Media is going to go BERSERK , trying to outdo each other in trumpeting their take on whart comes out of these events ! Having been outside of the Media Centre in Brittany in 2011 as Contador arrived for a Press Conference with Bjarne Riis i can tell you that these people get hysterical and push and shove each other . As several tripped over each other , falling to the ground with their equipment , i was able to walk up to Alberto , shake hands , wish him luck , and walk away , before they had sorted themselves !
Will those attending on Monday show any more restraint ? Will heinous attend to answer any questions related to the windfall that he is reported to have received ? You know , that US$1/2Million , that the mechanic told Katy LeMond , which she reported whilst under Oath ? Will any of the "prats of Aigle " discuss their action on 12th Dec , in the Aigle Court , relating to Paul kimmage ?
Last week in My blog : tourdafrance , i wrote Chris Prudhomme , asking him to consider some action relating to the results from 1990 through to present day . Seems he has been too busy to reply . hopefully we will see more than the Armstrong Era , adjusted !
My Blog Post containing the Letter to Chris follows :
" Paris 24th October is the setting of the Presentation of the 100th Edition of Le Tour and reports are rife as to the contents of Chris Prudhomme's speech .
Here isthe letter i am sending him on the basis of the speculation on setting aside "Le Tour" results !
As you prepare to present the 100th Edition of “ Le Tour “on 24th October 2012 , it may be as well to reflect on the effects that Doping has had on the validity of the results over the years !
Media are speculating that you will announce that the results from 1999 through 2005 will be set aside as a result of the USADA report , recently released . This comprehensive report would justify your actions . This will be just the latest of many occasions when the “ Le Tour “ results had to be set aside , my information is that this will be the fourth time , with an occasion in the 1930(?)’s , 2006 , 2010 , being the other occasions !
EPO is significantly different to other forms of Doping and reports are that it came to be used in the late 1980s and then in the early 1990s became rife . Who is to know that the result of the 1990 “ Le Tour “ was influenced by “ EPO use “? Certainly there are questionable personalities included in the top 10 of each year from 1990 .
With the support staff that surround you , it would be surprising if you were not aware of ALL the rumours in the Cycling World ? Can you afford to wait until the presentation of the 2014 “Edition of Le Tour “ to act on those doubtful years filled with Marco Pantani , Jan Ulrich and Bjarne Riis ?
Can “ ASO “ act in a forthright manner , and determine a “ DOPE FREE FUTURE “ , by asserting it’s right , to only invite those RACERS who have PUBLICLY stated they are “ untainted by Doping “ , with prosecution for Perjury and a LIFE TIME BAN as the penalty ?
There is no “ level playing field “ in Sport BUT “ ASO “ can set a benchmark for those that wish to compete in the “100th Edition of “Le Tour “!
Some other peoples’ thoughts on who should replace Lance Armstrong in the years 1999 to 2005 :
The following source of current events is worth a visit :
No doubt the " UCI " will wish to make their views known !