Page 13 of 20 FirstFirst ... 34567891011121314151617181920 LastLast
Results 241 to 260 of 383

Thread: The First Shoe Just Dropped

  1. #241
    PGSmith is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    292

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Michelle Ferrari, Pepe Marti and Luis Garcia del Moral receive lifetime bans

    This is an interesting development. Maybe they didn't have any reason to be involved in sport at this point, so they decided to save themselves the trouble/expense of challenging. On the other hand, Ferrari hasn't let his Italian ban slow him down. This might be away of avoiding the expense of a challenge, while continuing as though nothing has happened.

  2. #242
    jitahs is offline VSalonista "I don't hate fat people"
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Oakland Ca
    Posts
    3,231

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Clutch View Post
    Michelle Ferrari, Pepe Marti and Luis Garcia del Moral receive lifetime bans



    This is an interesting development. Maybe they didn't have any reason to be involved in sport at this point, so they decided to save themselves the trouble/expense of challenging. On the other hand, Ferrari hasn't let his Italian ban slow him down. This might be away of avoiding the expense of a challenge, while continuing as though nothing has happened.
    Making a ruling based on the non-contestation of the charges facing them, the US Anti-Doping Agency has applied a lifetime ban on the controversial doctor Michelle Ferrari, blocking him from ‘participating in any activity or competition organized by any signatory to the [WADA] Code or any member of any signatory.’

    Read more: Michelle Ferrari, Pepe Marti and Luis Garcia del Moral receive lifetime bans

    This is entirely ceremonial. Ferrari doesn't "participate" in anything other than existing in Tenerife, where the pros come to him. At a main hotel they drop his name to get a 10% discount, so says the internet.
    "Old and standing in the way of progress"

  3. #243
    j44ke's Avatar
    j44ke is online now VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    5,199

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by chasea View Post
    So, the ten cyclists not named? Guesses?
    Floyd
    Tyler
    George
    CVV
    Vaughters
    DZ
    Frankie
    Mrs Frankie
    ?
    ?
    Bob Roll

  4. #244
    Chance Legstrong's Avatar
    Chance Legstrong is offline VSalon Podium Boy
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    City of Big Shoulders
    Posts
    6,823

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Bob Roll
    training camp enabler
    "make the break"

  5. #245
    chasea is offline 4KClub
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Posts
    4,938

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    What year did they biological passport start up? Before it, would doping have been a year round, even in the off season thing? Would be interesting, given the implications of a UCI cover up, to see where Tex stood on the UCI's scale-of-1-to- 10 susspicion list.
    Got some cash
    Bought some wheels
    Took it out
    'Cross the fields
    Lost Control
    Hit a wall
    But we're alright

  6. #246
    e-RICHIE's Avatar
    e-RICHIE is offline Administrator

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    self-absorbed
    Posts
    13,286

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis
    Barzini is dead. So is Phillip Tattaglia. Moe Greene. Stracci. Cuneo. Ferrari. Marti. del Moral. Today I settled all family business so don't tell me that you're innocent atmo.




  7. #247
    Honus's Avatar
    Honus is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Boulder County, Colorado
    Posts
    362

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    That athletes and actors are generally poor choices for heros and role models and they should look elsewhere for heros.
    As Dean Kamen said "We are what we celebrate."

  8. #248
    King Of Dirk is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    323

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    “If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.”
    ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

  9. #249
    BBB's Avatar
    BBB
    BBB is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    734

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke

    The best threat is the death penalty. You dope once and you are gone for the rest of your life. It isn't like cycling is going to run out of riders. But like I said, cycling is entertainment, so a death penalty would only work as long as you weren't kicking a star like Cadel Evans out of the sport. The television sets would go out all across Australia if something like that happened. So the yin and yang of drugs testing vs. entertainment almost assures that cheaters will prosper or at least linger long enough that others will decide the rules are fungible if not beatable. I mean, look at David Millar. He's a doper. But he's also popular. Popular enough that the British Olympic team changed its "get tough" rules on doping to allow him to compete. Yay. Oh well.
    The British Olympic team had its get tough rules changed for it by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and not because David Millar was popular.

