Uscf Refuses To Uphold Hamilton Ban!

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  1. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    I nearly feel off my chair when a collegue mailed me this : HAMILTON PARTICIPATED IN A USCF RACE ON 5TH MARCH 2006!

    If you don't believe me - it's here
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/road.php?id=road/2006/mar06/staziocrit1_06

    Why have the USCF not taken action?

    Why is that cheat allowed to race?
    He's been banned by the UCI for doping - his ban is still operative.

    Why hasn't the USCF taken action?
    This is a disgrace.
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you weren't aware that there is a racing forum.
     
  3. MountainPro

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    i have to say that i am a fan of Hamilton but this is yet another in a long list of American refusing to recognise international rules. Rules which also govern the USA.


    disgraceful.


     
  4. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Yep - it's a bloody farce.

    This guy has been tried and convicted - and he's got to serve his sentence.
     
  5. RickF

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    The reasons Tyler Hamilton participated are:
    1. It is not a USCF or UCI sanctioned event
    2. It was a fundraising event sponsored by Tyler Hamilton to support multiple sclerosis research
    3. There were no monatary prizes given to the participants

    Check the facts before you jump to conclusions.
    http://www.dbcevents.com/CRITERIUMS%20AT%20STAZIO.html
     
  6. DiabloScott

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    I have to admit I'm a big fan of Lim and Mtn but this is another case of their being a little too quick to play the "Arrogant Americans" card.

    It was actually a fund raiser for... wait for it... "The Tyler Hamilton Foundation"... man, what cheek.
     
  7. Scotty_Dog

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    But, but, but..............

    He shouldn't even be near a bicycle, much less be allowed to sit on one and race it in his own fundraiser! The nerve of some Americans - when will we learn to play by the rules? :rolleyes:
     
  8. alienator

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    Yup. Another case of Holier Than Thou hags that are unable to read or suffer from reading comprehension problems.
     
  9. lwedge

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    They must be frustrated as most of us are with this weather. They need to get out on their bikes and go for long rides.

    Did you get snow at your place with this last storm ? I read reports that Hwy 17 got a pretty good dusting.

    Lw
     
  10. DiabloScott

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    Snow down to 1800 feet on Diablo after that storm in the middle of Feb. They're saying down to 500 feet tomorrow morning. I'm bringing my camera!
     
  11. MountainPro

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    look, we have blizzards forecast for this weekend, gimme a break...
    :D
    thats down to errr...zero feet. :(




     
  12. lwedge

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    I know, the weather in SCO is pretty bad. We're getting dumped on with hail as I write this reply.

    I just got back from the bike shop (bought some Teflon cables) the guys there said it's been very slow. I saw one of the guys nod out a little while reading VeloNews, but I broke up the monotony by trying to run out of the store with a Bianchi Giro.

    Lw
     
  13. El Loto

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    You should've been in Aberdeen last week.

    http://photobucket.com/albums/b240/El_Loto/

    See what fun you can have sledging at age 17
     
  14. RickF

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    OK, we have hijacked the OP's thread, but it is 70 degrees F and sunny in the North Carolina Piedmont.
     
  15. El Loto

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    It's about zero centrigade and windy in Aberdeen. It wants to sleet. Its wet anyway. :(

    Some spring
     
  16. limerickman

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    OK : Cyclingnews has amended their report : the initial post referred to the event being within the USCF.
    My collegue contacted Cyclingnews to clarify the issue and Cyclingnews informed him that it was an error in their reporting.

    Apologies.
    Maybe I should have checked whether or not this event is a USCF
    one.
    I didn't - I just went with what Cyclingnews said at the time.

    Sackcloth and ashes for me : as penance I will go cycling tomorrow without my leggings in the current 3 degrees celsius temps.
    OK?
     
  17. DiabloScott

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    Nope - you must also post a new thread with the subject "Americans are a Right Good Lot of Affable Blokes" and send the Tyler Hamilton Foundation a few Bob.
     
  18. limerickman

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    Punishment should fit the crime!
     
  19. DiabloScott

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    Not quite as white as had been predicted but my mountain did get a good dusting:
     
  20. MountainPro

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    nice pic there Scott,

    you live in a great part of the world..

    this shot was taken 15 mins ago...9:45am

    i would say it is a few inches deep but waist deep in the drifts.


     
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