Resulting from this " Event ", we have had utterances by Heinous ,
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 ,
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 "!
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 :
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 :
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 :
Nicole Cooke , World Champion and Gold Medal Olympian Woman Cyclist , retired this week , but , not quietly ! Here is her Retirement statement !
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 :
Another Blog Master , posing as a " Comedian " , offered these Tweets :
Paul Kimmage has booked a seat to Switzerland for Lance , as can be seen from these tweets :
WE CYCLING FANS , LIVE IN EXCITING TIMES !