doped teams threaten organizers !

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  1. poulidor

    poulidor New Member

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    From AFP (machine translation)
    Nine formations (Quick Step, Lampre, Saunier Duval, Liquigas, Milram, Rabobank, High Road, Astana and CSC) have requested an immediate meeting Thursday with the organisers of the three major cycling tours (Italy, France, Spain) following non - select several of them for the Giro. A request tinged with threats of boycott, which emerge implicitly a joint statement: "We understand of course the willingness of the organizers to avoid the presence of teams that could harm the image of sport, but we do not wish in a situation where we would be forced to exert pressure by asking to be invited as a package, or if any team will participate. " (With AFP)
     
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  2. thunder

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    they should form a union, of dopers!
     
  3. Powerful Pete

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    Interesting that threat. But then again, the ASOs and RCSs would probably have a much more exciting Tour and/or Giro inviting continental teams to race with their riders racing for a 'place in the sun'.

    As an organiser I would call their bluff.
     
  4. cyclingheroes

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    They are not going to boycot the Tour, never!
     
  5. Scotttri

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    Theyd be stupid if they did. It wouldn't be good for there sponsors and there fans.
     
  6. TheDarkLord

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    It will be interesting to see how things develop. On the one hand, UCI is threatening ASO. On top of that, teams are threatening to gang up against ASO, although this threat probably has more bark than bite to it. If ASO stands up for itself, that will be a huge blow for UCI's influence over the GTs.
     
  7. BeamMeUpScotty

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    ASO has tarnished the winners of the TDF to the point that I hope their race dies. They simply cannot stand someone who isn't French to win in the first place, and in the second, they spit on you when you do win. Not only that, but I believe they will resort to any means necessary to discredit non-French winners. Doping probably happens by those who don't get caught, but I don't believe it was ever as widespread as they suggest, and now they try to sully the reputation of managers and riders who have never tested positive? Maybe they should open it to French Jr teams only?
     
  8. plectrum

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    Look at this, the 'bad apples' all line up. How little they realise the sword of Damocles hangs dangerously above them!

    Also quite fascinating that the Mouvement pour un cyclisme crédible MPCC are not part of this threatened boycott. The MPCC is the following teams:
    AG2R Prévoyance, Agritubel, Bouygues Télécom, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Française des Jeux and Gerolsteiner.

    Stick to your guns ASO and dump the bad seeds starting with public enenmy no.1 Astana
     
  9. thunder

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    how can Gerolsteiner be part of the MPCC?


    Hhahahahha, it is a little like "the Patriot Act", very Stalin like, in naming programs that have zero or contradictory principles.
     
  10. TheDarkLord

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    Right! Everything is a conspiracy of the French! :rolleyes:
     
  11. BeamMeUpScotty

    BeamMeUpScotty New Member

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    They hate Americans, face the fact man. Not only that, but they hate the British, Germans, Italians, Spaniards, Japanese, Australians. The list is long, and the wine isn't really as great as they say.
     
  12. poulidor

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    How could we love all those people able to elect 2 times Bush and to believe Armstrong's fairly tales?
    Fortunalely the nightmare is ending, Armstrong is falling and Bush could drink soon.
     
  13. BeamMeUpScotty

    BeamMeUpScotty New Member

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    Don't even start in on that one Frenchie, you live in the laziest most politically unorganized industrialized (though what you produce is crap) country in the world. You have some sense in electing Sarkozy, but it is only a matter of time until you get some socialist nitwit back in power, and continue your weak cheese eating surrender monkey ways.
     
  14. doctorSpoc

    doctorSpoc New Member

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    please get a clue!

    ever heard of this thing called Operation Puerto... they bust one lab and 50 pro riders fall out.. that's one lab! did you leave the planet for the last 2-3 years... fixing warp drives i guess..?. please pick up a paper and do a little bit of reading before you post such nonsense. is your post some kind of a joke..? no one could possibly be that ignorant of things at this point in the game..
     
  15. poulidor

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    Yes but the Frenchies produce only half pollution than the fat guy like you! hey guy you are killing your child now. It's time for you to leave before full destruction. Please Scotty Beam them up !
     
  16. Bro Deal

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    If only the French could bring the power like Scotty.
     
  17. Crankyfeet

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    These teams that are meeting are the team management/sponsors aren't they? Not the riders. I might be missing something, but the discussion in here seems to be about riders forming a union and riders boycotting... :confused:
     
  18. TheDarkLord

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    Hey! He's baiting you. Don't fall for it. ;)
     
  19. doctorSpoc

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    hey... you may be onto something... BeamMeUpScotty, did you have an intimate homosexual relationship with Lance after taking a ride with him and attempting to supplying him with steriods? anybody know where where's helmutRoole is?
     
  20. limerickman

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    I know - the French hated Indurain, Merckx, Ocana, Zootemelk, Hinault, Thyss, Kelly, Roche, Anderson, Van Impe, Simpson, Zulle, Ullrich, Therau, Riis,
    Pantani, Gimondi, Coppi, Bartali, Millar, Millar..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    You'd wonder why so many foreigners would ride the race.......given those levels of hate, eh?
     
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