  10. #250
    j44ke's Avatar
    j44ke is online now VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    5,199

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    The British Olympic team had its get tough rules changed for it by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and not because David Millar was popular.
    Well, then that's a bad example, but my point still stands. Thanks for the correction.

  11. #251
    BBB's Avatar
    BBB
    BBB is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    734

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    I'm loving the Godfather references...

    Armstrong spending time in Sicily to escape the heat following the death of a team mate...picks up with a girl who doesn't look like his Mum...before the anti-doping Police blow her up...has a clandestine conversation with the heads in Italy ("all will be forgiven if you come back and ride the Giro")...

  12. #252
    Frankwurst is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    140

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by Honus View Post
    As Dean Kamen said "We are what we celebrate."
    That makes me a comfortable chair on my dock with a cocktail not the least bit concerned about to much of anything. Dean Kamen knows his shit.

  13. #253
    blasdelf is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,667

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped


  14. #254
    mainemike's Avatar
    mainemike is online now VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    midcoast Maine
    Posts
    1,939

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    you're not the lord of the flies

  15. #255
    72gmc's Avatar
    72gmc is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    3,013

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    a one bike believer

  16. #256
    GJsquare's Avatar
    GJsquare is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Miami, Florida (USA)
    Posts
    60

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Its amazing that lance still finds people to come out and write sh!t in his defense (i.e. Outside mag article). If they in fact have 10 former teammates that came forward, no amount of shadow boxing gets him out of it. Not even Pat McQuaid forgetting the rules now. Its a club, you broke the rules, you are out. That's it. Case closed.

  17. #257
    christian's Avatar
    christian is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chappaqua, NY
    Posts
    2,709

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by mainemike View Post
    I think this is a great and interesting article, but I think it glosses over the fact that to race a bicycle, you need a UCI license, for which you pay. And when you pay for that license, you agree to the UCI rules, which includes anti-doping jurisdiction by WADA. I think it's hard to argue failure to follow due process when you yourself have agreed to the rules.

  18. #258
    Mike Marley's Avatar
    Mike Marley is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    iNDiana
    Posts
    519

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by mainemike View Post

    "But imagine that this isn’t about Armstrong, or even about athletes."
    no thanks

  19. #259
    echelon_john is offline VSalonistas
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    987

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    This just in. If true, I suspect it indicates the USADA is pretty damn sure they have damning evidence.

    Armstrong attorney: Lance gets 30-day extension on whether to pursue arbitration with USADA - The Washington Post

  20. #260
    GrantM's Avatar
    GrantM is online now VSalonista

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckistan
    Posts
    9,444

    Default Re: The First Shoe Just Dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by echelon_john View Post
    This just in. If true, I suspect it indicates the USADA is pretty damn sure they have damning evidence.

    Armstrong attorney: Lance gets 30-day extension on whether to pursue arbitration with USADA - The Washington Post
    Just once, i'd like to read in a mainstream news story, right beside where they repeat that
    Lance "has never failed a drug test" that there is no test for autologous blood transfusions
    of which he is being accused.

    -g

Similar Threads

  1. THIS is a cycling shoe
    By merckxman in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03-21-2012, 04:38 PM
  2. Shoe Rehab
    By chasea in forum The Art of Wardrobe
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-29-2011, 03:34 PM
  3. Oxford (the shoe)
    By cody.wms in forum The Art of Wardrobe
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-29-2011, 09:13 PM
  4. A little bit of awesomeness dropped into my life
    By Ben in forum The Art of Wardrobe
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-26-2011, 05:34 PM
  5. pegoretti - dropped top tube explanation
    By pdmtong in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-19-2010, 01:03 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •