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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Re: Liggett and 'L"ance dealt', etc
By: Amine Skidmark
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:22am

"If there was doping going on in cycling, don't you think Phil Liggett would have told us? Hint, hint, hint..."

I laughed so much at that, I fell off my chair (whatever that's worth...)

As Granny used to say, "There's none so blind as them that will not see"

over €40k
By: random Irish PK supporter
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:47am

after waiting all week for Paypal to verify my card I get to be the one to push the fund over the €40k. woo hoo.

Made 2 donations. 1 for myself and 1 on behalf of a colleague who was giving away barely used cycling kit (rides for a sponsered domestic team). He usually asks for a token donation to charity when doing this but this week he agreed with a donation to this very worthy cause.

luv trackin' the fund
By: Cantilever Schlong
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:49am

I look forward to tracking the fund's progress every day. How freaking big is this kitty going to be by Dec. 1??? My contribution was small but I'm proud to be one of the (as of now) 1,212. FU McQuaid and Heinie!

By: Raphael Liner
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 4:18am

those numbers are about to change abruptly in another couple of weeks

Fred NItchy
By: Lance spoke on this...
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 3:09am

Fred Nitchy,

Of course I believe Lance. There is ZERO proof:

Voice of cycling Phil Liggett speaks out about Lance Armstrong


Millions of people believe Lance. Only a thousand or so, giving to this fund peculiarly, do not.

thus spoke lance
By: Fred Nitche
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 1:47am

so, again, "lance spoke on this" is your reason for ... BELIEVING WHAT LANCE SAID!?

ohmigod, nyvc won't have
By: Nathan Nipple
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:10am

ohmigod, nyvc won't have exclusive access to lance's anus?

what will i do? how will i get thru my day?

the horror! the horror!

This is a joke, right?
By: Floyd Fairness Fund
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 11:35pm

I do believe the Floyd Fairness Fund raised over a million dollars for Floyd Landis' defense. What I am seeing here is pitiful. Won't buy you a paralegal. I would say most people agree with Mcquaid.

And all the publications supporting this will lose complete access to Lance Armstrong's world, forever. The names have been documented.

Mc Quaid
By: veloem
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:22pm

Fom cyclingnews.com:'McQuaid expressed his anxiety over the lack of finality. "The UCI had no reason to assume that a full case file did not exist but USADA's continued failure to produce the decision is now a cause for concern.

"It is at very least unusual that USADA would still be gathering evidence against a person after it has found that person guilty."

Pat- they are gathering evidence against you and your anxiety is a reaction to this because you know it to be true. You are in as much shit as Lance and your puppet master Verbruggen. I hope you get what you deserve and people like David Walsh and Kimmage end up taking your job.

Looking forward to your next
By: Enzo Skidmark
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:10pm

Looking forward to your next article, Shane.

How about crowd sourcing the title from this website?

mention on VeloNation
By: Shane Stokes
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:25pm

Hey Enzo, Andy's right - the piece on VeloNation went up before the fund. I did mention/link it from this subsequent piece http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/12912/UCI-rules-out-cycling-truth-and-... more coming soon...

Lance dealt firmly with Floyd also
By: Lance spoke on this...
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 8:02pm

Lance dealt firmly with Floyd also:


Which Kimmage obviously chose to ignore and
interviewed Floyd anyway, over which UCI is now
suing him. Hello!!!

"I like our side."

"Lance dealt firmly with this
By: Julien Topcap
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 7:02pm

"Lance dealt firmly with this guy back in 2009:"
Yeah by saying Floyd Landis shouldn't "confess". Pretty funny in hindsight.

Shane wrote about it so early
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 6:47pm

Shane wrote about it so early on that I don't think the fund was established yet. He's been pushing it on Twitter quite a bit.

Andy: Thanks for responding.
By: Enzo Skidmark
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 6:32pm

Andy: Thanks for responding. What is interesting is that most, if not all, of the other linked articles talk about the defense fund and provide a link to here or cyclismas.com--essentially guiding the reader to where they can view and perhaps contribute (or write snarky comments). Velonation has remained silent on the defense fund, an editorial decision I would not have expected.

Anyway, keep up the great work!

Simple oversight, adding it
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 5:45pm

Simple oversight, adding it now. Love the Shane Stokes.

By: sinep
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 5:21pm

supposedly they've delayed sending the file because people keep coming in providing more evidence.

No Velonation?
By: Enzo Skidmark
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:55pm

It seems odd that Velonation.com is not on the list of media outlets that have reported on the Kimmage defense fund. A Google search shows the last article on Kimmage was his court summons on Sept. 20. If cyclingnews.com and VeloNews have reported on it, why not Velonation? Afraid of biting the hand that feeds?

Seems oddly omerta-ish.

Andy? Shane?

Cycling when LA gets nailed
By: Vincent Hammer
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:03pm
By: Titouan Kevlar
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 3:58pm

I think Sky doped for sure. All of a sudden skinny Froome time trials better than cancellara? Whatever.

USADA is afraid to hand over
By: George Costanza
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:57pm

USADA is afraid to hand over the Pensky file. It contains, you know, papers.

What is taking the USADA so long to hand over the file?
By: Kyllian Cage
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:53pm

I just think it is interesting that an organization can go public with evidence to strip an athlete of his/her titles, but than can't send a file for over 2 months. Wouldn't you think that you would have the file ready to be reviewed before the organization went public. I am glad I am not a professional athlete. It would be analogous to being arrested and held in jail months because an officer claims evidence of wrongdoing, but is not able to share it. Whether he doped or not, the process seems to lack any real justice.

Lance Spoke in Canada?
By: star struck
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:48pm

Probably because no one in the US will listen to his drivel anymore. You folks up north can have him.

By: sinep
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:44pm

michael vick was backed by nike, et al as well. he still went to the joint.

it's going to be a hard fall for this guy....i guess it'll happen by the end of october.

"Lance spoke on this" ...
By: Tristan Headset
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:14pm

"Lance spoke on this" ... that's awesome. the level of willful ignorance that hero worship can inspire is impressive. and scary. glad to know JUST HOW WELL he is doing, though...

