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Dick Pound going...

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by andy_wrx, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. ...but not without another passing shot at Puerto, saying that not only cyclists were involved
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/7095568.stm

    He's upset a lot of people, but I think he did a lot of 'say it like it is' and certainly wasn't anti-cycling
     
  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I've never had a problem with him.

    Some of the comments about him from within cycling sounded more like paranoia or attempts at trying to be rid of him, than any reasoned retort to his allegations.

    I hope the next incumbent in the job is just as aggressive. The pressure mustn't be relinquished on cycling or the rest of sport.

    * * *
    As an aside, I think I would have stuck with 'Richard'.
     
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I've never had a problem with him.

    Some of the comments about him from within cycling sounded more like paranoia or attempts at trying to be rid of him, than any reasoned retort to his allegations.

    I hope the next incumbent in the job is just as aggressive. The pressure mustn't be relinquished on cycling or the rest of sport.

    * * *
    As an aside, I think I would have stuck with 'Richard'.
     
  4. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    He has a point. Why are only the cyclists being villified by Puerto? Professional cycling will go through some difficult times in the next couple of years with reduced sponsorship, but I think the sport will ultimately be better for it.

    Interesting that no one has looked at the exceptional performance that suggested giving birth to child can increase your performance.
     
  5. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    He has a point. Why are only the cyclists being villified by Puerto? Professional cycling will go through some difficult times in the next couple of years with reduced sponsorship, but I think the sport will ultimately be better for it.

    Interesting that no one has looked at the exceptional performance that suggested giving birth to child can increase your performance.
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Sure the fello's not a porno star ;)
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Sure the fello's not a porno star ;)
     
  8. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I always thought Dick Pound was a euphimism...
     
  9. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I always thought Dick Pound was a euphimism...
     
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Yeah, like Bangkok! ;)
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Yeah, like Bangkok! ;)
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales

    Tim, I think that the 'Dick' Pound is about right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales

    Tim, I think that the 'Dick' Pound is about right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    It looks like getting messy. The preferred candidate(French I think) dropped out when the Anzacs put up a competitor saying that he suspected an anglophile conspiracy. Now the Europeans have refused to back the Aussie so there looks like being no universal support or equanimity. The consequence is that the anti-drug fight may be diluted. Not good news.