Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


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.



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.

[...]

“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




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