- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 22 weeks agoRumpo Kid: No, the USADA
Rumpo Kid: No, the USADA result management process is that an independent review panel forms a recommendation, based on the evidence, which may include sanctions. The athlete and others are notified of this. The athlete then has 10 days in which to request to go to arbitration, via AAA. The recommendation from that arbitration may itself be appealed to further arbitration at CAS, by the athlete, USADA, WADA, the national or international governing bodies concerned.
See pages 29 to 31 of the USADA athlete handbook. This USADA process follows the general outline for results management specified by the WADA Code.
Armstrong's case is at the stage where he has been notified of a recommendation, and he forewent arbitration. He is deemed to have accepted the recommendation - no arbitration involved. USADA now must send a full report to WADA, USCycling and UCI (they might also send one to USOC - they do so for the test results at least). At least WADA and UCI have the option to appeal the recommendation to CAS (not 100% sure USCycling also have that option, but I think they do - at least the WADA Code would allow it).
- Lorry drivers to spend half a day as a cyclist on the roads1 year 22 weeks agoHowever small a beginning,
However small a beginning, It's a start!
- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 22 weeks agoIs it only me or would anyone
Is it only me or would anyone else like to see a new photo at the top of the Lance Armstrong stories?
Or are we waiting for one where he finally looks a little less arrogant?
- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 22 weeks agoWADA's John Fahey has already
WADA's John Fahey has already said that he considers Lance Armstrong's decision not to contest the charges against him to be nothing more than an admission of guilt:-
"He had the right to rip up those charges, but he elected not to. Therefore the only interpretation in these circumstances is that there was substance in those charges."
I'm sure many people here will disagree with his interpretation, I'm just telling you what he said.
- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 22 weeks agoBut USADA cannot keep its
But USADA cannot keep its cards close to its chest. It HAS to report to UCI and WADA with its decision's.
The continued delay and with them continuing to collect evidence shows they were not ready to make a decision on the Armstrong case. They should have complied their documentation firstly and made the decision secondly. It seems they have made a decision, knowing they had to justify it to the governing bodies and cannot get their papers in order to do that in a timely manner.
- The day Paul Smith came to play.1 year 22 weeks agoNice, while I was busy seeing
Nice, while I was busy seeing the woman who gave him his knighthood.
Don't know how well this photo will come up (it didn't come out well) Here's a link http://imageshack.us/a/img717/563/file1199.jpg
- road.cc picks up two Bikebiz awards! (+ video)1 year 22 weeks agoCongratulations! Great,
Congratulations! Great, little site!
- Melbourne cyclists plan protest against Australia's compulsory helmet laws1 year 22 weeks agoHere we go again arguing
Here we go again arguing about helmets. I'm surprised no-one has dregded up the reduction in head injuries amongst motorcyclists folowing the helmet law being introduced in the UK in 1976.
I am curious if the good doctor has seen destructive testing of helmets and understands what's involved.
- Glasgow has highest level of toxic pollution in UK1 year 22 weeks agoAch, it's fine. Lot of
Ach, it's fine. Lot of nonsense. It's a great city for cycling, been doing so for 18+ years. Nowt wrong with the air outwith the very congested city centre. The godamm rain on the other hand...
- Melbourne cyclists plan protest against Australia's compulsory helmet laws1 year 22 weeks agoSorry Stumpy I can't leave
Sorry Stumpy I can't leave your comment without a response. The doctor is not in a strong position to comment about the effectiveness of a helmet in reducing injuries - it is indeed all guesswork. The reason is quite simply that it is not possible for the doctor to replicate the same impact and circumstances with and without a helmet (and of course which helmet would you test).
Any doctor who claims to "know" the benefits of helmets and says so publicly in this way is simply using his/her position as a trusted professional to influence opinions in areas where they are not qualified.
I'm not qualified either so I won't tell you whether or not to wear a helmet. Neither are governments and they shouldn't tell you either.
- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 22 weeks agoGiven the UCI's sudden
Given the UCI's sudden interest in the Garmin trio, I personally would not blame USADA for keeping its cards close to its chest.
- Cycle Show 2012 - trade day sneak peek with Kinesis, Praxis, Condor, Pinarello + big gallery1 year 22 weeks agoall ugly... Next!
all ugly... Next!
- road.cc picks up two Bikebiz awards! (+ video)1 year 22 weeks agocongratulations - and well
congratulations - and well deserved
- How bright should my new lights be?1 year 22 weeks agoI got a 1200 lumen monster
I got a 1200 lumen monster direct from China off of eBay.