Break the Omelette-breaking Omerta
By: Break the Omelette-breaking Omerta
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:12pm

Break the Omelette-breaking Omerta

Report by radsport-news.com
By: Ralf
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 7:09am

Unterstützer-Konto für UCI-Kritiker Kimmage eingerichtet

By: er
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 3:13am

wow, that's pretty damning that Skye went out and got notoriously shady Rabo doc. Does anyone think Wiggo was clean?

lance backed by nike, trek,
By: Doffo Crank
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 2:57am

lance backed by nike, trek, amgen, bristol meyers squibb, the united nations, the republican party....and .....and....

yeah, kimmage is really gonna make a dent.

good luck.

Take a hint from Lance
By: Lance spoke on this...
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 2:38am

I saw Lance in Montreal and he is doing VERY VERY well and quite happy. As he says everyone knows who won those Tours. Anyway, for the non-hardcore non-wack-job non-haters Lance dealt firmly with this guy back in 2009:


And you guys are giving him money?

Take a hint from Lance: "not worth the chair you are sitting on". Hint, hint, hint...

If there was doping going on in cycling, don't you think Phil Liggett would have told us? Hint, hint, hint...

Armstrong is touchable
By: Paul Torque
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:54am

It never ceases to amaze me how people like Armstrong believe so completely in their invincibility, that they cannot be touched.

Yes, Armstrong, you are completely vulnerable. My $50 says so.

Kimmage's courage outshines yours by an order of magnitude. Always has. Always will. Guys got more guts than you do.

You really want to help Paul Kimmage? Start a letter writing campaign to Oakley, Nike, and Trek, and ask them outright why they continue to support a confirmed sports doper and cheat like Lance Armstrong.

so far that's 37,022 fu's to
By: Doffo Crank
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 8:11pm

so far that's 37,022 fu's to the uci.


now it's getting to be real.

By: Leon Chamois
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 7:57pm

With all this it is like kimmage is on peds and verbruggen and mcquaid will be riding on empty

Nothing is true, everything
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 6:15pm

Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

Paul get a cycling fan lawyer!
By: veloem
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 6:01pm

Paul Kimmage:
If you read this try to get a defence lawyer who is also a cycling fan. I'm sure there are plenty and he/she may do it for cheap. I haven't seen any ads for half price defence lawyers with a pariticular interest in making the UCI look like dicks on my cycle home today but then again it was raining.
Also to other readers- Rough Ride is a great cycling read. I remember Paul racing and even saw him race once. He's a better journalist but then again he wasn't juiced up to the gills when racing either!

Vive-la verite!

I believe Edita Rumsas!! I
By: Breakance Souplesse
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:52pm

I believe Edita Rumsas!!

I believe Juan Pineda!!

I believe Jared Bunde!!

I believe Tugboat Hamilton!!


No doubt it is Lance's fault
By: Sacha Setscrew
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:48pm

No doubt it is Lance's fault


Jerry Shields

Paralympic Archery

Public Warning - Loss of Results

Hydrochlorothiazide, Chlorothiazide, Triamterene and Labetalol


Why I donated
By: Mathieu Tracknut
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:09pm

I just want to know about the EPO test in the Tour of Switzerland. Someone needs to look into that. Interpol perhaps. Don't they do that sort of thing?

Final Words
By: Lance
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 12:25pm

UCI did a great job all these years and what do they get in return?

Kicked in the b---s.

Finally, the last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics: I'm sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it. You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people. I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets — this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it. So Vive le Tour forever!

Break the Omelette.
By: Doffo Crank
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:37am

Break the Omelette.

Break the Omerta
By: Break the Omerta
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:33am

Break the Omerta

Nathan is missing some facts (or screws)
By: Axel O-Ring
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 5:16am

..... and clavicles are being artificially repaired with plates and screws to hasten a return to competition. There is probably bone graft (endogenous and exogenous) going on also.
Wheres the medical manipulation for performance going to stop?

Oh, And Fuck You too Lance Armstrong's Astroturfing Brigade
By: Fuck You UCI
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 3:04am


You are not alone. I hope that my donation helps you to kick McQuaid and Verbruggen squarely in the balls.

By: Kimmage's Conscious
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:43am

don't rock the elephant in the room.

ex-dopper fund
By: Kimmage's Conscious
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:38am

Damn, I didn't realize there were so many gullible "UBER" fans of this sport. May you reap what you have sown - a sport closed off to the "UBER" fans you profess to be.

for Kimmage or NYVelocity to
By: Still Waiting
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:27am

for Kimmage or NYVelocity to tell me who doped Indurain... who doped Mapei... who doped Zabel (only ONCE though, right)... Thanks, fellas!

nice Scott
By: big George
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 1:58am

same basis for my donation. I won a clean race (i hope??) and Paul gets the proceeds. hard to be confident without high integrity jedis like him.

I won $20 in bike race this
By: Scott Spees
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:24pm

I won $20 in bike race this weekend. I'm sending it to Paul Kimmage to keep fighting.

The PVCycling article is well
By: Enzo Skidmark
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 9:47pm

The PVCycling article is well worth the read, y'all:


...the dude...
By: bikesoverthemoon
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 8:53pm

...is dismissive of my missives...

...bottom line, dude ???...i care about this sport & it's not the honesty of paul kimmage that is damaging it's integrity...

...look to the self indulgence of the uci & a particular ex-pro who rose, through chicanery to unprecedented heights as a "cancer celebrity"...

...therein lie major stumbling blocks to a cleaner sport...

...soap boxing with love, bgw...

My goodness me, a strongly
By: Paul Surewin
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 8:44pm

My goodness me, a strongly worded letter? Verbal argy bargy, you say? That's gonna require a digging into the suitcase of adjectives.

Poor display indeed
By: Bonnet de douche
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 8:37pm

Correct....what about a polite but strongly worded letter of complaint to the UCI? Surely McQuaid and his like will be left with no choice but to resign and we can start over. PS if you don't like the C word you might want to steer clear of this site :)

Who do you think you are...
By: Gaetan Ferrule
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 8:01pm

Mr Big Shot

Poor display
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 7:54pm

When people such as you write in such a very low and insulting manner you do our cause no good at all. Try writing something intelligent that has a positive impact in Paul's favour.

cancer work
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 7:30pm

No, this is not so. He did this to give him a greater base from which to launch himself into a political career. This was his ultimate goal. He does not have a conscience to be able to be able to rationalise the way you suggest about guilt-feelings. he is intensely ego-driven and very ambitious. the term used these days is Alpha-male but frankly this term is typically American permitting men like he to get away with almost any behaviour. At present he most probably thinks everyone else is wrong as he has had too long as Mr Big Shot. Coming down to size will take some time in his case.

