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  • Make time to read that, because it is bloody brilliant.

  • i have read most of it before somewhere...

  • Interesting read

  • i have read most of it before somewhere...

    I think it is a recent interview (since his NYT op-ed a few weeks back). Or you mean it is deja vu, as just repeating what most already know?

  • ^That is the full interview transcript that was basis of Bicycling article earlier in the week

  • And the German anti-doping body has asked for files on Kloden and others re. blood doping

  • I think it is a recent interview (since his NYT op-ed a few weeks back). Or you mean it is deja vu, as just repeating what most already know?

    ^That is the full interview transcript that was basis of Bicycling article earlier in the week
    that's it

  • This makes me confused, and if I understand correctly, angry.

    I've been pretty agnostic about LA, I find it hard not to be inspired and captivated by his charisma and achievements (assuming he is clean), and although I don't know all of the details I've never thought that any of the pieces of evidence against him were conclusive on their own. However there is no smoke without fire and the weight of the combined accusations are hard to ignore.

    Now in this latest twist have I got things strait? USADA say Lance doped, Lance says he didn't. USADA amass a portfolio of evidence which looks at the decades of evidence as an entire package and includes statements from a large number of LA's former team mates. Rather than fight the charges, LA fights to stop the case being heard. On losing this appeal LA falls in mock martyrdom on his sword and says "I maintain I did not dope but I have been worn down by an unfair and unjust campaign against me. Rather than hear my name further besmirched in court I will reluctantly accept any punishment although I will not accept either the legitimacy of the court or the implication of guilt" [my words]. To me if you are innocent then fight... let the evidence be heard and then present your own stronger evidence to the contrary - after all if you are innocent you must have evidence of the fact, no?? This twisting and turning allows LA and his followers to continue to protest his innocence while absolving them of the necessity to present any evidence to support their claim.

    To me these appear like the actions of a guilty man trying to deflect and wriggle out of accusations. The actions of a pernicious snake.

    PLEASE! Fuck off out of the sport(s) I love, you malicious C*NT.

  • The result would be the same for him either way - he knows he'd lose all his titles, and be 'banned'. The only difference is this way he can hide behind the fact that he was never tried and that he won't have to his dirty laundry aired in public.

    There will always be a pocket of hardcore supporters (idiots) who believe he's been wronged as it stands, but the fact that he won't have the facts and figures of how, when and why he doped trawled through will probably mean he won't be vilified by the press and the public to the same extent. Or, crucially, over a long period of time.

    It's sad really, for the sport that there is now a huge seven year question mark over the sports calendar fulcrum and also for those (few) riders who were racing clean at the time - I think it was hippy who tweeted this morning that the 5 riders who finished above Cadel in the 2005 Tour have all been sanctioned for doping, that must be incredibly difficult for him to deal with. At least he got to win it once, clean.

  • Elvis lives.

  • Elvis lives.

    And takes EPO

  • Anybody know where I can buy some of this dope that makes you faster and stronger that everybody is banging on about?

  • www.viagra.com

  • Anybody know where I can buy some of this dope that makes you faster and stronger that everybody is banging on about?

    livestrong.org/

  • www.viagra.com

    Viagra might become banned soon.

    There is some evidence that it might improve cardio performance at altitude.

    I used to take it when mountaineering over 4000m to counter the effects of altitude sickness (I get it bad). It helps blood vessels in your lungs to expand as well as the expected area... There is also some evidence that it slows the onset of frost bite and reduces symptoms of Reynauds Syndrome.

    Back to doping...some studies have found cyclists who take viagra when riding at altitude. The debate as to whether it should be banned is ongoing.

    Boners in lycra. This is never going to be a good thing.

  • Wouldn't worry about the boners -with all the steroids they've taken it should be about the same as trying to hide an uncooked grain of rice. Bruyneel is such a massive prick that no-one will look past him anyway.

  • I used to take it when mountaineering over 4000m to counter the effects of altitude sickness (I get it bad). It helps blood vessels in your lungs to expand as well as the expected area... There is also some evidence that it slows the onset of frost bite and reduces symptoms of Reynauds Syndrome.

    and if you get trapped on the mountain (a la that film alive) and have to eat each other there's more meat to go round.

  • There are few more disturbing experiences than bunking with 30 drunk and tumescent german mountaineers in the Hornli Hut. I can tell you that for free.

  • you do have a purty mouth

  • Boners in lycra. This is never going to be a good thing.

    ftfy

  • I think the testing bodies should just have to accept that their testing at the time was not good enough and leave it at that.
    Why concentrate on Armstrong, why not concentrate on every single cyclist and why just go back 10 or so years, let's see if we can get any evidence against the great of the 60's, 70' and 80's as there were most probably some suspect activities or is that too far back (who would decide) and is it not as sensationalist.

  • There is no test for blood transfusions genius.

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