Ferminal said:What about Astana's bus being searched last year?
Publicus said:I think it is important to remember that 8 out of 9 of the 2009 Astana TdF team are now Radio Shack riders, along with substantially all of the management and operations folks.
Ferminal said:Which is why I mentioned it in this topic.
Doing a hotel will prove no different to doing the bus last year.
Beech Mtn said:What will be interesting is seeing how many tantrums Big Tex throws if he's constantly hounded by police and a media scrum. His ToLux displays will pale in comparison.
python said:the police shall be watching and searching not so much the hotel rooms of the shack riders and personnel but the ‘visitor’ accommodations and belongings.
as we know so well from the other busts, those visitors travel from afar to bring ’gifts and refreshments’ and tend to rent flats adjacent to the hotels the riders stay in.
only one 30-minute visit to the 'friend’s flat', could win the tour.
filipo said:Surely she couldn't have been staying in the same room as him. Did she have a separate room? I've always wondered what she saw, and whether -- if she did see anything QUOTE]
Didn't Floyd say they kept blood frozen in that fridge in the Verona house? Didn't he say that LA asked him to stop by to make sure they didn't defrost or something?
It would seem to me that even in a big *** Sub Zero ahalf dozen blood bags might stickout a bit in next to some ice cubes.
As for will they search the RS hotel, not sure.
online-rider said:I had my room tipped over by the French Police once when I was working a holiday job in a hotel in the French Alps. And I say 'tipped' because they literally tipped it over, like emptied my waste bin and wardrobe contents all onto the floor, kicked my stuff around. The French police are absoloute dogs IMO. Well in the Rhone-Alpes anyway. I wouldnt like to have them tipping over my team bus. When they were done with my room they just laughed at me and said : "Haha clean up your room"
filipo said:You know, I always wondered about Lance's breakup with Sheryl Crow. There she was, by his side, all during the 2004 Tour. Surely she couldn't have been staying in the same room as him. Did she have a separate room? I've always wondered what she saw, and whether -- if she did see anything -- that had any influence on the breakup.
Anyway, I think the police will search Shack, Saxo and Astana rooms and/or buses, but I'm hoping there'll be a big Giro-style hotel raid with riders jumping out windows. Regardless, nothing will come of it except a small gang of third-tier riders will get suspended sentences after a years-long judicial process.
goober said:Or, maybe Lance will 'tweet AC's whereabouts during one of his 30 minute excursions to get re-charged