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Episode 34: UCI Defense Fund

Jeff proposes an extreme penalty for dopers: DEATH! That would surely be an incentive not to dope.

NEWS!

  • The UCI takes away Lance’s wins and suspends their case against Kimmage. We’re pretty sure it’s to raise more money. So donate to the UCI Defense Fund! link
  • A bunch of the big European newspapers lay it down to the UCI link
  • LeMond drops the F bomb to try and get the UCI to see reason link
  • Riders speak out for reform. Many call for longer bans. We’re not so sure that’s the right answer link
  • Bobby Julich leaves Sky after confessing to doping (link). Yates and De Jongh are also gone link
  • Aldag goes to OPQS and reunites with Cav and his comedy partner, Holm link

TdF!

  • We love route and although it’s silly to speculate, that doesn’t stop us! Inner Ring and VeloVoices also give a rundown.

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Episode 32: Reasoned Discussion

We tackle the tough topics so you don’t have to. The one topic that everyone is talking about, the one topic you’re all sick to death of- we dive in head first.

The Reasoned Decision!

All the affidavits are one the website with the Reasoned Decision, but the here are links to the ones we talked about:

A sampling of rider statements

A sampling of reactions and op-eds

And a blast from past, as Vaughters talks about what was happening, while not talking about what was happening…

[audio http://archive.org/download/PelotonitisPodcast/PelotonitisPodcast32.mp3]

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Episode 31: Those Clowns

NEWS!

  • Rasmussen’s compesation claim over whereabouts violation hearing to start link
  • We spend a lot of time talking about Greg LeMond and Jeff gives Anna some history lessons link link 2
  • Landis can’t call the UCI names anymore link
    • UCI not doing themselves any favors! link
  • Francesco Moser keepin’ it real link
  • We finally satisfy Jeff’s Schleck obsession with some news link

TRANSFERS!

  • Rory Sutherland to BankBank link
  • Joe Dombrowski and Ian Boswell to Sky link
  • Jonathan Tiernan-Locke to Sky link
  • Sky will release Cav link

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Episode 30: Talkin’ Shit

We give Skype high fives, we talk shit about things we don’t know anything about, and generally ramble on.

DOPING!

  • Vaughters supports Kimmage (link) and speculates that people aren’t speaking out because they’re afraid of the consequences.
  • Kimmage is energized by this support (give here!).
  • Jeff likes to pay his bills late. Or at least not early. Just like USADA (link). And honestly, why are we even talking about this stuff anyway, when we actually have no idea what is really going on??

WOMEN’S CYCLING!!

  • Stefan Wyman is using the power of social media to collect donations to support the women’s team he owns and manages. Donate here! Anna convinces Jeff that this is actually a good idea.

TRANSFERS!

  • Basso and Pozzato to BankBank?? (link)

RACING!

  • We talk about Bert winning Milano-Torino, Lombardia, and the newly revealed Giro route.

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Episode 29: Grumpy Old Man

Jeff is back again this week, and Anna gets distracted by the color maroon, we discuss why Anna would make a terrible professional cyclist (besides the obvious), and she declares herself the Jan Ullrich of podcasting. Plus, Jeff casts the role of Hein Vebruggen in the upcoming cycling movie!

NEWS!

  • First, we discuss Cannondale taking over the lead sponsor title at Liquigas (articlearticle)
  • Pat McQuaid and the UCI does its best impression of a flip-flopping politician, and decides maybe truth and reconciliation isn’t such a good idea after all (article)
  • Hein Verbruggan does his best grumpy old/senile man, and gives a crazy-pants interview (article)
  • Verbruggan/McQuaid sue Kimmage (article)
  • Operacion Puerto trial begins (article)

TRANSFERS!

WORLDS!

  • We discuss what it means to wear the rainbow jersey, and this obsession cycling fans have with “respecting it.” Plus Nibali’s valiant attempt and Gilbert’s emphatic win.
[audio http://archive.org/download/PelotonitisPodcast/PelotonitisPodcast29.mp3]

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