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Rasmussen back in action

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by DP, 19 Aug 2007.

  1. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Everybody's favourite TDF non-winner was back in action yesterday in a local (to me at least) crit.

    Check out the rather tasteful kit.

    http://tinyurl.com/yra349 :blush:
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Do you think he's trying to make some sort of statement?
  3. OP

    DP Chasse patate

    I think there's a possiblity that might just be the case.
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    The man is a wally, IMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Please tell me he came last after being knocked off his bike by an inflatable syringe and an atlas thrown by irate spectators.
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    what a tit
  7. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    which one is he?
  9. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Limoges or York
    I'd prefer not to know..
  10. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    I'm obviously going out on a rather lonely and flimsy limb here but........ apart from mising 2 (4) tests, he has not done anything which warrants him being banned/sacked and piloried(sp?) like this.

    He was leading the tour, the organisation decided that they would put immense pressure on his team and he was out. Not actually done anything illegal though has he? Despite what that paragon of cycling virtue David Millar says:angry:

    Personally I hope that he makes a return next year and stuffs everyone, he was robbed of a famous victory, and the cycling world should hang it's head at how he has been treated:angry:
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Maggot, nobody has said he was banned for suspected drug use. He was sacked by his team Rabobank for telling them bare faced lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    apart from the word of one journalist who says R was in Italy and the word of R that he was in Mexico.

    what proof is there R lied
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    He is stupid. Stupid to have not recorded his whereabouts accurately, or stupid to get caught, then stupid to deny it, then stupid to huff about it, then stupid to feel let down by his team and ASO then stupid to turn up for B-rate races in yellow as it only serves to make him look irresponsible and immature. Stupid to behave in all this way when let's face it he had the ability to win the tour this year all along. legally or not.
  14. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    Obviously if he was telling the truth and can prove he was in Mexico, then he will be able to go to court and get redress for wrongful dismissal. Surely the reported word of a journalist would be considered insufficient grounds for dismissal if he could prove that the guy was either mistaken or deluded? And with tickets and passport control records, proving your where abouts to no better accuracy than 'to the nearest continent', should be possible on any given dates.

    Once he has established wrongful dismissal, he will surely have grounds for a civil claim to recover his potential earnings that have vanished since his dismissal ?

    Of all the alleged wrongs that have been done to pro cyclists over recent years, this is one that must be possible to resolve quickly. Anyone seen any progress?
  15. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    Assume for the purposes of this reply only that R was telling truth and he was in Mexico and lets assume he prooves he was there and not in Italy.

    How do you resolve the fact he was denied victory in the Tour? do you strip Contador of his win? You can financially compensate him for his loss of earnings, but you can never compensate him for being denied the win in the Tour.