Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Talking is the Operative Term
May 18, 2013, 13:05
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Via Velonews: Armstrong, Vaughters talking about moving cycling forward.

uh huh

Moving cycling forward? Or, with their mutual everybody-quit-doping-in-2006 tall tale, consigning a new generation of young riders to the hell of having to take all the latest products and lie about it?

liked both of these guys a lot more when they were pedaling more and talking less.



Carmichael into the meat grinder

Took em long enough.

Strock, who was 17 in 1990, said later he was given pills and injections daily and told they were “vitamins.”

After a race in Washington in 1990, Wenzel took Strock to Carmichael’s motel room, according to the book “From Lance to Landis” by David Walsh, where Carmichael  appeared with a hard-sided briefcase.

“Inside were pills, ampoules and syringes. Selecting an ampoule and syringe, Carmichael inserted the needle into the ampoule, drew some liquid and injected Strock in the upper part of the buttocks,” Walsh wrote. Strock said he was told the injection was “extract of cortisone” — a substance that does not exist.

Stock later saw Carmichael at other races with the briefcase, Walsh wrote.

In 2000, Strock and Kaiter sued USA Cycling in Colorado, claiming the drugs had ruined their health. Latta brought a similar suit in Oregon.

USA Cycling in 2006 paid Strock and Kaiter $250,000 each, according to Walsh.

Carmichael kept his name out of the lawsuit, according to Walsh, by paying Strock an amount believed to be $20,000.

“Carmichael agreed to settle very quickly,” Wenzel told a Danish newspaper in 2006. “In hindsight that was probably a smart idea.”

via Questions remain about doping ties to Armstrong's coach | carmichael, armstrong, coach – Colorado Springs Gazette, CO.

What’s more evil than a coach injecting a kid athlete with some illicit rocket fuel and lying to him about what’s in the syringe?

Kudos to Dave Phillips at CS Gazette for getting into Carmichael’s junk stack.



The Landis whistleblower lawsuit

Is here IN ALL ITS GLORY (google docs pdf).

Taking blood out, putting blood back in, hidden refrigerators, ball patches, the whole nine yards.

Of course Floyd prior to singing like the canary had been telling everyone how clean he was, begging us to believe he was railroaded by the lab, and asking for money from his loyal fans for his defense. The Floyd Fairness Fund. And wrote a book called Positively False. Now he stands to make a boatload of cash as a Relator in a fed whistleblower case.

The allegations are probably true, and I maintain that Floyd’s win in the Tour was one of the greatest of all time, illicit though it was, but Floyd is roughly as credible as a goose poop.



Millar is concerned about Armstrong’s Oprah interview

And Vaughters, TD, Levi, etc. All very concerned. I would be too. What if LA blows the lid off this “we all decided to quit doping and race clean in 2006″ nonsense? Could be trouble in the tangled web.

“My biggest concern is that it will be completely stage-managed, that he will just be ‘given the ball,’ and that it will all be about his emotions rather than concentrating on exactly what he did wrong,” said Millar.

via Millar leery of ‘stage-managed’ Armstrong interview with Winfrey.

When reading about supposed new leafs turned it’s important to keep in mind some things: THE SAME PEOPLE




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