AUbicycles wrote:Love the accent on that... won't be hard to detect though - just look for the noisy riders.
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When they show it like that it doesnt look real good. But maybe he should just stop moving his hands about before he attacks just to keep himself safe.
His attacks are bloody brutal though, scary power there somewhere!
Finally, he is gone ........ mind you, he'll still appeal....
How much money does he have for lawyers
CAS bans Spaniard until 1st January, 2012
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has handed Alejandro Valverde a two-year suspension, effective starting January 1, 2010, for his involvement in the OperaciÃ³n Puerto doping scheme.
The court upheld the request of the UCI and World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) against the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC), but also refused to nullify Valverde's results prior to the start of the suspension.
Lets just hope some smart mob get their hands on a blood sample during the tour like they did to Valverde.
The other upside to that is...
The World Champion is also #1 in the world now that Alejandro Valverde has been taken out of the rankings due to his suspension.
1. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing 374
2. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) OmegaPharma-Lotto 294
3. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 268
4. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse dâ€™Epargne 222
5. Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 216
6. Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 206
7. Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 203
8. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 200
9. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Astana 185
Does it seem odd that his suspension starts Jan 1 this year?
Do you mean for the overall TLL ? I thought he was knocked off the podium completely on the final stage and finished 4th ?
Great find Andrew... what until they release the details of what the little assistant is on and how hard little assistant has been partying.
unsure if this has been posted before, but.. the net closes on the hog..
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SBS Cycling Central is reporting
As they have started handing out grand jury subpoenas it got me wondering, why are they not stringing Floyd Landis up from the nearest tree? Yeah I understand they need to get all involved, especially the suppliers in drugs cases, but there has been no mention of his massive public fraud effort or the like. If Lance, George, Tyler etc etc go down for this, how the hell is Landis not US enemy number one?
Lance MAY have cheated his way to 7 tour wins but he hasnt dragged $1 million out of the public to pay for his defence, any money given to livestrong has gone to the right cause. George and the others at worst could only be up for fraud due to drug fueled race wins, yet Landis that as well.
Not that Im either for drug use or US Postal to be able to rule the cycling world, but surely Floyd has to be the first and hardest to get hit?
Thought that this would be of interest - sure Aushiker would have posted it if I didn't.
Prior to the TDF
Sounds like a good answer to me - and really positive to see that the CervÃ©lo TestTeam is pro-actively taking an interest in this and providing information.
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Well thats a surprise... not.
Obviously too early to comment though what gets me is that there is serious competition around the green jersey and if one of them isn't clean it is such an anti-climax.
Now if Petacchi get's done something, what happens to his placings at Le Tour, and the subsequents points that were/should be awarded to different people.
How would that chnage the competition now ?
Dual Tour stage winner Alessandro Petacchi in Italian drug probe
Italian cyclist Alessandro Petacchi did not know he was being investigated for alleged doping practices prior to racing the Tour de France, the rider's lawyer said on Tuesday.
Petacchi, who lost the race's green jersey points competition on stage 16, is reportedly being investigated in Italy for using illegal drugs prior to the event.
Organisers of the world's biggest bike race, which finishes on Sunday, have a tough stance against any riders of team members who are at the centre of investigations into possible drugs use.
However Petacchi's lawyer Virginio Angelini said in a statement issued through his Lampre team here that the Italian sprint star only learned of the probe on July 12.
As a result, Petacchi has been called to a hearing by the Padova prosecutor, but Angelini denied Petacchi knew of the summons before the start of the race.
"The Padova prosecutor invited M. Petacchi on July 12 (and not before the start of the Tour de France as has been claimed in error) to appear at a hearing after the Tour de France to answer questions which are related, and not to the current season," said Angelini.
Italian outfit Lampre, who learned of the summons through the media, said they would support Petacchi while awaiting "further details".
Angelini said Petacchi is "ready to clarify the situation and to supply all the necessary evidence to show that he has nothing to do with this affair".
On Tuesday the ANSA news agency, quoting informed sources, alleged that two banned substances were found at the Lampre rider's home - PFC (Perfluorocarbon), an alternative to the banned blood booster EPO, and human serum albumin.
According to ANSA the inquiry began before Petacchi lined up for the start of this year's Tour, in which he has won two stages. He is also leading the green jersey's points competition with a two-point lead on Norwegian Thor Hushovd.
Beyond Petacchi, the affair is said to centre on two former teammates as well as two other amateur riders.
Petacchi, one of the most successful sprinters of his generation, was suspended for a year after the 2007 Tour of Italy for testing positive for excessive levels of the asthma drug salbutamol.
surely he could be stupid enough to do it again
Fact is credibility is zero of you have been caught before (after denying it).
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