Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

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Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby hufty » 5 Mar 2018, 8:42am

So goodbye then
Bradley Wiggins.
Helmet nazi,
Skoda driver.
Driven by something different:
Triamcinolone.

I know it's all old news, but it's time for a change - "Goodbye then Chris Froome" has been the top thread on this section of the forum for ages now :P
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby softlips » 5 Mar 2018, 6:36pm

No one seems to be mentioning Mo Farah, who apparently did the same as Wiggins.

It’s a bit rich for MPs to lambast a sportsman for not technically braking the rules but exploiting them to the nth degree when they did (and do) the same with their expenses.

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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby landsurfer » 5 Mar 2018, 7:14pm

hufty wrote:So goodbye then
Bradley Wiggins.
Helmet nazi,
Skoda driver.
Driven by something different:
Triamcinolone.



:lol: Private Eye rules ....
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby Postboxer » 5 Mar 2018, 10:46pm

Cyclist with medical condition, has medicine prescribed to him to treat that condition, with the full knowledge of the governing bodies. I'm not really sure why this is a story. A lot of the story also seems to stem from a leak of confidential medical records by hackers, which still doesn't make much of a story, especially unless everyone else's records were leaked too to show whether there was anything particularly unique about the situation.

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Postby NUKe » 5 Mar 2018, 10:54pm

softlips wrote:No one seems to be mentioning Mo Farah, who apparently did the same as Wiggins.

It’s a bit rich for MPs to lambast a sportsman for not technically braking the rules but exploiting them to the nth degree when they did (and do) the same with their expenses.

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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 5 Mar 2018, 11:14pm

Hi,
Years ago they were all amateurs............if you want to compete with the pro's then its bound to be sailing close to the wind.

At least Wiggo gave an account (even if it was guarded) once he knew what he was meant to be guilty of................some of the others would Run a mile..........or more..............

I think the main point is that its unethical................but so are the MP's if we remember the fiddle.

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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby Paulatic » 6 Mar 2018, 8:05am

softlips wrote:No one seems to be mentioning Mo Farah, who apparently did the same as Wiggins.

It’s a bit rich for MPs to lambast a sportsman for not technically braking the rules but exploiting them to the nth degree when they did (and do) the same with their expenses.

Very noticeable Mo Farah not mentioned in the news. I wonder why?
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby hufty » 6 Mar 2018, 8:20am

Postboxer wrote:Cyclist with medical condition, has medicine prescribed to him to treat that condition, with the full knowledge of the governing bodies. I'm not really sure why this is a story. A lot of the story also seems to stem from a leak of confidential medical records by hackers, which still doesn't make much of a story, especially unless everyone else's records were leaked too to show whether there was anything particularly unique about the situation.


Doctors of cyclist with medical condition chose a drug not normally used out of hospital which happily gives a performance enhancing boost. If only there were other asthma drugs available that don't suddenly make it easier to ride faster. The other things about this story are how the team dog ate all Wiggins' medical records, and of course the whole thing about that package of non-prescription medicine that was couriered by some bizarre route and method from the UK to France even though there are pharmacies in France.
That's why it's a story.

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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby mjr » 6 Mar 2018, 8:29am

Paulatic wrote:
softlips wrote:No one seems to be mentioning Mo Farah, who apparently did the same as Wiggins.

It’s a bit rich for MPs to lambast a sportsman for not technically braking the rules but exploiting them to the nth degree when they did (and do) the same with their expenses.

Very noticeable Mo Farah not mentioned in the news. I wonder why?

Mo Farah was mentioned on BBC news yesterday morning. I guess he's not giving interviews and hoping Wiggins and sky keep making news.

Wiggins interview from last night's ten o'clock news http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/4329 ... ws_central
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Postby reohn2 » 6 Mar 2018, 8:44am

NUKe wrote:
softlips wrote:No one seems to be mentioning Mo Farah, who apparently did the same as Wiggins.

It’s a bit rich for MPs to lambast a sportsman for not technically braking the rules but exploiting them to the nth degree when they did (and do) the same with their expenses.

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Postby mjr » 6 Mar 2018, 8:57am

softlips wrote:No one seems to be mentioning Mo Farah, who apparently did the same as Wiggins.

It’s a bit rich for MPs to lambast a sportsman for not technically braking the rules but exploiting them to the nth degree when they did (and do) the same with their expenses.

I assume you're referring to Damian Collins's rent claim, which didn't break the rules but crossed an ethical line.

You could also question whether Julian Knight's book on how to reduce inheritance tax payments is ethical.

Or whether Rebecca Pow was ethical to claim people in Taunton had thousands of pounds in their pockets.

Or whether it's right that a Fair Fuel UK anti fossil fuel tax activist sits on the committee.

None of them have been found to have broken any rules.
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Mar 2018, 9:07am

'Sir' Bradley, if you please :wink:
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby squeaker » 6 Mar 2018, 9:14am

brynpoeth wrote:'Sir' Bradley, if you please :wink:
'Sir' Mo, come to that :wink:
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby NUKe » 6 Mar 2018, 9:17am

Just seen another article the press are going after Brad now for Tax avoidance
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He must have upset Murdoch
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Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Mar 2018, 9:30am

squeaker wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:'Sir' Bradley, if you please :wink:
'Sir' Mo, come to that :wink:

Sir Mohamed I presume :D
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