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Leblanc responds to Ulrich's non negative(8 posts)

Leblanc responds to Ulrich's non negativeBeaver
Jul 3, 2002 11:51 AM
Taken from Velonews

Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc said the positive test was the mark of "a disturbed man".

"I'm surprised and very disappointed," Leblanc told the French wire service AFP. "You have to ask why an athlete who is not competing needs to take drugs."

So Leblanc is saying that it is ok to take drugs if you are competing? Hmm.
of cause you guys realizecyclopathic
Jul 3, 2002 12:09 PM
amphetamine is present in dieting pills?
Yeah, or maybe he was just out partying...Wayne
Jul 3, 2002 12:30 PM
with the fellas, it's not like he cheated anyone which is the whole point of doping rules! It be like suspending Armstrong for taking EPO when he had cancer if they suspend Ullrich for this!
A more interesting question for Leblanc is...Wayne
Jul 3, 2002 12:23 PM
how come Saeco gets excluded from the tour when Simoni fails a drug test and Jean Delatour is the replacement when it's now known that Laurent Roux had failed a drug test on May 29th before they were named as the replacement team. And even if Leblanc didn't know then he's known for the past couple of weeks, and now AG2R rider Paumier has failed a drug test and they are not being excluded either. That guy is the biggest hypocrite in Pro cycling!
Jul 3, 2002 12:37 PM
cyclopathic's right on. With Ulrich not competing or
even training, he's not able to work off all those bratwursts and Lagers. I'm sure this has everything to do
with keeping his girlish figure while he's off the bike.
The pressure these guys must face... .
LeBlanc is a poopoo head.

and sinse when he would refuse French team?cyclopathic
Jul 3, 2002 4:01 PM
there's nothing personal, just business as usual. Tour will loose money if there're no French teams. Leblanc has no choice really, he is more of the desperate man then hypocrite
so that's how he stayed off the cakeGutterball
Jul 3, 2002 12:36 PM
That is a disturbing quote from Leblanc. It really makes you wonder how much the Tour de France really cares about being a clean race. Hopefully, the word 'need' was a translators error.
Leblanc doesn't seem to care about a clean race,Leroy
Jul 4, 2002 5:48 AM
just a fat bottom line. It's a shame; Jan needs to stay off that stuff. That many second place finishes in a row can be tough. He's just having a real bad year.

Dave Loving