Pro Tour 2007 - Lance underlines stance

Pro Tour 2007 - Lance underlines stance

There are 34 comments on the Eurosport.com story from Nov 21, 2006, titled Pro Tour 2007 - Lance underlines stance. In it, Eurosport.com reports that:

Basso agreed to DNA test Lance Armstrong has reiterated that the Discovery Channel team have a zero tolerance policy against drugs.

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jenn

AOL

#1 Nov 26, 2006
He must be guilty . or they would have cleared this up by now .
Will

Bowie, MD

#2 Nov 26, 2006
[From Eurosport.com , 11/22/06]

"Lance Underlines Discovery Stance"

Lance Armstrong has reiterated that the Discovery Channel team have a zero tolerance policy against drugs.

The seven-times Tour de France champion is still involved in cycling as part-owner of the team which he led and recently announced the signing of former Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso, recently cleared by his federation and Olympic committee of doping suspicions tied to a probe by Spanish authorities.

"We have a zero tolerance policy," he said when asked about any cloud over Basso. "If someone either admits doping or is caught doping or prosecuted for doping then they're out."

Dogged by accusations in the past that his own historic streak of seven successive Tour titles was linked to doping, Armstrong vehemently opposed initiatives considered by the World Anti-Doping Agency to streamline its testing system.

One measure would change the system to rely solely on one urine sample rather than A and B samples that are cross-checked to ensure the validity of a positive test.

This month the positive test for reigning Tour de France champion Floyd Landis was called into question over a reported administrative error in the labelling of Landis's B sample by the French anti-doping lab in Chatenay-Malabry.

"The need for drug testing is great," Armstrong said. "If the athletes are not protected and respected, and their rights are not protected and respected, then the process will never work. If the athletes don't believe in it, they don't believe they are being treated fairly, then it's all a sham.

"For an athlete to be banned for life for a positive A sample, that's essentially giving them the death penalty.

"If there is no way for them to clear themselves, through some sort of forensic evidence or DNA then...we'd have a lot of innocent people on death row."

Reuters --- 21/11/2006 18:21
Will

Bowie, MD

#3 Nov 26, 2006
This is just more lip service from Armstrong. I agree -- if Basso or Armstrong/Discovery really wanted to have cleared this up, Basso could have given a DNA sample long ago and end this phases of the controversy.

Of course, a NEW controversy would replace it if, as I suspect, the DNA turned out to match any of the Operation Puerto doping blood!
Pieter Claassen

South Africa

#4 Feb 7, 2007
Will wrote:
[From Eurosport.com , 11/22/06]
"Lance Underlines Discovery Stance"
"If the athletes are not protected and respected, and their rights are not protected and respected, then the process will never work. If the athletes don't believe in it, they don't believe they are being treated fairly, then it's all a sham.
"For an athlete to be banned for life for a positive A sample, that's essentially giving them the death penalty.
"If there is no way for them to clear themselves, through some sort of forensic evidence or DNA then...we'd have a lot of innocent people on death row."
Reuters --- 21/11/2006 18:21
Like Landis for instance
Will

Hampstead, MD

#5 Feb 7, 2007
Landis is NOT facing being "banned for life for a positive A sample" -- you must be off your medication again, and it's affecting your reading comprehension.
My Opinion_El Paso_TX

United States

#6 Feb 22, 2007
You could always fly to Austin, Texas this April and confront Lance Armstrong there with your proof.
I'm sure that you would receive a real Texas welcome.
Will

Baltimore, MD

#7 Feb 22, 2007
You bet.

“I Love Life, People & Animals”

Since: Feb 07

El Paso, Texas

#8 Feb 24, 2007
The reason that I referred to April is that is when Lance Armstrong has his cycling event for his cancer foundation there in Austin.

So, bring your bike with you. You'll have fun trying to keep up with Robin Williams on his bicycle.
George the Great

Mercer Island, WA

#9 Feb 24, 2007
Everyone hates winners.

“crystelZENmud”

Since: Jan 07

Reality City

#10 Feb 24, 2007
"Fair trial" is such a foreign concept in Maryland, where former governors-turned-VPs get to 'nolo contendre' their Federal bribery charges...

This article PROVES that WADA has lost all sense of scientific objectivity. What further reason would any reasonable person need to SCREAM for the protection of innocent riders unjustly accused through negligence or malfeasance, with career-threatening prejudicial commentary by those SWORN to neutrality?

George is right... especially when we're 'talking' about non-French winners of a French mega-sporting event.

ZENough

“I Love Life, People & Animals”

Since: Feb 07

El Paso, Texas

#11 Mar 3, 2007
Three Grand Tours = two hundred fortyfive races.

France won fifty events out of the two hundred fortyfive races.

Last twentyone years of Le Tour de France was won by foreign riders.

Eleven of the twentyone were American:
-----Greg Lemond-three
-----Lance Armstrong-seven
-----Floyd Landis-one
Will

United States

#12 Mar 3, 2007
Pro Tour 2007 - Lance underlines stance

Nov 21, 2006 | Eurosport.com

"Basso agreed to DNA test Lance Armstrong has reiterated that the Discovery Channel team have a zero tolerance policy against drugs."

“Carpe Diem”

Since: Mar 07

Bristol UK

#13 Mar 3, 2007
My Opinion_El Paso_TX wrote:
Three Grand Tours = two hundred fortyfive races.
France won fifty events out of the two hundred fortyfive races.
Last twentyone years of Le Tour de France was won by foreign riders.
Eleven of the twentyone were American:
-----Greg Lemond-three
-----Lance Armstrong-seven
-----Floyd Landis-one
So what? One thing though. Landis has NOT won (yet)
Gus

Vancouver, Canada

#14 Mar 3, 2007
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? One thing though. Landis has NOT won (yet)
...''BOLLOCKS''.
Will

United States

#15 Mar 3, 2007
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? One thing though. Landis has NOT won (yet)
Exactly.

Since: Dec 06

Redwood City, CA

#16 Mar 3, 2007
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? One thing though. Landis has NOT won (yet)
Actually, Floyd WON the 2006 TdF. You also haven't paid attention.
Will

United States

#17 Mar 3, 2007
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? One thing though. Landis has NOT won (yet)
True enough, NOT according to ASO, the race organizer, who has the final say on who it is whose officially won ITS race.

“Carpe Diem”

Since: Mar 07

Bristol UK

#18 Mar 3, 2007
Gus wrote:
<quoted text>
...''BOLLOCKS''.
Back to your intelligent remarks Gus. We do not wish to know what keeps your ears apart
Gus

Vancouver, Canada

#19 Mar 4, 2007
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>
Back to your intelligent remarks Gus. We do not wish to know what keeps your ears apart
...more ''BOLLOCKS''.
Will

United States

#20 Mar 4, 2007
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>
Back to your intelligent remarks Gus. We do not wish to know what keeps your ears apart
ROTFLMAO!

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