HELP ME TO SUPPORT THE PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !


Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !


London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !


Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.


Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.


SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.


Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .


Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .


NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .



Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .


You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Jan 16, 2013

UCIIC is refusing to cooperate with the UCIIC!!

COMEDY CENTRAL can now be found if you arrive in AIGLE ! During recent days we have been treated to the Comedy that is the " Lance Interview " !

 Resulting from this " Event ", we have had utterances by Heinous ,

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/verbruggen-denies-responsibility-for-cyclings-problems

 he who stated " NEVER ;  Never ,  never ", last year  , in relation to Lance .

 Phat has jumped in  also with saying that the " UCIIC " , his and UCI's creation , cannot change the " Terms of Reference " , that he said THEY created , but i feel sure , he or his colleagues drafted for the Commission as a guide  !

USADA led by Travis Tygart had this to say back in December 2012 , some time after my " Snowjob blog :

(This) obviously calls into question the UCI’s commitment to a full and thorough investigation and creates grave concern that the UCI has blindfolded and handcuffed this independent commission to ensure a pre-determined outcome

 WADA , in the form of David Howman , has expressed their requirement , that Lance state UNDER OATH ,

http://playtrue.wada-ama.org/news/wada-encourages-armstrong-to-confess-to-anti-doping-authorities/

 any information he wishes to offer , and also , have stated they cannot co-operate with " UCIIC " ,


 until their " Terms of Reference " are changed , something they wish to do . USADA are in agreement with WADA and require the same conditions to apply before they hear out Lance , or participate with the UCIIC inquiry .

Now we have " UCIIC " tell UCI , they will not do their job , unless they are allowed to change the Original " Terms of Reference "!
http://www.uciic.org/press-release/

This next item is a request by " UCIIC " for witnesses , that do not require an " Amnesty " , to be able to participate , i have replied , but do not expect an invitatation , cycling the " Routes of the Grand Tours and talking to those racing and supporting the racers , is not worth much more than " El Diablo's contribution  :

http://editor.des07.com/vo/?FileID=03a7278b-0340-4cfd-93d1-2680e094d3f6&m=494e59b2-ac98-4e59-84b0-ee2d35309d4c&MailID=25854363


When i wrote my Blog " Snow Job " , i was highly Critical of the " Terms of Reference " and anticipated that the Three Highly Respectable Panel Members , were unlikely to be able to work with the " T of R " that was hoisted on them . Today they proved my prediction to be correct .

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/independent-commission-urges-uci-to-agree-to-truth-and-reconciliation-process

Dick Pound currently a member of IOC , formerly the President of WADA until 2006 & also of  IOC had this opinion  to add to the situation , after seeing reports of Lance's relevations to Oprah  :

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pound-says-ioc-may-drop-cycling-from-olympics-on-armstrong-confession

As many will know Jaimie Fuller , sued UCI for Millions in October and then in November called a Conference in London . Out of this was created " Change Cycling Now "!  UCIIC then with their  old " T o R " in place , decided to call " CCN " to be witnesses at the inquiry . CCN consulted with USADA & WADA and seeing their decision about cooperating , issued the following statement :

http://www.changecyclingnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/CCN_PRESS_RELEASE_160113.pdf

Nicole Cooke , World Champion and Gold Medal Olympian Woman Cyclist , retired this week , but , not quietly ! Here is her Retirement statement !

http://www.nicolecooke.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130:nicoles-retirement-statement&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=18

There are a few people like David Walsh , of the Sunday Times and Author of " The Seven Deadly Sins " amongst other master pieces , that have a great sense of Humour . Here is a recent Tweet of his :


As interesting as it will be if LA takes down UCI bosses, it will be fascinating if he accuses bosses of Tailwind Sports.?


Another Blog Master , posing as a " Comedian " , offered these Tweets :

If cycling was ejected from the Olympics they could replace it with "Press Release Tennis" where sports bodies lob statements back and forth

UCI says "if WADA is serious" it should establish Truth & Reconciliation process for doping in all sports, not just call for this in cycling


As  points out the UCI is still unsure if Armstrong was doping. Here's an except of today's press release



Paul Kimmage has booked a seat to Switzerland for Lance , as can be seen from these tweets  :


  1. Lance Armstrong has one chance to repair some of the damage he has inflicted on the sport. Have reserved him a seat on the Jumbo bound...



  1. ...for Switzerland in the hope that he'll take it.



  1. Paul Kimmage
    Sorry Lance, it's in economy class 



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