shower debacle so why would do this now for a piddly race?
Something happened to make the UCI enforce the rule, a rule that's been in existence for a while now.
marinoni said:You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who dislikes Armstrong more than me. That said, this decision by the UCI is completely unfair to him, his teammates and the race organizers. They allowed Levi to race Sea Otter and the same sort of thing goes on all the time in Europe without a peep from the UCI. I especially feel bad for the fans. At least to Americans he's by far the biggest name in the sport and a hero to people hit by cancer. Congrats Pat! I never thought someone could make me stick up for Armstrong but you pulled it off! Keep up the good work genius!
Coppi42 said:If that is correct and other Astana leaders have ridden similar races in the USA then for sure it seems to be a very great bias against Armstrong and doing a big discredit to the sporting public.
I am equally a non-Armstrong fan.
A sportsman gets better by competing against the next level up.