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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

time for songs later today

slammed by the man at the moment ...

but, can't help myself but to track the development of this tidbit, UCI wants to pull the bling from dopers:

"all 600 ProTour riders must sign a statement before the Tour de France in which they agree to pay a year's salary if they are found to have used illegal doping products, in addition to the usual suspension they would face."
blah, blah, blah ...

slapping down suspensions = good
forcing punitive money backs = good
better f*ing testing procedures = NECESSARY
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but ~ you wanna know how we'll really stop doping in sport?

Mark Cavendish ... "It's cool to be clean."


word.
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clean riders are dope

14 comments:

Chris said...

kind of a backwards way of doing it. why not offer an anonymous tipline with cash rewards for the conviction of others? or have televised self-criticism sessions? or crush the suspected riders under heavy rocks to see if the epo makes their bones smush-proof?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

Here is a duck. Use this duck.

dr-nitro said...

Maybe they could recruit Nancy Reagan for some more slogans.

Kevin said...

They should drop each pro cyclist into a well, one at a time. If they float then they are clean and can ride the Tour. If they sink and drown, then they are dirty and got their just deserts...

Although, if they float it is probably due to some kind of masking agent so they are probably guilty also.

dr-nitro said...

She's a witch, she turned me into a newt.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i got better.

Anonymous said...

Kevin,

It's the opposite. If they drown..they are clean..If they float..they are guilty and must be burned at the stake. Bottom line, they all die!

Anonymous said...

UCI/Wada should have to sign statements guaranteeing that their testing will be 100% accurate. False positives will result in public floggings of Dick Pound for each offense.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

in favor

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Mmmm, public floggings...

dr-nitro said...

What I like is that they say that they have to sign it, but they are not legally obliged to sign it.

Christ, how about making the institutions (teams, UCI, WADA) accountable too. Hell, toss in the race organizers as well. They love the fast racing. Seems a bit hypocritical to toss out Riis' title when if they were honest, there would be no winners.

At least some teams are changing for the better. T-Mobil tossing Honchar off the squad is a good sign.

Signing oaths is too McCarthy-like. Let teams make that part of their contracts with their riders. Sponsors will like that, and this will create more incentives for teams to self monitor.

Anonymous said...

what if instead of VS. network, there was OV network, and it featured the dopers league: a pro-de-motion from UCI to anything-goes racing --but you have to have cameras rolling 24/7, esp for those bathroom visits. May the best doper win!

Chris said...

Hell ya! Get the riders to point out that the UCI, WADA and the ProTour are dining out on their blood, sweat and gears, so the officiating and course design better be as scrutinizable and call-out-able as the riders' blood.

Anonymous said...

doper whata-we-do-talk aside...

Can you recommend any crossy bikey clincher wheelsets?