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    Millar: UCI should own up to cycling

    ...the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation into Lance Armstrong is the “best thing for cycling."

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    Default Re: It's Millar Time atmo -

    Yes atmo!
    Millar earns (back) some of my respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Millar
    And let’s face it, Paul’s been the strongest voice in anti-doping in the sport for twenty years and nobody would listen to him. Now everybody is talking about it and everybody’s with him, and now he’s the one guy getting persecuted by the UCI. That’s a bit of a strange thing.
    McQuaid Reluctant To Elaborate On Kimmage Case | Cyclingnews.com

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    Just for everyone's info;

    Paul Kimmage joined twitter this morning. @paulkimmage

    David Walsh is spearheading an effort to raise funds for Kimmage's legal defence. As of last night they were over $7500. @davidwalshST

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    I heart David Millar

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    I've just about finished reading the Tyler book and it doesn't look good for Lance. If he hadn't been such an ass during his cycling career, the situation might be different. Emotions are high on both sides, I believe most of what Tyler wrote, it's all plausible. Lance has made such a huge investment in his image, he has everything to lose. David Millar is setting the example for the peloton, he has my respect. I'm a fat middle aged rider who needs to get back into shape, maybe I'll throw some business Tyler's way.
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    Millar made mistakes, but he seems to get it now. Not sure the same can be said for everyone,
    and I don't know what more we can expect from the guys who doped then to demonstrate they
    'effed up and have taken the consequences. It's better to be reformed than to continue to deny
    what happened, even at the risk of being labelled sanctimonious.

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    I've been extremely hard on David and I think considering his past at Cofidis he didn't deserve a second chance, but he gained back a lot of my respect with these moves.

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    These UCI effers are hopeless.

    That Verbruggen press conference is almost laughable.

    Having said that, no one is putting up their hand and calling for a vote of no confidence to get rid of them and usher in new management.

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    There's a whole world of people who are in denial, but this isn't going to stop. Who in their right mind wouldn't be asking themselves, "what's happening right now at the worlds?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    These UCI effers are hopeless.

    That Verbruggen press conference is almost laughable.

    Having said that, no one is putting up their hand and calling for a vote of no confidence to get rid of them and usher in new management.
    Bureacracies exist primarily to perpetuate their existence. What controlling authority would/could dismantle the UCI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chancerider View Post
    Bureacracies exist primarily to perpetuate their existence. What controlling authority would/could dismantle the UCI?
    Me and eight pals from my block in Bayonne atmo.
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    ready for a reenactment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I'm a fat middle aged rider who needs to get back into shape, maybe I'll throw some business Tyler's way.
    Me too. I'll give you some free advice.
    1. Drink less beer.
    2. Eat less food.
    3. Ride more bike.

    I need to follow my own advice.

    As to the whole situation, yes. David Millar faced his crimes and accusers like a man. There should be more men like David Millar. He didn't hide behind a wall of lawyers, smoke and mirrors and corporate-speak when confronted with overwhelming evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Me too. I'll give you some free advice.
    1. Drink less beer.
    2. Eat less food.
    3. Ride more bike.

    ......
    Isn't there an easier way?

    Those are hard you know.

    I need to follow that advice too, badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post

    As to the whole situation, yes. David Millar faced his crimes and accusers like a man. There should be more men like David Millar. He didn't hide behind a wall of lawyers, smoke and mirrors and corporate-speak when confronted with overwhelming evidence.
    What I think is interesting is how the context of the situation has shifted, at least I think it has.
    The level of discussion used to be at "he never would have admitted anything if he wasn't caught".
    Of course that's true, and i think that's just human nature.

    It seems we've moved past the black and white, the "few bad apples", the laughable notion that
    riders sneak out of their hotel in the middle of the night to find a 24hr pharmacy to buy a
    testosterone patch.

    Next up, I think, is to move beyond blaming just the riders for all the mess.

    -g

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    Still don't like him, but I can respect him now ....

    The UCI, by contrast ... they are all snorting coke with FIFA (well, the cheap FIFA seats). Nobody beats FIFA and Sepp for corruption

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    I like the Scot. I really do.
    However using him as a "model" of how you should do things on a team that is built on the principal of being a new order of cycling is wrong.
    As someone who still occupies space in the PRO peloton with up and coming riders, he is too close and not that far enough removed IMO to be objective enough to give advice.
    The ultimate slap in the face to me with Millar was his inclusion on the GB team for the Olympics. Team SKY errr GB shouted their position in the fight against doping when they chose to ignore their earlier stance of NOT allowing DM to ride in the games to "hey we got a chance with Cav" and retreated and allowed him a spot.
    "make the break"

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    He may be right once in a while, but Millar is still walking wanking proof that the road from doping to self-serving sanctimony is a profitable one-two punch.
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    he's a rat....a spineless rat who fucked over a lot of people because he wasn't man enough to keep his mouth shut. i will never forgive him. he ruined livelihoods and if he's so repentant he should have quit the sport. he doesn't hate doping- he hates that he got caught and has tried to turn it into something it's not.
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    I think he is angling for a future DS position.

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