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Jesus Manzano; a profit without honour?

This is what ex-Kelme rider Jesus Manzano told L’Equipe in June 2007. Does this explain how somebody could be tested a zillion times and always come up clean? I should point out that Manzano was sacked by Kelme when he was found with a woman in his room on the 2003 Vuelta! This could influence his views about his former employers.

I want to give you an example, something I’ve never spoken about except to the police up until now. It concerns one of the four Spanish Laboratories credited by the UCI. This laboratory who is in charge of sending the “UCI” vampires (doctors)to take the samples during the Vuelta and other races is the same lab that’s in charge of the doctor visits to the cyclists, they follow the cyclists and give them the stamp of approval on their licenses. The owner of this clinic, a renowned hemotologist, called Walter Viru, who is one of the doctors for Kelme to alert them the day before the uci vampires were coming to take the samples from the cyclist. And he did the same thing with Del Moral, the doctor for the U.S. Postal team and then Discovery, a good friend of his.


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Who’s crazy idea was this comeback?

Lance knackered

Lance Armstrong had a short but tough day today and boy did he look old and knackered as he led Levi over the finish line. He attacked on the Blockhaus climb and for a while he looked as if he could stay with the main men but when The Killer turned up the heat Lance was out the back door and fell back to Levi’s group of also rans.

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Armstrong attacks freedom of expression

Is there no limit to Armstrong’s arrogance? greenjersey is watching Eurosport’s coverage of the Tour of California, a race that makes the Tour of Spain seem interesting.  The bunch was plodding up a long ramp when the American version of The Devil appeared running at the side of the group. He was carrying a trident with prongs fashioned to look like hypodermic syringes and showing the legend “LiveClean.” Rather amusing I thought but L.A. failed to appreciate the message and gave The Devil a sharp push and he went arse over tit in to the snow! greenjersey is unfamiliar with the California Penal Code it seemed like a case of common assault. I trust the Police Dept. will arrange a night in the cells for Mr Big.

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The L.A. Show (Lance and Alberto)

Speaking at the start of the first stage of the Tour of the Algarve Alberto Contador said that both he and Armstrong deserve to lead the Astana team in the Tour de France. “He because of what he has done in the past and myself because of what I have achieved in the last two years” said the Spaniard. Sounds fair enough to greenjersey who has never understood what the supposed problem is in having two leaders. There is likely to be only one leader soon enough as the first mountain stages come early in the race. Of course Levi Leipheimer may be less than keen about Alberto’s “two leaders” strategy.

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Is Armstrong a cancer in the body of cycling?


and another thing Kimmage

Armstrong is, without doubt, a monumental twat but it has to be said that his response to Paul Kimmage was masterly. It is obvious that O’bama is only keeping the desk at the White House warm until Lance is ready to move on to the next stage of his career.

greenjersey undstands that Kimmage made his “the cancer’s back” remark during a radio interview so he was, to some extent, speaking off the cuff. You would hardly expect Kimmage to respect Armstong’s feelings but I suppose he shouldn’t be horrid to cancer sufferers generally. But was he? This is what he said in 2008:

“This guy, any other way but his bullying and intimidation wrapped up in this great cloak, the great cancer martyr . This is what he hides behind all the time. The great man who conquered cancer. Well he is the cancer in this sport. And for two years this sport has been in remission. And now the cancer’s back.”

Apart from the fact that it is hardly true to say that the sport has been in remission for two years it is, I believe, fair comment about Armstrong and not insensitive to cancer sufferers. After all cancer is regularly used as a simile for all kinds of disagreeable conditions and situations. One thing’s for sure greenjersey is looking forward to The Sunday Times next week.

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The Guardian and Betsy Andreu

Perhaps greenjersey shouldn’t write anything about The Guardian as he is unlikely to maintain his famous balance when discussing that organ. For those not familiar with this rag it is very popular with social workers and teechers and more recently members of the police service,another branch of social services in the UK.

The paper has felt obliged to apologise to Betsy Andreu, wife of Frankie the some-time gregario of Armstrong, for in an oblique way calling her a liar. It is believed that the paper has made a payment to local charities chosen by Mrs Andreu.

To remind you this is what she said when she wasn’t apparently lying.

The Andreus testified at the hearing that they heard Armstrong admit to taking a list of substances: growth hormone, cortisone, EPO, steroids and testosterone to his doctors.

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