The Lappartient ledgers

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Crackle, 13 Oct 2017.

  1. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

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  2. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Lappartient speaks again. This time about former dopers in the sport

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lappartient-former-dopers-have-no-place-in-cycling/

    And is roundly rebuffed by a former doper

    Riis himself had no comment to make about Lappartient's views, but Michael Rasmussen, perhaps one of the most notable former dopers and a current pundit for Danish television, told Ekstra Bladet that the comments amounted to just "more hot air" from the UCI.

    "If he really believes it seriously, he could have started cleaning up his own French ranks when he was president of the French cycling union," Rasmussen said. Lappartient led the FFC from 2009 until March this year. "He could have begun with [FDJ manager] Marc Madiot, who has acknowledged that he has used doping.
     
  3. psmiffy

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    Does the UCI have the power to supply anything?
     
  4. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    ASO's wishes.
     
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  5. psmiffy

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    True
     
  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Could Lappartient have stopped Madiot while president of the French federation, or would it just have been a waste of money ending up losing at CAS or seeing Madiot simply getting a licence from another national federation?
     
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

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  8. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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  9. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Yep. But if you cut through the waffle, he's basically arguing for a reduction in team power and promoting ASO events over all other events. He's quite possibly the worst President so far in UCI history and given what's gone before, that's something.
     
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  10. Adam4868

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    He could possibly redeem himself by designing a Tour that Bardet can win ?
     
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  11. Steady on!!

    He is waffling a right load of bollocks, but you must have forgotten just how bad former Presidents have been
     
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  12. OP
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    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    True: It's the sycophantic thinly disguised arse lickery that grates.
     
  13. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Hein "$3m Olympic Keirin?" Verbrugghen and Lance's friend Pat have a lot written about them online, but how bad were the ones before? The first President for life, Emile De Beukelaer (crowned 1900, died 1922), started UCI as a split from the International Cyclist Association (some say over GB trying to enter as its constituent nations, some say over the definition of amateurism) but that and the bizarre early UCI voting system (each country had one vote per track - GB 8 votes, France 18, for example) seem to be the main criticisms of his reign.
     
  14. Doseone

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    That was a hard read, but there's nothing in there that dissuades me from the view that he's an ASO stooge.
     
  15. sleaver

    sleaver Über Member

    I'm sure there is a drinking game in there with the amount of times "Tour of France" and "ASO" were mentioned.
     
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