Friday, October 3, 2008

CSC Press Release about Frank Schleck - good and bad...

I just read the press release on the Riis Cycling wesite. Good and bad, I suppose. So the €7000 was for 'training advice' from 'experts'. But it looks like he probably didn't do anything more than transfer the money before his dad pulled him back into reality. And he's willing to give a blood sample ...which will hopefully prove once and for all that he is not "Amigo de Birillo" ...and hopefully he will be allowed to get back to doing what he does so sexily best - winning! ...until then he's not allowed to race, and I will be very sad and suffering from Frank Withdrawal ...so hurrry up!

Here is the Sexy-Bank press release. BTW Bjarne Riis is not one of my favourites...

http://www.riis-cycling.com/ny_news.asp?n_id=2147

... And this is what Frank himself has to say. It's in French, but those online translator thingies do the job well enough. I believe him :)

http://www.wort.lu/wort/web/sport/artikel/00615/pressekommunikee-von-fraenk-schleck.php

...And then there's this sort of thing. This is what really pisses me off:

http://www.velonews.com/article/83955/schleck-admits-fuentes-payment

For a start, the title - Schleck admits Fuentes payment. I must have missed the part were he ever denied the payment??? Then we learn that Sexy-Bank have suspended Frank until ALAD decide if he will be banned for 2 years. WTF??? I thought they hadn't even decided if there was anything worth pursuing yet. Next, we find out how disappointed Sexy-Bank are with Frank, get a reference to Frank wearing the yellow jersey at the TdF (like that has any relevance here)... And then my personal favourite part - Frank was "outed as Amigo de Birillo"last week by German newspapers. Huh?? I remember reading those accusations long before last week, and if they read exact same press release they quote in the article, they would know that UCI confirm that nowhere in the Puerto documents is Frank's name mentioned. It's like they really, really want a good, juicy story, and don't let the facts get in the way of it!!

...And finally, am I the only one to notice that all the photos in the doping articles make the Hot Cyclists look really evil ...despite there being so many other sexy choices??
Above is an example of Evil-Looking Doper Article Photo used by VeloNews... Below is Super-Hot Frank (can't remember where I stole this photo from but I would credit it if I could remember)...

2 comments:

Maggie said...

The media (including VeloNews) are all out to make money. Of course they use a crappy pic of Frank.

What has heartened me (a bit) is that a doctor has confirmed that Frank's blood is and was clean. Isn't this enough proof?

Nic80 said...

I know, I know, but they should pick on someone else. Cadel maybe? Why was he missing from the World Champs? And how did he nearly win the TdF with next to no team support? And they'd have plenty of ugly pictures to post there, wouldn't they?