"PRO" Cycling Discussion

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

Moderator: Moderator Team

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8425
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

I'd love to gain an inch between doctors visits :lol:

Maybe not in my legs though...

by Weenie


nathanong87
Resident master of GIF
Posts: 3172
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:44 am
Contact:

by nathanong87

quick question, for the bay series criterium, why does jonathan cantwell ride for bikebug and not saxo tinkoff? (just an example). Do pros have their own teams in non-world tour races? just trying to understand why his team was bikebug.

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8425
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

Because it was exactly that, a non-sanctioned race. They're all paid a handsome appearance fee and still have their trade team knicks and bike.

It's just an ultimate-level club race series really.

nathanong87
Resident master of GIF
Posts: 3172
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:44 am
Contact:

by nathanong87

did he approach bike bug? or was that the club he was on before going pro? what's the relationship between bike bug and him (and other pros and their non-wt teams)

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8425
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

I'd say the relationship was built on what all good relationships are founded on...

Image

User avatar
Kermithimself
Posts: 991
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:48 pm
Location: Denmark

by Kermithimself

Michael Rasmussen admits to doping, basically saying that he has used everything from bloodtranfusions to insulin.

He has recieved a ban, and has ended his career, but will return as DS of Christina Onfone Watches.
------------
If you dream of being famous - think of what birds do to statues.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kermithimself/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCPaXwpeXT_LpuEF0REjqw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gotlegscycling/

User avatar
euan
Posts: 1487
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:20 am

by euan

Is that a second ban? Surely that means he isn't allowed to be a DS or is that only a rule for WT Teams?
"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar

JamieL
Posts: 381
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:05 pm

by JamieL

My understanding is that the first ban was for whereabouts violations and so a second ban doesn't become a lifetime one. Not sure how that affects becoming DS of a team though.

aerozy
Posts: 772
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:48 am
Location: Mountains, Portugal

by aerozy

For some reason Michael Rasmussen admiting to doping annoys me so much more compared to Lance Armstrong. No idea why! :noidea: Perhaps because he played the innocent "victim" role so vehemently... I hope they dont let him back as a DS.

So looking back at all the great cycling performances of the last 25years pretty much everyone has been caught except for Andy Schleck, Sastre, Wiggins and Contador.. well not him :lol: . Is it a matter of time?

EDIT: Oh and Lemond
Sunny cycling holidays in Portugal @ Cherry Cottage Vintage B&B

Ghost234
Posts: 422
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:21 am

by Ghost234

You forget Indurian.



Something smells fishy when a guy that big is doing sub 40 minute Alpe D'Huez.


NS
Posts: 2532
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:27 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

by NS

I don't believe there has ever been a tour winner without, as Armstrong called it, help.

As for Ashenden the bloke is like a sulky child who takes his ball home!

User avatar
djconnel
Posts: 7926
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact:

by djconnel

aerozy wrote:For some reason Michael Rasmussen admiting to doping annoys me so much more compared to Lance Armstrong. No idea why! :noidea: Perhaps because he played the innocent "victim" role so vehemently... I hope they dont let him back as a DS.


I didn't see hemopure mentioned explicitly.

LeMond's generation took stuff, as documented by Fignon, just not blood boosters. Indurain was likely the first Tour winner to hop on that train. It's when riders stopped having bad days.

Anders3404
Posts: 102
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:50 am

by Anders3404

Kermithimself wrote:Michael Rasmussen admits to doping, basically saying that he has used everything from bloodtranfusions to insulin.

He has recieved a ban, and has ended his career, but will return as DS of Christina Onfone Watches.


And rumor has it that he named current WT riders for using PED's

by Weenie


NS
Posts: 2532
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:27 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

by NS

@djconnel

The EPO generation was certainly of the 90's but blood transfusions were their predecessor, I seem to recall they were quite widely acknowleged to have been used in particular by the US cycling team at the 84 olympics and banned in 85. I would seriously doubt if that stopped it being used as there was no test for it. That would includethe generation of Fignon, Hinault Lemond et al.

Not saying any of them did or didnt use it but you could certainly have "not doped"

Locked
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post