A Bright Light in Pro Cycling Scandal

Nov 8, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Telluride Watch

Mercier grew up in Telluride, at the top of Oak Street, before attending the University of Berkeley then riding professionally for Saturn, the United States Postal Service and becoming an Olympian.

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Gus

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Nov 9, 2012
 
The BEAT goes on!!!
turtle

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Nov 9, 2012
 

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Just another telling story of why and how "not everyone did it" geeie!! also it was never a level playing field!!
Do not know how many times you and others have gotta hear and read this stuff for you to stop believing and affirming the nonsense that la and his enablers have put out there.
By the way, i am willing to bet whatever you like that lance does not become a future US president!
anyway off for a ride on my retro cannondale mb, just got it back today so am lucking forward to fun and crashes this weekend !
Did you know all about the weisel geeie ?
Smith Barney, Dean Witter and Montgomery Securities, founded by amateur cyclist Thom Weisel, who also financed the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team led by Armstrong. Underwrote and financed Amgen and filed for the key patent on producing recombinant EPO in about 83. This is all a bit of a coincidence don't you think ?
+ wasn't it montgomery securities which first took out bonus insurance for lance winning the tdf?
Maybe nothing can be proven, but there seems to be a clear link with the manufactures and licencee of epo with postal and lance and i think although i maybe wrong, Motorola cycling team!
uuuugh this just make you sick, i don't want to know anymore what low life will do to succeed. The story of epo's time in medicine is also a disgrace !
there is a good article here http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/armstrong... from the cycling news forums for anyone who is interested.
This all looks and smells like raw sewage, ah ! that's why i kept finding scotland coming to mind.
Hope all is well up there by your loch geeie
My_Opinion_El Paso_Texas

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Nov 9, 2012
 
Like I've stated before, the governing bodies of cycling haven't gotten everyone involved in DOPING and USADA is one example of that and we're not going to see the end of DOPING in sports simply because the money is just too great there.

Money talks!

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Nov 14, 2012
 
I think Scott Mercier went on to be a low-end bicycle maker:

http://www.cyclesmercier.com/final_models_al....
GeeMan

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Nov 14, 2012
 
WADA and their regional outlets do nothing about BIG MONEY Sports such as Football, Tennis, Basketball. All these are IOC affiliated but have virtually no real testing and none under the same scrutiny as UCI.

WADA are a joke and no different than IOC/FIFA etc and if anyone thinks big money sport gets away with it all without someone being greased needs a new brain.

Cycling is an easy target to keep WADA profile higher and the latest outpouring is not from a Cylist but WADA Medical Director spilling the beans on them being unfit to run the doping regimes.
My_Opinion_El Paso_Texas

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Nov 15, 2012
 
GeeMan wrote:
WADA and their regional outlets do nothing about BIG MONEY Sports such as Football, Tennis, Basketball. All these are IOC affiliated but have virtually no real testing and none under the same scrutiny as UCI.
WADA are a joke and no different than IOC/FIFA etc and if anyone thinks big money sport gets away with it all without someone being greased needs a new brain.
Cycling is an easy target to keep WADA profile higher and the latest outpouring is not from a Cylist but WADA Medical Director spilling the beans on them being unfit to run the doping regimes.
Actully GeeMann, it's the UCI that's the real problem here since they are trying to represent the riders and teams along with drug testing them too.

UCI needs to get out of the drug testinbg business and stick to what they were intended dor.
GeeMan

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Nov 15, 2012
 
@El Paso UCI test in competition and mational federations and national doping agencies such as USADA do it out of competition. UCI have to do as part of their Federation Agreement with IOC as WADA cannot afford to do it probably by design by IOC!

@turtle on Mercier we read he could have been great so does that mean I could have been great also if I get my name in the paper. he wasnt great leading up to USPS and wasnt after.
It is easy to sit on the sides and say how great you could have been the world is full of 'I could have been a contender' but far fewer who do it.
When you next apply for a job tell everything you could have done and see how far that gets you!
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Nov 16, 2012
 
GeeMan wrote:
@El Paso UCI test in competition and mational federations and national doping agencies such as USADA do it out of competition. UCI have to do as part of their Federation Agreement with IOC as WADA cannot afford to do it probably by design by IOC!
@turtle on Mercier we read he could have been great so does that mean I could have been great also if I get my name in the paper. he wasnt great leading up to USPS and wasnt after.
It is easy to sit on the sides and say how great you could have been the world is full of 'I could have been a contender' but far fewer who do it.
When you next apply for a job tell everything you could have done and see how far that gets you!
With thinking like that GeeMan, it's no wonder that most of those guys stayed quiet and in the shadows.

I look at this individual just trying to explain what he personally observed and expereienced, while trying to explain that to the rest of us who weren't there.

It certainly helps in understanding what an individual rider is faced with and it supports what I have stated long ago. It started with the sponsors, then the team management/leadership and down to the riders.

When most of us started out in this forum, most here disregarded the sponsors, as I tried pointing to the sponsors simply because the sport of cycling is a Huge Industry and with everything that is commercially related to cycling, that means millins to billions of dollars every year.

Yet, the riders were the only ones getting punished and beat up on as WADA, UCI, and the federations were not doing anything in the REAL sense of fighting illegal doping in sport.

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