Fuck you McQuaid
By: Prick Legweak
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 6:44pm

I've always admired Kimmage - only man in cycling with any balls. Shame on the other so called journalists and shame on that c**t McQuaid - 50 bucks well spent

Almost anyone can start a
By: Enzo Skidmark
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 6:41pm

Almost anyone can start a ChipIn, Ethan Housing. Feel free to create one for whomever you'd please. And Godspeed.

Besides, if NYVelocity tried to raise money for LA and/or the UCI, they'd lose their paying members in droves and destroy the valuable business model they've created.


By: Ethan Housing
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 6:11pm

To be fair you should also have a LA defense fund as well as a UCI defense fund. Kimmage is just reaping what he sowed,if you are going to use the pen as a sword expect to defend yourself.

I wanna know what pros are
By: Calvin Klein Quantum
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:53pm

I wanna know what pros are wearing underwear beneath their chamois.

Because that offends me more than anything.

It's about the future
By: Mohamed Cable
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:23pm

In order for cycling to be clean going forward, they have to accept and make amends for the past.

Think of it as a necessary part of their Twelve Step program to get to a place where doping isn't tolerated.

The culture has to change. Cyclists will ostracize someone over their sock length and if they have an extra helping of spaghetti; they need to start ostracizing the guys who disappear into the bathroom for too long after a ride, or who show up with spots from skin patches.

From the management side, EPO is a controlled substance. Theoretically the FDA can trace every dose from its manufacture to the end user. WADA needs to get access to that database, and use it to enforce the law. I really hope they've listened to what Joe Papp told them about getting Chinese drugs, and that they've talked to the Chinese about enforcement.

So getting all this out in the open is a step in that direction. It's telling Johan Bruyneel - and a bunch of other guys; he has to just be the first of his generation to face this - that the old ways are over, and the Anti-Doping Agencies are going to enforce the rules, rather than letting the various Federations ignore the positive results.

Not persecuting the truth-tellers is another big step in this process, and those of us who want a clean sport have to take the backs and support those who come forward to expose the dirty underside of cycling and other sports. Cycling is probably the cleanest sport out there - but it gets the press and notoriety because the fanbase is vocal and demanding a clean sport, while the other sports are still stuck in the equivalent of 1999's Don't Ask Don't Tell.

So, it's about the future of the sport. To get there, we have to expose and deal with the past.

Pass It On
By: Taxiburn
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:20pm

This deserves to go viral.

This is the Tiananmen Square of minor professional sports.

This is one individual in front of the military tank of greed and ego that is the controlling governing body of the beautiful, brutal but rightly fringe activity of professional cycling.

Chip in to say you were there on the day.

Holy cow! 32,000 stiff middle
By: Enzo Skidmark
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:09pm

Holy cow! 32,000 stiff middle fingers directed at the UCI. And counting...

I love the smell of HGH in
By: Master of My Domane
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:03pm

I love the smell of HGH in the morning

geez, ya think? golf is even
By: Remigio Axle
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:02pm

geez, ya think? golf is even dirty

Santa Claus Is Not Real / Pardon The Pun
By: Nathan Steerer
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 3:52pm

I would like to disclose something today so that each and every person who reads this knows the full truth about the Tour De France, cycling's most prestigious race.

The Omerta is still being enforced within the professional peloton.

Drug use is widespread.

Synthetic oxygen vector doping via micro dosing is a common practice.

Oxygen vector doping via autologous blood transfusions is a common practice.

Recovery agents such as synthetic testosterone are widely used.

Masking agents such as diuretics are being used.

The quantity of a synthetic oxygen vector doping product such as EPO being injected into any individual athlete is at the micro dose level as I have already stated. This makes it extremely easy to evade detection from a potentially positive drug test. Saline infusions are used to evade it's detection. The Biological Passport is flawed and can be easily manipulated.

The last professional cyclist to win the Tour De France without the use of performance enhancing drugs was Greg Lemond in 1990.

can we stop talking about this?
By: dude
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 1:35pm

i cant take any more missives from bgw

Direct Link
By: _SiD_
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:05am

That "Flash" button won't show on an Apple device.

Here's the direct link:

Can you past it below the button for those who want to ChipIn but can't see the link.



Down with Fat Pat !
By: Andy W, UK
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 9:33am

I think it's time we saw the end of Fat Pat al-McQuaida and his puppetmaster Verbruggen.

Both are self-serving and corrupt.

Dirty Collaborating UCI
By: Gilles Helmet
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 7:13am

Honestly , I'm disgusted by the organisation in pro-cycling - they could promote a culture of clean cycling , instead the greed and money are enough to sit back and watch young people die from dosing with incredibly potent drugs ! The UCi are a joke !!!

to Farinata Biopace
By: response
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 5:02am

Farinata Biopace,

It is not a matter of bringing good to cycling, but exposing it for what it is. As far as the 13 years goes, they seem to have no problem bringing child molesters to justice after such a period, so why not Lance et.al.? As far as the 40 million goes, that could be easily paid by Lance from the millions more he made from USPS, defrauded sponsors and the public. Anyway, it does not seem to have gone to waste as they did succeed in bringing him down.

As far as your other assertion:

Hero: "A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities" - he does not seem to qualify there.

I don't understand the "lye" thing

Lye: "A strongly alkaline solution, esp. of potassium hydroxide, used for washing or cleansing"

but nor did I understand much of what you were babbling on about.

...whoops, my bad...
By: bikesoverthemoon
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:56am

...i inadvertently dropped a couple a' words in my comments below...it should read -

...but at this point, the constant lies & deceit of verbruggen & mcquaid by way of the uci & particularly the "win at any cost" attitude of lance armstrong, which admittedly DID serve well for "lance armstrong - cancer survivor/bike racer" is creating a bigger problem...

...in the beginning, it certainly helped create the world wide persona he's striven for but the charade these guys have been perpetuating has finally become a cesspool of darkness in a sport that needs be clear & transparent...

...with poor self editing skills, love, bgw...

...if the pro...
By: bikesoverthemoon
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:47am

...riders association had a real clue as to how the sport might best survive amidst the immediately present revelations & those about to be offered up via the usada, they'd behoove themselves to offer blanket support in the ousting of the uci's "old boy network" & suggest that they wish to be governed by an ethical body...

...which is becoming more & more obvious that they are not, at this present time...

