• VsNewz on war path

    by  • April 3, 2008 • too random • 14 Comments

    first they blast us with Grewal’s admission …

    then they bring Hamilton’s A-game back ~

    “I was impressed,” Hamilton said. “At the end we were chasing hard and couldn’t pull it back. I will take responsibility for that, I was the captain on the road and I probably gave them too much freedom. But they earned most of that freedom.

    “We were confident we could bring it down when we had to,” he continued. “Sure, we had a reduced team from our efforts from the day before, and yeah, I am still getting my feet wet, I haven’t raced in a long time. But the number one thing is that those guys up the road were really strong. People are looking at the negative, that we messed up, and sure, we did. But the guys in front deserve a lot of credit — a lot of credit. They were really strong. We really underestimated how strong they were. That guy Cameron Evans is a big, big young talent. After the fact I hear that those two are both not huge names yet, but super strong. I think you’ll hear a lot more about both of them.”

    Hamilton said after the race the team was disappointed, but made a point to congratulate Evans on his race-winning ride — an example of leadership by a rider many labeled the “nicest guy in the peloton” during Hamilton’s racing career, which ground to a halt after a homologous blood-doping positive at the 2004 Vuelta España.

    i’m sorry folks, but VN is showing off right now.

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    le_ouch.jpgand, let’s throw some more out there.

    Adam Switters was one of the guys chopping redwoods down there at SanDimas to keep Sevilla in the leader’s jersey. I’ve done that stage race and even did a bit of work for Horner one year over that brutally bumpy circuit race. I know what it was like to ride at the front then, and i think it’s harder to do now.

    and he and a few other young RockR’s put themselves to the sword all day long out there for the bosses.

    so, that’s me tipping my hat to how strong those boys performed. all of them.

    arrested.jpg but sweet jesus, what do we do with Hamilton back in the pack?

    how much do we turn the cheek and embrace to bosum? or do we scorn to protect and punish?

    i mean, i can’t say 3 words without burping up a skeleton … so, i’m not tossing rocks at glass houses here … but, i just don’t have this all figured out yet.

    what do we say to TugBoat and his return to our peleton?



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    14 Responses to VsNewz on war path

    1. kwc
      April 3, 2008 at

      I don’t know where they’re getting the extra resources, but ever since the site redesign it seems that the content level has shot up

    2. April 3, 2008 at

      I’m not a huge fan of scorn and from what I know, Tyler had his punishment handed to him already. Add to that the weight of public opinion against him and it becomes easy to see that he’ll have paid a big price.

      Do we scorn and punish Jock Boyer?

    3. Michael Hernandez
      April 3, 2008 at


    4. Michael Hernandez
      April 3, 2008 at

      oh, but not about the performance enhancing stuff.

      that story about him serving time still freaks me out.

    5. Michael Hernandez
      April 3, 2008 at

      and i’ve got my suit on, so proceed

    6. Sabine
      April 3, 2008 at

      My scorn meter goes like this:

      From least scorn to most scorn (or for those who scorn scorn, from most appreciative as a fan to least)

      1. Someone who is still racing, that confesses and explains all. Does their time and goes back to racing.

      2. Someone who waits until many years after they retire and without serving any punishment, when they have not much to lose (and maybe even a little to gain) by confessing.

      3. Those who claim innocence amidst overwhelming evidence to the contrary, regardless of punishment served

      #1 allows me to cheer for David Millar guilt free. While I try not to scorn, I find myself unable to cheer for Hamilton.

    7. April 3, 2008 at

      Yeah, the JB thing is kind of scary (esp. as a father of 5 daughters) and I would more likely scorn him before Tyler.

      Now, having said that, yeah I think Tyler doped. I think he got what he deserved. But my opinion about him (or Landis or Zabel or Armstrong…) isn’t one of derision. He was part of a problem in the sport. A small time sport that got drunk off the 80’s money.

      Cycling was like a 16 year old boy being given the keys to a Ferrari F130. Too much, too soon. Shit ends up getting wrapped around trees.

      The system (governing bodies, team management, riders, etc.)failed.

      Sabine- great scorn meter. Makes total sense to my scorn-phobic mind.


    8. mikey the fashionqueen
      April 3, 2008 at

      you are the wrong person to rate some one’s dress dorky unless you are talking about yourself.

      you should be fully scorned

      scorn is for people who ride the high horse

      and think their shit does not stink

      when actually they have some of the most stinky dropings of all……………

    9. Hooptie
      April 3, 2008 at

      I agree w/ Sabine, at this point I don’t care who doped or who is doped, just don’t lie about it. Thats the real crime thats crushing our sport.

    10. surfvivor
      April 4, 2008 at

      Concerning Boyer, First, I don’t like to put myself in a position of scorning/crucifying/condemning someone. Second, guilty or not, having looked at his racing results from last year, what I know for sure is that most of you who consider yourselves to be hot shit bike racers would today have your ass kicked my Mr. Boyer, age 53.

    11. Michael Hernandez
      April 4, 2008 at

      boyer still drops us, don’t worry. and we drop him. it’s a wash there … so, i guess that means all sins are forgiven.
      and apparently someone hasn’t forgiven my many fashion sins.
      ah well, the crosses we all bare…

    12. Jesus Chong
      April 4, 2008 at

      You would have to ask the girl whom he sodomised from the age of 11, if all is forgiven or forgotten. Some of us have heavier crosses to bare than others.

    13. SGW
      April 4, 2008 at

      Word is that Adam Switters rode the circuit race with a busted spoke from lap 1 on. Pace was too fast to stop for a wheel change, so he had to just ride the busted wheel, rubbing the brakes, and chase until he was cooked…

    14. Jr. Count Chamious the IX
      April 5, 2008 at

      Why discuss this matter. Everyone knows tugboat is dead. Get Mike’s reference? Time to move on.

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