Paul Kimmage Defense Fund

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:28pm by Andy Shen

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:

The Inner Ring










Boulder Report



Jonathan Sachse

Sports Journalists Association






Sydney Morning Herald




Bleacher Report

Cycling Weekly

As promised, Shane Stokes has written about the case again for VeloNation

Press Gazette

CyclingNews again!

VeloNews again!

Charles Pelkey again, in RedKitePrayer

Road.cc again

The Outspoken Cyclist

"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

Irish Independent

CyclingTips interviews Paul


VeloVeritas #2

Rough Ride reviewed

The Roar

VeloNation interviews Dick Pound

The latest from the man himself. Truth comes dropping slow.

More from Paul: The Big Reveal on Cancer Jesus

Twisted Spoke: Raleigh to introduce Kimmage Bike

A rousing radio interview with Paul conducted 10/22, right after the UCI affirmed USADA's decision

VeloNews, 10/24/12

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 

Paul Kimmage finds best defense is a strong offense, VeloNews

Kimmage makes position clear in relation to defence fund VeloNation

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$64k would not cover the
By: Enzo Skidmark
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 7:50pm

$64k would not cover the legal expenses of sorting it out in court.

We need a new ChipIn: "Paul Kimmage Defense Fund Defense Fund".

We can use my PayPal account...

Just get everyone into court
By: Noah Rim
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 7:00pm

Just get everyone into court and sort it all out.

Really, Rinaldo Tank? Do what
By: Mathias Dropout
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 2:06pm

Really, Rinaldo Tank? Do what I say now or I'll sue you -- is that how you operate?

Even if you're joking, you're an asshole. Go fuck yourself, pronto.

We've never had access to any
By: schmalz
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:43pm

We've never had access to any accounts, we just helped set up and post the chipin and sent it to the paypal account.

'Splain or this Jew lawyer
By: Rinaldo Tank
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:36pm

'Splain or this Jew lawyer will just file suit. If I were you guys, I'd make a print-out of the account's statements and post a scan of it right here. Pronto.

More info here, there isn't
By: schmalz
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:30pm

More info here, there isn't an official trustee.


The money? The trustee has
By: Schiatta Axle
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:07pm
so....what happened?
By: Keano Cable
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:16pm

so....what happened? where's the money? i contributed and after seeing the article on cycling news, i'm pretty pissed.

By: Smelly yet french
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 4:41pm
Road rage
By: Ayoub Tubie
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 5:16pm

Reading the news there. Alot of road rage against cyclists in Great Britian these days. Its just as bad as her in America.

Deleting the Seat tube
By: Smelly yet french
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:59pm

Wise choice.


Had to delete his posts, way
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:56pm

Had to delete his posts, way too crazy.

Oh the intimidation, the intimidation
By: Smelly yet french
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:53pm

Intimidating Shen is like trying to win a staring contest with the Mona Lisa. You'r gonna lose.

Good work Shen, expose the forum invading trolls scum (Irish or not).


Dr. Mr. Seat Tube;
By: Eye Pee A Dress
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:44pm

I think this doctor can help you:

Tracy Jordan was right! Today
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:12pm

Tracy Jordan was right! Today we are all Irish!

is he talking to
By: Chamois
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:00pm

is he talking to himself?

sounds like he's doped up.

Just want to point out that
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 8:54pm

Just want to point out that the 'conversation' happening below between Seat Tube and Slow Spoke and Eliott is all from one ip address.

I'd rahter have a UCI
By: Axel Rubber Hood
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 3:04pm

I'd rahter have a UCI president with ADHD and morals than one that does not have ADHD and has no morals. Back when Lemond was racing the drugs used back then were not as effective as EPO. Lemond's naturally high VO2Max is what allowed him to win against dopers taking less effective drugs.

Darach, is that you again?
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 3:01pm

Darach, is that you again?

Celebrating Greg Lemond
By: Duncan Disorderly
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 6:36pm

Way Hey! Greg to stand against Phatty as interim President. Great stuff.

Go, go, go
By: Duncan Disorderly
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:37pm

So Macca and Hein are hanging in there as only they know how, oblivious to the chorus of voices calling for them to go. You couldn't make it up, really. As they line up their self-styled "independent enquiry", to the incredulity of all, we're hoping for a little miracle from the Swiss courts... Thanks, Paul.

comedy writes itself
By: santiago benites
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 9:28pm

It's incredibly hard to believe, but it appears as though young Mr. McQuaid is proving to be even dumber than his father. It also appears as though he was intoxicated whilst typing those messages.

Meanwhile, it's great to see that the UCI is moving upwards and onwards by announcing the concept of the anonymous 'hotline'. Now all of the scumbags out there can feel safe coming forward with their incriminating evidence, without any fear of recognition or retribution. ;)

MCQuaid never doped
By: Smelly yet french
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 4:38pm

But he was still banned by the IOC...

ps i was referring to angry
By: Alexandre Internal Routing
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:56am

ps i was referring to angry all caps man by the way...

dude's got issues. is your
By: Alexandre Internal Routing
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:56am

dude's got issues.

is your identity so hung up on what pro cyclists do?

you must be a fun guy to hang out with....

Those 3 comments below are
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:54am

Those 3 comments below are from the same IP address in Ireland. Hi Andrew?

Get rid of all the skeletons.
By: The Dude
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:44am

To hell with all the dopers. JV included. RISS. RID CYCLING OF ALL ITS CHEATS. PAST AND PRESENT. THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN SPORT. IF THEY WERE CHINESE THEY WOULD BE JAILED. KIMMAGE MIGHT BE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT DOPING. BUT LETS NOT FORGET THAT HIS CAREER IS STAINED BY DOPING. AMPHETAMINES NO LESS. Three times. WHO KNOWS what THE TRUTH is ABOUT THE UCI. NOBODY. AT LEAST MC QUAID NEVER DOPED WHEN HE WAS A CYCLIST. All sponsors should pull out of this sport that is damaged beyond repair. The doping will never end. You cannot change Human nature. Over 100 years of doping. Only a fool would believe that cycling has become a clean sport all of a sudden. It is not a clean sport. It never WILL be. This defense fund will sadly achieve nothing.

I agree with you Ridolfo Gel.
By: Albtross
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:31am


Was Greg Lemond A Doper Also ?
By: Ridolfo Gel
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:29am

Greg Lemond is either the greatest cyclist of all time or the greatest cheat. And perhaps the biggest fraud of all. It is impossible to beat athletes that are doping with cortisone, amphetamines, testosterone, and steroids. So only a naive fool would believe that Greg Lemond won the Tour De France 3 times clean competing against a doped up field. Sorry Greg but it does not look good. Perhaps Andrew Mc Quaid is correct. Armstrong the cheating fraud that he is said that your tour won was a miracle like his. Perhaps he was right.

Rider XZTT is David Kemp.
By: Clement
Sun, 11/11/2012 - 4:11pm

Rider XZTT is David Kemp. Cocaine. Silly lad. Should be thrown out of cycling for good.

By: hyler tamilton
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 12:45pm

my book is awesome

Mr Vrijman, I presume
By: Duncan Disorderly
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 8:38am

Another tenner, celebrating what looks like the UCI's attempt to fix the "independent enquiry" by appointing one of their mates, who seems to have a history of bribery in sports administration, to select the panel..... Unbe-bloody-lievable but true. This payment came via the link on the marvellous ocianiacycling.com redirect: respect!!

probably nothing that amgen
By: Baptiste Rear Entry
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 4:09am

probably nothing that amgen would corroborate.

By: turkey
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:19am

so he is on the list? has he admitted anything?

ohmigosh this issue/list
By: Baptiste Rear Entry
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 10:44pm

ohmigosh this issue/list affects me how, exactly?

now if you'll pardon me, i'm going to go enjoy riding my bike to nyack and get me some pastry and coffee this weekend.

y'all have a nice time worrying about what others have done or are doing.

Dylan Casey
By: Dylan Rear Entry
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 9:15pm

Humm could this be the redacted #18 who got sick on a bad bag blood bag..?


By: Duncan Disorderly
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 8:24pm

Thanks again to Paul Kimmage, David Walsh and others for the excellent continuing work. My donation's for defence, offence or just loss-of-earnings compensation for a journalist who has continually pursued the truth, no matter what.

Don't forget my stop at
By: schmalz
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 4:57pm

Don't forget my stop at Curves

schmalz to post office,
By: Axel O-Ring
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:58pm

oil change, weight watchers (slimming shakes), turbo trainer, and laundromat.

The power's out, I'm running
By: schmalz
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 3:18pm

The power's out, I'm running on an extension cord from Vinny's house. Gas not an issue.

By: No dopers here
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:34pm

That's W&D's website. Definitely no dopers on that team. CJ, bacon is NOT a performance enhancing drug.

Going nowhere
By: Sandy
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:23pm

Schmaltz -- Staying in Jersey shouldn't be much of a problem for a while.

Got gas?

www.sorryidoped.com It's
By: Alexis Housing
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:23pm


It's never been easier to apologize for doping!

All your Hein belong to us.
By: Niels Clearcoat
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:17pm

All your Hein belong to us.

By: Brucie
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:09pm

I have just voted for Hein & Pat to go.
I cried when Tom Simpson died,then it was just for the death of a hero.
Since that day I have continued to love the sport despite knowing it could be tainted.
Fans want and deserve a clean sport.
The price of a clean sport is eternal vigilance and the UCI "vigilantes" have failed us and must be told to resign.

Only if I don't have to leave
By: schmalz
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:26pm

Only if I don't have to leave Jersey.

Schmalz for UCI President.
By: Seppe Butyl
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:54pm

Schmalz for UCI President.

By: Nathan Steerer
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:58am

Those cyclists(ex/current)teams, team managers, fans etc who continue to vocally support dopers are as guilty as the dopers themselves. They also have absolutely no place in this great sport.

There are without question a certain percentage of cyclists within the current peloton who are doping on a regular basis. What that percentage is, is anyone's guess. These cyclist's NEED to be caught and banned from the sport forever.

There are a certain percentage of clean cyclists within the peloton.
They need to publicly vocalize their opinion's by speaking out against those dopers. If a clean cyclist has any suspicion, or has any information pertaining to a fellow cyclist within the peloton who is engaging in the illicit act of doping, a private body needs to be set up which will enable those cyclists to privately voice their concern's and suspicions, so that those matters can be investigated further.


Positions Untenable
By: Nathan Steerer
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:24am

We the fans and sponsors demand that Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen resign.

Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen's positions within the UCI ARE UNTENABLE.

Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen's positions within the UCI ARE UNTENABLE.

Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen's positions within the UCI ARE UNTENABLE.


Life Time Bans For First Time Doping Offence
By: Nathan Steerer
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:07am

We the fans and sponsors demand.
Mandatory life time bans for first time doping offenders.
Mandatory life time bans for first time doping offenders.
Mandatory life time bans for first time doping offenders.
Mandatory life time bans for first time doping offenders.
Mandatory life time bans for first time doping offenders.
Mandatory life time bans for first time doping offenders.
No appeal to CAS allowed once a case is proven.
No appeal to CAS allowed once a case is proven.
No appeal to CAS allowed once a case is proven.
No appeal to CAS allowed once a case is proven.
No appeal to CAS allowed once a case is proven.
No appeal to CAS allowed once a case is proven.
The individual who tests positive shall not only be banned for life as an athlete, but also banned from any future employed positions within cycling. With no exemptions.
The individual who tests positive shall not only be banned for life as an athlete, but also banned from any future employed positions within cycling. With no exemptions.
The individual who tests positive shall not only be banned for life as an athlete, but also banned from any future employed positions within cycling. With no exemptions.
The individual who tests positive shall not only be banned for life as an athlete, but also banned from any future employed positions within cycling. With no exemptions.
The individual who tests positive shall not only be banned for life as an athlete, but also banned from any future employed positions within cycling. With no exemptions.
The individual who tests positive shall not only be banned for life as an athlete, but also banned from any future employed positions within cycling. With no exemptions.
All career prize money earned by the offender will have to be returned.
All career prize money earned by the offender will have to be returned.
All career prize money earned by the offender will have to be returned.
All career prize money earned by the offender will have to be returned.
All career prize money earned by the offender will have to be returned.
All career prize money earned by the offender will have to be returned.
The offender will automatically be stripped of all his/her career results.
The offender will automatically be stripped of all his/her career results.
The offender will automatically be stripped of all his/her career results.
The offender will automatically be stripped of all his/her career results.
The offender will automatically be stripped of all his/her career results.
The offender will automatically be stripped of all his/her career results.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
An introduction of larger fines for doping offenders.
All current active participants within cycling who have had a link to doping in the past need to be exiled from the sport.
All current active participants within cycling who have had a link to doping in the past need to be exiled from the sport.
All current active participants within cycling who have had a link to doping in the past need to be exiled from the sport.
All current active participants within cycling who have had a link to doping in the past need to be exiled from the sport.
All current active participants within cycling who have had a link to doping in the past need to be exiled from the sport.
All current active participants within cycling who have had a link to doping in the past need to be exiled from the sport.


