onsdag 11 april 2012

Mot Kamtjatka

Snart lämnar Frugan och jag Helsingfors för att möta upp CJ i Moskva. Därifrån väntar nästan nio (9) timmars inrikesflygning till Petropavlovsk-Kamtjatsky.
Som ni kan se på klippet ovan så har det snöat rejält och det väntas mer under helgen.

4 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

En IM chat från 2005 mellan Lance Armstrongs fd lagkamrater Jonathan Vaughters (nu sportchef i Garmin-Cervelo) och Frankie Andreu, som läcktes av Andreus fru:

Cyclevaughters: anyhow, i never can quite figure out why i don't just play along with the lance crowd - i mean shit it would make my life easier, eh? it's not like i never played with hotsauce, eh?

FDREU: I know, but in the end i don't think it comes back to bite you

FDREU: I play along, my wife does not, and Lance hates us both

FDREU: it's a no win situation, you know how he is. Once you leave the team or do soemthing wrong you forever banned

Cyclevaughters: i suppose - you know he tried to hire me back in 2001... he was nice to me... i just couldn't deal with that whole world

FDREU: I did not know that

FDREU: look at why everyone leaves, it's way to controlling

Cyclevaughters: once I went to CA and saw that now [not] all the teams got 25 injections every day

Cyclevaughters: hell, CA was ZERO

FDREU: you mean all the riders

Cyclevaughters: Credit Agricole

FDREU: it's crazy

Cyclevaughters: So, I realized lance was full of shit when he'd say everyone was doing it

FDREU: You may read stuff that i say to radio or press, praising the Tour and lance but it's just playing the game

Cyclevaughters: believe me, as carzy as it sounds - Moreau was on nothing. Hct of 39%

FDREU: when in 2000-2001

Cyclevaughters: so, that's when you start thinking... hell, kevin [Livingston, fd lagkamrat till Lance som tävlade med Ullrich 2001-2002] was telling me that after 2000 Ullrich never raced over 42%--- yeah moreau in 2000-2001

Cyclevaughters: anyhow - whtever

FDREU: After 1999, you know many things changed. lance did not

FDREU: I believe that's part of whey kevin left, he was tired of the stuff

Cyclevaughters: yeah, i could explain the whole way lance dupes everyone

FDREU: what abut GH [George Hincapie] climbing the mountains better than azevedo and the entire group

Cyclevaughters: from how floyd described it, i know exactly the methos

FDREU: explain that, classics to climber

FDREU: when did you talk with floyd

Cyclevaughters: i don't know - i want to trust George

Cyclevaughters: but the thing is on that team, you think it's normal

Cyclevaughters: or at least i did

FDREU: i guess. anything with blodd is not normal

Cyclevaughters: yeah, it's very complex how the avoid all the controls now, but it's not any new drug or anything, just the resources and planning to pull of a well devised plan

Cyclevaughters: it's why they all got dropped on stage 9 - no refill yet - then on the rest day - boom 800ml of packed cells

FDREU: they have it mastered. good point

Cyclevaughters: they draw the blood right after the dauphine

FDREU: how do they sneak it in, or keep it until needed

FDREU: i'm sure it's not with the truck in the frig

Cyclevaughters: motorcycle - refridgerated panniers

Cyclevaughters: on the rest day

Cyclevaughters: floyd has a photo of the thing

FDREU: crazy! it' just keep going to new levels

Cyclevaughters: yeah, it's complicated, but with enough money you can do it

FDREU: they have enough money. Floyd was so pissed at them this entire tour

Cyclevaughters: anyhow - i just feel sorry for floyd and some of the other guys

Cyclevaughters: why would lance keep doing the shit when he clearly has nothing to prove - it's weird

FDREU: I know. me to. they all get ripped into for no reason

FDREU: he's done now, thank god. but they will prove next year for Johan's sake that they are the greatest

Cyclevaughters: and then lance says " this guy and that guys are pussies"

FDREU: they won't stop

FDREU: I agree


Anonym sa...

Om Jonathan Vaughters:

"Where there is smoke, there is usually fire. In JV's case I have seen little of either. There are many reasons fans question riders. I see few of those reasons with Slipstream.

I don't hear of any of his riders Motor pacing with Ferrari. His team does not hire the doctors who ran the doping program at Rabo, or Fassa, or Lotto....like other teams do today.

Contrast JV's response to Matt White with BMC's response to LeLange, Och, etc. The slightest hint of an issue and JV fly's to the other side of the world to fire him.......meanwhile team after team hires staff who still actively facilitate doping.

I know many of JV's current and past riders and staff. They have various opinions of him, some positive some negative. They all to a man agree that whatever issues they may have with him the talk about being anti-doping is real. His private stance on the topic is the same as his public one.

The sport has earned it's skeptics. Fans have been lied to and misled for decades. It is unfortunate as the sport continues to change. I know riders and staff on multiple teams, people who are embedded in the sport. They all say the same thing, yes there is still a lot doping in the sport but there are guys who win clear. There are guys on

I know guys who have finished in the top 10 of GT's who are not only clean but actively working to make the sport a better place.

Until Slipstream has a rider test positive, get caught with a fridge full of blood, have a rider or staff turn on them, I am inclined to believe what JV is saying."



Signaturen är ett f.d. Europa-proffs med mängder av kontakter inom cykelsporten.

Anonym sa...

Jonathan Vaughters postar på cyclingnews forum ibland.


Anonym sa...

Who are the spaniards under the usada spotlight?


"So there is no doubt in my mind he (Lance Armstrong) took EPO during the '99 Tour."