...kimmage doesn't have a job ???...paul, how do you feel about heading up the "regulating body" of the sport, at least until such time as a definitive change is made ???...

...paul kimmage's knowledge & honesty, tyler hamilton & floyd landis's open revelations aren't what are tearing the sport apart...that info & the admissions, however trite, of vaughters, basso, ulrich, et al HAVE made people aware that there is more to the picture than meets the eye...

...but at this point, the constant lies & deceit of verbruggen & mcquaid by way of the uci & particularly the "win at any cost" attitude of lance armstrong, which admittedly DID serve well for "lance armstrong - cancer survivor/bike racer"...

...it certainly helped create the world wide persona he's striven for but the charade these guys have been perpetuating has finally become a cesspool of darkness in a sport that needs be clear & transparent...

...until the riders understand which side of the bread is honestly buttered in their favor, we're gonna continue to get the platitudes that arise whilst the omerta is still adhered to...

...with hope for a better future for this glorious sport, love, bgw...

Kimmage defense fund!? Really....
By: Farinata Biopace
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 4:01am

Why spend the money to settle an issue that is 13 years old, what good will it bring to cycling? The government has spent $40 million to try to find Armstrong guilty, for what, to bring down one of the greatest American hero's? Kimmage should lye in the vomit he writes.

Pat McQuaid E-mail Address
By: Email Pat McQuaid
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:41am

If you can't afford to give maybe you want to email Pat McQuaid at the UCI:


Ask him why he is doing what he is doing to Paul Kimmage and why?

By: survivor
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:23am

the only reason armstrong started his foundation in the first place was image-creation to assist in mitigating doping accusations that had begun to plague him back then. i'm not saying the foundation does or doesn't do good work. i'm saying the foundation's creation was a cynical endeavor by a calculating asshole who knew the cancer survivor/fund raiser cloak was pretty good cover to protect his mainstream public image and thus his multifarious business interests.

Sounds like a resounding vote
By: Noah Rim
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:11am

Sounds like a resounding vote of no confidence In McQuaid and the UCI.

Here's Another $100 for The Cause
By: Cycle Corner
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:30am

Best of Luck - Keep up the good fight.

Official Statement
By: Pat McQuaid
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 9:34pm

UCI News Release:

All clubs and persons associated with such clubs as well as immediate and extended family members and associates, who support the Paul Kimmage Defense Fund will be forever banned, barred and disqualified if discovered, from all UCI events, competitions, and festivities and from viewing the Tour de France coverage in print, image or video.

I Pat McQuaid with all the powers invested in me by Lance Armstrong on this day, here-by do swear out this public fatwa on those guilty of destroying our sport, for the benefit of our sport. God save Henri Desgrange.



From little acorns...
By: Killian Steerer
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 9:15pm

A couple of quid in support of a man of true principal and integrity. Chapeau, Paul.

same troll, different name
By: Lukas Dry Lube
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 9:12pm

Over at the Roadbikereview forum the troll is calling itself 'AntiUSADA' lol

Kimmage just tweeted: "Spent
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:46pm

Kimmage just tweeted: "Spent the day trying to figure out what happens next. I'm not sure where this UCI lawsuit is going or how it's going to end. I am sure..."
"...I am sure that every cent donated will be accounted for and well spent. A heartfelt thanks to everyone for the messages and support."

Money well spent
By: Steve Moonraker
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:34pm

I have donated with half a thought about how do I know where the money is going? I quickly concluded it is all about trust and integrity. We have to trust ourselves and those who we put the trust in. The betrayers of trust need to be brought to account, and that will not happen, unless we trust those we support to behave with integrity. So all those involved in the fund and its use have my trust!

Connect the dots
By: Jordan Tank
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:15pm

Sunday Times owned by Newscorp, Newscorp owns Sky, Sky sponsors Team Sky which is on the UCI Pro Tour, and.....Kimmage no longer is employed by Sunday Times.

Full Dossier
By: Piero Ziptie
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:14pm

Tygart also said that the dossier of gathered evidence against Armstrong would be sent to the International Cycling Union (UCI) very soon. "It's imminent," he confirmed. "We will transmit the files at the end of this month."

According to L'Equipe, the information contained in the files will be made public "before the end of the year", and that their impact on public opinion of the former seven-times Tour de France winner and cancer survivor will be "terrible, 30 times greater than everything that has come out until now, through books or investigations."

Salary red herring
By: Micheál Ó
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:06pm

Paul kimmage is unemployed and in receipt of no salary. Where did the fictitious quarter of a million starting salary at the Sunday Times come from? Obviously the LA organisation's mud slinging department is still operational.

"It goes without saying,
By: Gabin Hammer
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:03pm

"It goes without saying, we're not going to sit down and do an interview..."


By: Veloem
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:52pm

You're missing the point about Kimmage's salary. The man is a journalist and is entitled to make a living. The size of the salary is negligible. He has done great work for our sport and now he is being punished for doing that work by having to pay legal costs and that is totally unfair. If you don't want him to earn a lot of money then don't buy his publications and don't read his articles. We love his articles because they uncover the truth.He has done cycling a massive service and is one of few men who had the balls to question LA about doping in public (Tour of California press conference). I for one will support him, I've read his work and will continue to do so. I fully support the man, morally, vocally and now (by donating) financially. Vive les 'trolls'!

Go Paul Kimmage
By: UCI is disgusting
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:32pm

Chipped in with $10 from Oz. I'm for taking on the bullies and doing the right thing. Let's keep going, Paul.

Rebel with a cause
By: Kyoo
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:31pm

I'm happy to make a donation to support Paul.

PK defence fund +$10
By: Ivanskavinsky
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:01pm

Just another 'pleb' bored with being treated with disdain by the people, unfortunately still, in charge of our sport. Dear Pat and Hein please show you really support the fight against doping by ceasing this ridiculous and deeply petty action against Paul Kimmage. He is absolutely the wrong target! I have donated $10 in support of Paul and will donate more each week until you withdraw this action against him. It's time to climb out of your Ivory Tower, confront and admit the dark past of our sport so we can all look forward to it's future... This kind of behaviour only shows your heads are stuck firmly in the sand so I'm afraid that all we can see, are you're arses!!

