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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:45 am 
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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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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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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:19 am 
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I'd say this is a fair tribute:

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

I've really grown to love inrng over the last year.

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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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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:29 am 
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Does Shimano make those rims in-house?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:25 am 
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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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And if it couldn't get any weirder....Katusha back in.


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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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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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It's a shakedown for more cash.

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


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








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