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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:29 am 
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Was just reading Vino's statement on CN, "In cycling nobody respects human rights," said Vinokourov in an exclusive interview with Reuters. "The situation is now worse than any other sport. I hope the truth will be found and I am going to fight for it."

What! How is that then, he is in a self-inflicted situation and cycling has to be the way it is to clean up the sport. I'd say it's in the interests of the health of the riders and the 'rights' of sponsors and spectators. He also moans about the need for riders to inform of their whereabouts during the year. Heck, some of these guys need to realise they have a year-round job not just February to October. I work all year round, my employer expects me to show up every day, or if I don't then he wants to know where I am.... it's no different in my mind.
I don't have the whole picture with regard to Vino's case as I'm on the outside looking in but just what is the "truth" he talks about? I note he hasn't said he's innocent and issued a denial of the charges against him (unless I missed it which iss possible), so is this it? Idiot, though perhaps he's just a puppet of his legal team, as is Ullrich.
OK, just needed to get it off my chest, I would have liked to thump him after reading it. Thanks for listening.

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He seemed happy to go along with it before his positive test. At least now he'll have none of the in-competition tests to frustrate him.


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He should never be allowed to ride in the peloton again. The attitude that everyone else is to blame and the transfer of the issue to "human rights" just shows he doesn't get it. This is the worst kind of offender. Anyone can be corrupted, but the fellow who say they did it and change are spot on. Since he pretty much ruined not only the best day of the tour, he ruined his team, and not to mention the damage to all of Kazak cycling. And his attitude remains--what about me. Well if it wasn't for folks such as himself, we wouldn't need the controls. You know the damb testing is what's really to blame, if it wasn't for all the positives, he'd be innocent. Vino just went from hero to zero.


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He means civil rights...

And he's not completely wrong.

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in my opinion he is completly right.. all of this doesn't issue the case if he's guilty or not.


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jipperd wrote:
in my opinion he is completly right.. all of this doesn't issue the case if he's guilty or not.


unfortunately innocent 'till proven guilty isn't good enough for the hole that cycling has dug itself into. Sad I know....

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