Doping git thread

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by rich p, 10 Sep 2014.

  1. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

  2. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    Sponsored person endorses sponsor's product ...
     
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  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I think a good test is if the team feel happy to talk about what they are doing.

    I never heard any team say "Yeah, we dose our riders with as much Tramadol as we can. They can't feel any pain so they can do what they otherwise wouldn't be able to do. No problem, it isn't banned" so that suggests that they realised it was dodgy, even when legal. (It was finally banned in March this year, but in 2017 4.4% of all doping tests showed the presence of it.)
     
  4. OP
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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  5. OP
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Floyd Landis is a nobhead. He may be hard done by having to change the team name at the T of Utah but I honestly don't care.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/floyd-landis-tour-of-utah-demand-that-team-change-name-was-personal/

    "I was back in Utah in 2009, I think, and I stayed with Greg Miller and his family," Landis said. "From what I understand he's told people, 'Floyd looked me in the eye and told me he didn't dope.' So maybe he's still bitter about that. But if that's the type of thing that gets you worked up, maybe cycling isn't the sport for you."

    If you're a proven liar, computer hacker, cheating bastard, taker of public money under false pretences...

    ...then maybe cycling isn't the sport for you. farking hypocrite.
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    How the heck in Floyd still in the sport to start with ?
     
  7. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Served his ban and no "fit and proper person" test on team ownership when granting licences, I think.
     
  8. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Owns a cannabis farm aswell, which allways helps with the freebies.
     
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  9. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Another banned.
    https://www.uci.org/press-release/uci-statement-on-alessandro-petacchi
     
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  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

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  11. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    And any credibility he had
     
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  12. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Was he still making any appearance money from UCIWT Gran Fondos and the like? Might as well stop that.

    I see he quit (so he wasn't questioned by other reporters at the Giro?) rather than RAI actually fire him. RAI Sport's boss reportedly still backed him. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pet...uci-accuse-him-of-potential-doping-violation/

    Are RAI part of the problem, or is it right they wait for a ruling?
     
  13. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Innocent till proven guilty or feck it he's good for ratings ?
     
  14. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    Of that generation of dopers Landis is by far the most entertaining.

    He bonkers.
     
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