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susan6
06-16-2012, 07:07 PM
US named its Olympic cycling team - Phinney, Tyler, Chris Horner, Tejay Van Garderen and new US Champ Timmy Duggan all made the team (http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-blogs/cycling/armstrong-phinney-lead-us-cycling-team-for-london.html). Leipheimer and Hincapie didn't.

Horner apologized for bringing the average age of the team up significantly.

Heh....Timmy, Tyler, Taylor, and Tejay. And Chris.

Surprised they didn't pick Levi for the time trial....he's still pretty good at that.

I'm still hoping that Old Man Horner gets to go to the TdF, now that Andy Schleck is out. The way he left last year's tour was pretty scary.

4rkidz
06-16-2012, 08:07 PM
USADA brings formal charges against Lance Armstrong (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/lance-armstrong-faces-fresh-doping-charges-from-usada/2012/06/13/gJQAefnPaV_story.html)- how timely.

He will be barred from the triathlon, though.

hmmmm... I had always believed him but the recent stuff that is coming out is a bit :shuffle:

NinjaTurtles
06-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Andy Schleck is out of the Tour de France due to injury:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/schleck-confirms-he-will-miss-tour-de-france
:fragile:

Garden Kitty
06-17-2012, 03:59 PM
Surprised they didn't pick Levi for the time trial....he's still pretty good at that.


Supposedly Levi, George, Vande Velde and Zabriskie all indicated they didn't want to be considered. However, there's lots of speculation that with the Lance charges coming down, the USOC didn't want a lot of the former Postal/Disco riders on the team.

deltask8er
07-08-2012, 03:35 PM
Here's the dumb legal question I've had for a couple of weeks. How can a U.S. agency strip an athlete of titles won in another country?

Of course, I'm sure France would gladly comply in this case :P

Garden Kitty
07-09-2012, 03:19 AM
I wasn't sure either. I thought it might be just a lazy way to report that if the USADA finds him guilty, then the tour would strip the titles, but maybe they can rule that he wasn't eligible to be competing then.

IIRC, the Spanish federation and CAS stripped Contador of his title, but CAS does have a wider jurisdiction.

I assume if they strip him, they'd just leave them titles empty because it would seem rather odd to move Ullrich, Basso, Valverde and other podium finishers of the era up a spot.

deltask8er
07-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Lance Armstrong Files Suit Against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ‘Kangaroo Court’


As noted in the New York Times, Armstrong claims that the USADA believes it “is above the United States Constitution, above the law, above court review, free from supervision from any person or organization, and even above its own rules.”

Aha, so maybe that’s why Armstrong has taken to reading Above the Law! His own claims against the USADA go hand in hand with the name of our esteemed publication. We hope that Armstrong has better luck in his battle against the USADA than in his track record with women — he might need it.

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/07/lance-armstrong-files-suit-against-the-u-s-anti-doping-agency-kangaroo-court/



I assume if they strip him, they'd just leave them titles empty because it would seem rather odd to move Ullrich, Basso, Valverde and other podium finishers of the era up a spot.

Especially since Ullrich and Basso have had their own issues with the same subject. :shuffle:

Garden Kitty
07-10-2012, 02:57 AM
Armstrong's suit dismissed in one day, although he intends to refile. From the NY Times sportswriter on twitter, Juliet Macur:


Judge dismisses Armstrong's suit. He won't "indulge Armstrong's desire for publicity, self-aggrandizement or vilification of defendants."

allezfred
07-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Miaow. That judge rocks! :respec:

Couldn't find the original link for the NY Times, but it's syndicated below.

http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/other/2012/0710/1224319765045.html


Judge Sam Sparks, of US District Court, chastised Armstrong's lawyers for submitting an 80-plus page complaint filled with allegations that "were totally irrelevant to Armstrong's claims." Sparks said the court was left to presume that the lengthy list of allegations "were included solely to increase media coverage of this case, and to incite public opinion against" the anti-doping agency and Travis Tygart, the agency's chief executive who is also named as a defendant.

"This Court is not inclined to indulge Amstrong's desire for publicity, self-aggrandizement or vilification of Defendants, by sifting through eighty mostly unnecessary pages in search of the few kernels of factual material relevant to his claims," Spark said.

Garden Kitty
07-10-2012, 05:48 PM
USADA lifetime ban for Ferrari, and two other US Postal staff (http://www.usada.org/media/sanction-usps7102012)

b-man
07-15-2012, 06:07 AM
Here's the dumb legal question I've had for a couple of weeks. How can a U.S. agency strip an athlete of titles won in another country?

Of course, I'm sure France would gladly comply in this case :P

Agree with you. Also as Garden Kitty noted, a US Agency decides they can strip an Italian doctor and a Spanish doctor of eligibility for something they did outside the US?? I don't know a lot about cycling organization, but shouldn't that action be up to the individual country federations or the UCI?

4rkidz
07-15-2012, 04:09 PM
what is with all the flat tires today at the summit of the pyranees? Has someone thrown something onto the road or what?? Even Wiggans with a flat tire..

Garden Kitty
07-15-2012, 10:32 PM
what is with all the flat tires today at the summit of the pyranees? Has someone thrown something onto the road or what?? Even Wiggans with a flat tire..

I missed the stage, but from what I've read, yes - someone through large tacks on the road.

ETA: An article about the tacks (http://news.yahoo.com/spectators-nail-peloton-day-mass-punctures-163924442--spt.html)

4rkidz
07-16-2012, 12:39 AM
I missed the stage, but from what I've read, yes - someone through large tacks on the road.

apparently this used to happen a lot in the tour - many years ago before the war especially.. how interesting.. hope it doesn't happen again - but was nice to see the sportsmanship..:)

Garden Kitty
07-25-2012, 12:40 AM
Cool move by Ryder to support a fellow Olympian and cyclist with his pink jersey auction! (http://ryderscyclingsociety.org/ryder-hesjedal-supports-fellow-olympian-and-cyclist-denise-ramsden-through-can-fund/) :respec: