Wednesday, August 5, 2009

4ever?


Who's a jerk? This guy.

7 comments:

DukePirate said...

You know, there was a time when I used to really like Vino. That time may well be passed. *sigh*

hollywood said...

I'll add to that collective sigh.............

hollywood said...

This makes me think of my high school cross country days, when we would have a gigantic end of the season banquet and awards dinner. Wouldn't it be so entertaining to see Astana have one of these at the end of this season. I'm pretty sure it would end up in a food fight filled paparazzi-fest or glorious photos.

Astana truly has jumped the shark.....errr.....I mean jumped the snake.

nosmith said...

Check out the modest comeback kit here:

http://sports.rediff.com/report/2009/aug/05/cycling-alexander-vinokourov-enjoys-great-comeback-from-doping-ban.htm

felonious said...

Always so humble, that Vino.

curveship said...

There's an argument out there that the racing was more exciting when everyone was doping. They could tear themselves apart on the course, but thanks to a little chemical relief, were almost totally restored the next day. Without doping, those efforts would be too risky, as they'd leave the riders depleted for several days.

Summary:
Vino = doper
Cadel = clean

DukePirate said...

I'll agree that this year's Tour was a little dull (or was that just me?), and if it was truly clean then I suppose that would support the clean=boring argument. (Personally, I think that when the most important thing becomes tracking the internal dynamics [read: hissy fits] of one team, then the racing must be a little boring.) Still, I'm hoping that had more to do with the course profile and chance than anything else. Maybe next year...