I don’t like the drugs, but the drugs like me

Marilyn Manson reference aside (or maybe included), this shit is completely retarded.

Franco Pellizotti, second in last year’s Giro d’Italia and winner of the polka-dot jersey in the 2009 Tour de France, will not start this year’s Giro after the UCI alleged that a check of his so-called biological passport found “abnormal values.”

The Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported on its website that the UCI had asked the Italian Olympic committee (CONI) to convene a disciplinary hearing.

The Liquigas rider originally finished third in the 2009 Giro behind winner Denis Menchov (Rabobank) but was elevated to second after runner-up Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes) tested positive for CERA.

Read the rest: velonews.competitor.com.

Awesome. Welcome to Italy. No wonder that race has way more fireworks than the Tour. Of the three grand tours, the Giro is far and away my favorite. If I were to spend a month damaging my liver and sleeping on the ground while taking in stages, it would be in Italy.

Two of the top spots have now been been marred with scandal. Will the hammer drop on Menchov as well? I hope not. That guy is awesome! We’ve all seen the crash. But, have you seen what it looked like in the team bus at that moment?

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Yeah. Nail biting moments for all involved. And, when he crossed the line . . . he was stoked!

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In related news, Thomas Frei explains the motivation behind his doping.

[H]e said that he started his pro career clean. “Then came the hard stage races, and I learned that infusions were used for recovery. Everything was legal, but I still didn’t want any of it. But at some point it started [for me], because everybody does it. The doctor gives you the first shot, and then it isn’t long until you give yourself the first illegal shot.”

He said he took EPO, because “you stand in front of a huge mountain and don’t know how to get over it. Your ambition eats you up. After all, you want to become more than just a helper.”

. . .

“Of course I would have gone on doping. The money tempts you, it is the same for everyone.”

Read the rest: cyclingnews.com.

Yeah. That would be C.R.E.A.M., son. Cash rules everything around me (you know I had to throw in a little Wu Tang to balance out that Manson wackness).

Cycling – more money, more problems.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

6 thoughts on “I don’t like the drugs, but the drugs like me

  1. Hello there Big Boy…I do Agree…I will be heading off on Thursday to Check out the first three stages in Amsterdam..I wil Be in HEAVEN…Ill send you a souviner if you send me youre home address….

  2. The Giro is my favorite GT also… bonus: we receive it every day out of the air on Universal Sports. Forza!

  3. s16 – Zoncolan, 3529′ in 8 miles.
    Simoni 2007 time of 39:05.
    Pellizotti 2008 time of 40:26, average speed of just 11.8 mph.
    Ouch.

  4. oh, didn’t I see Pellizotti’s name in the news this week… DOPAY DOPAY DOPAY!!

  5. …pellizotti just released a statement backed by what i find to be compelling information from experts in the field & i’m feeling swayed by what i’m reading…

    …cycling has been riddled w/ the disease of doping for years but while i don’t for a minute believe every doper is being caught nor do i believe the “biological passport” is an infallible designator…

  6. Its the mafia at the Giro! This is the drama that creates Corsa Rosa !

    Zoncolan !! Mortirola !! Gavia !! Bella Rosa ………..!!