The UCI are taking Paul Kimmage to court for writing that they covered up a positive for Lance Armstrong (story on Velonation here). The same accusation is leveled by Hamilton and Coyle in The Secret Race, and will likely be further corroborated when USADA present their case against Armstrong. As David Walsh has pointed out, the UCI are vindictively suing only Kimmage and not the publications in which those accusations appeared (that includes us!). Our friends at Cyclismas.com and @Digger_forum have set up a Chipin for Kimmage’s defense fund below.
Update: A commenter below asked if Kimmage would criticize British Cycling with the same vigor. Here’s what he wrote about Wiggins and Sky this July.
Update: I’ll try to collect all the media reports on this I can, in no particular order. Thanks for getting the word out:
As promised, Shane Stokes has written about the case again for VeloNation
"From what I can see, all the UCI is doing is suing Paul Kimmage [the former rider and journalist] for speaking out about this, for asking the tough questions that needed to be asked. Everybody needs to be strong with Paul. There needs to be an uprising.” Tyler Hamilton interview
Quick audio statement from the man himself
The latest from the man himself. Truth comes dropping slow.
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Twisted Spoke: Raleigh to introduce Kimmage Bike
A rousing radio interview with Paul conducted 10/22, right after the UCI affirmed USADA’s decision
The widget below is flash and won’t show up on an Apple device. Click here for a direct link to contribute. Thanks to the commenter below for suggesting this.
UPDATE 10/26: The UCI have suspended the case pending an investigation. Press release here. Paul’s response? Read from the bottom up.
Statement from the administrators on what’s happening to the fund now that the suit is suspended.
Shane Stokes in the Irish Times
Owen Gibson of the Guardian on the suspension of the suit