It's bright as you like - I often get flashed by car drivers and abuse from pedestrians if I don't get the angle quite right.
But I'd much rather cope with that than have someone standing over me as I lie bleeding in a ditch saying "sorry mate, didn't see you there."
In fact, I bought two. One for the head, one for the bars.
Can't miss me.
- Ready for a century?1 year 22 weeks agoI also think you are pretty
I also think you are pretty ready aswell. Just chuck in a few longer riders before your sportive and you should be fine.
Just remember to take an energy bar or two and plenty of fluids.
- Cycle Show 2012 - trade day sneak peek with Kinesis, Praxis, Condor, Pinarello + big gallery1 year 22 weeks agoPleased to see Ribble joining
Pleased to see Ribble joining the mainstream bike show.
- Gran Piemonte, anyone?1 year 22 weeks ago107 pts it would have been.
107 pts it would have been. Better than my 28
- Ready for a century?1 year 22 weeks agoHi Ben,
From what you've said
From what you've said about you're current level of fitness, I think you're probably capable of a 100 miler as you are. You may not finish first but that that's not why most of us are there anyway, is it?
In my experience, if you approach the event with a 'can do' sort of attitude you'll get round and have a good time doing it. I firmly believe that one's performance in endurance type events (running and cycling etc.) is a function of your mental state as well as your physical condition.
You're right when you say about paying attention to food and fluids but even that doesn't need to be too scientific. Just keep drinking (water will do but a SIS or nuun type thing in one bottle might give you a boost) and pack enough jam sandwiches/fig rolls/malt loaf to keep from getting hungry.
My top tip for long events is pack something savoury for when you just don't fancy anything sweet - twiglets work best for me.
Make sure your bike's in good nick before you get to the start and just enjoy it - there'll be loads of different people to ride with for a bit and have a bit of a chat on the way round when the legs start to ache and before you know it you'll be round and tucking in to a pie and a pint.
Sorry for rambling a bit.
Most important - Have fun.
- Gran Piemonte, anyone?1 year 22 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:2,3,5,9,11,17,15Gkam84 wrote:
2,3,5,9,11,17,15 + Gilbert and J-Rod who weren't racing
You would have beat the crap out of everyone with that team! I think that would have been more than 97 points!
- Ready for a century?1 year 22 weeks agoMy view is yes you are
My view is yes you are ready.
I would try and do a couple of slghtly longer rides over the next week or so.
Just make sure you drink and eat plenty on the day, and take it steady.
For perspective, I did the ride with brad off the back of c600 road miles, with a biggest ride of 62 miles. I do run quite a bit too, nothing mega though.
- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 22 weeks agoThe UCI seem none to
The UCI seem none to happy
- Melbourne cyclists plan protest against Australia's compulsory helmet laws1 year 22 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:ProfessorSome Fella wrote:
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, head of neurosurgery at Sydney’s Alfred Hospital says
"I can't help but think that if they weren't wearing helmets their injuries would be significantly worse,”
Hmmm - 'he cant help thinking'?
So that means he is actually just speculating and not actually basing it on an empirical evidence?
Thats a strong argument!
I think you will find its a figure of speech not a direct answer. Judging by his qualifications he is in a very strong position to comment about the effectiveness a helmet would make in reducing injuries and its not all just guess work.
As for the protest i, personally, dont think the govt will take any notice. The Oz govt dont bow to public pressure at all.
- Gran Piemonte, anyone?1 year 22 weeks agoenrique wrote:
Greg van Avermaet
Koen de Kort
1 35 Rigoberto Uran Uran
2 30 Luca Paolini
3 25 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui
4 22 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
5 20 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez
6 18 Mauro Santambrogio
7 16 Daniele Bennati
8 14 Greg Van Avermaet
9 12 Giovanni Visconti
10 11 Simone Ponzi
11 10 Manuele Mori
12 9 Ryder Hesjedal
13 8 Koen De Kort
14 7 Emanuele Sella
15 6 Mathias Frank
16 5 Miguel Minguez Ayala
17 4 Alessandro Proni
18 3 Stefano Locatelli
19 2 Xavier Florencio Cabre
20 1 Francesco Failli
I had 2,7,8,13 for 68 points (I think...)
- David Millar Documentary Canal+1 year 22 weeks agoI wasn't sure who he was
I wasn't sure who he was either. But he seemed to have a familiar face and was British
- Gran Piemonte, anyone?1 year 22 weeks agoDont forget
Danny Pate -
Danny Pate - 10pts for last home