Getting bad people out of our sport.
By: Titouan Supple
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 6:51am

Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey Dylan Casey. is he still hiding in a dark room at USAC?

Book Club
By: Totto Tracknut
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 3:56am

...if your book is "I DOPE MY %$$ OFF!"

Lance is still a winner in my
By: Alessio Butyl
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:19am

Lance is still a winner in my book.

RE: Ahaa!
By: Cosimo Axle
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:29am

"I just would love to see a fat Mexican chase a La Gangbanger that is shadowed (literally ) by Ivan the Russian mountain that climbs mountains up Mount Ventoux."

Where is the Atomic Meatball when you need him?

The Joy of...
By: Break the Omelette-breaking Omerta
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:53pm

The Joy of Bullies Being Bullied Back.

Part 1.

Pat is toast. Absolute toast.
By: Cece Seatmast
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 9:44pm

Pat is toast. Absolute toast. May he reap what he sowed.

Way to go!
By: Duncan Disorderly
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 9:02pm

Great news that Paul Kimmage is countersuing the drinkers of Aigle. Here's a contribution to buy Hein and Pat a bier.

By: Rim
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 7:05pm

I noticed that all the cycling dopers are white skinny and male. SOOOO lets just ban all the skinny white males. That should work.

I just would love to see a fat Mexican chase a La Gangbanger that is shadowed (literally ) by Ivan the Russian mountain that climbs mountains up Mount Ventoux.

Think of it Cycloploitation, we should have Spike Lee as race director with Frank black and The Kiwi Jedi commenting.



Truth and reconciliation.
By: Rim
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 6:47pm

Truth and reconciliation kinda worked for the meateaters, so it could kinda work for the bloodbaggers.

By: Nathan Steerer
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:23am

The truth is out there. Suppression of the truth will damage this sport further. Total transparency is needed at this time, if this great sport is to have a chance of survival. Whatever the truth is, it needs to be laid bare in plain black and white for all observers to form a clear understanding. The lies, cheating, fraud, and corruption that leads to misinformation, disinformation and cognitive dissonance which suppresses the truth, needs to be totally eliminated from cycling's inner network. How knows what the fallout will be from the ongoing Padova investigation. Cycling is a great Sport. It has a great following the world over. It is a beautiful Sport. There are an abundance of talent out there. Say a massive no to doping. Races can be won clean, and undoubtedly have been. A clear message needs to be sent out to the cheats, frauds and corrupt individuals who are polluting this great Sport, with their immoral, unethical and criminal behavior, that their unlawful and cowardly deeds will be met with a complete zero tolerance approach, from the various authorities who run the sport and in accordance with new laws that need to be established globally in all countries that makes it illegal to use performance enhancing drugs in any Sport. An unprecedented rule needs to be established by the various sporting bodies around the World which gives them the authority to administer mandatory life time bans for all athletes (a first time offense) who test positive for a banned substance. Without the possibility of appeal once a case is proven. Say no to Performance Enhancing Drugs. Onward. Truth and reconciliation.

UCI Suspends Kimmage Case
By: David Walsh - Sunday Times
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 8:35pm

David Walsh ‏@DavidWalshST
My take is UCI suspension of action is attempt to make an abject surrender look like something less pathetic. Decision also weakens McQuaid.


can we still contribute?
By: thirteen
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 3:54pm

this makes me so angry that they are dicking Kimmage around, trying to quell the momentum that LeMond started up again!

Petition to remove Heads of UCI
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 3:53pm

Remove the two heads of the UCI, sign the petition:


The suit is suspended pending
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 3:24pm

The suit is suspended pending an investigation due June 2013. I'm sure this wouldn't have happened if Paul didn't have the funds to mount an aggressive defense, so thanks to everyone who contributed. Since the case is still pending the funds will be held in case it goes to court next year. Plotting counter offensive now.

Bordering YOU say ?
By: skippy mc carthy
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:15pm

You are too kind to the " phats of aigle "! Heinous & phat are not " occupying Aigle " sympathisers , they are Criminally usurping the hopes of Cycle Racing !

BE GONE ! Today's UCI Meeting could see the Board Members shortening the time WE have to suffer them !

Meanwhile sign up here : http://t.co/oFWgsHA7 Costs nothing !

Donate cash to " Paul Kimmage Defence Fund " !


Now 7th 5MB to make a comment ?

1st word in " Central park loop " , is central , lets hope so ?

Bordering YOU say ?
By: skippy mc carthy
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:13pm

You are too kind to the " phats of aigle "! Heinous & phat are not " occupying Aigle " sympathisers , they are Criminally usurping the hopes of Cycle Racing !

BE GONE ! Today's UCI Meeting could see the Board Members shortening the time WE have to suffer them !

Meanwhile sign up here : http://t.co/oFWgsHA7 Costs nothing !

Donate cash to " Paul Kimmage Defence Fund " !


Now 7th

Bordering YOU say ?
By: skippy mc carthy
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:11pm

You are too kind to the " phats of aigle "! Heinous & phat are not " occupying Aigle " sympathisers , they are Criminally usurping the hopes of Cycle Racing !

BE GONE ! Today's UCI Meeting could see the Board Members shortening the time WE have to suffer them !

Meanwhile sign up here : http://t.co/oFWgsHA7 Costs nothing !

Donate cash to " Paul Kimmage Defence Fund " !

Armstrong Triangle - Ashenden, trying to Understand
By: Michael Ashenden
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:30am

So, am I understanding this correctly:

L’Equipe Exposes Armstrong 1999 samples:

The 1999 EPO samples were scientifically deemed valid / suspicious:

Armstrong pays $100,000.00 to UCI to exonerate him (via lawyer Vrijiman):

The Vrijman “independent” investigation exonerates Armstrong:

Dick Pound goes nuts (backed by WADA), UCI is corrupt:

Dick Pound sued by UCI and settled in 2009:

In summary:

Total Armstrong outlays to UCI ($125,000):

$25,000 takes care of Tour of Switzerland “suspicious” EPO sample

$100,000 buys the Vrijman report


*it does add up now. Not that McQuaid was trying to get rich off Armstrong, but brokering deals for him, blood analyzer machine and getting a lawyer "to see things" Armstrong's way.

Well if perspective is what
By: Sur La Plat
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:36am

Well if perspective is what you're after I would suggest that the local food bank or public school system is a more noble cause than anything to do with c*nts and their lawyers. I still can't seem to get this motivated about the upcoming presidential election. Overcompensating probably.

I love cycling!
By: Rayan Dropout
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:21am

as in riding my bike. the rest is bull

$10k in 24 hours!
By: Sur La Plat
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:18am

Let the record clearly state that on October 22, 2012 I finally got 'round to reading USADA's reasoned decision from cover to cover; confirming what I had already known to a significant extent, but still with plenty of room left to be sincerely shocked by the totality and pervasiveness of the corruption. On October 23, 2012 I was made aware again of Kimmage's situation on Velonews.com and made a donation of $10 to his legal defense fund. On Oct 24, 2012 I read Greg Lemond's open letter to Pat McBribe and thought it an overdue and well deserved kick in the Pelota(s). On October 25, 2012 I read Michael Ashenden's article posted below and donated another $10 to Paul Kimmage's fund. Unfortunately I am not as privileged as to be so aloof with my funds or recollection of their whereabouts as the UCI, Lance Armstrong, or his agent. If I could unknowingly and unwittingly send $100k I would glad do so, and I would expect no less than a ticker-tape parade from each and every one of you bastards when I did finally learn about my own generosity.

Having at one time worked for a genuine non-profit of similar size and similarly "limited means" to the UCI, let me tell you that whether an incoming sum is $5 million or $25,000 within a single annum, it does not go unnoticed or missing. Not ever. One of the joys of working for a non-profit with a mandatory net-zero fund is being painfully aware that $25k is either a big share or all of one person's salary for that year... and you like to keep your limited, underpaid, and publicly underappreciated staff around. Unless of course your motives are self-serving and disingenuous. If the UCI had acted any differently from what we've come to expect, that would be the real shock.

I hope we see another $10k tonight. Lemond has been on this game for a long time, winning or losing the court case may not be the battle worth fighting, but I hope the money raised is in the right hands to absolve one's self of persecution and drive a spear into the hearts of the corrupt in a very public forum of his choosing.

I love cycling!

Important Follow the money article from Ashenden
By: Michael Ashenden
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 11:10pm

A very important analysis:

By following the disclosures and purchases, Dr Michael Ashenden finds a potentially very corrupt pattern in the UCI:

The Armstrong Triangle


What did they know and when did they know it? If this develops over the next month, Kimmage will have McQuaid on trial, not the reverse.

Worth the read.

Critical Mass
By: Duncan Disorderly
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 9:38pm

Wow! Greg's wonderful open letter and the Kimmage fund leaps ahead. There really is a critical mass of people. The usual bollocks from assorted McQuaids helps whip it up, too.

Pat McQuaid denies all media requests until after Kimmage Case
By: Fat McQuaid
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 6:26pm

Off The Ball

Sorry everyone, but our (and your) request to have UCI President Pat McQuaid on the show has once again been turned down. His response by text was as follows:

“..you know well the way media operates and there is no way I intend to add to the current media frenzy so I am doing no interviews in any media until after this case (Paul Kimmage litigation case) is over..and if it is in relation to LA you can tell your listeners I have nothing to add to what I told media on Monday.”


By: Marco Seatmast
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 6:18pm

That's how ChipIn works. The transaction is through Paypal. ChipIn is just a shell.

Here's the direct link to the ChipIn page.


Can't see ChipIn
By: Philip McNamara
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 6:10pm

Guys, I have seen this site a few times, and have been able to see the ChipIn plugin, now, I can't. The direct link takes me to PayPal, not ChipIn.

Why is this broken now? With the Greg Lemond story happening now, it needs to be fixed! Or create a
new fund on http://www.indiegogo.com/

By: Antoine Crank
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 2:17pm

Yes I believe that the UCI will be implementing Rule 69.9 which stats .

A Millimeter is not much unless its your saddle height in your eye, or up your ass.

House cleaning at USAC
By: Antoine Crank
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 2:13pm

Hmmmmm.... is this true?????

Rider18 – VDV roommate who doped, got sick once from EPO that had gotten too warm
Dylan Casey?

McQuaid's Legacy Intact
By: Sur La Plat
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 7:33am

So many of you want to overlook the many other bold an arduous strides the UCI has made recently to ensure fair competition within the pro peloton:

"As a result of many discussions and comments concerning Article 1.3.014 on the horizontality of the saddle, the UCI has decided to clarify the situation by introducing a tolerance to the measurement of the saddle angle. To determine the value of this tolerance, the UCI has taken into account many measurements recorded in competition, numerous scientific articles published on the subject describing biomechanical issues as well as discussions with several saddle manufacturers."

Measures such as these address the real problem as they trickle down to the many grassroots and amateur racers that are at risk of losing their horizontality as well, which we all know is the beginning of a slippery slope that can lead even the most innocent down the blackest of holes and to taint their activities with the inclusion of seemingly therapeutic pills and ointments. We all know that once these drugs become a perceived necessity, we will find ourselves reaching into even deeper and darker crevices of our being to reap their advantages while on the bike. I ask, "where does it come to an end?" and therefore I, for one, welcome the UCI to take a long hard look and see, deeply as they have, into this most sensitive area of my concern. Once this Kimmage nuisance is also put to rest, I will sleep soundly knowing the sport is no longer dangling loosely and vicariously as his claims of malfeasance would portend, but instead is still cupped warmly in the best of all possible hands.

All who love cycling
By: by Greg Lemond
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 6:00am

All who love cycling

I would encourage anyone that loves cycling to donate and support Paul in his fight against the Pat and Hein and the UCI. Skip lunch and donate the amount that you would have spent towards that Sunday buffet towards changing the sport of cycling.

Greg Lemond


USCF houyse cleaning needed..?
By: Florian Bushing
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 2:34am

Hmmmmm.... is this true?????

Rider18 – VDV roommate who doped, got sick once from EPO that had gotten too warm
Dylan Casey?

Vote them out
By: Alessandro Brazeon
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 1:40am

How do we galvanize USACYCLING to do the same?

British Cycling’s much respected president, Brian Cookson, also a UCI board member, has given a strong hint that he will be among those who will not leave the ruling body’s board meeting in Switzerland on Friday until radical change within the organisation, including possibly in personnel, has been agreed and voted upon.
“I’m not sure there will be 100 per cent attendance because it has been called at short notice but I am hoping we will have a quorum and I am hoping there will be some fairly firm decisions,” Cookson said in Paris. “I will be using my position to express my views and the views sent to me by British Cycling members as forcibly as possible.”
Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen, who now serves as the honorary president, will be under huge pressure to resign. President Pat McQuaid is also in for a rough ride.
“Pat McQuaid has done a lot of good work over last five or six years of his tenure,” Cookson continued, “but as an organisation we still continue to be haunted by the ghosts of the past and we need to lay those ghosts to rest. That’s something I hope will be achieved. We need to go away from that meeting having pushed the UCI into a better and more positive direction.”

bout the same time
By: gossip
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 1:28am

we can expect his positive test. boy, sky rode awfully well last year....maybe that's why they picked up Michael Barry....

By: Ponce de la Yema
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:48am

When can we start making fun of Brad Wiggins' fab outfit at the TdF party?

McQuaid and his side-kick Verdruggen must go!
By: S. Bowman
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:48pm

I will not be taking out another UCI licence until these two are gone. I could almost tolerate their incompetence, but their recent actions are bordering on criminal.

Mr. Kimmage,

The money that we have donated is a demonstration of our support you, but is also a vote against a corrupt UCI regime. Thank-you for your unwavering stance against doping in cycling and those that perpetuate it.


S Bowman

Oh, Spanish Eyes
By: Break the Omelette-breaking Omerta
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 9:25pm

"Blue Spanish eyes teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes
Please please don't cry, this is just adios and not good-bye
Soon I'll return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say "Si Si" say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me"

Ahem, you've either got to laugh or cry at the Spanish Omerta. While the rest of the world is hissing and booing the lying dirty cheats, certain "Latin" riders with palmares to protect would prefer it that multiple eye witness testimony counted for nothing, and that a statute of limitations of, say 60 minutes, applied.

I wonder why they're all keen for past transgressors to be forgiven, and "respected"? Can't possibly imagine!

By: Ferdinand
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 9:01pm

2/4 are convicted dopers, the other two are generally assumed dopers. Endorsement by a pro cyclist from Spain is practically an automatic condemnation.

The more things change the more they stay the same. and other cl
By: Giovanni Swage
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:53pm

The type of man we a re dealing with.
Pat has claimed he never doped, but he was a bit of a dope to get caught in South Africa breaking the boycott.
People in glass houses should not throw stones.


Cycling career

McQuaid raced from 1966 to 1982, starting as a junior and then nationally and internationally as a senior. He was Irish national road champion in 1974 and won the Tour of Ireland in 1975 and 1976. He also won the Shay Elliott Memorial Race. At the end of his career, he rode for the Viking Cycles pro team in Britain

He was banned from entering the 1976 Olympics after being caught racing in South Africa, in contravention of the anti-apartheid sporting boycott. He had entered the race using a false name, but was identified after being photographed by a press photographer.
Is using a false name corrupting one's identity?

Spain has spoken on this:
By: Spain has spoken on this:
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:34pm

Miguel Indurain still believes in Lance Armstrong's innocence


Alberto Contador says there is no new proof against Armstrong


Alejandro Valverde voices support for Lance Armstrong


Samuel Sanchez says there was no “direct evidence”


UCI's statement
By: Dukster
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:08am

Just when you think UCI is trying to make the right moves by completely affirming the USADA sanctions and report, it pulls this idiotic stunt. The document is totally unnecessary, and if you read it, you will see UCI is using it as a platform to throw some jabs at USADA. If UCI was so worried about statute of limitations and enforcement, than why McQuaid man up and say that in the press conference? I don't even understand why UCI is trying to vindicate this SOL issue. Does it really destroy its enforcement regime? ARguing SOL is a defense point.

To me, the document seems like the product of a debate between McBruggen, UCI lawyers and the UCI PR department. McBruggen wanted to throw some darts at USADA but the lawyers and PR convinced them to stand down in the televised press conference. Then McBruggen (steam coming out of their airs) pens this inflammatory piece.

The PR staff should have tried harder: this is only going to intensify the rebellion...

Pat McQuaid advocates appeal of Armstrong Verdict
By: Fat McQuaid
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 1:47am

Lance Armstrong could still appeal over Usada report, claims UCI


Scott Mercier Interview, not optimistic about UCI led cycling
By: Giovanni Swage
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 9:22pm


Click on Part 2 and interview starts around 11:40

Fairly damning of all and sundry.

By: Verrochio Rear Entry
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 5:04am

nicely said

Latest Paul Kimmage Interview - off the Ball
By: Kimmage Interview
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:19am
Good on you Miltitary Investigator
By: O'M
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:11pm

I wish you the best in your endeavors!

McQuaid and Emails
By: O'M
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:09pm


Back in 2009, I interviewed Pat McQuaid and asked him about the doping issue to which he answered a bland if somewhat by the book answer.

I pressed him on the phone, but he wouldn't give any specifics.

In the light of the Kimmage/McQuaid law suit, I find it rather bizarre that McQ and the UCI would get involved in this with Kimmage, who has been steadfast in his writings on all of this.

I have emailed Mr. McQ a series of recent articles regarding the implosion that is Lance Armstrong and as of yet he hasn't and probably will not respond to my attempts to contact him again.

Anyway, the Tyler Hamilton book is a must read and points to how this sport has been awash with lies, institutional cover ups and a generation that have been forced at needle point to partake or get the hell back to their day jobs.


UCI Revenue
By: Marco Seatmast
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:44pm

Here's the UCI 2010 Annual Report with the Financial Statement.


mathieu, won't the uci laugh
By: Mael Grips
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 9:13pm

mathieu, won't the uci laugh at any potential violation of u.s. federal law? they're not subject to u.s. jurisdiction.

for that matter, how does uci get funded?

Newstalk interview with Paul Kimmage
By: Giovanni Swage
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:59pm


Click on part 1 and its around 30:12 on the time line.

Pat McQuad is due to get an easy interview tomorrow morning on www.rte.ie at around 10:00am GMT.

Hmmm...a way to end all this silliness
By: Mathieu Compliant
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:58pm

As a former US PRO licensed cyclist of Lemond's generation, who was fortunate enough to go to a quiet corner of Spain and race before the days rampant doping (yes, the occasional vitamin B-12 injections were seen being used by Portuguese riders and such..but no PEDs), I've been bemused for years by the elevation by one and all of Armstrong into a "Superman" - and like the comic book hero that doesn't exist, neither does "Super-Lance"...but philosophising enough. As a US citizen living abroad, and still having complete US rights, I have exercised my right as a US citizen to file a formal request through my home state's US Senators for a US Senatorial investigation of a) the possible criminal diversion of US taxpayer funds via the USPS cycling team (yes, fellow citizens, there IS a difference between a Federal investigation and a US Senate committee investigation...), b)possible use of threat and intimidation by the UCI against US citizens in a manner resemblant of organised crime activity (note the RICO act), and c)an investigation of the UCI's activities in relation to USA Cycling and the US Olympic organisation - all of which fall under US Federal law...and funding. Whither goes MY taxpayer's monies - and yours - my fellow citizens, matters to me...and should matter to YOU! For those of you old enough to remember Watergate or the Ollie North hearings, you know what kind of trouble Armstrong, the UCI and the other "bottom fishers" of cycling are now going to be in...oh, my "post-cycling" career? US military criminal investigation...woof, woof, Pat McQuaid...welcome to the BIG TIME now...

Today FM interview with Paul Kimmage
By: Giovanni Swage
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:41pm


Click on Monday Part 2 around 39:00 minutes.

By: Wheelsuckerrrrr
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 5:06pm

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By: Jordan Tank
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:41pm

Dave: Did you ever go to confession?
Moocher: Twice.
Dave: Did it make you feel better?
Moocher: Once.

With McQuaid and the van
By: Mathis Steerer
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 2:48pm

With McQuaid and the van Alden's cycling is digging a very deep hole for itself. We'll see if it's a grave.

Results nullified, BRO!
By: Mael Grips
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 2:04pm

Results nullified, BRO!

Pat McQuaid triples down on KImmage:
By: Pat McQuaid
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 1:35pm

At the Armstrong press conference:

Will legal action continue against journalist Paul Kimmage? "The case against Kimmage is nothing to do with Usada and Armstrong," says McQuaid. "It's about a journalist who accused me and my predecessor of being corrupt. It's a straight defamation case." So, yes then.

UCI Press Conference
By: Duncan Disorderly
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 1:02pm

@PhatPat's ludicrous nonsense continues the drinking game for me, so here's another tenner for the cause. Thinking of starting a new Chipin fund to send PhatPat and Heinous to copy Felix Baumgartner: I'm setting the fund target to stop just short of buying them parachutes.

Kids these days!
By: Giovanni Swage
Sun, 10/21/2012 - 7:29pm

I blame the parents.

Oops... Cycling family 2008
By: Alessandro Brazeon
Sun, 10/21/2012 - 4:06pm

Changes for the Tour de France? French press reports today that Patrice Clerc has been removed from his post as director of the ASO, which, as we all know, organizes the Tour de France. Jean-Etienne Amaury will replace Clerc.

The news comes after speculation abounded in recent weeks over changes at the ASO, with some observers suggesting that Marie-Odile Amaury, who heads Éditions Amaury, was unhappy with the direction the ASO was heading, especially in relations with the UCI, with whom the ASO has fought a protracted war over cycling's future. Some observers worry that the replacement of Clerc may spell an end to the hard-line the ASO has taken against doping in the Tour de France. The ASO also organizes other events, including the Dakar Rally. In addition to the ASO, Éditions Amaury, which ranks as one of the largest companies in France, owns the sports daily, L'Équipe.

That the new head of the ASO intends to make nice with the UCI appeared confirmed by his public statement today. Said Amaury, "I take on these responsibilities to show to all the importance that the Groupe Amaury gives to its relations with the world of sport, and in particular with the cycling family, with whom, after a grave conflict, hopes for a harmonious peace are emerging." Yann Le Moenner, currently in charge of the department of marketing, media, and law at the ASO, will serve as assistant to Amaury.

Source: l'equipe.fr.

Been here before
By: Alessandro Brazeon
Sun, 10/21/2012 - 3:53pm

Maybe the sense of outrage is strong enough that the UCI cleans house, and it is different this time. However, just look at FIFA and the OOC. The boys in charge don't give up that easily and have looked after enough people along the way to get out of all sort of corners that would kill of mere mortals. This from 2007 couldn't be much stronger: result, nothing.

Patrice Clerc, the head of the Amaury Sports Organization (ASO) that owns the 104-year-old race, wants McQuaid to quit.

"In any society, public or private, those responsible would have no choice but to resign," Clerc said. "The UCI, by the way its acted, at minimum has lacked clarity, transparency, professionalism, competence and in every case has shown a complete lack of conscience.

"We don't want this system. We need to be independent of people who are either incompetent or have the desire to spoil (the race), to hurt the Tour de France."

McQuaid vowed to stay on as the head of the International Cycling Union.

"Cycling does not belong to the Tour de France, it belongs to the cycling family," McQuaid told The Associated Press. "Are we to blame because there are guys getting caught (cheating). We couldn't break the rules in relation to Michael Rasmussen to stop him coming into the race.

"It's no use making rules as you go along as they've done here this week. The sport needs a structure under a government and not everybody doing their own thing."

Tour officials blame McQuaid's UCI for not implementing a stronger doping program, and for allowing Rasmussen to start the race even though he's accused of lying about his whereabouts before the Tour and missing doping tests.