Mr Large Hamstrung
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:28pm

I have always been sceptical about LAs cycling achievements as Mr Clean. However, once I had read David Walsh's book in a library in France in 2004 I have never doubted his guilt. Well done to David, Paul, Greg and others who have stood firm against this unprincipled liar and cheat and intimidating bully (did we not learn enough about him when he harrassed Simeoni in a TdF breakaway in 2004 on the 18th stage?). The fact that his cancer work is based on his complete lack of moral rectitude and public fraudulence makes any good he might have dome meaningless. As Greg once said - he did not have a monopoly on cancer. Moreover, he does not have a monopoly on cycling anymore. I look forward to the full evidence coming out about him and his total exposure for what he is.
It is about time the authorities looked into where all the cancer funds have gone to as well. There is a lack of transparency there too David has drawn attention to.

you could've spent 45 cents
By: Mohamed Headset
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:03pm

you could've spent 45 cents on a stamp and a few cents in paper and toner to type a letter to the uci. that's 9 bucks saved and message still conveyed. winner!

Can someone explain how this
By: Mathieu Chamois
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:02pm

Can someone explain how this works. Will PK be given a cheque or his lawyers? How do we know the money is administered properly? Will his legal bill be published on this website?

How the law really works
By: Tintinbike
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 5:48pm

I am afraid that without money the truth will get buried in piles of cash from the other side. Even with truth on your side it's a brave man who risks his own money/assets against an organisation or corporation where the leadership has no personal risk off financial loss.
I have sent $10 mainly because it's the only way I can think of to let the UCI know how disguested I am.

Troll 3?
By: Mathieu Chamois
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 5:26pm

If Mr Kimmage writes an article that is true then he has nothing to worry about. If on the other hand he can’t back up what he writes, he shouldn’t cry foul that he is being sued.

Lance could've raced this
By: Froid Landless
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 5:03pm

Lance could've raced this year's World Champs RR and won handily. I believe. Yessir I believe!

John Gotti was a philanthropist too
By: Siebe Crank
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 5:03pm

LA forked over $100K to Planned Parenthood the same day Obama's DOJ dropped his prosecution. You think the contributions to liberal causes would have continued, had the prosecution continued as well? You think that matters in an election year?



'Noah fork' and 'Niccolo
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 5:02pm

'Noah fork' and 'Niccolo rubber hood' are the same troll.

By: Mats Fork
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:57pm

I just donated and it feels great....hope truth all comes out shortly....Was a longtime Lance supporter until last few years..not so much the doping that bothers me it's his ability to boldface lie and wreak havoc on the lives of those telling the truth..

400 tests without testing
By: Enzo Skidmark
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:57pm

400 tests without testing positive. 500. 600.

$200K/yr paid to a journalist. $250K...


Nice to see Lance's PR hacks
By: William Swage
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:56pm

Nice to see Lance's PR hacks commenting on this thread, discrediting the messenger, not the message. Who cares what Kimmage made as a journalist? Perhaps he had a fondness for hookers and blow? Maybe now he has nothing left to show for his big past salaries except great memories of snorting piles of coke out of Campy Super Record bottom bracket bearing cups, while his escort (let's call her Athena) wrapped herself with Benotto tape.

In his first year at the
By: Noah Fork
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:48pm

In his first year at the Sunday Times he was on a contract for 250K. He made more money in a year writing about cycling than riding a bike in his whole career.

So where is the money going?
By: Noah Fork
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:45pm

So where is the money going? If mr. Kimmage doesn't need it, will it go to a charity?

Oh dear, I don't think the
By: Enzo Skidmark
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:19pm

Oh dear, I don't think the trolls understand that this is not just about helping Paul Kimmage with his legal bills.

It's about fans telling the UCI, IOC and the cycling industry that people are willing to make a statement. Not with anonymous posts, but with money. Nothing speaks louder than money.

I understand why current riders will not speak up. I can't say I would if I were in their position. But in the Internet age, we the consumers can activate change on our own.

At $10k, a ChipIn is a nice thought. At $100k, it's a cause and a force for change.

Whether Paul needs the money or not is not the point.

Lance and LiveStrong
By: Kublai
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:02pm

Agree with Tom K that LiveStrong and Lance need to be separated in our thinking. LiveStrong does a lot of good and deserves support, but I will be more willing to donate when they make a strong pronouncement that even though LA has been the historical face of the foundation, he is no longer welcome to be associated with them. Lance is using his cancer activities to maintain credibility, without accepting any responsibility or facing up to the truth. I would take back that last statement if he would come clean, people deserve a second chance if they cop to the crime. The whole situation is a mess, but if we want to clean up cycling we have to be willing to go through the sewage. Remember the Shawshank Redemption?

Paul Kimmage
By: Niccolo Rubber Hood
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:02pm

According to colleagues that was his salary. Besides that he earned a hefty sum of money presenting for Setanta (TV). Mr Kimmage is a wealthy man who can well afford to pay his own legal fees.

Someone tell David Anthony
By: Enzo Skidmark
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:54pm

Someone tell David Anthony that his path to redemption includes a four-figure donation to Kimmage's ChipIn.

I donated a bunch of money to
By: Salvestro Tarmac
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:35pm

I donated a bunch of money to my wife thinking she'd do good with it. She went to Whole Foods and bought some organic shit, and now we broke. Damn, woman.

By: Tom Kellogg
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:29pm


Sure, and we have. Livestrong is a bit different in that it does not give money to research like most others do. It is aimed at support for those fighting cancer themselves. I get where you are coming from and I surely don't blame you. As much of a dick as LA is, the foundation he started does do good work. I know folks who have had personal experiences with the work of the LAF. Shades of grey. Take care.

Tom Kellogg

Many ways to help
By: Matteo Housing
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:20pm


There are many cancer charities out there.

Have you considered donating to one that doesn't also serve to prop up the ego of such a amoral human being?

Kimmage is a fine journalist.
By: Ed Caesar
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:18pm

Kimmage is a fine journalist. Reports hard, writes easy. Sure he will be both embarrassed and fortified by the support he has received in the past few days. He deserves it.

Poor Niccolo
By: Arnaud Tank
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:11pm

Niccolo you sound like Pat in disguise? With USADA promising to release all the info by the end of the year I just hope the trial can be delayed until then.

Paul Kimmage defence fund
By: Micheál Ó
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:23pm

Dream on Niccolo. Get real. Is the editor in chief of the Sunday Times paid £200000 plus expenses? The job seekers allowance in Ireland is 5% of that figure.

