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Riccò Caught Buying Doping Products — to get Strava KOMs
April 30, 2014, 07:55
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The guy was already caught twice in competition and kicked out of pro cycling.

Ricco was banned for 12 years in 2011 after being rushed to hospital apparently following a botched blood transfusion. The controversial Italian climber had been planning to attack a series of records on well known cycling climbs such as Mont Ventoux but is now facing charges of receiving banned substances and dealing in banned substances. Doping is a crime in Italy.According to a report on the Il Tirreno website, Ricco was caught with another local professional on Tuesday afternoon after collecting a bag containing 30 doses of drugs in the car park of an out of town McDonalds, north of Livorno. The two dealers are from Livorno, with one working in a local hospital.

via Report: Riccò Caught Buying Doping Products | Cyclingnews.com.

Going after those climbing records high on EPO… kind of the Tom Danielson of Italy.



This is Vaughters’ story
December 10, 2013, 19:49
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…to explain why a team stacked with old dopers (who all claim to have stopped using just about exactly however many years ago matches the statute of limitations, by zany coincidence) has been so successful while doping is still an acknowledged issue in the sport:

Sponsorship keeps the whole operation going, And once you had that, the doping started to stop, the level came down a little bit and all of a sudden we started winning races.

via Colorado Cyclist Jonathan Vaughters dishes on The Armstrong Lie, doping and Lance.

THEY ARE JUST THAT GOOD FOLKS.

Are you buying that?



Sir Bradley Wiggins said he likes posh voices
December 3, 2013, 22:15
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Sir Bradley Wiggins’ representatives have apologised after Britains most decorated cyclist stunned guests by making a crude joke about a sex act at a charity dinner held for child abuse victims, saying it was “friendly banter” after he was “caught unawares” by the event’s auctioneer Jon Hammond.At the Firecracker Ball in aid of Barnardo’s children’s charity, Hammond approached Wiggins, who had donated a signed shirt for the auction, the cyclist’s face then appeared on a giant video screen as he told the host: “You’ve got a posh voice. I like posh voices. S me off.”

via Sir Bradley Wiggins apologises after shocking guests with crude sex act joke at dinner for childrens charity – Cycling – Sport – The Independent.



Tour de France Haiku: Stage 4

I just now found out
Contador’s on Saxo Bank
Loading his finger



UCI 2013 calendar

All perfectly clean races in a new era of clean, clean racing.

[...]

23-28 Apr 2013 Tour de Romandie (Sui)

4-26 May 2013 Giro d’Italia (Ita)

2-9 Jun 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra)

8-16 Jun 2013 Tour de Suisse (Sui)

29 Jun-21 Jul 2013 Tour de France (Fra)

27 Jul 2013 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (Esp)

27 Jul – 3 Aug 2013 Tour de Pologne (Pol)

12-18 Aug 2013 Eneco Tour (Ita)

24 Aug – 15 Sep 2013 Vuelta a España (Esp)

25 Aug 2013 Vattenfall Cyclassics (Ger)

1 Sep 2013 GP Ouest France – Plouay (Fra)

13 Sep 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Can)

15 Sep 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Can)

5 Oct 2013 Giro di Lombardia (Ita)

9-13 Oct 2013 Tour of Hangzhou (Chn)

16-20 Oct 2013 Tour of Beijing (Chn)

via UCI confirms 2013 WorldTour calendar.



Lance Armstrong wants to race triathlons, Vaughters reaches seventh level of weaseldom

He’s one of those triathlon guys when it’s all said and done.

…In the end, no matter how much Tygart and Armstrong had fought each other, they still needed each other. Armstrong, 41, would like to resume competing in triathlons and running events that are sanctioned by organizations that follow the World Anti-Doping Code. Tygart wants to know how Armstrong so skillfully eluded testing positive for banned drugs for nearly a decade.

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“I think it’s very valuable to them to know exactly how Lance avoided getting caught and how tests were evaded,” said Jonathan Vaughters, a former Armstrong teammate, a vocal antidoping proponent and a current co-owner of the Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team. “They need someone on the inside to tell them how it was done, and not just anyone on the inside, someone on the inside who was very influential. Someone like Lance.”

via What Would Lance Armstrong and Usada Gain With Confession? – NYTimes.com.

Bunk-owski. Tygart knows exactly how Armstrong dunnit, because the other guys who had also “eluded positive tests for nearly a decade” testified all about it. And those guys are on Vaughters’ team. He reaches the seventh level of weasel in his quote above.

(After 6-month suspensions those fellas will be back racing and cashing in on their doping by next season. But of course, they all decided at exactly the same time not to do it any more, and race totes clean now. ALL CLEAN NOW. Go home.)

When reading or listening to Vaughters it’s important to keep in mind some things: THE SAME PEOPLE



Good Quote

“The two Liquigas guys were screwing around the whole day, that was the most frustrating part,” Lewis told Cyclingnews. “The rest of us were rolling around good together. Fortunately we dropped the guys we wanted to and then, unfortunately, Nibali came back, so that was frustrating, but we still managed to keep it fairly fast. We hung on for as long was we could, but spending all day out there at this altitude, always uphill and there was a lot of wind, it really takes it out of you, especially after yesterday.” (Craig Lewis)

But it was all for nothin’ as the peloton swept past on the final hill.

The two-pass Stage 3 tomorrow. Lot of hunger in this race right now.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/usa-pro-cycling-challenge-2012/stage-2/results




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