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another nail in the coffin

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling' started by beastie, 20 May 2011.

  1. beastie

    beastie Über Member

    Location:
    penrith
    It's not just one nutjob dope cheating american cyclist who has spilled the beans over Armstrong now. Hamilton has gone public on 60 mins. Story on roadcc. More fuel to fire, it,s only a matter of time now.
     
  2. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    No link?
     
  3. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
  4. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    Lance Armstrong has tweeted the 500 tests line.....

    (why Her Nibs had to tell me this at half past five I've no ides.........)
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Bang to rights.

    Most tested athlete bla bla bla...


    ....Hamilton trying to sell a book bla bla bla

    Fess up you cheating twat.
     
  6. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    He seems to confirm what Landis has said too
    "Hamilton says Armstrong told him he did fail a test in 2001 given during the Tour de Suisse, an important event right before the Tour de France, thus backing up Landis's allegations.
    That allegation is under investigation by federal authorities."
    McQuaid must be sweating bricks about this one.
     
  7. Crackle

    Crackle Pah.....

    Location:
    Wirral
    I'm most interested in this failed test allegation because it has the potential to uncover, at the least, intransigence and at the most corruption, at the highest level. Armstrong's goose looks cooked now.
     
  8. philipbh

    philipbh Spectral Cyclist

    Location:
    Out the back
    I was thinking about this again - maybe he is right - if you count the number of self administered tests he has to perform to stay the right side of the line ;)
     
  9. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton

    :biggrin:
     
  10. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty charmless nerk

    Location:
    Lost Highway
    subtle, rich, subtle
     
  11. yello

    yello kiwi fruit

    Location:
    France
    It really does only seem to be a matter of time now doesn't it?

    Like Crackle, I too am interested in the implications for UCI, McQuaid and Verbruggen with regard to the reported Tour de Suiss positive. In fact, I'm now more interested in it than in LA's situation. I came to the conclusion some time ago that Armstrong would go down for something or other (if not doping, then trafficing or fraud or some such), so my interest moved to a wider sphere. I'm wondering what'll happen to Livestrong too.

    I'm guessing Hamilton was one of the people that the FDA/Novitzky spoke to last year, so his allegations are perhaps not new to the investigation.
     
  12. PaulB

    PaulB Veteran

    Location:
    Colne
    David Millar never failed a drugs test, but he was caught bang to rights so Armstrong's 'defence' is on shaky ground given the number of riders and colleagues spitting in that particular brand of soup.
     
  13. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    Surely there's got to be a shake-up at the UCI now? Which is what we've all been waiting for. I mean, are they going to take legal action against Tyler on top of Flandis, or what?
     
  14. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
    Manchester-Ish
    I dont get what Rich is saying [​IMG]
     
  15. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Guru

    Location:
    Da 'Sham
    But Millar, iirc, did admit to using EPO when confronted with the evidence of several months worth of taped phone calls.

    So who has mellow johnny's calls on tape then?

    (and I'm a big post-comeback David Millar fan on the assumption that he is clean)
     
  16. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Oh I wish I could remember to post a link in a reply...
     
  17. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Daphne Ariadne Clingfilm

    Has LA actually ever stated hes never taken drugs?

    His replies always seem to be "never failed a test" - which is a different question entirely.

    Weasel words I know.
     
  18. montage

    montage God Almighty

    Location:
    Bethlehem
    Not sure Hamilton's word counts for much, not that I'm defending Lance or anything, I reckon there is an extremely slim chance he was clean.
     
  19. yello

    yello kiwi fruit

    Location:
    France
    Yes. He's been asked the direct question a number of times and usually replies something along the lines of that he's never taken 'performance enhancing' drugs.

    Maybe he considers EPO to be a cold remedy, who knows.
     
  20. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    AT LAST!

    We can wear our "I Believe Tyler" badges unironically.

    Every cloud, etc.