Still no team for Jaksche and Sinkewitz: "Watch out for your license."



hawkeye87

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I hate to be cynical about this but do the sponsors really care about doping or about the doping getting caught?
 

Bro Deal

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hawkeye87 said:
I hate to be cynical about this but do the sponsors really care about doping or about the doping getting caught?
I think right now they care about hiring someone who would prevent them from getting race invites.
 

cyclingheroes

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Bro Deal said:
I think right now they care about hiring someone who would prevent them from getting race invites.
Which as we see could be anybody (for instance VDB, but not Millar). So not a very attractive sport for sponsors.
 

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cyclingheroes said:
Which as we see could be anybody (for instance VDB, but not Millar). So not a very attractive sport for sponsors.
Despite of that there is still sponsoring because that is cheap.
A good anti-doping program inside a team can be use to support the sponsoring. That can be deterrent for riders, that can be use as prevention, the dopers are caught by the team avoiding a bad publicity.
Antidoping is not a problem when people are using it for positive meaning.
 

cyclingheroes

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poulidor said:
Despite of that there is still sponsoring because that is cheap.
A good anti-doping program inside a team can be use to support the sponsoring. That can be deterrent for riders, that can be use as prevention, the dopers are caught by the team avoiding a bad publicity.
Antidoping is not a problem when people are using it for positive meaning.
The problem for sponors is the ASO - UCI conflict and bad governing. Completely unreliable. Bad investment. There are other sports which are cheap as well.
 

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cyclingheroes said:
The problem for sponors is the ASO - UCI conflict and bad governing. Completely unreliable. Bad investment. There are other sports which are cheap as well.
CH - Can the UCI be taken down? Can it get its head cut off by removing your avatar man and Postman Pat? Can it be restructured do you think? Is it possible for the National Federations to say... "Enough is enough"?
 

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CH - Can the UCI be taken down? Can it get its head cut off by removing your avatar man and Postman Pat? Can it be restructured do you think? Is it possible for the National Federations to say... "Enough is enough"?
I love ma avatar... :D

But yes it can. The Belgian federation said on Saturday that they will support ASO. The rumour mill says the days of Pat and Hein are over, its a matter of time. Pat went to far with his threats....
 

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Probably McQuaid is waiting the end of Paris Nice to resign.
A such disavowal could not stay in that state.
 

poulidor

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McQuaid trying to save his face ?
http://www.eurosport.fr/cyclisme/paris-nice/2008/sport_sto1505515.shtml

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The president of the UCI, Pat McQuaid seeks calm in the conflict with ASO, organiser of Paris-Nice. The Irish leader has, however, classified "race to the sun" of "wild race."

The prologue of the Paris-Nice Sunday Amilly (Loiret) has kicked off a test described as a "wild race" by the International Cycling Union (UCi). In a letter to teams and riders before the prologue, the president of the UCI, Irishman Pat McQuaid, warned without presenting a threatening tone. "Enforcement remaining reserved on the subject, I must draw your attention to the implications of participating in a race held outside the UCI regulations," writes Pat McQuaid.

The president of the UCI believes that outside regulation, "the complications, uncertainties and surprises are inevitable." He mentioned the lack of guarantee of participation "according to objective and neutral criteria laid down clearly in advance", as well as exclusion rules of this race decided by the organisers. While acknowledging the "good reputation" of ASO (Organizer of the Paris-Nice) on the organisation, he called "uncertain" the situation with regard to insurance and liability of teams and riders, "in the event of accident or other forms of harm" .

Pat McQuaid also stresses that in the absence of international commissioners (replaced by national commissioners), the various guarantees provided by the UCI regulations are lacking. The rules "may be different from one race to another or from one edition to another, or to change at the last minute," said the UCI adding that "the organiser remains master of the rules during the race and can make decisions according to its most personal interpretations. "

"As far as he is concerned the passport bio, I wish to inform you that its development will be continued within the limits that will be required, especially financially," he says. The letter was seen by several team leaders as a sign of the crisis subsided in the last few days and the threat to suspend the platoon of the Paris-Nice race organised under the aegis of the French Federation.

"It is important that the 2008 season was normal in the sports," summed up one of them. "To do this it was necessary to meet. Consider this Paris-Nice, which everyone wants to run as a truce and discussing sports for not find a comparable situation prior to the Paris-Roubaix on April 13.
 

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