Old news already, but what the hell, I’ll blog it anyway – Vino folds like a lawn chair and cries like a twelve year old girl.
I take that back. It’s not really fair to lawn furniture and young ladies to group them in with the AssBag of Kazakhstan.
Subject: File this under ” Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out….”
Yep. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya. All of the following quotes are from the velonews piece.
“I am stopping competition … It’s a definitive decision,” he told a news conference. “I don’t want this sport anymore … I’m slamming the door and I’m leaving.”
Strong words from a
strong doped rider.
Despite his decision to retire, Vinokourov said he is considering an appeal of Thursday’s ruling by the Kazakh Cycling Federation to suspend him for a year.
“It’s sad that my career is ending like this but I want to restore my honor … I will prove that I’m not guilty and get the results of this test rescinded,” he said.
Honor? WTF are you talking about?
Sounds like someone has been drinking the Hamilton Kook Aid.
Vinokourov, who said that he would be consulting his American attorney, Maurice Suh, regarding an appeal of his suspension, blamed anti-Kazakh bias for his problems.
Yeah dude, it’s racism. The fact you were blood doping has nothing to do with it. It’s because you’re from Kazakhstan.
Just when I think he’s completely gone ’round the bend, he drops this gem:
Vinokourov, long considered a Tour de France contender and winner of the 2006 Vuelta a España, claimed that doping was not more rife in cycling than in other, more high-profile, sports which were protected from scandals by their financial clout.
“I don’t think cycling is dirtier than any other sport,” he said. “We’re 150 people, where are the others? Where is tennis, where is football? They’ve been told not to touch them.
The man does have a point…. I don’t believe for a second that cycling is the only sport in the world with a drug problem. It’s friggin’ everywhere.by