I really haven’t. I never liked him much before he was popped for transfusing blood, but liked him much less afterwards. He never seemed to be the least bit remorseful, which somehow makes it worse. I surely wasn’t that happy about him winning the Olympic Games this year.
I wrote an article last year about Vino buying Liege from Alexander Kolobnev for 100,000 Euros. I thought that was done. But, I guess those two guys, Vino and Alexander got caught up in the Padua investigation and the UCI has decided to investigate the whole thing now. Here is a link to the article.
In my original post, link above, I say I didn’t really have that much issue with those riders exchanging money after the race. What I don’t like about the new article is that it says that both Vino and Kolobnev are/were clients of Dr. Ferrari.
My read on this, if it is true, is that if those guys were clients of Dr. Ferrari then they both need to be removed from the sport. Vino forever, since this would be his second “issue”.
I hate it all. It is much easier to hate the guys you don’t like already and feel sorry for the guys you like. But, when it comes down to it, there isn’t much difference between all of them. They took drugs to win major races, maybe including the Olympic Games.
Maybe we’ll have a Columbian winner of the Olympic Road Race when this is all done and over. And a new team guy in charge of the Astana Team too.