By: Tom Kellogg
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 1:50pm

I've chipped in to support Paul. I've also contributed to Livestrong. Livestrong had done a lot of good even though their founder has a lot to answer for (though he won't). But that doesn't detract from the good that Livestrong does.

And THAT does not have anything to do with the damage that Armstrong has done to the sport I love. I have enough basic intelligence to enable me to see that contributing to cancer sufferer support and going after the cancer at the core of the UCI have nothing to do with each other. Both causes deserve my money.

Tom Kellogg

@Niccolo Rubber Hood
By: sinep
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 1:42pm

i don't think there's a journalist in the world making 200K, including bob woodward.

By: Dim
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 1:07pm

if you click "copy" on the widget, the embed code is there

Embed code
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 11:48am

Use the contact button up there and I'll send you the embed code.

Here's a hint
By: Nicolas Neck
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 10:36am

@Niccolo Rubber Hood - It's not about the money.

Down With The UCI
By: Nathan Steerer
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 10:11am

Paul Kimmage has been one of the most prominent anti-doping advocates the Sport of Cycling has ever known. This law suit that has been initiated by the UCI against Paul Kimmage is an attempt to silence him for telling the "TRUTH". And an attempt to suppress any future "TRUTH" that may be written or expressed by Paul Kimmage. It is an attempt to discredit an individual who has done absolutely nothing wrong. It is a sad world when an individual is being sued for telling the "TRUTH". It is further evidence that the Omerta is thriving not only within Cycling but also within the ranks of Cycling's governing body the UCI. The same original allegations were made against the UCI by Floyd Landis and have been backed up by Tyler Hamilton in his book, "THE SECRET RACE". Lets hope that Kimmage win's this case. Has he an "ACE" up his sleeve. What will himself and his defense have that will enable them to convince a Judge or Jury that indeed these allegations are the "TRUTH". And bring Pat Mc Quaid, Hein Verbruggen and the UCI to their knees. Which should prompt an immediate investigation into the UCI itself in order to expose to what extent the level of corruption (alleged) that has been occurring within its ranks.

Paul kimmage
By: Niccolo Rubber Hood
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:07am

For Goodness' Sake the guy made 200.000 plus per year writing for The Times. Sure he can pay his own defense.

" Chip In button
By: Pierre Tracknut
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:25am

SOMEONE PLEASE send me the " link " so that i can ADD the " Chip In button " to my blogs !

ALL Cycling fans should do this on their blogs also , and demand the blogs they read ADD " Chip In " also !

Not only will it add money BUT it will send a message to the Mainstream Media that " UCI " whilst run by the pompous prats of aigle is finished !

Sponsors will also get to understand the dilemna they are being placed in by these petty people !

Cycling as an industry , has grown because the fan base has grown , thus the industry needs to understand that they are at risk due to the chidish behaviour exhibited by those they allow to hold the reins of power over the Racers !

I am Skippy Mc Carthy and i won't stand by whilst Truthful Journos are bullied by Pompous windbags !

By: Pierre Tracknut
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:16am

AS mentioned in my blogs , Parrabuddy.blogspot & Skippyaus.blogspot , there are several avenues open to help Paul Kimmage deal with the Pompous Prats of Aigle !
Buying his book thru " Itunes & Amazon "!

Giving monies to the " Chip in " established and available on the Sunday Times Sports page !

Adding your signature to the Petition ( ridding UCI of " phat " ),started by the CNF Clinic members on " Change.org "!

I am Skippy Mc Carthy and i will not stand back let those who BULLY truthful Journos succeed in their nefarious endeavours

Vote of no confidence
By: Thomas Skidmark
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 4:19am

Hey everybody,

This may be your only chance to cast a vote on the UCI leadership. The number of contributors is important as well as the amount of cash raised.

Enough is enough
By: Yabba
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 3:28am

Time to bring this doping saga and UCI corruption to an end. Thanks for your relentless work for the cause Paul !!!

Paul speaks for me
By: Gabriel Swage
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:38am

I feel like I live in a parallel universe alongside Paul. He and I were teammates in France and had the same decisions to make in our careers. I also studied journalism and became a journalist but could not speak out against the sport I loved so dearly yet despised at the same time.

Paul is just a regular guy from Ireland but his courage comes from Sparta.

Can we start a David Anthony fund?
By: Bernardo Brazeon
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:12am

I want to make sure all the Cat 1- 5 riders get nice socks for the winter. Can we start a PEDs fund for them? Don't worry, it seems the USADA does not like to send files to the UCI even though the organization had enough evidence to go public in July.

Chipped in I did.
By: Dieter
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:11am

Chipped in I did.

Donde estal el linko?
By: Mein Dildo Ver Bruken
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:54pm

Where is the link to the Chipin page?

Cheers Paul - done...
By: Cece Flange
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 10:54pm

Best of luck...thanks for fighting.

UCI donation information
By: Esteban Bushing
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 5:04pm

@ Niccolo Rubber Hood: Just send your UCI donations to Lance, and he'll pass it on to Hein, I mean Pat for you.

Paul Kimmage
By: Niccolo Rubber Hood
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 2:30pm

PS Someone who defames fellow journalists on TV, doesn’t deserve any support. And I believe he is being sued for those remarks as well.

Paul Kimmage
By: Niccolo Rubber Hood
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 2:08pm

I like to support the UCI. Is there a chipin for them too?

cancer tumour
By: Gabin Wave Ring
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:56am

I think the root cause of the 'cancerous tumour' has its offices in Switzerland and is run by a little lying git and has no intention of cleaning up the sport!

Yep, about what we all expect
By: Mathis Tracknut
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 9:31pm

Yep, about what we all expect from a whittle Armstrong butt boy. It sucks when your false idol is a cheater, doesn't it butt boy?

Very good explanation of all
By: Andy Shen
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 4:54pm

Very good explanation of all the issues by Charles Pelkey:

By: Arno Rivnut
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:21pm

The support of Paul Kibbage needs to expand outside of the cycling community. This issue is much bigger than how you feel about Lance, doping or the UCI it's about freedom of the press...

By: Dim
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:20pm

Theres only one word for this. WITCHHUNT!

Paul, thanks for opening our
By: Briano
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 11:17am

Paul, thanks for opening our eyes to the culture of doping in cycling. You have done more for the sport of cycling than those two UCI clowns. Time will judge them unsparingly. As proud as we are of Kimmage and Walsh, we apologise for letting McQuaid loose into the sporting world. Please dont hold it against us - there's no talking sense to that eejit



Paul Kimmage
By: Otooler
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 9:59pm

Paul is a great journalist, who also helped me a lot when I was starting out in the field. He has been proven right in everything he has said thus far and this is as you say sheer vindictiveness on the part of the UCI.

