A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Racing
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Riis to hold news conference



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old May 25th 07, 02:28 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Curtis L. Russell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 993
Default Riis to hold news conference

On 24 May 2007 16:55:07 -0700, paolo wrote:

On May 24, 4:01 pm, RicodJour wrote:
On May 24, 6:31 pm, jerry in vermont wrote:



Actually, I think Riis is in a perfect position to come clean and keep
the momentum/omerta breaking going. He owns the joint. He cant get
fired. CSC can pull sponsorship, but Riis owns the team.


So soon after the holier-than-thou routine with Basso? Aren't actions
like that the primary cause of spontaneous human combustion?

R


Riis is mostlikely making a "statement" due to the events surrounding
Basso. Ivan probably cut a deal with the Italian panel in an effort
to get a a 2-year suspension reduced to 1. In return, he had to
implicate someone. Riis is a perfect target.

Nobody believes Riis did not know something was going on, and the
authorities need to get a DS on record versus riders and doctors.

Basso says, "Riis, I missed last year's Tour, and now this
year's...I'm not getting any younger and I want to ride next year's
Tour. But I had to offer some 'evidence' in return for some
leniency. You know how it goes. So, I'm telling you this so you can
decide whether you want your involvement to come out via the an
uncontrolled media/WADA orgy, or you can hold a press conference, cry
a little and humble yourself to your supporters".

In other words, you can control the spin, or let others. I simply
bought you some time to get your spin together.

Thus, Riis goes public as a pre-emptive move.

Basso's such a nice guy

I like this scenario so much, I say if the real press conference
isn't as good, we nominate this as the virtual press conference.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...
Ads
  #12  
Old May 25th 07, 02:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Curtis L. Russell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 993
Default Riis to hold news conference

On Thu, 24 May 2007 23:52:42 -0700, Howard Kveck
wrote:

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.


Prior association with the Russian or Dutch Mafia probably increases
the odds in nature.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...
  #13  
Old May 25th 07, 04:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Thomas Jespersen
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Riis to hold news conference

On 24 May 2007 14:36:57 -0700, wrote:


That could get interesting.


Didn't see all of it in Danish Television, but he did admit taking Epo in
the period 1993-1998.
  #15  
Old May 25th 07, 10:09 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
RicodJour
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,142
Default Riis to hold news conference

On May 25, 4:56 pm, Stu Fleming wrote:
Thomas Jespersen wrote:
On 24 May 2007 14:36:57 -0700, wrote:


That could get interesting.


Didn't see all of it in Danish Television, but he did admit taking Epo in
the period 1993-1998.


Does this mean that Floyd Landis will not even be the first Tour de
France winner to be stripped of the title?


McQuade's weighed in that since it was more than eight years ago they
can't strip the title, but the books may show no winner that year. I
think I might legally change my name to No W. Inner and claim virtual-
participation, virtual-win, post-purging victory! Go me!

R

  #16  
Old May 25th 07, 10:24 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 19
Default Riis to hold news conference

On May 25, 4:56 pm, Stu Fleming wrote:
Thomas Jespersen wrote:
On 24 May 2007 14:36:57 -0700, wrote:


That could get interesting.


Didn't see all of it in Danish Television, but he did admit taking Epo in
the period 1993-1998.


Does this mean that Floyd Landis will not even be the first Tour de
France winner to be stripped of the title?


That's a good one. Riis might even steal that distinction from him.
But, what about Garin in 1904? Was he stripped of the title or just
DQ'd? I thought the official results of that edition weren't provided
until some months after the race.

Some pretty sad epilogues being written by the recent TdF champs--

1996 Riis-- EPO admission
1997 Ullrich-- Puerto implications, etc.
1998 Pantani-- RIP
2006 Landis-- 'nuff said

Include the Armstrong Era in there if you want but I ain't touchin'
that one !!!

  #17  
Old May 25th 07, 10:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
RicodJour
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,142
Default Riis to hold news conference

On May 25, 4:56 pm, Stu Fleming wrote:
Thomas Jespersen wrote:
On 24 May 2007 14:36:57 -0700, wrote:


That could get interesting.


Didn't see all of it in Danish Television, but he did admit taking Epo in
the period 1993-1998.


Does this mean that Floyd Landis will not even be the first Tour de
France winner to be stripped of the title?


Forget Floyd, what about Indurain? He's now in sole possession of
second place in all-time TdF wins.

I wonder if they'll edit this highlight reel?
http://video.cyclingnews.com/road/20...eo/?id=TDF1996

R

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dedicate this to Andy Riis???? Froid Landis Racing 0 August 5th 06 11:27 AM
Is Riis suggesting something about how Floyd recoverd? Bill Callas Racing 1 July 21st 06 01:17 AM
Riis: 'Ullrich's form is catastrophic' Hunter Racing 24 April 22nd 06 12:25 AM
Is Riis watching a different race? RJG Racing 8 July 23rd 05 07:25 AM
Riis Claudius Vitalis Racing 4 July 14th 05 12:06 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.