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Lance is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 5:48pm
by NUKe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/30981609
Should he be given another chance and Should somebody win the missing tours ?

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 7:21pm
by nicmarsh
move along , nothing to see here........

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 8:39pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
The gall of it, he said that if it was 95 again he would still cheat.
But 2015 he would not.

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 8:53pm
by RJS
He says it was not just him, it was his team, and the whole peleton, really? Ask Nicole Cooke what she thinks, just read her book, (well on my kindle), quite some story.
Cheers, Rob.

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 9:31pm
by maxcherry
Would any cycle team ever employ him to ride or coach?

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 9:46pm
by nicmarsh
I would certainly recommend reading Tyler Hamilton's book 'The Secret Race' for some insight into the way things were

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 27 Jan 2015, 10:10am
by Postboxer
Maybe the winner should be innocent until proven guilty, so, whoever there is no evidence against, no-one would believe it though but it seems unfair for anyone who was racing clean to not be given the credit.

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted (Thu 20.30 BBC New

Posted: 27 Jan 2015, 10:35am
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Thursday BBC News Channel 130 Interview with Lnace, also iPlayer fuller?

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 27 Jan 2015, 12:53pm
by JamesE
The most dishonest line isn't in that piece but is quoted here: "We all would have loved to have competed man on man, bread, water, naturally clean, whatever you want to call it."

No, Lance, some riders tried to compete clean and you helped destroy their career.

Re: Lnace is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 12:15pm
by reohn2
JamesE wrote:The most dishonest line isn't in that piece but is quoted here: "We all would have loved to have competed man on man, bread, water, naturally clean, whatever you want to call it."

No, Lance, some riders tried to compete clean and you helped destroy their career.


Spot on.
It's not just the doping,Armstrong is a nasty piece of work,a bully and destroyer of careers,that's the main issue for me.
On a personal level I've seen his sort and fought against them when I've come across them,all my life.
They are creeps who's ego's are bigger than Everest.
Detestable.

Re: Lance is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 4:00pm
by Edwards
The real nasty thing for me about him is that he does not admit that he destroyed the lives of clean riders.

If he were to ride in Europe again. I would consider attending the event, just to push him off the bike or at least throw dog mess at him.

Re: Lance is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 6:34pm
by Norman H
Armstong's “confession” and humiliating exit from the sport (at the hands of the USADA, lets not forget) presented the UCI with yet another in a long line of opportunities to clean up the sport.
When Brian Cookson replaced Pat McQuaid as head of the UCI hopes were high that this heralded a new era. Sadly the recent decision not to revoke Astana's World Tour Licence proves that it's business as usual. We now have the ultimate irony of Armstong criticising Cookson for that decision.

Re: Lance is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 10:05pm
by andy65
Are we in danger of nominating Armstrong as the fall guy so that we don't have worry too much about who else is guilty? There are lots of rumours about other riders from the same era. I'm not going to risk a letter from the libel lawyers by repeating the names, but think about some of the riders who's suddenly pull off extraordinary performances that didn't match previous form. Some of these guys are still involved in the sport and in influential roles.

Re: Lance is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 10:56pm
by Edwards
andy65 wrote:Are we in danger of nominating Armstrong as the fall guy so that we don't have worry too much about who else is guilty?


Not I, at least the others from that time did not actively have a vendetta towards clean riders (not that I am aware off).
I know that there must be some involved in the shady drug thing and they are still involved in cycling. Including the bloke now in charge at Sky.

But Armstrong was the low point in professional cycling for me.

Re: Lance is trying to get the ban lifted

Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 11:08pm
by Mike Sales
Perhaps he will go away if we don't talk about him?