UCI screws Astana

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There are several trainers currentrly in Astana, and is the Kazajian part wich smells bad.

It would be a pity that the part is doing things legally pay for the other, but is the team who must clean themselves, UCI cant do that.

it is a pity there is still some people thinking in the past way...
 
thehog said:
I've checked the UCI policy document and it appears you're not allowed to have a long surname and it can't be euro sounding.

Kreuziger, he has to go down, surname too long.
Vinokourov, too long, ban him.
Iglingsky x 2, way too long, ban them.
Rogers? Short, he gets a pass.
Impey? Short name, non-Euro, pass.
Froome? Short he can take prednisone.
JTL? Short name but hang on, Tiernan-Locke, that's Euro sounding and long, 2 year ban.
Ulissi needs to change his name to Rogers. Or ride for an Anglo team.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ulissi-to-appear-before-disciplinary-committee-in-december
 
Jul 21, 2012
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thehog said:
Fedosseyev should have shortened his name.
and asked for a TUE.

This is funny stuff. I guess Nibali testing positive would reflect badly on the UCI, so they are taking down all these no names instead.
 
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Jesus H Christ, what the fuk is going on over at Astana, definately seems like there is a tip off and some serious target testing going on. It really seems like its a team doping program, too many positives to be a coincidence.
 
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Cookson did say time was running out...

Urging Vino to come talk to CIRC...

These positives could be tactical measures to get him come talk to CIRC..

Casue if CIRC catches him in a lie they can (independently of course :rolleyes:) ban him up to 8 years on site...

So far, it seems Vino doesn't bite the bait....
 
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All this on top of the tragedy in March when Yerlan Pernebekov died of a stroke, maybe that is coincidental, but that number of cases suggests that the doping isn't an individual choice on this team, does someone have blood on their hands?
 
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I have a suspicion that cheating is a way of life in some Eastern European countries whether it is getting a pilots license, paying taxes, paying bribes, or taking drugs. Any way to get ahead is acceptable. :(
 
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LaFlorecita said:
it is sooo obvious the UCI is out to get Astana. Hopefully they won't start doing the same to Saxo because of Bjarne (and Oleg)
Nothing to worry about there. The UCI loves Oleg and his money.
 
avanti said:
I have a suspicion that cheating is a way of life in some Eastern European countries whether it is getting a pilots license, paying taxes, paying bribes, or taking drugs. Any way to get ahead is acceptable. :(
well that sort of model wouldn't be any different to the Western world.
Anyway, I wouldn't mind Astana getting booted out of the sport, but the process can't stop there. More cleanup is needed afterwards.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
it is sooo obvious the UCI is out to get Astana. Hopefully they won't start doing the same to Saxo because of Bjarne (and Oleg)
It's kinda like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Cookson called Vino and Bjarne out, and Vino is getting hammered. When is it Bjarne's turn? Maybe as Sceptic says there's too much Oleg money floating around?

Does seem incredibly fortuitously coincidental.
 
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For some reason, all these non-negative returns make the UCI look even worse than Astana. Its like they are looking for approval from the public to refuse the WT license.
 
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