"That happened even though, along with the UCI, we put out an insistent plea in April to the teams not to let anyone suspected of doping start the race," Prudhomme said. "The UCI knew everything. It's unbelievable that they didn't say anything to us."

On Wednesday, Rasmussen was removed from the race, which he led since July 15, by his Rabobank team.

"The piloting of cycling's reconstruction cannot be given to the UCI," Clerc said. "We will have to do it with all those who reject the current system in order to find our values again: riders, teams, sponsors, federations ... will all need to unite."

McQuaid was not invited to the race by organizers, but showed up for Saturday's 19th stage time trial at the invitation of a French television station.

The feud between Clerc and McQuaid has been building since October 2005, when Clerc accused the UCI of not doing enough to combat doping. McQuaid said he "would never do anything to hurt the Tour de France" and that it was "scandalous" for Clerc's ASO to suggest it.

Prudhomme said he will attend a doping summit hosted by the World Anti-Doping Agency to help clean up next year's Tour, along with taking other measures.

"We will take the initiative in this debate," Clerc said. "We will communicate the results of our work on October 25, when we will announce the 2008 Tour route."

In addition to Rasmussen, Alexandre Vinokourov and his Astana team left the Tour because of doping accusations, along with Italian rider Cristian Moreni and his team Cofidis.

Alberto Contador took the yellow jersey after the ejection of Rasmussen, but German media reported that the Spanish rider's name appears on documents seized in the blood-doping scandal known as Operation Puerto.

Prudhomme said it was decided at a meeting with the UCI in May that Contador wasn't under suspicion.

"But that was before the Tour," Prudhomme said. "Now, we have absolutely no trust in what the UCI said about him. That definitely would be a dilemma. The drama, unfortunately, is suspicion is now everywhere."

McQuaid said the real culprit is doping.

what is bad news to some is
By: the dude
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 11:18pm

what is bad news to some is good news to others. rabobank pulling out opens up a slot for a pro conti team.

it looks to me like you suckers got it all wrong
By: Axel O-Ring
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 10:19pm

Look at all the convicted dopers around LA. He smoked them out. Chased down dopers, donated $100K to the UCI for anti-doping, and now Bassons is busted for evading a doping test. LA has got to be the best anti-doper sherriff ever, Texas-style.

I blame DA.
By: Simone Tubie
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 6:32pm

I blame DA.

Did we read the same article?
By: Bangbang
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 6:18pm

Did we read the same article? Did I not link to the article about the couple who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Livestrong under the pretenses that it has some charitable virtue? (And while I definitely question it's efficacy, Livestrong as an organization probably serves at least SOME charitable purpose.) Did the article you read describe that the couple has turned around 180 now that these people's true motivation for donating to Livestrong specifically - hero worship of LA - has been debunked?

More than anything else, I wish you the best with you or your family member's illness. I certainly hope you'll continue to donate to worthy charitable organizations. I also hope that in the future, you won't allow yourself to be starstruck while determining what organizations you consider worthy.

I can't help but see parallels to the "Floyd Fairness Fund". No matter how crooked these guys are, the people who are dumb enough to blindly throw money at them (because of their fame) kind of had it coming. A fool and his money are soon parted - at least in this case, SOME of that money went to making pamphlets or whatever about cancer and a bunch of people got some sweet yellow bracelets in the process.

hell is too good
By: Ferre Cogset
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 5:40pm

Hell is too good a place for people who have this attitude towards cancer survivors who want to give to a charity that is not based on crime, fraud, and a phony myth of survivorship. We get to send our money to honest places that don't take advantage of the true love of being a survivor.
Until I can't breathe, I will make my own choices thank you unkind sir.

Now the starfuckers want
By: Bangbang
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 4:14pm

Now the starfuckers want their $ back. Hilarious. Such charitable people.


By: Gabin O-Ring
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 2:01pm

Yet, the UCI maintains the position that there is NO PROOF!

What a joke. How to render yourself completely irrelevant...


UCI is ‘at the precipice of universal disgrace’
By: Shane Stokes
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:19pm

Industry figure says UCI is ‘at the precipice of universal disgrace’

Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13104/SKINS-chairman-Fuller-calls-on-M...

If they show-up on December 12th to sue Paul Kimmage, that will be over the precipice.

McQuaid has to resign
By: Mathieu Rim
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 3:45pm
Amateurs and women
By: No Dope
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 2:40pm

Rabobank is still spending $20mil in 2013. They only took their name off the jersey but are honoring their commitments. And Rabobank is only dropping their professional teams. they're still sponsoring amateurs and CX. Because, of course, amateurs and cross racers don't dope.

Rasmussen raced for Rabobank when he was given a 2 year suspension. they didn't pull the plug then. Lance is bringing down the whole sport. That's his legacy.

@8:08 - why is it sad that they're dropping the women's sponsorship? Don't women dope too?

The Glory Days of Lance
By: Lapo Brazeon
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 2:25pm

Trickled down to Dieter. The glory days of Lance will now again trickle down to Dieter. Battenkill will be gone in the next 10 years - my guess only.

Sure Dieter isn't worried,
By: Sacha Polished
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 2:20pm

Sure Dieter isn't worried, but raising entry fees isn't an option for pro races.

to Lapo from Pat McQuaid
By: Pat McQuaid
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 2:07pm

Don't worry,

'the sport is going very well', Pat McQuaid said.

WORLD cycling chief Pat McQuaid insists the sport has moved on from its murky past and is "going very well, despite the Lance Armstrong saga.


Nope, it won't.
By: Dieter Drake
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 2:02pm

Nope, it won't.

careful for what you wish for
By: Lapo Brazeon
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 1:50pm

I am happy to see Lance go down but the world of cycling is now crumbling. The sport may ultimately die.

Works every time.
By: Mateo Torque
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 1:48pm

Works every time.

That's not the beer you're looking for
By: Tristan Headset
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 1:03pm

I thought Lando only drank Colt 45

Rabbobank Sponsorship for PK
By: Giovanni Swage
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 8:08am

Any chance that Rabbobank could sponsor the PK fund to help clean cycling up. Now that they will have a few sheckels free or guilders. Sad they are quitting the women's sponsorship as well, but understandable.

Will Nike Chip-in?
By: Nike Chip-in?
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:40pm

Would not it be cool if Nike contributed to the Kimmage Defense fund? If something like that happened, it would send a real message to the UCI. I hope one of the former Lance sponsors does something like this.

Dude, I'd enjoy kicking back
By: Lance "64" Caloriestrong
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:23pm

Dude, I'd enjoy kicking back and having a Michelob Ultra with ol' Lando Calrissian right about now.

floyd landis is probably the
By: happy drunk
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:03pm

floyd landis is probably the greatest guy in the world to drink some beer with right about now

By: fabs
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:59pm

tell that to bernard kerik

Rush Limbaugh spoke on this...
By: Rush Limbaugh spoke on this...
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 7:21pm

What to Make of Lance Armstrong?

Rush connects the dots: Liberals using big government (USADA) to discourage personal excellence.

'...the liberals do have a big problem with individual achievement.'


So now, the redistribution of the the seven yellow jerseys makes sense: 'Lance didn't earn those things'.

criminal charges? puh-leeze.
By: Conspiracy Theorist
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 6:05pm

criminal charges? puh-leeze. no way. you don't go mountain biking with presidents and hang out with world leaders without a get outta jail free card in yer back pocket.

you know he's got dirt on everyone at the highest levels, i.e., a list of high ranking co-conspirators.

he may have to go away quietly, but he'll still have gazillions in the bank and won't see a day of criminal charges.

By: fabs
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 5:35pm

he's going to be in court either way--civil and criminal most likely. if he comes clean, it won't be half as bad.

Paul sherwin
By: Theo Housing
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 5:11pm

where is sherwin on all of this - wasn't he media director at motorola?

there once...
By: Kevin Brazeon
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 5:10pm

was a boy named Lance,
who needed to win in France.
Many said he was cheatin',
He claimed they were bleating,
But now he has danced his last dance.

at this point armstrong..
By: Theo Housing
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 4:27pm

i'm pretty confidnet that he can't admit anything without ending up in both civil and criminal court - which, I imagine, he has his leagl team working hard to avoid - what a scene - bad bad bad

at this point, armstrong
By: fabs
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 1:53pm

at this point, armstrong should just admit it and spare himself even more problems. soon he'll be behind the car wash with floyd, if not.

DP Article
By: Jack the Giant
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 8:04am

New article on Daily Peloton about Kimmage v UCI. Squarely saying it is the UCI in the dock:


So how to start anew
By: Francesco Crank
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 2:29am

Now that everyone is guilty and you can't believe that anyone is not using including now how do you really start this sport over?

Don't forget this prestigious
By: Rayan Dropout
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:47am

Don't forget this prestigious firm


Here is a quick list of
By: Mateo Crank
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:35am

Here is a quick list of websites for some lawyers who you may have heard of that knowingly defended a guilty man:


There were a couple others who are no longer practicing - not because they were shut down by the bar, because they died.

Anyway, I'm just some dumbass with a google machine & I can figure this stuff out. With your legal expertise, you should have been able to figure this out on your own.

By: fabs
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:10pm

lance will wind up broke and disgraced like floyd and hamilton. the only difference is he won't have a path to redemption like they did.

Right, and it's not like
By: Tristan Headset
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:09pm

Right, and it's not like 99.9% of legal work is generated by people lying...

Kathy gave this in testimony
By: DeHulst
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:42pm

Kathy gave this in testimony under oath in 2006. If it were such a blatant lie, she committed perjury. Then why was she never sued? For that matter, no one who gave testimony against Armstrong in that trial was ever sued, although the Armstrong legal team screamed that that were all lies. So I wouldn't be at all surprized if Kathy's statement is indeed true.

Lance lawyer spoke on this...
By: Lance lawyer spoke on this...
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:56pm

Yeah, okay, but who in the future will ever employ you? John Gotti? I realize he is dead, so don't flame me there, but liars are all that is left. Why would a lawyer be so stupid unless they "know" stuff we don't know?

Re: Lance's Lawyer
By: Mateo Crank
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:43pm

Is it possible you've fallen down recently?

The only reason these lawyers have to worry about the bar is if they decide to stop doing their best to defend their client. Every, (and by every I mean EVERY) lawyer worth his or her salt will say whatever it takes to defend their client - especially if they're being paid what LA is paying. If they weren't willing to represent LA, why would they be under his employ?

lawyers would never lie
By: Tristan Headset
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:42pm

ok, is the "_______ spoke on this" guy just being funny now?

guy sitting behind lance
By: fabs
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 6:38pm

guy sitting behind lance looks decidedly less psyched...


Lance lawyer spoke on this...
By: Lance lawyer spoke on this...
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:41pm

Armstrong’s lawyer Mark Fabiani hit back, saying: 'We have absolutely no idea what Mrs Lemond, a long-time Lance-hater, was talking about when she gave her deposition. And to this day we have no idea what she was talking about.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2218602/Nike-paid-5...

These are lawyers who practice in front of the bar. They are ethical and would not destroy their reputations with falsehoods or representing a lying client. They believe the only victim here is Lance. They have denied the 1000 page USADA report and the Kathy Lemond testimony. This should make everyone think, why are they doing this?

By: mikeweb
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 4:37pm

I think you mean 'hearsay'. As in 'saying' something that you 'hear' second hand.

You're welcome.

Here Say
By: Marco Seatmast
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 4:08pm

This is heresay, not evidence.

Evidence ?
By: Nathan Steerer
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 3:12pm

This may help Paul Kimmage if it was ever proven to be true. It's not a new story but it has resurfaced.

Report: Did Nike pay $500,000 to Verbruggen to cover up Armstrong positive?

Source : http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report-did-nike-pay-dollar-500000-to-ver...

Allegations that UCI President was paid to cover up Armstrong test

The New York Daily News has suggested that sportswear company Nike decided to stay loyal to Lance Armstrong despite the overwhelming evidence of doping against him because it may have played an active part in what USADA described as “the most sophisticated doping program in sports history”.

The NY Daily News reports that Kathy LeMond testified under oath during a 2006 deposition in the SCA arbitration case that Julian Devries, a mechanic for Armstrong’s team, had told her and others that Nike and Thom Weisel – the San Francisco banker who sponsored and part-owned Armstrong’s team - had transferred $500,000 to a Swiss bank account that belonged to Verbruggen.

