Rasmussen - ProTour in the next 48 hours

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  1. steve

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    Link: Rasmussen Responds To Stories In The Media | Cyclingnews.com

    Where would you like him to end up?
     
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  2. Andrija

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  3. steve

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    My thoughts also ;)
     
  4. genedan

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    I'm still not exactly sure what to think of this. It's not like they actually proved that he did anything, but it's definitely clear that he lied and of course deserved some sort of disciplinary action.

    R could have a point though - the media tends to blow stuff up. He's already served his two years. What more does the public want?
     
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    BMC. They need someone who can climb after Evans turns into a blabbering idiot and starts blaming the world for cracking.
     
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    have the 48 hours finally elapsed?
     
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    That's a bit harsh ;)
     
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    I think that Ras is probably dreaming if he thinks that he will be on a ProTour team. The UCI is blackballing him. When he tried to sign for a team last year, the UCI told the team not to hire him, and that was not even a ProTour team. We can only imagine the pressure the UCI is exerting on the big teams.
     
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    I didn't see any quote from Rassmussen about 48 hours. Are we sure that the media didn't just make up the timeline.
     
  10. Andrija

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    I'd say that Rasmussen's attitude is too cocky. He was a good rider and he sure would be welcomed in any ProTour team before the suspension, but his suspension came as a consequence of insincerity towards his team and officials which, besides violated rule, could pull some conclusions from that. I think that this insincerity is stronger reason for teams not to hire him than eventual pressure from UCI. Nobody wants shadow over his work and if UCI is pressurising anybody on Rassmusen's case it's hypocrisy. In terms of doping violation Rasmussen's case is far from Vinokourov's and even Basso's. And they are riding now like nothing has happen.
     
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    Yeah, unlike Vinokourov who showed his remorse by making jokes about vodka in his fathers blood; and then later threaten Bruyneel if he refuesed to have him back on the team.

    Yeah Vinokourov was caught doping red handed during the Tour. Ras has never been caught doping.
     
  12. tambourlain

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    Are you a bigot Andrija?
     
  13. Andrija

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    Vinokourov was arrogant knowing that he can be 'cause he was the reason why Astana was established. And that's partly reason why UCI had mild attitude toward him. Kazakh money can't be underestimated.
    Rasmussen only has his past reputation to be cocky. He has nothing else to offer. And it's reputation of 4 years ago, probably with advanced supplementation.

    Exactly. We can only suspect on Rasmussen's doping. There's no evidence. Following legal consistency his sins are much lesser than Vino's.
     
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    Just ironic.
     
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