They are also going after Floyd who like Kimmage is a former pro who doped and has subsequently shed much light on the subject. Should we support his legal efforts too? Slippery slope in my view...
You have a point about the suit against Floyd. But I don't see him in remotely the same category with Kimmage. For one thing, Kimmage was not by any means a systematic doper (it's been a while since I read the book, but wasn't it only a couple of times?), he never lied about it, never wrote a book claiming he rode clean, nor raised money for his defense on false pretenses.
To the contrary, he's been calling the profession on it's dirty practices since the get go.
For what it's worth I own Rough Ride so there's my contribution to the Free Kimmage Fund.
Which, apparently, puts you way ahead of Hein Verbruggen. (See the link below.)
The UCI aren't going after the newspaper Kimmage worked for. They are going after him as an individual. In cases of libel, this is not the way it should go down.
Also, they have no plans on suing Tyler Hamilton or Daniel Coyle, who stated Armstrong and Bruyneel in cahoots with the UCI made the positive dope test during the Tour de Swisse go away.
It sounds like intimidation to me: Go after the weak link with the least resources.
For those who haven't read the Verbruggen interview:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/verbruggen-wont-take-legal-action-against-hamilton
People seem to be responding. The fund has doubled since yesterday.
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