The money was apparently sent to cover up a 1999 positive drug test for corticosteroids, which Armstrong had used to treat saddle sores.

Armstrong’s former soigneur Emma O’Reilly, backed up the claims that the positive test was covered up in an affidavit to USADA. Armstrong has always claimed that he never tested positive for drugs.

She said she heard Armstrong and other Postal Service team members talking about how they would get Luis Garcia del Moral, the team physician, to write a backdated prescription for the steroid cream.

In an interview with the Daily News on Monday, Kathy Lemond said she stood by her testimony. “I’m sure Julian was telling the truth,” she said.

Representatives of Nike or Tom Weisel did not respond to calls for comment from the Daily News and Devries has always denied the allegations. He submitted a affidavit during the SCA case saying that LeMond’s allegations were made up.

Armstrong’s lawyer Mark Fabiani also rubbished the accusations.

“We have absolutely no idea what Mrs. LeMond, a long-time Lance-hater, was talking about when she gave her deposition,” the NY Daily Post quote Fabiani as saying. “and to this day we have no idea what she was talking about.”

Paul Willerton, a former professional cyclist who rode for the US alongside Lance Armstrong during two world championship road races, has told Cyclingnews that he and other riders plan to protest against Nike support for Armstrong outside the Nike corporate headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, on Tuesday.

"This is akin to taking down the Berlin Wall," Willerton said of the USADA investigation and subsequent rider confessions. "And Nike's position - they're so influential - and right now they're just sitting on the wrong side of this wall."

Paul's wish
By: Veloce Gatto di Zocca
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 6:27am

Paul has stated that he would like to return all the money from those of us who have donated toward his defense fund. I appreciate his sentiment. However, in the advent of victory, I move that the first thing Paul do is take his legal team and all of his witnesses down to his favorite pub and celebrate on us. Paul has repeatedly, consistently stuck his neck out in the pursuit of truth, and for that the least we can do is buy him a night on the town.
I for one, have given my donation freely and with no strings attached, only the hope that the pursuit of truth be supported and sustained. I would rather see my donation go toward a "journalists' defense fund". Individually, our donations are insignificant, but combined together, they could become a force for good.
Maybe the funds could be used to start a website that would help besieged journalists in the same manner that anti-cancer non-profits help cancer victims... Hmm...

SMS came from 'Foghorn
By: Guillaume Clearcoat
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:31pm

SMS came from 'Foghorn Leghorn'... Coincidence?

Golden Rolex
By: Flatty flatser
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:39pm
revenge of the nerds
By: monorchid conconi
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 8:58pm

when phill liggett speaks, i hear keith caradine sing


DA got his cheese from
By: Chuck E. Cheese
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 7:29pm

DA got his cheese from Fairway.

Shush you'll make us lose our
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 5:38pm

Shush you'll make us lose our sponsors!

Did David Anthony from BH
By: doperstrong
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 5:19pm

Did David Anthony from BH Garneau get his drugs from Ferrari? Is BH Garneau still sponsoring this team?

Phil, getting a text message
By: Hugo Downtube
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 4:26pm

Phil, getting a text message from Dr. Ferrari doesn't count.

Face it, it's time to retire to The Villas at Trembling Hills and fondly remember the old days.

i'm convinced
By: Tristan Headset
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 4:26pm

that's cool. i get texts from people i don't know sometimes, too. they are often eminent people in their home country of nigeria.

Phil Liggett spoke on this...
By: Phil Liggett spoke on this...
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 4:07pm

From a man who has been in cycling for 40 years:

“If he’s been taking drugs then of course it’s right [to sanction] but they still lack the absolute proof as far as I’m aware. I still am a supporter of Armstrong. Whatever way we look at it Lance has been good for the sport. No one can condone, if it’s finally proved, that he’s ridden his whole career on drugs. I had an email from an eminent scientist from the US yesterday. An SMS actually. It said if Lance Armstrong had taken the drugs outlined by USADA he’d have been dead ten years ago. He’s an eminent scientist and a very intelligent man. I don’t know his name, the SMS came from a secondary person.”


a good beginning?
By: ugh ugh 2
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 2:22pm

Thanks for saying it. For anyone in the business of cycling this has been a disaster, maybe the end not the beginning.

If it was not for journos like Kimmage and Walsh think where we could have been right now? Maybe 2 or 3 more Tours for Floyd Landis(and America) and 8 or more for Lance with his comeback.

Pat McQuaid had it right when he went after WADA boss, Dick Pound:

"As far as we're concerned he lacks credibility and he's got a knife in our sport," said McQuaid. "He continues to make statements about cycling. I understand he's leaving next year and the sooner the better."


Not soon enough for retailers with current large stocks of Armstrong bicycle and triathalon merchandise and dashed dreams for the growth of the sport of cycling.

a good beginning?!
By: ugh
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 1:22pm

to what? making the public think even less of cycling, if that's possible? Great time to have meetings about the brooklyn velodrome. There is nothing "good" about all this. Satisfying your need to have one guy brought down doesn't qualify as "good." And don't fool yourself that things are much better now. Who says so? A bunch of guys who lied for a decade. And you think they just decided to tell the truth and stop?

And another tenner
By: Duncan Disorderly
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 1:19pm

I'm beginning to enjoy this now, as the mainstream media finally begin to catch on. Let them remember their debt to Paul Kimmage and David Walsh for their courage over the years, as the rest of the journos now collect their paychecks. Nice to see the wheels starting to come off for Lance and Co. Still need to see McQuaid and Verbruggen go, Nike dump Wonderboy, and serious questions asked about the Livestrong.org and .com nonsense. But it's a good beginning.

Excellent New Paul Kimmage Article - Must Read
By: Kimmage Article
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 2:54am

It's taken a while for some but opinions on Lance Armstrong have altered greatly, writes Paul Kimmage

When it comes to the issue of doping and cycling, Sean Kelly has never been forward in looking backward. For 18 years now, since his last professional race, his attitude has always been easy to interpret: Don't ask me to condemn the sins of others.

Three months ago, in a lengthy interview with L'équipe during the most recent Tour de France, even those who know, and work with him closely, despaired when, despite a tidal wave of evidence, he expressed his continued belief in Lance Armstrong. But it was just Kelly being Kelly -- nothing if not consistent.

So it was astonishing to hear him break the habit of a lifetime last Thursday on Morning Ireland when he was rolled out behind Tyler Hamilton on the 8.35 sports bulletin. And even more astonishing that he had changed his tune on Lance: "Well, over the last number of months we were waiting for this and it was pretty much expected," he announced.

"But it's horrific what we're hearing over the last number of hours. Now we know that it was organised within the team . . . the doping with Lance Armstrong and with all the other team-mates. It was a time in cycling -- and we heard Hamilton saying -- they were all doing it, and it wasn't the only team I believe."

Exactly 40 seconds had passed since Kelly had seized the microphone and after this thorough dissection of the problem, it was time to announce the solution.

"Since we have our new president, Pat McQuaid, things have changed totally," he said. "I think in the last couple of years cycling has cleaned up a lot . . . they are catching all the big names, so that is the good thing we have taken from that."

Now, I don't wish to be unkind to Sean, but in the Concise Oxford Dictionary the word 'new' is defined as "made, introduced or discovered recently." McQuaid, a lifelong friend and supporter of Kelly's, has been president of the UCI -- cycling's world governing body -- since 2006. And I don't wish to be unkind to McQuaid, but the consensus on his six years at the helm is that the UCI has been absolutely hopeless.

But McQuaid is suing me, so don't take my word for it: (read on below)


Is that Cavendish?
By: Jules Crank
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 8:28pm

Is that Cavendish?

Lance, do you know the five lamps? Well you go and hang there
By: Giovanni Swage
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 5:52pm


Lance Armstrong was a magnificent performer. To orchestrate the scale of his subterfuge and to lie consistently at such an elite level for more than a decade – live at press conferences, on TV, in books, even in court – was a performance worthy of a champion. Of a champion liar.

But lying was just part of the artillery Armstrong deployed to keep the deception in place and to deny that he used performance-enhancing drugs in the course of cheating his way to seven Tour de France victories.

The deception was outlined in meticulous and shocking detail over hundreds of pages in the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (Usada) report released last week. Based on dozens of interviews, including with ex-team mates, the report accuses Armstrong and his handlers of being "engaged in a massive and long-running scheme to use drugs, cover their tracks, intimidate witnesses, tarnish reputations, lie to hearing panels and the press and do whatever was necessary to conceal the truth".

Armstrong didn't just take drugs: he was the enforcer of a small mafia within professional cycling that moved ruthlessly against anyone who threatened to expose him or his collaborators. He bullied and threatened team-mates, journalists and fellow cycling professionals and officials.

Just ask Emma O'Reilly, a masseuse on the US Postal Service team when Armstrong was leader. She had a front-row seat and saw how he and the team operated. She used make-up to cover-up Armstrong's syringe bruises. She helped ferry drug packages and delivered them in person to Armstrong. At one point, he turned to her and said: "Now, Emma, you know enough to bring me down."

A few years later, O'Reilly contributed to a book in which she recounted what she had seen. Armstrong's legal team went into overdrive. They brought her to court. Armstrong publicly called her "an alcoholic and a prostitute". They silenced her. As she said: "Lance tried to make my life a living hell. There was intimidation, bullying and stress."

The most shocking aspect of the Usada report may not be what it tells us about "the most sophisticated doping programme sport has ever seen", but what it tells us about the vindictive, mendacious, vicious character at the heart of this fraud. Armstrong didn't just attack mountains with vigour, he attacked anyone who threatened to expose the truth of his doping. He comes across less like a cyclist, more like a psychopath.

And this may not be the end of the story for Armstrong. The US attorney's office – which dropped an investigation into his alleged doping earlier this year – will very likely take an interest in the Usada report, particularly where it alleges that Armstrong perjured himself in the course of making seven sworn legal statements to a Dallas court in 2005.

Armstrong, like most bullies, is also a coward. Which is why he has chosen not to contest any of the evidence piled high and mighty in the Usada report. If the US attorney's office comes calling, that will not be an option open to him.

But there are also questions for others. Not least for cycling's world governing body, the UCI. Under their watch, Armstrong and his cohorts corrupted and defiled the sport that they were supposedly overseeing. Except that they weren't. Their oversight was abject, abysmal, appalling.

In 2005, when the L'Équipe newspaper leaked the details of Armstrong's 1999 positive drug test, the UCI conducted an "investigation" in which Armstrong was cleared. Dick Pound, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said the UCI report was "so lacking in professionalism and objectivity that it borders on farcical".

Why was the UCI so useless? As one cycling journalist observed last week, the governing body "consistently, either through naivety, incompetence or complicity, concealed the worst excesses of a decade of doping". Which was it – naivety, incompetence or complicity? This is the same body that accepted $125,000 from Armstrong to help fund the UCI's anti-doping research. How he must have laughed. You couldn't make it up. Only Armstrong did – and the UCI bought it every time.

They have no excuse. Journalists such as the Sunday Times duo David Walsh and Paul Kimmage were tenacious in their pursuit of Armstrong over a 13-year period, yet the UCI paid no notice.

And there are questions too for Nike. The world's largest sportswear brand have pledged to continue their commercial deals with the disgraced doper – they sell close to 100 items of Armstrong-related clothing. Why would the world's leading sportswear brand want to continue to be associated with a man who was at the centre of one of sport's biggest frauds? Just do it, the Nike slogan says. Do what? Should aspirant young sports enthusiast take Armstrong's lead? Lie, bully, dope and cheat your way to the top?

In a 2001 ad for Nike, Lance Armstrong said: "This is my body and I can do whatever I want to it… Everybody wants to know what I am on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?"

That is a question that anyone associated with this debacle – the UCI, the journalists who failed to report properly what was happening, Nike – should now ask themselves.

By: Lars Seattube
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 5:26pm

Now Lancefans can take their place alongside Scientologists.

Time for a Dick Pound
By: willy nilly
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 1:25pm

Time for a Dick Pound Chip-in.

