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We have a winner!!

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Steve Austin, 20 Sep 2007.

  1. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    preview-pereiro.jpg

    and about time too
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    full story here
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2007/sep07/sep21news
     
  3. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    This is the best news this year! I am so glad that he is now a cheat and hopefully broke. Perhaps his message to other athletes should be 'if you get caught, then just admit it. It's cheaper in the long run!'

    Good bye and good riddance.
     
  4. hurrah

    L
     
  5. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    All good things come to those who wait.

    Lets hope we have seen the last of him his ban ends in Jan 2009 when he will be 32 possibly 33.
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    It's good to get Floyd despatched.

    Not sure I'm entirely comfortable with Pereiro winning it though! Sign of the times.
     
  7. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    The only blow I can think of is the feeling of a stronger breeze on my back when I ride to work tomorrow.

    BUT
    what's a wiki-defense?
     
  8. girofan

    girofan New Member

    :o):smile:! Wish I could be as positive as you Mondobongo. At 32/33 he could always go to the home of expired junkies>Tinkoff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blush:
     
  9. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    I am hoping that by the time his ban ends we will have moved on a fair bit and he will not be able to get a ride.
     
  10. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    No-one who tests positive now is ever likely to get a ride in a protour team again. The climate has changed to where the massive negative publicity would frighten off any sponsor, even in the unlikely event of organisers accepting the rider into a protour race.

    Landis's future, if he even has one, will be on the US domestic circuit.
     
  11. greenmark

    greenmark Über Member

    Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Now, would it only be fair if Perrero wore the yellow jersey at the 2008 TdF prologue? He lost out on the opportunity in 2007. Maybe he can wear a lighter yellow than Contador's (to pretend his jersey has been in the wash a few more times before, or something).
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    no guarantee that conti will even be there, in which case let perreiro wear the maillot jeune at the prologue.
     
  13. I agree wit the previous poster - I think Landis will find it difficult to get a team in the current climate, which is likely to continue (and rightly so). Look at Rasmussen - he's technically not commited any doping offence (altho cycling news did run a story about him being potentially positive for DynEpo) and he's not found a team yet. And Contador's - who name has been allegly linked to OP - still not found a team for next year.

    I think David Millar has been very lucky to get back in the peleton. If todays climate had previaled 2 years ago when david confessed I think his career would have been over.

    DS's and sponsors are running scared of anyone with a hint of scandel as bottom line being caught could spell the end of sponsorship.