The Union Cycliste Irationale

The Union Cycliste Irationale

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This will be a very short follow-up on yesterday’s post regarding the suspension of UCI ProTour leader, Danilo Di Luca. Cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, has decided to disqualify Danilo Di Luca from the UCI ProTour due to his suspension. That means that the rider will loose the ProTour which he was leading and Aussie Cadel Evans will take over as the leader.

While Evans has had a spectacular season by placing second in the Tour de France and just off the podium in the Tour of Spain, but to win the ProTour this way has got to be almost as meaningful as Oscar Pereiro’s 2006 Tour de France win, which was awarded to him after American Floyd Landis lost his crown last week.

I’m all for fighting doping in cycling, but the various cycling governing bodies appear to be more interested in appearing tough on drugs than actually being tough on drugs, as is evidenced by the fact that the UCI failed to conduct any doping controls at last week’s Paris-Tours ProTour event.

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  1. You tell ’em Frank. 

    I’m all for fighting doping in cycling, but the various cycling governing bodies appear to be more interested in appearing tough on drugs than actually being tough on drugs

    Six years later and that little twat is still racing, despite at least two drug offenses. He should have had his license revoked and made redundant, as the brits say. 

  2. @Gianni

    You tell ’em Frank.

    I’m all for fighting doping in cycling, but the various cycling governing bodies appear to be more interested in appearing tough on drugs than actually being tough on drugs

    Six years later and that little twat is still racing, despite at least two drug offenses. He should have had his license revoked and made redundant, as the brits say.

    Fuck…and it took 6 years for the first comment to be posted on this…2007 must have been a very quiet year in the Velominati…@Frank were you a cohort of one at this time?

  3. @Deakus

    Yes, he was a voice in the wilderness. For the next year it was just the other Keepers and Jarvis commenting. We start slow.

  4. @Gianni

    @Deakus

    Yes, he was a voice in the wilderness. For the next year it was just the other Keepers and Jarvis commenting. We start slow.

    From Lone Wolf to published author, tub thumping, V-Flag waving loon….all within 5 years…most business plans don’t look that good!

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