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Brace yourselves...Contador to make an announcement on Fri

Old 08-08-07, 10:41 AM
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Brace yourselves...Contador to make an announcement on Fri

https://www.velonews.com/news/fea/13062.0.html

EDIT: Sorry for the title typo, can a mod please fix? Thanks.

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Old 08-08-07, 10:45 AM
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Are you F'in kidding me?

That would suck....suck big time.....i always pretend that he is chasing me up hills....who next...all the other guys are boring to watch....
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Old 08-08-07, 10:51 AM
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In other news, Vino's buddy is also a blood doper.

https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/080820...ks-astana.html
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Old 08-08-07, 10:54 AM
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Whatever he's going to say, it's not even shocking anymore.
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Old 08-08-07, 10:57 AM
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I'm betting that an A sample has come back non-negative and Disco has been informed of this. Why else would JB be accompanying him?

I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 08-08-07, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by GGDub View Post
I'm betting that an A sample has come back non-negative and Disco has been informed of this. Why else would JB be accompanying him?
That would have surely been leaked by now.

More likely that he'll admit to having been one of Fuentes's clients. That will get him a lot of scorn but they won't be able to strip him of his title. They might have been able to prevent him from starting had it been exposed earlier but if he's cleared to start they'd have to let him keep the win (barring positive samples during the race)... I mean, wouldn't they?

Another possibility: He's suing Franke for slander.
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Old 08-08-07, 11:16 AM
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My guess is that, having now had a chance to review tapes of the 2007 race, he plans to announce that Bob Roll and Al Trautwig are in fact his preferred TDF commentators.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
More likely that he'll admit to having been one of Fuentes's clients.
Probably even less than that, something like "OK, I met with Fuentes, and thought about working with him, but we only ever discussed approved vitamins and I decided not to pursue a relationship with him in the end."

In other words: Basso.
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Old 08-08-07, 11:27 AM
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Probably even less than that, something like "OK, I met with Fuentes, and thought about working with him, but we only ever discussed approved vitamins and I decided not to pursue a relationship with him in the end."

In other words: Basso.
Ahh the old "I tried it but didnt inhale" defense.

You go AC!!
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No I think he is gonna leave disco for some bigger better deal.....
Or he is gonna post a pos. A- sample.
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Old 08-08-07, 11:30 AM
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They're going to announce Santander as the new team sponsor for next year.
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Originally Posted by GGDub View Post
I'm betting that an A sample has come back non-negative and Disco has been informed of this. Why else would JB be accompanying him?
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JB speaks English quite a bit better than Alberto does.

Your guess is as good as anyone's. We'll have to wait for Friday - or for the leak tomorrow.

btw - What's the deal with Floyd's case?
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
JB speaks English quite a bit better than Alberto does.

Your guess is as good as anyone's. We'll have to wait for Friday - or for the leak tomorrow.

btw - What's the deal with Floyd's case?

Given that he's reading a prepared statement in spain and taking no questions, I doubt he's there to translate, but I do agree he may be there to show Disco is behind AC and the allegations of his doping.
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So what did AC do to piss of the UCI?

Oh right - He voiced his displeasure about the Ras getting tossed to Spanish media.

Who knew id get to see something akin to the Salem witchcraft trials all over again in my lifetime?
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Originally Posted by GGDub View Post
Given that he's reading a prepared statement in spain and taking no questions, I doubt he's there to translate, but I do agree he may be there to show Disco is behind AC and the allegations of his doping.
I didn't understand the VeloNews article to mean that he's taking no questions at all, but rather just not until the statement is read - i.e., don't waste your time trying to get info early.

I'd also suspect that if there's some doping announcement of any sort, it would've been leaked already. The precedent for that type of thing seems to be pretty strong as I see it. Hopefully it's just something to do with the 2008 sponsorship, Contador switching (to Slipstream? - ), or something else relatively tame in comparison.
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They're going to announce Santander as the new team sponsor for next year.
If they were announcing a new sponsor you'd think they would do it with Lance and the whole team.
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Originally Posted by ryanspeer View Post
I didn't understand the VeloNews article to mean that he's taking no questions at all, but rather just not until the statement is read - i.e., don't waste your time trying to get info early.
quote from VN, " he will decline to answer reporters' questions after he reads a prepared statement." and "the Discovery rider 'will not offer a press conference after the reading of the communiqué.'"

Pretty clear from the quoted sections that he will not be answering questions. Unless of course he answers them BEFORE the prepared statement. But that would seem rather silly.
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Weird - that quote and the one at the end of the article (the one I was thinking of during my post) seem almost contradictory:
Contador's Wednesday news release did not state a reason for the announcement, and added that the Discovery rider "will not offer a press conference after the reading of the communiqué."
Not sure what to make of that. A press conference would seem weird without a question/answer session afterwards. If no Q&A, they could just issue a statement for print on the AP or something...
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Its definetly not a sponsorship announcement, that would involve Tailwind Sports management as well as JB and current high profile disco riders.

It definetly has to do with doping, the question is whether its a new announcement or a response to the current allegations.
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He will announce that he molested Greg Lemond.



Seriously, who gives a sh*t anymore? they all get accused, they all deny it, they all make up excuses, hire lawyers etc. etc.

yawn.
 
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He will announce that he molested Greg Lemond.



Seriously, who gives a sh*t anymore? they all get accused, they all deny it, they all make up excuses, hire lawyers etc. etc.

yawn.
Oh Oh, this could be bad news. I'm starting to think like DocRay!
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Whatever he's going to say, it's not even shocking anymore.
"I am gay."
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"I am gay."
"I went to North-Western Michigan and got my socks blown off by a kid in a Jan Ulrich jersey, I quit."
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Whatever it is I hope that he retains his title. The last thing I'd want to see is Cadel as the winner of the '07 TDF.
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