The truth always wins out in the end.

Kimmage fund
By: Margaret
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 9:02pm

Have donated to this fund because I feel Paul is being unfairly targeted by the UCI. He did the cycling world, supporters in particular, a huge favour by exposing the unsavoury side of cycling and the CORRUPTION ( come get me McQuaid) of the UCI. I wish Paul all the luck in the world, but to be honest, I think any court will come out in his favour when the facts and extent of the corruption is presented.

Mitt Romney for President of UCI!
By: Remi O-Ring
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 8:02pm

Whaddya' think?

A disgrace
By: seabass
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 6:37pm

What Paul did for cycling in riding his book was very brave. He knew it would alienate the community and impair his future career but he spoke out. It is to the shame of some of my heroes that they continued to stay silent, and worse, dismiss the book as a bitter ex pro.

The sport we love has been ridiculed for years because most were caught doping and covering it up and few have stepped up from within to clear it up for the good of the fans.

The UCI do not own the sport, they are supposed to govern it to be the best it can possibly be. Yet for more than 30 years they have continually failed to do so and it has taken new teams to finally enforce continual checks on their riders after the UCI reacted too slowly and with little impact.

All Paul has done is voice his opinion, through two reputable publications. The editors and owners are just as culpable as anyone and the articles were just stating a belief. This is clearly bullying, going after the little man, and if L'Equipe and the Sunday Times have any balls they will back him as well.

If Paul sees these comments I hope he realises how passionately people care about what he has done to help us all in moving towards making the sport we love something we can one day believe in.

Apologies for the rant, I just wanted to voice how strongly I feel about this and I hope finally some with money, power or followers stand up and speak out to help stop this ridiculous law suit.

They also want Kimmage to
By: Andy Shen
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 2:41pm

They also want Kimmage to take out full page ads to apologize.

They costs are the legal
By: Tom Ziptie
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 2:39pm

They costs are the legal expenses

Isn't he only being sued for
By: Alexandre Brakepad
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 2:35pm

Isn't he only being sued for $8k?

Pay Pal
By: Tom Axle
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 2:30pm

Is there any way to contribute to the fund that doesn't involve Pay Pal? They have long been allergic to my credit card for reasons I've never been able to work out.

great work
By: jsachse
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:48am

Thanks guys for the defense fund. Fast track to support Paul. Linked it here: http://jonathansachse.de/2012/von-den-uci-prasidenten-angeklagt-helft-pa...

Hang in there
By: Sixtus the Fifth
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:56am

Pat and Hein are some double act. Chasing the wrong man through the courts. I bet the clowns in the UCI are sweating like f**k until the WADA report is published. They obviously don't want to turn against a certain cheating Texan midget. If so the the knives will be out from all sides. Let the Texan and the UCI sink each other. That would be the best solution.
The sport I love is rotten from the top down. A new world governing body and complete honesty is required. Until then nothing will change. Otherwise, what's the point.......
The UCI is dead, long live WADA/USADA

Hein Ver hic
By: Gregorio Bushing
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 8:59am

After reading Hein's wine soaked rant yesterday are Pat and Hein representing themselves in their case? if not can we set up a fund to make this happen?

p.s chapeau Mike Ashenden

Kik Armstrong's nuts
By: Kik Armstrong
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 8:24am

And Verbruggen's
And Phatpat's

How do I contribute?
By: Rinieri Dry Lube
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 6:26am

How does it work? I've read Rough Ride and some of Paul's articles. I wish I could have power of conviction like him

Dear Paul, I was shocked to
By: Michael Ashenden
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 5:31am

Dear Paul,

I was shocked to read today that you have received a subpoena related to defamation proceedings brought against you by Pat McQuaid, Hein Verbruggen and the UCI itself.

It is not clear to me what the basis for the proceeding is; to the best of my knowledge it has not been publicly disclosed. Regardless, I find it deeply disturbing that, amidst the current turmoil surrounding cycling, you have been singled out.

I do not believe that court is the appropriate remedy in the current circumstances. For example, I don’t expect that WADA will sue him after Pat McQuaid claimed that WADA had launched a ‘15-year long political campaign against cycling’. Although his comments certainly do not reflect well on WADA’s integrity, to their credit WADA have shown admirable restraint.

I sincerely hope that after a period of reflection the UCI will adopt a similar attitude regarding your comments too.

Nonetheless, today I have had a change of heart. Earlier this year one of the UCI’s Passport cases that I had worked on as a member of their expert panel had to be dropped after we had received the rider’s explanation and us group of three experts could not reach a consensus decision. At the time, I chose not to invoice the UCI for the hours and hours which I had spent working on that case since October 2011. However, your subpoena gave me pause to reflect, and I have decided to invoice the UCI a token amount of 260 Euro (two hours at our expert rate) for my contributions on that case. I have simultaneously deposited that amount into your defense fund.

I sincerely hope you are not required to pay a fine. However in case you are, I hope it is some solace that to some degree you would be merely handing the UCI’s own money back to them.

Please keep up your good work – The Times They Are a-Changin’.

Best wishes,

Mike Ashenden

Buy Paul's book
By: Gianni Seatpost
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 5:10am

Buying Rough ride on iTunes or Amazon will get money to Paul also but I'm not sure how quickly. It's a great read!

By: West Coast Reader
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 5:04am

Wait, I'm confident he will win and know Lance doped so why the donation? is there going to be a party? I see it as if I donate, I don't think he will win, not sure everyone is seeing the end game on this one.

Or is there a surcharge on taking the UCI down?

I've chipped in a tenner.
By: Cyclodocus
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 4:16am

I've chipped in a tenner. Even by the UCI's standards, it's impressively low to sue an out-of-work journalist, rather than the media organisations who published him.

25- Done !
By: MikeB
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 2:33am

25- Done !

not a joke
By: sittingbison
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 2:12am

Not a joke at all, but a public demonstration of solidarity with unemployed journalist Paul Kimmage, who has maliciously been singled out for bankruptcy and humiliation by a corrupt Hein Verbruggen and a drunken corrupt Pat McQuaid (not the UCI).

