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rangerdavid 05-24-11 07:12 PM

UCI sues Floyd Landis
 
I guess my initial reaction was:

SWEET!!

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...-landis_171104

Velo Gator 05-24-11 07:14 PM

Rough time for cycling.

coasting 05-24-11 07:15 PM

let's forget the pros and just enjoy riding.

spock 05-24-11 07:17 PM

All this talk is ruining my viewing of giro de Italia.... and commercials.

mvnsnd 05-24-11 07:23 PM

Other than saying 'stop it' to Landis, what does this accomplish? If he looses, it's just a slap on the wrist.

FlashBazbo 05-24-11 08:25 PM

Crimes against "the integrity of cycling"??????? First, they must prove that there is integrity in pro cycling. I'm not sure they can bear that burden!

Doping, equipment cheats, PEDs, Schleck being pulled ON CAMERA halfway up Sierra Road (then tossing the water bottles away that he grabbed to get the pulls) -- how many got a pull off camera?, the annual team-stealing ritual . . . there IS no integrity in pro cycling. Who are they trying to fool? (It's not going to work. This can only play out badly for the UCI.)

ilovecycling 05-24-11 08:36 PM

Seriously, when will it end? I mean c'mon. Bunch of drama queens. These guys need a day job.

Homebrew01 05-24-11 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rangerdavid (Post 12689262)
I guess my initial reaction was:

SWEET!!

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...-landis_171104

What's so "sweet" about it ? That the UCI now looks more foolish ?
They all have some growing up to do.

Mansram01 05-24-11 08:49 PM

Sounds like a useless law suit....

M_FactorX19 05-24-11 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 12689271)
Rough time for cycling.

agreed

hudsonbay 05-24-11 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rangerdavid (Post 12689262)
I guess my initial reaction was:

SWEET!!

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...-landis_171104

Great - I am sick of these busted, loser enhancers writing books about their "innocence" and then attacking Lance when they are desperate. I especially have contempt for the flakes when (like Hamilton) they say they are digging up old dirt "for the good of cycling". People hate road cyclists as it is and all these losers going dramatic at their most opportunistic moment is making people hate cyclists and cycling even more.

meatpants 05-24-11 11:53 PM

Why on earth would the response for this be sweet? Floyd Landis botched up the timing of his doping, lied about it, then told the truth. If he were lying about LA, why are so many others telling the same story, whether they want to or not?
Prior to and since Floyd, the UCI has been known as an agency that favors certain riders over others.
I think what Floyd did was disgraceful (and he is now disgraced), and his dishing the dirt on the private life of LA was just plain dumb and hurtful- but this is obviously the UCI just trying to posture up and act like a legitimate agency.
To be honest with you, living in SoCal, if I were to see Floyd on the street, I'd probably ask him to go riding around my neighborhood, then buy him a beer or 3. The dude has been humbled, and will never make another penny cycling.
Suing him in a Swiss court will do what? Make it so if he ever goes to Switzerland, he will owe someone money?

guadzilla 05-25-11 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hudsonbay (Post 12690097)
Great - I am sick of these busted, loser enhancers writing books about their "innocence" and then attacking Lance when they are desperate.

In other words, who needs the truth? It shouldnt come in the way of the worship of St Lance.

kleinboogie 05-27-11 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hudsonbay (Post 12690097)
Quote:

Originally Posted by rangerdavid (Post 12689262)
I guess my initial reaction was:

SWEET!!

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...-landis_171104

Great - I am sick of these busted, loser enhancers writing books about their "innocence" and then attacking Lance when they are desperate. I especially have contempt for the flakes when (like Hamilton) they say they are digging up old dirt "for the good of cycling". People hate road cyclists as it is and all these losers going dramatic at their most opportunistic moment is making people hate cyclists and cycling even more.

You both nailed it. This isn't about LA. It's about Floyd making an accusation about the UCI which now has to be proven in court. If he doesn't show up, it's as good as showing he lied about that to. For the record, I believed Floyd until he changed his story. That I could forgive. Going scorched earth I cannot forgive. He deserves this.

Regarding cycling, it's made up of cool people and haters. The old saying, "Haters are going to hate" is still true. Not much we can do about that except try to skew public opinions the other way by being good cyclists. Cheers

ultraman6970 05-27-11 06:59 PM

It would be even more obvious if they try to sue Hamilton :) And now the lab director confirms the meeting but not the cover up.

Time's up for UCI, other entity should be created, even the pro cycling community is tired of them.

Namenda 05-30-11 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mchacon01 (Post 12689759)
Sounds like a useless law suit....

Agreed. Suing the poor is never a good fiscal choice. What do they hope to gain? An apology? Please.

kenji666 05-30-11 06:51 AM

And the UCI is a model of integrity? Please, give me a break! The hypocrisy stinks to high heaven.
They had better hope that Lance doesn't talk.


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