gran fondos & dopers: why we have to make a stand

reposting after a commentator pointed out that Big Georgey H must be alright because a bunch of current American professionals have attended his Gran Fondo. quite how that makes sense i am not sure…



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google ‘levi’s gran fondo’ – or click here – and check out the number of companies sponsoring this distinguished event.

26, i make it. 26 companies, from Specialized to Nissan to Francis Ford Coppola Winery to Smith Optics. what are they donating? cash? where is it going? charities?

do i care? no. the real question is what are they getting? and, if there is such a thing as an even realer question, why are they getting no sh*t for this?

hiding behind the ‘but it’s for charity’ veil has to come to an end. there are a million worthier fundraisers out there than Levi Leipheimer – whom, lest we forget, got busted last year for being a career doper. you remember that, right? he was stripped of all results from June 1, 1999 to July 30, 2006, and July 7 to July 29, 2007, the periods he admitted to being…

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Author: crankpunk

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist.

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      1. I’d love to read that. If only NAC could get George’s balls out of his mouth long enough to answer your questions. He continues to call you a hack yet he reads your blogs.

      2. we mailed. he said he’d only do it if he could remain anonymous, because he ‘works in the industry.’ funny that, the two guys that ‘work in the industry’ that have strong views on doping that mailed me are both unwilling to take off the masks. i was also accused of twisting George’s words, but there is a full transcript of the interview online, and George said what George said…! anyway, so, no interview coming, if you want to talk on cp you have to man/woman the **** up! thanks for the comment Eric!

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