Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/7/2018 5:32 AM

With Jenny Rissveds focusing on getting well, I'm sure they could offer KC a very attractive contract.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 12/6/2018 8:56 AM

Not a favorable interview toward Rude or Graves. Ouch.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/6/2018 7:41 AM

Wow! He's been with Giant for a long time. ...back to Schwinn??

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/5/2018 6:03 PM

Subtle!

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 3:49 PM

Face it, these two are getting a pass because of who they are. If it were riders from the EU we'd be laughing it up about those dirty Euros right now.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 1:21 PM

Yeah man, the universe isn't even real bro. Did you know we're all just made of stars? Far out! Nothing matters dude! Look, the rules and limits are clear. If you're not clear on that, that's on you. These athletes voluntarily participate in a sport ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 12:40 PM

It's real doping, with real benefits. This isn't a recreational drug we're talking about. Further, they took it because they believed it would enhance their performance. This is embarrassing. Don't try to equivocate or rationalize it.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 11:54 AM

Wow, that's a terrible take. Beyond terrible, actually. This was real testing, by a real governing body. Sanctions will come, and they'll be justified.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 8:55 AM

This isn't speculative. Their samples returned an AAF and they walked away from a part of the process by opting to not get B-sample confirmation. Sucks that it was Rude and Graves, I get it. Would have been easier to stomach had it been some Euros, right? ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 8:48 AM

Look at all that crap. These guys were playing with fire.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 7:36 AM

These guys have been able to push the boundaries with PEDs for a few years in EWS, but both Graves and Rude have been in UCI events for a long time so you'd think they'd understand the testing criteria with the UCI now involved. Like someone once said, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/22/2018 4:27 PM

Gwin to take an ownership stake in Intense?

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/15/2018 11:51 AM

How is Johnny Waddell these days? I remember that crash at St. Anne.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/14/2018 3:09 PM

Yeah, no. It's their responsibility to know what they put in their bodies. Having followed cycling for 25+ years, the likelihood that any doping - even in EWS - is accidental is slim.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/14/2018 11:00 AM

Due process is an artifact of law, not of regulations one voluntarily submits to in order to compete in a particular sanctioning body's races.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/14/2018 3:51 AM

Sounds like the full A/B process is at play, and when it's prolonged an appeal is usually involved.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/12/2018 8:04 PM

I don't think they're handing out lifetime bans for much of anything, let alone pot. https://www.usada.org/us-cycling-athlete-swanguen-accepts-sanction-for-doping-violation/

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/11/2018 7:10 PM

Those Canadians... years ago. Yeah, I'm sure XC is all cleans at the top these days. And that the rogue group of Canuck XC riders from the early 2000s were and are the only PED users. I bet the one who went on to win a grand tour on the road did that ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/4/2018 6:21 PM

That was just his Specialized salary. Other endorsements add up as well. Tomac was in multiple ads in each issue of the mags I read in the 90s. The Tomac name was a brand even before he had branded bikes.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/4/2018 5:45 AM

Tomac was doing 7 figures in the early 90s, right? I'm sure he banked enough to retire on and the farming is just a hobby.