These cowards don't dare name the publishers of the article namely L'Equipe because they do not care to face the financial resources and media scrutiny of an organisation. They ignore this is public knowledge now the USADA has published the same information, as well as Willy Vogt, and Hamilton in Secret Race. Again, they cannot go against WADA or the publishers.

This a disgrace and breakdown of morality of the highest magnitude. Journalists world wide should be calling them out, and newspapers refuse to publish the retractions in the highly unlikely situation they succeed

By: Ponce de la Yema
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 1:39am

Oh, that Dick will Pound. And that Dick will Pound big Hein, no Verbruggen.

Will Dick Pound?
By: Marchionne Bartape
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 1:13am

Will Dick Pound?

Self Inflicted
By: William Neck
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 12:45am

Not only will the UCI get bad press when the USADA report comes out. They will get a second pounding when the lawsuit is dismissed because USADA corroborates from other sources what Kimmage reported from Landis.

C'mon, there has to be someone who can run the UCI better than this.

i'm confused
By: Rear Entry
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 11:54pm

is this a joke?

Sorry about earlier
By: Digger Forum
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 11:33pm

To the people who contributed earlier I want to apologise fro any inconvenience caused. It was completely my fault. Not Andy's.
No one's account was debited. That was the whole point, it wasn't working properly. I decided to hand it over to Andy and Cyclismas, people who knew what they were doing. As i say no one was debited, nor will it be. If it says pending, just say cancel and that will be it.
The important part is that it is now up and running properly thanks to cyclismas, cycletard, UCI_Overlord, and nyvelocity.

Paul has done an awful lot of good work for cycling. He has never once ran away from the truth, regardless of the consequences. His book Rough Ride was a seminal piece. But his interview with Floyd on this website is, in my opinion, the best interview on doping I've ever read, by a mile. He gave that to this website free of charge so as to illuminate as many people as possible.
what the UCI is doing is trying to silence a person they feel has become a hindrance.
This is our way of saying thanks to Kimmage for the work has has done and continues to do.
He was one of only two people to mention Sky and Leinders during the Tour, eventhough the piece was for a UK newspaper. He spoke the truth on Michelle Smith in Ireland back in the '90s. National bias does not enter his mind. Just truth.

Let's all do the right thing here.


Walk on PK
By: Verrochio Fork
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 11:15pm

Just chipped in. Let's burn it down!


Kimmage is keeping tabs on
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:44pm

Kimmage is keeping tabs on it, but he's unemployed at the moment and doesn't have an outlet. He was all over Geert Leinders being hired by Sky.

Paul Kimmage
By: Francis Foyle
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:43pm

Rough Ride and Racing through the Dark stand out on the display shelf of the Dundalk school library where I work. You're a credit to Irish sport and journalism, Paul; hope you keep up your strength against the intimidation.

U must be kidding! Waiting
By: Noa Biopace
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:23pm

U must be kidding! Waiting for Paul Kimmage and David Walsh to go after British cycling extraordinary performances. From a "non-cycling" nation to a powerhouse (road, track) in just about 10 years. Hmmmmm.....wonder what the real potion is this time.

Lance thanks you for that
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:09pm

Lance thanks you for that drop of jet fuel.

Boo fucking hoo. Free Floyd!
By: Alexander Crank
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 9:59pm

Boo fucking hoo. Free Floyd! Free Floyd Again! Free Kimmage! Buy Tyler's Book! Kiss Ashenden's Ass! You just motivated me to donate 25 to Livestrong. First time seriously.

Kimmage or Livestrong?
By: Marco Seatmast
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 8:55pm

Hmmm ... .


By: Three Wheels Good
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 8:50pm

We have a lot to thank Paul Kimmage for, and he has spent a long time in the wilderness, from the first accusations that he had spat in the soup when "Rough Ride" was published, right through to now. With the years of Armstrong trying to bully and marginalise him, and this nonsense from the UCI now, Paul has suffered a lot for his integrity. I feel very, very grateful to Paul for continuing to shine a light on the dark recesses of pro cycling, in the face of omerta, lies and personal attacks.

Get 'Em Paul!
By: Lombardia
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 7:41pm

Done - $50

Never mind. The folks at
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 7:08pm

Never mind. The folks at Cyclismas have taken this over so it's all functional now. Sorry about the mixups.

Paul's friend had issues
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 7:00pm

Paul's friend had issues setting up a Paypal account. It should be verified by tomorrow, donations that were already made are pending and should clear then. If everything works out then we'll set up a new one tomorrow.

Wasn't he already a pariah
By: Remi O-Ring
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 6:16pm

Wasn't he already a pariah when he said, "The cancer's back" ?

By: D-Queued
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 6:04pm

Does anyone have an explanation for why this has ended?


One at a time!
By: Gilles Clearcoat
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 5:55pm

First Kimmage...Let's see how that comes out, second let's go after dumb fuk Tyler!

The Swedish Chef will never
By: Miss Piggy
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:43pm

The Swedish Chef will never talk.

Bork bork bork!

Still no contributions showing...
By: Jeremy Polished
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:31pm

yet I know a lot of people are giving... Any updates?

Kimmage has our complete support. The UCI fucked this one up big time!

Ashenden is right
By: E-gene
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:22pm

"Walsh later noted: “The question is this: why would UCI go after Kimmage and not go after Tyler Hamilton and publishers of The Secret Race?”"

Enforcing omerta. This will probably make Kimmage a pariah.

"The UCI has summoned the following witnesses: Swiss Cycling federation president Richard Chassot; Daniel Malbranque, president of the CPA (Cyclistes Professionels Associes); Alan Rushton, who ran the Nissan Classic with Pat McQuaid in the 1980s and whose work now includes a role in the organisation of the Tour of Beijing; former Liberty Seguros manager Pablo Anton; former Tour de Romandie organiser and UCI disciplinary committee member Claude Jacquat; former Milram manager Gerry Van Gerwen and former UCI director general Jean-Pierre Strebel."

It's okay, Lance will pick up
By: Lennert Seatpost
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:51pm

It's okay, Lance will pick up the tab. He and Paul are bromancers.

Wait a minute
By: Arnaud Sealant
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:45pm

Are proceeds secretly being tunneled to the Floyd Defense Restitution Fund?

We think it's just slow right
By: schmalz
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:56pm

We think it's just slow right now.

By: Zora
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:54pm

I threw ten bucks at this and yet it says 'no contributors'. Is it broken? Is it legit?

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