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dudemanppl wrote:That CAAD 10 actually belongs to a guy on here. He owns a bike shop or something too and got it custom painted to match his TT bike.


How do you know that is secteurpave's bike? Just curious.
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Unless there happens to be two CAAD10s custom painted the same rolling around Queensland on Zipps...

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On a more positive note, Falco sponsors UCI continental team JILUN and debuts at UCI Tour of Taihu Lake...

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That's terrific to see! Congrats.


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Leviathan wrote:
wassertreter wrote:I don't think it's possible legally to go after old breaches with new rules. The rules at the time of breach are applicable. At least here.

Sure you can. Firstly what you would be punishing is current failure to disclose past offenses, not the offenses themselves.

While I agree with the sentiment of your post, I still reckon it would be hard, with little returns, going down that road. But let's do the thinking.

To be able to sanction "failure to disclose" you would need to do formal interrogations with a rider first. (You can hardly sanction a rider's past denial of doping to a journalist. CF Armstrongs books considered protected by freedom of speech in court) But even so, refusal of testimony is a constitutional (or amended) right in many places, and sporting rules can not restrict your constitutional rights. So what is the incentive to come forward? In the end you have pissed off a lot of people, and bullet proof evidence against a very little number.

(Not a lawyer, just MHO, feel free to take this post apart)
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by mentok

what speed/cadence sensors are on those Falcos?

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Congrats Elviento/Falco! The bikes and wheels look great.
On a side note, I like the new 7-eleven team kit too. :thumbup:
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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike

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mentok wrote:what speed/cadence sensors are on those Falcos?

Looks like a Bryton Combo. Head unit seems to be a 40.

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nathanong87 wrote:importantly... this happened.
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anyone have any video clips?
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Robbie is still ripped.

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wassertreter wrote:
Leviathan wrote:
wassertreter wrote:I don't think it's possible legally to go after old breaches with new rules. The rules at the time of breach are applicable. At least here.

Sure you can. Firstly what you would be punishing is current failure to disclose past offenses, not the offenses themselves.

While I agree with the sentiment of your post, I still reckon it would be hard, with little returns, going down that road. But let's do the thinking.

To be able to sanction "failure to disclose" you would need to do formal interrogations with a rider first. (You can hardly sanction a rider's past denial of doping to a journalist. CF Armstrongs books considered protected by freedom of speech in court) But even so, refusal of testimony is a constitutional (or amended) right in many places, and sporting rules can not restrict your constitutional rights. So what is the incentive to come forward? In the end you have pissed off a lot of people, and bullet proof evidence against a very little number.

(Not a lawyer, just MHO, feel free to take this post apart)

Firstly the below is in no way trying to "take your post apart"...its just my point of view wrt yours.,,

Respectfully, I think, honestly, you misunderstand the role of a Truth and Reconciliation (T&R from here-on), as well as how it works. Firstly you have to separate between Criminal Proceedings (the state wants to find you guilty and put you in prison) and wider Tort Law Civil Actions- (you've done something bad to me and I want you to pay me)...T&R would come under the second, where things like the onus of proof and the right to silence are not given the same weight as in criminal proceedings. (Interestingly, apparently the Napoleonic code under which most of European Law was written does not reckoning the same "innocent until proven guilty" and the pursuant right to silence, but I digress). Ideas such as upholding constitutional rights do not come into it, IMHO, as you're not taking anything away from someone - simply making a potential employee/racing license holder pass some "standards" which are above the scope of criminal law.

An example in real life is an employer may require you to take a drugs test prior to taking up employment, whereas Police officers in many countries are not allowed to ask for drug tests unless there are legal suspicions. Personally I would take failure to appear before the committee as an admission of guilt but that's just me, in any case you wouldn't have to REQUIRE riders to appear, all you wold be doing is to say to a rider "anything that was NOT discovered in the T&R process and is found out later results in you getting a lifetime ban", and with ex-riders naming and shaming as much as they are Id have thought a current rider who had doped would be crazy not to get ahead of the pitch.

Id totally not bother interviewing past "stars" like Armstrong unless they wanted to renew their racing license, the ethos of this is setting the clock back to zero NOW, not correcting past wrongs...

You would ABSOLUTELY have to take depositions from all current riders, coaches etc, on the understanding of confidentiality (ie no writing a book after it) and a one off immunity from sanctions. 99% of the purpose of the T&R would be to draw a line under any past indiscretions and start anew (the other 1% would be to learn more about how dopers got away with it to tighten the current processes). Once again, the quintessence of this process is to say, to riders, teams, sponsors and to the public, "ok, for once and for all we are starting afresh"...note that, as I said earlier, I believe this process is pretty worthless if you were then to continue with punishments ranging from a "suspended from competition" to a "max 2 year ban which most country associations seem to adhere to.

This is by its very nature a very expensive process, cumbersome as you've got national associations protecting their own interests, but its kind of what the UCI is there for..

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does this mean that giro tt helmets are like da best? (that the british team would use them and ditch their old red ones)

or some ruling changed?
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Are Falco and Focus the same thing?
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stella-azzurra wrote:Are Falco and Focus the same thing?


dunno but this thing looks king of dope
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spy shots of 1x11 sram group, im thinking about going 1x10 for cx actually. looks sweet, probably real pricey
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Thanks for your response, Levi. Think I understand better now what you are getting at, although my sentiment is, well, ambiguous, about it.
Leviathan wrote:An example in real life is an employer may require you to take a drugs test prior to taking up employment, whereas Police officers in many countries are not allowed to ask for drug tests unless there are legal suspicions. Personally I would take failure to appear before the committee as an admission of guilt but that's just me, in any case you wouldn't have to REQUIRE riders to appear, all you wold be doing is to say to a rider "anything that was NOT discovered in the T&R process and is found out later results in you getting a lifetime ban", and with ex-riders naming and shaming as much as they are Id have thought a current rider who had doped would be crazy not to get ahead of the pitch.

This is the point of contention right there. If your original work contract doesn't include an agreement to drug tests, the employer would have a hard time sanctioning no-show, in many countries (when challenged in court). Constitutional laws do play a role, because sporting rules can be challenged in court by an athlete who feels unfairly treated. Just like work contracts can not specify arbitrary conditions (of course the legal framework for work contracts is much tighter than for sporting rules).

But looking at it this way, work laws have been used to challenge sporting customs/rules in the past, with the best known case being the Bosman ruling (at least in EU). So I would not be surprised, seeing your proposed lifetime bans not hold up in court. Especially when it concerns doping cases (and lack of disclosure thereof), that are already beyond the statute of limitations by the sport's own rules.

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That FALCO looks sweet if you like a mismatched stem, seatpost and bars, with a Shimano group and Campagnolo wheels......:smartass:

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