Back for another $100
By: Mehdi Fork
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 9:46am

Great point from Noe about the lack of response for the years of investigative journalism from Paul Kimmage & David Walsh. Since the publication of Rough Ride, Paul has had to endure constant sniping from pro riders (blind to the good he was trying to do, to clean up cycling and make it safer for the riders) as well as being vilified by Armstrong fanboys. Rough Ride is a ground breaking book written with courage and honesty that cost Kimmage an awful lot over the years including the loss of his friendship with Stephen Roche (shame on you, Roche). And, anyone who read Walsh's book, From Lance to Landis, would not be 'shocked' (as a lot of commentators claimed to be) by the revelations in the the USADA report as Walsh laid it all out when the book was first published. Why didn't more journalists pick up on what Paul and David were saying over the years and pursue their own lines of enquiry? Walsh has to be commended for the way he has defended the integrity of both Betsy Andreu and Emma O'Reilly whose courage in speaking out when no one else had the balls to do so should not be forgotten.
Like Noe i already chipped in $50 to Paul's fund and thanks to Noe's example i am going to chip in another $50.

Dick Pound violates terms of settlement with UCI
By: Dick Pound
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 5:22am

Dick Pound violates terms of settlement with UCI

Meanwhile, a former World Anti-Doping Agency chief has suggested the International Cycling Union likely turned a blind eye to doping in the sport.

Richard Pound said he complained for years to the UCI that the seven-time Tour de France winner and other cyclists were given advance notice of their drug tests and then allowed to go off unsupervised.

"It is not credible that they didn't know this was going on,'' Mr Pound told AFP. "I had been complaining to UCI for years.''

Mr Pound, who was head of WADA from 1999-2007, said drug testers would do tests on riders in the early-morning, hours before they had to appear for a competition.

"The race starts at 1 pm to 2 pm in afternoon and there are no tests prior to race to see if they are bumped up,'' he said, adding that after races, competitors had an unchaperoned hour before being tested.

"So then you go in and get saline solutions and other means of hiding the effects (of performance-enhancing drug) EPO and whatever else it is,'' he said.

"You have to say 'I wonder if it was designed not to be successful?'''


Broken agreement: “Each party undertakes to refrain from making any comments,” the agreement noted.


By: Kylian Bottle
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 10:46pm

Nike.. the child slave labor is ok, but sponsoring a doper is really crossing the line.

Lance to Foundation. Oh wait,
By: Hugo Downtube
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 7:05pm

Lance to Foundation.

Oh wait, he already has one. Nevermind.

He is not a hero anymore . . . .
By: Enzo Brazeon
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 6:42pm

Lance cheated, he bullied, he lied, and he is in denial. This is only the beginning of what lies ahead for him. He cannot hide behind Livestrong like a small boy hiding behind his mother's dress forever. He will either be back in civil court or criminal court and either face the truth or the consequences. It is a shame. I too was a fan of Lance and have come to the conclusion that by his actions he is not worthy of the honor bestowed upon him. Everyone will have to make their own decision.

As far as Paul K. goes, the UCI just keeps burying themselves. They are not promoting a clean sport, but promoting a product to investors of the global market--its all about the money.

The riders are no more than races horses to them--where is their integrity?

Fuck Nike. I wouldn't be
By: Bangbang
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 12:41pm

Fuck Nike. I wouldn't be caught dead their garbage before this whole mess & I'm damn well not going to start now.

Definitely everyone should
By: Saddlesore
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 9:02am

Definitely everyone should boycott Nike. What a sick joke of a company.

Great fund - I just put my
By: Richard Leyland
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 5:51am

Great fund - I just put my little contribution in - Hope Kimmage fights hard!

Back for another $100
By: Noe Topcap
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 3:36am

I chipped in $50 a couple of days after this was launched and just chipped in another $100 because I'm amazed that the (not) clowns at the UCI haven't already resigned in disgrace following the release of the USADA materials. And I'm disgusted that while people are praising former teammates for testifying (at the point of a gun), I haven't seen any current pro riders or team managers come out and thank Paul Kimmage and David Walsh for their role in exposing what has happening. Desperately hoping that sponsors and broadcasters (who have the big money in the sport) will take notice and force the UCI to clean up, or refuse to put money into the sport.

Lance etc.
By: Veloem
Fri, 10/12/2012 - 1:44pm

You can do your bit for cycling:
BOYCOTT NIKE and all of Armstrong's other sponsors
Don't buy publications written by stupid supporters of Armstrong
IF you want to give money to charity- there are thousands of cancer charities around the world

Lance spoke on this...
By: Lance spoke on this...
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 3:31am

Lance Armstrong - How Can We Prevent Doping In Pro Sports?


He tried his best to clean it up and now gets blamed.

Greg Lemond interview
By: Giovanni Swage
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:11pm
I had inflammatory comments once
By: er
Tue, 10/09/2012 - 8:52pm

some steroids helped. see what i did there?

Another Tenner
By: Duncan Disorderly
Tue, 10/09/2012 - 8:47pm

More ludicrous bollocks from Lance and Co. over the past couple of days. Another ten bucks into the fund is the result.

Inflammatory unrelated
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 1:54pm

Inflammatory unrelated trolling comments deleted.

smoking gun
By: fabs
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 1:39pm

an acquaintance of one of my workmates has a friend of a friend, and he said that kimmage's neighbor knows a guys that pleasured himself whilst fantasizing about a scenario that involved a chihuahua puppy, a bottle of champagne, and a bucket of peanut butter. so, i think the evidence is pretty clear that kimmage is simply experiencing bitter jealously of lance and his miracle success.

success = doping
By: lance armstrong
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 1:32pm
The LEAST you could do would
By: Lapo Headset
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 1:28pm

The LEAST you could do would be to include some tenuous connection between Kimmage and this unnamed person. The UCI/LA can't possibly be so broke that they're left to employing such shoddy help. Do Hein a favor and leave the spin making to the professionals.

By: odlid
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 1:12pm

seriously dude, that's a pretty pathetic attempt (2nd attempt, at that) to try and discredit kimmage.

Swiss Justice - UCI
By: Ponce de la Yema
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 2:21am

The Swiss are a strange people but their bullshit detectors are finely tuned - Paddy and Hein ain't gonna see any Swiss francs. Floyd could don lederhosen and go yodeling in the Alps and he would be left alone. A stern letter might arrive at his house 2 weeks later but that's it.

Drinking Game
By: Duncan Disorderly
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 11:27am

This is turning into a drinking game. Each time McQuaid, Verbruggen or one of their stooges comes out with something totally absurd, I give ten dollars to the Kimmage fund. This ten dollars is for the hilarious Landis court ruling. At the risk of bankruptcy, onwards and upwards.

Kimmage interview
By: Bernardi Cable
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 1:29am

Kimmage interview How to clean up the sport - get rid of McQuaid, Verbruggen - sweep out Riis, Bruyneel, Kim Anderson ....


I thought they came to praise
By: Gaetan Tarmac
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 7:30pm

I thought they came to praise thee not boss thee?

complete human failure
By: Mats Bushing
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 7:11pm

At this point in time, regarding this particular storyline, blaming the USADA can only be viewed as complete human failure.

Even Lance Armstrong is "a huge advocate of USADA", for christs sake!:


You're not the boss of us!
By: schmalz
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 4:26pm

You're not the boss of us!

CRCA has forgiven John
By: Remi Headset
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 3:58pm

CRCA has forgiven John Eustice or at least determined that it doesn't matter that he is the leading anti anti-doping spokesman against USADA.
Why won't nyvelocity do the same and promote Eustice's events?
Has Eustice better explained what he meant or retracted any statements in talking to CRCA?

You see the total above, it's
By: Andy Shen
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 12:00pm

You see the total above, it's controlled by cyclismas.com, it'll go to Kimmage's lawyers directly. What more do you want to know?

By: Marchionne Seatpost
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 10:10am

Talking about transparency of the UCI. How about some transparency about this fund.

I think I'm addicted to
By: Daniel
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 12:48am

I think I'm addicted to checking this page and seeing the support for Paul and disgust for the UCI leadership grow, probably because it seems a measurable quantity now.

Are Lemond's lawyers calling
By: Antoine Cable
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 5:52pm

Are Lemond's lawyers calling these guys extortionists? Are they going to have charges filed so Hein and McQuaid can't set foot in the USA? I wonder if they have legal standing for this.
I don't see "are extortionists" on the list things Floyd can't say.

By: Shady O'Merta
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 8:16pm

It is for things like the sham case against Floyd that I donated my $50 here. Just remember though, Ron Mexico can still go to Switzerland.

UCI Failure to Silence Greg Lemond
By: Lemond UCI
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:44pm

When UCI went after Greg Lemond, Lemond's lawyers responded to UCI:

“In your July 26 letter, you accuse Mr. LeMond of committing criminal infringement and then demand that he either (1) corroborate his alleged accusations; or (2) withdraw his alleged accusations publicly. You also “suggest to discuss the way to proceed.” Obviously, Greg LeMond’s public retraction of his statements regarding UCI is something of value to UCI. Indeed, you would not have written your letter to Mr. LeMond and demanded the same unless it had value to your organization. Under United States’ law, threatening criminal prosecution in order to obtain “any money or other valuable thing” is a federal crime. See 18 U.S.C. 0 873. Violations of section 873 require a fine and imprisonment for not more than one year.”

More here:


spell it out
By: Lorenzo Chainline
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:18pm

Some of you are missing the tremendous humor in the ruling. The UCI sued in Swiss courts because it was easy to do so and they knew Floyd would not show. With no Floyd in court, they won by default. Their ruling can't be enforced any where but in Switzerland. I'm sure Floyd's travel plans do not include Switzerland, so the case is one giant joke. They may as well have gone to Mars and sued him in a Mars court. It would have similar results.

By: sinep
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:31pm

so, legally in switzerland, floyd can't call them "full of sh!t", but it doesn't say anything about calling them sh!tbags. or sh!t heads for that matter. nor d-bags. so, lots of work-arounds there.

...christ almighty...
By: bikesoverthemoon
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:27pm

...nixon was a fucking saint compared to armstrong...

...either lance forgot the old saw - "you can fool some of the people all the time & all of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all the time"...

...or he was working on his buddy & fellow texan george w bush's interpretation which was - "you can fool some of the people all the time & those are the ones you wanna concentrate on"...

...just sayings, love bgw...

Some other people for UCI leadership
By: Some other people for UCI leadership
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 8:21am

Congressmen Introduce Athlete Due Process Protection Act


Sensenbrenner: “I am introducing the Athlete Due Process Protection Act to ensure our athletes are provided constitutional due process protections, just like the rest of us."

Among supporters of this bill, (basically the whole country, except the few donating here) the legislation is known as "Lance's Law".

Call your congressman for speedy and swift approval of this bill before the New Year.

There will also be a petition for a full presidential pardon for Lance - just like Nixon got.

Things have run amok for too long!

Also forbidden
By: Ponce de la Yema
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 2:30am

Hein and Pat ride a Serrotta custom built double ender

It's not 'people', it's the
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:38am

It's not 'people', it's the same adorable troll.

I assume that Floyd is free
By: Daniel
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:36am

I assume that Floyd is free to say that the UCI are no different to Joseph Stalin or Mussolini or a bunch of w**kers.

By the way whats up with the people posting in this site who are supporting the UCI leadership? Do you really think that they are doing a great job of trying to clean up are sport?

chipin for Pat McQuaid direct
By: McQuaid direct
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:55am

Pat McQuaid loves this site. With Flandis being broke he get nothing. Half the money you all are raising will go to Pat and Hein you realize? and the other half to NyVelocity for pro-UCI ads. Might as well have a chipin for Pat McQuaid direct! HA HA!

The Swiss Court ruled that
By: Marco Seatmast
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:22pm

The Swiss Court ruled that the UCI, Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid:

  • have concealed cases of doping.
  • received money for doing so.
  • have accepted money from Lance Armstrong to conceal a doping case.
  • have protected certain racing cyclists, concealed cases of doping.
  • have engaged in manipulation, particularly of tests and races.
  • have hesitated and delayed publishing the results of a positive test on Alberto Contador.
  • have accepted bribes.
  • are corrupt.
  • are terrorists.
  • have no regard for the rules.
  • load the dice.
  • are fools.
  • do not have a genuine desire to restore discipline to cycling.
  • are full of sh1t.
  • are clowns.
  • their words are worthless.
  • are liars.
  • are no different to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

are statements Floyd Landis is forbidden to make.

By: Sofiane Axle
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:50pm

I would be on board if I believed you genuinely cared about cleaning up the sport. Your pathological hatred of Armstrong seems to be your only motivation.

