This is unfortunate news.

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  1. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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  2. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    There I have corrected a few typos.


    "I’ve been very strong for doping in the last four years and I don’t think our sport could do more that what it’s doing so we must find new strategies to fight anti doping,” added McQuaid. “Everyone has to remember that I spent three years in major conflict with some of our major stake holders. Now that these problems have been resolved the future looks a lot clearer and wealthier for me.”
     
  3. TheDarkLord

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    He must have a huge list of bribes coming in then. ;)
     
  4. lwedge

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    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

    - Albert Einstein

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  5. Bro Deal

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    You have to love a democracy where El Presidente runs unopposed and the old leader handpicks his successor. All Pat McQuaid needs is a snappy military uniform covered with bogus medals like the Commander in the Order of the Ivory Coast Sporting Merit, a pair of dark glasses, and a pistol on his hip. He would then fit right into any get-together of tinpot dictators.
     
  6. limerickman

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    It's a disgrace.

    He should never have been elected in the first place.
     
  7. Gregers

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    Try not to let the old scoundrel exasperate you, Lim. Repeated banging of head on hard surface is not good for you
     
  8. limerickman

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    He's very cynical though, gregers.

    It annoys me because he knows very well what is going on.
    In private he will say "yes, there is a problem and I know what is going on.............."

    he talks openly at the federation do's........there's no prevarication.
    But publicly he defends the UCI.

    Not a man to create change.
     
  9. jhuskey

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    I hear the Swiss anti-doping agency may reopen an investigation. This would most likely put the final nail in the coffin for any comeback chances for Ullrich.
     
  10. Klodifan

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    So who did Ullrich piss off in the past to be such a marked man?
     
  11. jhuskey

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    The German media for one.
     
  12. Klodifan

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    But, it's got to be more than that. Jan's been hounded like no other. It's terrible.
     
  13. jhuskey

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    Pressure from the media is enough to change public opinion and the Swiss Cycling Federation does not have much power therefore gets dictated to.
     
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