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Liggero
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by Liggero

I've never seen such large bunch of *****, ******* and ****** together than in that article of the 9th anniversary of Pantani's death.

I think Claudio Chiapucci is the only one who put it clearly when, in the day of Marco Pantani's death said: "This is the greatest hypocresy ever; all these cyclist who are now saying how sad they are, left Marco completely aside after he tested positive".

Anyway, he gave a good show. He was definitely a good clown in the circus of Pro-cycling.
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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Liggero wrote:Anyway, he gave a good show. He was definitely a good clown in the circus of Pro-cycling.


Agree... ;)
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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

I'd say this is a fair tribute:

http://inrng.com/2013/02/book-review-th ... o-pantani/

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by micky

Kjetil wrote:Are those Shimano-branded HED rims?

That pattern looks very similar to the one on the new Campagnolo/Fulcrum rear disc wheel.


Thats the Shimano wheels.

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Kjetil
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Does Shimano make those rims in-house?
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Kjetil
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by Kjetil

And then they were nineteen.

Maybe the terms of reference are as well written for the UCI LC as they were for the UCI IC.
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by ultyguy

And if it couldn't get any weirder....Katusha back in.

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by plpete

ultyguy wrote:And if it couldn't get any weirder....Katusha back in.


True, but I'm not really surprised. Just look at their two main sponsors: Itera and Gazprom. I wouldn't be surprised if some $ was passed around...

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by erty65

plpete wrote:
ultyguy wrote:And if it couldn't get any weirder....Katusha back in.


True, but I'm not really surprised. Just look at their two main sponsors: Itera and Gazprom. I wouldn't be surprised if some $ was passed around...
So you`re saying the sponsors bribed CAS, and that it didn`t work on the UCI?

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by jmilliron

It's a shakedown for more cash.
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by erty65

jmilliron wrote:It's a shakedown for more cash.
Who did the shakedown?

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by ave

I was thinking maybe it was the UCI's way to push up number of the World Tour teams, without much objection.
I mean now every WT event's organizer is obliged to allow for 19 WT teams, and they can't say anything against it, and anyway the UCI can respond 'what could i do'

Katusha's owner is inside of the UCI, so somehow I think all this was just for show.

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by ultyguy

No, I think it was a McQuaid power play to push Markov out as he's been pushing in on his territory a lot lately, and the CAS called him on it.

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by prendrefeu

Katusha back in the ProTour? Rodriguez contending against the other favourites?








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