Reverse psychology?Cloxxki said:He would have preferred to have been a star, made lots of money, and then be in the same situation as his old team mates. That's borderline offensive, and doesn't exactly send a good signal to the next generation of cyclists. Jealous of the Schlecks and their choices?
I think what he meant to say was "I never tested positive".Benoit Joachim (2 years) – Caught using nandrolone. As a reader pointed out, "his federation let him off with the ridiculous excuse that too much time had passed between the A and B sample testing.
Indeed, it (still) pays to dope in the peloton. There are lots of EPO and blood dopers hanging around today and they are making $$'s.Cloxxki said:http://www.nusport.nl/wielrennen/2954587/helaas-nooit-doping-gebruikt.html
Was this posted?
Agreed. He's speaking honestly* - and in doing so makes himself a unique figure in the pro peloton. Listen to the man! He's telling it like it is.Dazed and Confused said:Indeed, it (still) pays to dope in the peloton. There are lots of EPO and blood dopers hanging around today and they are making $$'s.
Don't think his statement is offensive at all. Close to the truth. If given a 2nd chance (going back), Mr Joachim would be first in line for the needle. Big house and boat would follow.
ToreBear said:8 consecutive years on USPS?!
Looking forward to the English translation of his article.
I tend to look for indications that people were clean. But with him:
I'm gonna need a ****load of happy pills and an overdose of devils advocate injections before I can even start to contemplate him being clean.
Apparently it is cowardly to tell the truth and courageous to lie. Thus is the way in the parallel world of pro cycling.Maxiton said:OMG. I should have my coffee before posting.
He did test positive. For nandrolone (steroids). His national fed let him off with a lame excuse that I don't recall. I think it was something to do with the time between when the A and B samples were tested.Hugh Januss said:I think what he meant to say was "I never tested positive".
Instead of patting himself on the back for keeping clean (according to him), he goes on to say he should've doped. Obviously it would have been for the money. So if it was for money why he didn't do it? He claims he didn't do it for economic reasons, health, and the third was afraid of having a positive test.frenchfry said:He might have a point for Hincapie and Leipheimer. Cowards.
Ferrari Program > Local Trash Doctor leftovers > No DopingMaxiton said:Agreed. He's speaking honestly* - and in doing so makes himself a unique figure in the pro peloton. Listen to the man! He's telling it like it is.
Ops. Sorry.Maxiton said:OMG. I should have my coffee before posting.
You just have to have the right translator to understand some of these guys. This makes it easy:Dear teammates and creditors:
In the wake of recent events in the world of cycling, I can no longer hide my past. I admit to doping with EPO, blood transfusions, cortisone, testosterone, Clenbuterol, Actovegin, rhinoceros horn, and PCP. I wanted to use these products because I felt I had to in order to keep up. I took these products between February 1996 and December 2007.
I don't care what anyone thinks about my actions and I hope that my confession can help bring positive change to the sport that we all love so much.
I regret the introduction of the blood passport. My Palmares shows just how much I and my creditors have suffered as a result of this.
+1. He's smart enough to understand the implications of the system. The objective to elite bike racing is to win and not test positive. He sounds as if he is speaking from that perspective and regretting his choices when he was in the peloton. Only later did he realize that no one was going positive under Ferrari's care. Hence, the regret.hrotha said:I don't believe for a second he never doped, but at least regarding Ferrari he's more honest than most USADA witnesses.