Cillian Kelly on CrankPunk makes the footnotes of the CIRC report

I said this earlier today on Twitter: the CIRC folk could have saved themselves a lot of time if they’d just read crankpunk.com in the first place. It was a bit of a glib comment but, a little amazingly, it seems that the CIRC folk did indeed do just that when doing research for the report, as an excellent article by Cillian Kelly of Irish Peloton on here last year makes the footnotes on page 150.

 

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A moment for celebration?

No, not really. The real fact of the matter is that this report should never have been necessary and it wouldn’t have been had the authorities, the teams, the riders, race organisers and journalists (I’m getting deja vu here) not been such a motley crew of cretins and cowards.

CIRC has said very very little that people close to pro cycling did not know already – if there is a silver lining it is that it’s shut up even the naysayers – for now. I’m sure we’ll hear them scraping their knuckles over the pebbles when they emerge from under their stones soon enough though.

To read Cillian’s article, which is just as if not even more relevant now than when it was published – click here.

2 comments

  1. Anne Valta

    I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this after the CIRC report was published but there is something that doesn’t match up, someone is lying. According to Wall Street Journal article on 3/10/2015 “the report does dismiss a few allegations against the seven-time Tour de France winner- one, that Armstrong tested positive during the 2001 Tour of Suisse…”
    In Tyler Hamilton’s book “The Secret Race” (page 148) Hamilton says Armstrong himself told him that he “got popped for EPO” and went ahead to explain that “we’re gonna have a meeting with them. It’s all taken care off”.

    So if Armstrong did get popped in 2001 how is it possible that there is no proof of it according to CIRC?? Who’s lying here? I find it hard to believe that Armstrong would go around telling his teammates he got popped for doping if he didn’t. Is Hamilton making this up or is CIRC full of sh…it?

    Lee, can you comment? 🙂

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