Finally a victory for justice
By: UCI Justice
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:43pm

On Dec 12 all of you contributing here will also have wasted your money. The victory against Floyd Landis is a victory for clean cycling everywhere. Hopefully, UCI will come after you all next and take down this website instead of updating it. Worthy outcome. You all could have had a great site but instead chose to waste the money defending Kimmage waste product. Also, the site is stalled out at $38511.99 for many days. Looks like you losers peaked out.

Those were the legal costs
By: schmalz
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:17pm

Those were the legal costs for an uncontested case.

In a Sept. 26 ruling on the
By: Marchionne Seatpost
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:16pm

In a Sept. 26 ruling on the defamation case published Wednesday by the UCI, Landis is ordered to pay UCI president Pat McQuaid and predecessor Hein Verbruggen $10,667 each, plus legal costs totaling $4,900.

That is not too bad. So what is PK going to do with the rest of the def Fund?

The International Cycling
By: Adrien Tank
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:11pm

The International Cycling Union said a Swiss court ruling has prohibited Floyd Landis from repeating claims that UCI leaders corruptly protected Lance Armstrong from a doping case.

"The judgment upholds and protects the integrity of the UCI and its presidents," the world cycling body said Wednesday in a statement released with copies of the court document.

Fantastic news for Paul Kimmage ;) I hope the UCI will win their case against him too. That will teach him a lesson.

Landis ruling from UCI today
By: Vlad
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 9:32pm

UCI, the gift that keeps on giving. At any rate they make me keep on giving.

Site updates
By: Schmutz
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 9:23pm

Start a Chipin for site updates?

Site updates cost money, we
By: schmalz
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:45pm

Site updates cost money, we have none.

By: SPOKEn Lancelot
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:29pm

I agree. Update the site, at least make it easy to navigate. The other day I commented on the photo of the Toga rider taking 2nd in the Cat 3 field. I haven't gone back to see what else was said because it's hard to get there. Navigating UCI legal logic is like navigating this website... makes little sense.

i like it, leave it alone
By: sinep
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:49pm

i like it, leave it alone

More and more people are
By: Sven Jenson
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:38pm

More and more people are turning to this website for the latest updates and information on matters directly relating to Landis and Armstrong. Why is it virtually impossible to navigate?? Why does it look like it was created on a Commodore 64?? You've got the traffic now get with the times.

By: bikesoverthemoon
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 6:21pm

...the difference between a porta-potty & the uci's patty mcquaid & hein verbruggen ???...

...not much & they're ALL full a' shit...

...not even trying to be funny, love, bgw...

Money connection
By: Lance
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 5:31pm


Floyd Landis to publish at his own expense the present operative provisions inthe following media:

NYVelocity.com (New York, USA)

So by backing this petition NYVelocity is going to rake in the dollars here with the advertisement.

Very clever!!!

By: Sam Locknut
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 5:13pm

So did Andy just satisfy the NYV part of the judgement?

Guess I'll have to steer
By: Froid Randis
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 4:28pm

Guess I'll have to steer clear of Switzerland for a few decades. Shucks.

additional rulings
By: liquiguts
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:58pm

... shall not suggest that Henricus Verbruggen's veins flow with cold nougat, that Patrick McQuaid cannot be relied upon to consistently spell his own name correctly, that Aigle is best referred to as "Spaceball One" ...

forbids Floyd Landis to state
By: Andy Shen
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:53pm

Floyd Landis to state that the Union Cycliste Internationale, Patrick (Pat)McQuaid and/or Henricus (Hein) Verbruggen have concealed cases of doping, receivedmoney for doing so, have accepted money from Lance Armstrong to conceal a dopingcase, have protected certain racing cyclists, concealed cases of doping, have engaged inmanipulation, particularly of tests and races, have hesitated and delayed publishing theresults of a positive test on Alberto Contador, have accepted bribes, are corrupt, areterrorists, have no regard for the rules, load the dice, are fools, do not have a genuinedesire to restore discipline to cycling, are full of shit, are clowns, their words areworthless, are liars, are no different to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, or to make anysimilar other allegations of that kind

Yeah we read it
By: Luber
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:46pm

Andy, What do yo find awesome about it? Explain yourself.

What Avner said to Carl
By: monorchid conconi
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:43pm

It’s all Black September… They’re talking to us. We’re in dialogue now.

I did, yes. Maybe I'm missing
By: confused
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:35pm

I did, yes. Maybe I'm missing something. He has to pay some cash to each of them and publish retractions.

Have you read it?
By: Andy Shen
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:31pm

Have you read it?

what's awesome about a
By: confused
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:29pm

what's awesome about a judgement against Floyd, Andy?

By: MV2
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:26pm

Please start another fund to place adds the opposite Floyd was ordered to make outlining the case of UCI corruption.

re: Swiss judge Pigulet's ruling of 9-26
By: Ken Harris
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:00pm

I'd like to state my opinion that the leaders of the UCI are clowns, etc, just for the record.

By: Tinman
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 12:21pm

Done, contributed. Best bucks spent on cycling for years. What an opportunity now to hang out all the dirty laundry for everyone to see. Paul & team go hard, little to lose, even if case itself lost, publicity will see you win the bigger prize. We don't need pro-wrestling by the UCI, we want a clean sport and a transparent and accountable administration.

By: the dude
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:54am


By: Giovanni Downtube
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:28am

Thanks for that last video, Lance. Yes, we just need to believe in miracles and everything will be ok. Now please go take your medications.

By: Lance
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 8:45pm

The below "Zipp the Lips" video proves nothing. Everyone should watch the following video before even considering to give to this defense Kimmage defense fund:


Listen to Lance, there is only one truth!

Zipp 303 lips for sale
By: Jordan Tank
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:32pm
Petition Signed
By: Pierre Tracknut
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 6:58pm

Journos being BULLIED BY the PRATS OF AIGLE does not sit well with me !
I am Skippy Mc Carthy and both PHAT & HEINOUS know me and in the past have been hospitable to me !
Should they treat me with less respect now then it will show their true colours ! YELLOW !
I URGE ALL to sign the petition , found here below :


It will cost YOU nothing but will ADD to the justification for the " VOTING Delegates of " UCI " to VOTE for change in Sept 2013 IF we have to wait until then for LEGAL change by the UCI itself !

PLEASE ALL those involved in Cycling , circulate this petition to ALL your circle of friends , relatives and Cycling Clubs !

ONLY large numbers expressing their disapproval will convince the Voting Delegates that they risk losing THEIR place in the UCI if they FAIL TO ACT !

lets purge at the UCI
By: Jasper Liner
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 2:39pm

I pitched in for the defense fund and thanks for organizing that - NOW.. Lets get on with supporting the removal of these UCI bozo's -


TIme's up McQuaid
By: Luca Ferrule
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:18am

As an Irishman in Australia proud to be the one to push the fund over $49k. Good luck Paul, and bye bye Pat...

We need
By: kxtr
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:58am

We need t-shirts!

Op-ed: Mercier calls for revolution against McQuaid, Verbruggen
By: Nathan Steerer
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 8:16am

SOURCE : http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/analysis/op-ed-mercier-calls-for-...

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece submitted to VeloNews by former U.S. Postal Service rider Scott Mercier. Mercier retired from professional cycling in 1997 and in 2011 told VeloNews that a team doctor had offered him synthetic testosterone in the final year of his career. The UCI on Monday issued a press release defending its lawsuit against journalist Paul Kimmage, claiming that he “had made false accusations that defamed the UCI and its presidents, and which tarnished their integrity and reputation.”
The dethroning of the king, Lance Armstrong, by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has given many hope that real change is possible for the sport of cycling. But the sport’s governing body, the UCI, led by the hapless Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen, seems intent on continuing the charade. The entire world has come to accept that cycling has had a dark and sordid history with respect to doping, but the UCI refuses to acknowledge any responsibility. It is shameful that the UCI was not leading the effort to find the truth. Pat McQuaid, in particular, seems to get more desperate every time he utters a word.

His most recent action of suing journalist and renowned anti-doping crusader Paul Kimmage is just the latest example of an attempt to deny and cover up, rather than seek the truth. History suggests that the UCI did not provide protection for riders like Christophe Bassons and Filippo Simeoni, who chose to speak up and challenge the culture of doping. Rather, they were unceremoniously ushered out the door. It is time to invite athletes like them back to the sport to be a part of the solution. As a former rider for U.S. Postal, I would not have turned to the UCI for fear of the repercussions from the organization. Perhaps in my own small way I too contributed to the omerta in cycling.

The lack of comments by most of the peloton regarding the Armstrong saga suggest that the omerta is still alive and well and that the peloton is still ruled by fear. There is no small amount of irony in the fact that the sport is led today by a man who received a lifetime ban from Olympic competition for an act of willful deception and fraud by racing the Rapport Tour in apartheid South Africa during an international boycott. I also raced the Rapport Tour, but Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela was the head of state, not B.J. Vorster. Mr. Vorster was the head of the department of justice in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison.

The UCI today appears to be governed in a similar manner as the apartheid regimes, ruled with oppression and fear. Many of today’s riders seem to be fearful of criticizing the UCI potentially and exposing themselves to repercussions.

Cycling has reached a tipping point. It is either going to be honest and open regarding its sordid history of doping and grow and thrive, or it will continue to deny and distract. The time has come for the doors of secrecy to be kicked open. It’s time for a revolution and the overthrow of the tyrannical leadership of McQuaid and Verbruggen. I urge the board members of the UCI to take control of the sport and start with a clean slate. This is the only way cycling can truly grow on a global scale.

UCI Official Press Release
By: Pat McQuaid doubles down Lawsuit
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:08pm

Press release : UCI statement on case against Paul Kimmage


In response to questions concerning why almost one year ago the UCI initiated a court case against Paul Kimmage, the UCI wishes to issue the following clarification.

Mr Kimmage had made false accusations that defamed the UCI and its Presidents, and which tarnished their integrity and reputation.

Mr Kimmage is free to express and make public his opinions within the limits of the law and of the truth.

False accusations are unacceptable and unlawful and the UCI will defend itself against all such accusations as any other citizen or entity has the right to do.

The case against Mr Kimmage is limited to false accusations and does not concern other opinions of Mr Kimmage. The case is based upon the protection of the personality rights. Under the applicable Swiss law such case is directed against the person who made the defamatory statements. In this case this person is Mr Kimmage.

UCI Communication Service


*unusual behavior as in most cases he reverses himself: U-turnCI

I can't spend a lot. But i
By: Thorsten from Germany
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 2:56pm

I can't spend a lot. But i just donated 20$, because i love the sport. Hello Hein ;).

I asked Trek for a sponsorship because....
By: Lander Cage
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 4:36am

I live near a horse racetrack and we've got a bunch of veterenarians who've lost their licenses for doping racehorses, can L..A. call me so I can hook him up?

I've started myself on some horse meds, and am riding really strongly, and am starting my young son also, because we want to get and solve cancer and make millions like L.A.

Can you hook us up with some meds sponsorships?

Maybe Oakley or Nike will kick in if Trek won't...

Maybe there's hope for humanity
By: Alexis Setscrew
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 9:42pm

I was excited when we hit $3,000. $46K+ is blowing my mind. This fund and the USADA documents on LA could be the tipping point. Nice work people!

Irish Independent
By: Ralf
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 6:50pm

Cycling crusader faces costly battle
By Eamonn Sweeney
Sunday September 30 2012


re: the Court spoke...
By: Dr. Ferrari
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 6:23pm

Here we go again.

1st: The paywall is for subscribers, not that it's not ready.

2nd: The testimony under oath from numerous and confirming sources changes things this time, no? Thanks for the 6 year old link, btw. Keep up please. How's the weather in Austin?

By: charliegirl20082008
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 5:35pm

We are 'sick' for wanting our sport cleaned up? Don't agree there, all we want is to be rid of the scum who dragged cycling through the mud! This will send out a strong message, "dopers beware".

The Court spoke on this...
By: The Court spoke on this...
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 4:35pm

All of these things that people here come up with have already been dealt with making this a tiresome exercise:

1st, The article is probably behind a paywall because they don't want people to see it and it is not ready for prime time. People should have respected that decision.

2nd, here we go again:

"The Sunday Times has confirmed to Mr Armstrong that it never intended to accuse him of being guilty of taking any performance-enhancing drugs and sincerely apologised for any such impression," the paper's lawyers said.

The Sunday Times has settled with Lance Armstrong after he sued the paper for libel over a 2004 article which referred to a book, LA Confidential - The Secrets of Lance Armstrong.

In a high-court hearing, Mr Justice Gray ruled that the meaning of the article as a whole implied that Armstrong had taken drugs to enhance his performance. He rejected arguments for the paper that the words conveyed no more than the existence of reasonable grounds to suspect.


Johan's New Book
By: Marius Seatpost
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 8:52am

Great title for Johan and Lance's new collaboration (From Walsh article posted below)

"We might as well be riding clean” (Maybe subtitled, How I never won the Tour de France)

want to contribute, don't use
By: David Pulley
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 7:40am

want to contribute, don't use paypal. can you set up an alternative method?

Burn Baby Burn
By: Enlightened
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 4:40am

Funny, how even the lowest of the low want their 15 minutes. Sick sport but even sicker fans.

Thanks! Been trying to get the article here in Canada (where
By: Axel Brazeon
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 3:27am

we have no paywalls (yet) for newspapers). Can't wait to read it! Thanks again!

Thanks, paul! Been waiting
By: master Flahute
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 3:16am

Thanks, paul! Been waiting for this. Darn paywall.

Walsh article
By: John Useful
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 3:00am

It's behind a paywall so here ye go me laddies

THE REPORT from the United States Anti-Doping Agency explaining why it stripped Lance Armstrong of seven Tour de France titles and imposed a life ban is expected to be sent to the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International, this week.

UCI will find the report is uncomfortable reading — it details the doping conspiracy that underpinned the success of the world’s top cycling team, US Postal Service and its leader Armstrong, from 1999 to 2004.

Two riders are believed to have given affidavits that Armstrong told them he had a positive test swept under the carpet at the 2001 Tour of Switzerland and another has sworn that Armstrong told him he could use his influence with UCI to circumvent cycling’s anti-doping laws.

UCI is suing the former Sunday Times journalist Paul Kimmage for suggesting Armstrong was protected, an action that has outraged cycling fans and prompted them to contribute more than £26,000 to help defray the journalist’s legal expenses. Now, according to three former teammates, Armstrong himself claimed he got special treatment from UCI. Given its eagerness to go to the courts to protect its reputation, UCI may want to sue Armstrong after it has read USADA’s report.

But its overriding reaction to the report is likely to be dismay that doping should have been so integral to US Postal’s modus operandi and wonder that it remained undiscovered for so long. UCI will also realise it missed many opportunities to investigate what was going on within the team and that this failure meant the team could go on doping for as long as they wished.

For example, in 2003 the former US Postal soigneur Emma O’Reilly told The Sunday Times she remembered many incidents that convinced her Armstrong and the team were doping. In particular she recalled an evening on the 1999 Tour when giving Armstrong his evening massage. She overheard him and two team officials concoct a story that, with the aid of a backdated medical certificate, let the rider escape punishment.

O’Reilly claimed at the time that she’d been told Armstrong had taken cortisone during a race the previous month and that it had stayed in his system, causing him to test positive in the first week of that Tour. Support for O’Reilly comes now in an affidavit from the rider who says it was known in the team that Armstrong used Kenacourt, a trade name for a long-acting synthetic corticosteroid.

At the time of her revelations, UCI did not feel any need to interview O’Reilly and see if her many examples of US Postal’s cheating could be verified. Now UCI is having verification thrust upon it.

In another rider’s affidavit there is a story of Armstrong’s concern at scar tissue on his arm caused by injections of EPO as he was about to go for his medical test before the 1999 Tour. According to this rider, he asked O’Reilly for make-up so the scar could be concealed and that she had applied the make-up to Armstrong’s arm. This story was told in precisely the same detail by O’Reilly years earlier.

What will alarm UCI is the detail contained in multiple recollections of Armstrong’s teammates. One rider tells a story from the 1998 world championship at Valkenburg in Holland when cortisone pills, wrapped in tin foil, were given to the Postal riders on the US national team for the road race. According to the rider’s affidavit, the pills were wrapped in the foil and handed out by Kristin Armstrong, the champion’s former wife. “Kristin is rolling the joints,” one rider joked at the time.

Another rider recalls a telephone call from George Hincapie, a teammate of Armstrong’s in all seven Tour wins, saying he had been stopped by US Customs while returning from Europe and that EPO had been found in his luggage. He lied that it was prescribed medication and they accepted this story.

Adding to the sense of authenticity is the consistency that runs through the reports; incidents recounted by one rider that involve others are backed up in the accounts of those involved. There is also an overriding sense of Armstrong’s central role in the conspiracy to use illegal drugs. He and his former wife used to refer to EPO by the codename “butter,” says another rider’s affidavit, because the drug was in the butter in the fridge.

There is an account of how unhappy he was with team doctor Pedro Celaya through much of 1999. According to one rider’s affidavit, Armstrong believed Celaya wasn’t giving the riders enough performance enhancing drugs. “We might as well be riding clean,” he is quoted as saying at the time. Celaya was replaced at the end of the year by another Spanish doctor, Luis del Moral.

Some of the evidence against Armstrong and the team is provided by teammates who have already come forward such as Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton and Frankie Andreu but there is also incriminating detail from riders who haven’t spoken in public. Riders such as Hincapie, Christian Vandevelde and Levi Leipheimer are all believed to have testified honestly and confirmed stories that Armstrong and his team participated in a sophisticated doping conspiracy.

In an interview with L’Equipe in France, the head of USADA, Travis Tygart, said he believed all the witnesses his agency interviewed had told the truth and that there had been “confirmation” of this. Tygart might have been referring to the presence of US Justice Department official Mike Pugliese at USADA’s interviews with witnesses.

During the interviews, Pugliese sat silently but with transcripts of interviews these witnesses had given before a Grand Jury or to federal officers in the case against the team that was dropped in February. “As you gave an answer to a question,” one witness said, “you were very conscious of this guy checking it against the answer you had given to the Feds, so you really wanted to make sure you got it right.”

USADA did not receive any material from the aborted federal case and Pugliese sat in on the interviews solely to check if witnesses confirmed accounts given to federal officers and to see if the Justice Department should open a civil case against Armstrong and the owners of the team.

...what is the...
By: bikesoverthemoon
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 8:12pm

...relevancy of the comment below as regards a lawsuit back in 2009 wherein dick pound & the uci go vis a vis...

...nonsensical weak sauce when used as an argument in support of any of the parties mentioned...

...it's nothing more than a blanket "make nice" resolution so that two organizations, wada & the uci, both with vested financial interests in the sport, can coexist seemingly "for the good of the sport" but in reality, the uci is saying "your comments lessen our legitimacy & thus control over the sport...cease & desist"...

...with an eye to the future, love, bgw...

Dick Pound spoke on this...
By: Dick Pound spoke on this...
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 5:14pm

Here we go again, Dick Pound (WADA President) spoke on this:

Richard Pound acknowledges the fact that some of his comments reported in the media might have seemed excessive if they were interpreted to mean that the UCI and Hein Verbruggen were doing nothing to combat doping. This applies to an even greater extent to the allegation of collusion which was never formulated as such.

Richard Pound acknowledges the fact that the UCI is doing good work to eliminate cheats from their sport. The UCI has successively put in place new testing procedures to improve the fight against doping.

They hereby declare that they have thus ended their dispute and will be responsible for their own costs and expenses.


Lance Armstrong, Phil Liggett, Dick Pound (WADA President) all say the SAME THING. I wonder why?

Who is clueless here?

This lawsuit that the UCI
By: Nathen Steerer
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 12:33pm

This lawsuit that the UCI have initiated against Paul Kimmage is completely outrageous. Unjust, immoral and unethical. Mc Quaid and Verbruggen are tuning the UCI into some sort of a Fascist Organization, as they attempt to enforce a gagging order, by means of a lawsuit. These two dictators are attempting to suppress the truth. In this case the TRUTH that has been spoken by Kimmage, Landis and Hamilton actually is the TRUTH. One has to wonder how may brown envelopes the UCI have actually received over the years. One thing that is for sure, is they have received many. But how many ? How many more TRUTHS have been suppressed by the UCI ? How many more people have remained silent ? After the 1998 Festina Affair the image of cycling hit an all time low. At the 1999 Tour De France Lance Armstrong tested positive for the banned substance Cortisone. Which he should of been undoubtedly sanctioned for. Thrown out of the 1999 Tour De France. And served a ban. But the UCI broke their own rules. Instead of sanctioning Armstrong for his violation they allowed him to stay in the Tour. They accepted a back-dated prescription for a cortisone-containing skin cream that US Postal said was used to treat Armstrong for saddle sores, which of course was a complete fabrication.
Lance Armstrong tested positive for EPO at the 2001 Tour Of Switzerland. That positive test was allegedly suppressed by the UCI.
According to Willy Voet's book Breaking The Chain, the UCI accepted a back dated prescription for lidocaine, which enabled Laurent Brochard to avoid a positive test from the 1997 World Championships.

Just added my contribution to
By: Daniel
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:38am

Just added my contribution to the fund. Hopefully once the USADA documentation comes out, Paul can counter sue Pat and Hein for being dirty power mongers.

Kimmage for UCI President!

Support from Jens Weinreich
By: Ralf
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 8:42am

Was vom Tage übrig bleibt (72): Paul Kimmage Defensive Fund, UCI in IOC tradition, ...

"Geschichte wiederholt sich: Das Vorgehen der UCI erinnert mich an die IOC-Attacken gegen Andrew Jennings vor exakt 20 Jahren. Nach seinem ersten IOC-Buch (The Lords of the Rings) wurde er vom IOC wegen Verleumdung erfolgreich im Kanton Vaud verklagt (wie jetzt auch Kimmage, denn die UCI hat ihren Sitz in Aigle/Vaud/CH) – aufgrund lächerlicher Paragrafen, entgegen der Faktenlage."


Neues Deutschland
By: Ralf
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 8:39am

Im Kampf gegen das Kartell der Schweiger
Von Jonathan Sachse

Paul Kimmage: UCI lawsuits are 'attempt to silence me'

Election 2013
By: Thomas Skidmark
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:02pm

Has McQuaid nominated his own successor?

By: bikesoverthemoon
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 9:31pm

...no one else mentioned it but that has to be one of the coolest invocations of godwin's law on the books...

...zing...right over the top...

...just sayin', with love, bgw...

Paul Kimmage Defense Fund
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:57pm

Put my $25 here since the LUGnut Tip Jar is closed for the season. Wish Paul the best in dealing with the stupidity the UCI has dragged him into. Only 40k so far? He is going to need more to afford legal representation in this case.

Maybe we can come up with some anti-doping action figures and donate the profits to the fund.

Kimmage Patch Kids, anyone?

That little flash widget is
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 1:39pm

That little flash widget is wonky in how it updates. If you refresh it enough it'll match up.

Why is the amount on here
By: Bernardi Hammer
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 1:35pm

Why is the amount on here different to that on Cyclismas?

because now is the time for making a stand
By: David Drainhole
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 1:30pm

The UCI, becoming ever more of a joke, has called the bluff of the outside world, in trying to sue PK. If contributing in any way helps to show them up for what they are, I'm in. Go Paul, bring the light of truth on this dark and sorry organisation

Seriously, $39k might pay for
By: Nathan Nipple
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:46pm

Seriously, $39k might pay for a few months of the photocopying bills on the complex litigation that this will be. Beyond that, it's symbolic only. Lance, UCI, etc. know this.

Surely a law firm out there is willing to step up and fight the power?

By: Matthieu Grips
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:54am

Lance spoke on this,

He did and what came out of his mouth was lies, pure and simple, there is documented proof and all you have to do is listen to what he says then look at the evidence that is documented and proven and its lies. Hoe can you be so blind.

By: Nathan Steerer
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:19am

What does Pat Mc Quaid and former Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey have in common ?

Both are Irish, and (Pat Mc Quaid was,is) were more concerned about where their next brown envelope was coming from (ie. backhanders) than carrying out their respective duties as leaders. That may get a few laughs in the back benches of Dáil Éireann. Hein Verbruggen comes from the same brown envelope donation club.

For all the professional cyclists out there who want a clean sport, now is the time to voice your opinion publicly. And offer your unequivocal support for Mr. Paul Kimmage, who is the greatest anti-doping advocate the sport of cycling has ever known.

Don't be afraid to speak out against the UCI, you are living in a democratic society, not rogue states like North Korea.

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