Talking with Levi in 30 minutes

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Here’s you chance to ask him all those questions that you are dying to know the answers to. Like, why haven’t you given back that Olympic medal? Starts at 11:30 CST.

16 thoughts on “Talking with Levi in 30 minutes

  1. Skippy

    Levi will know me from riding with the Teams on Rest Days at the TDF ! Last time i saw him was at this year’s TDS , always slow to get a reply , whilst Tom Boonen will greet you straihjt off the bat . One time on the Giro Alberto & Levi pulled up at a Hotel after passing over the Passo Tonale . Having come across a bunch of Aussies on a riding tour with the kitchen sink etc , i went in and asked Alberto if it was OK to bring the Guys in for a chat . As they arrived Levi headed off to a corner of the bar , SHY ?

    WHAT i should like you to ask him is : ” What can he do to encourage Racers to seek Amnesty “?

    ” What does he think of the Change Cycling Now initiative ?

    ” Which Team will he ride for next season “?

     
  2. Marcel van Garderen

    Levi is absolutely correct; the current generation dont understand what Levi and his generation went through and they should be great-full that they dont have to face those decisions.

     
  3. Skippy

    Levi Leipheimer will know me from my riding with the Grand Tour Teams onThe Rest Days at the TDF ! Last time i saw him was at this year’s TDS , always slow to get a reply from him , whilst Tom Boonen will greet you straight off the bat . One time on the Giro d’Italia Rest Day , Alberto & Levi pulled up at a Hotel , after passing over the Passo Tonale . Having come across a bunch of Aussies on a riding tour with the kitchen sink etc , i went in and asked Alberto if it was OK to bring the Guys in for a chat . As they arrived Levi headed off to a corner of the bar , SHY ?

    WHAT i should like you to ask him is : ” What can he do to encourage Racers to seek Amnesty “?

    ” What does he think of the Change Cycling Now initiative ?

    ” Which Team will he ride for next season “?

     
  4. Michael Smith

    Levi’s peers went through the same thing all mankind has faced, choosing right from wrong. They chose wrong, simple as that.

     
  5. Joey

    My goodness, that Fat Cyclist is painful to listen to. Bumbling. Stupid questions. Levi sounds pretty good. He seemed to give his honest answers to the mumbo jumbo that was thrown at him.

     
  6. Jprumm

    While Elden (AKA Fatty) may not be a professional interviewer he is one heck of a person. He has done more for cancer than that other guy. Also a bunch of other charities.

     
  7. Bill K

    If Levi was born 90 years ago, and was involved in the Hollywood Blacklist, he’d be one of the first ones to roll over to implicate the top actors as evil communists.

    Nothing against fatty.
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  8. Zarathustra

    Marcel, the difference is that “sport” is inherently black & white, at least in terms of abiding by the rules.
    Yes, there are “rules” and laws and the real world, but the reason sports, games, and other competitions exist is that they present an arena for play in which there are well defined rules that are much simpler than how the “real world” exists. It is in this arena that some form of Darwinian competition is supposed to take place.

    Most of these American riders grew up in the richest, most powerful country in the world in not bad off circumstances, so there is no “life or death” struggle to overcome. Furthermore, the statement that one had to dope to follow his “dream” is just as sickening, if not more so. Your forefathers gave their lives so your “dream” could be to see how fast you can ride a bicycle from point A to point B? THIS is why you doped? Pathetic. Even more so with this half-truth BS.

     
  9. marcel van Garderen

    I am not saying that i agree with doping, far from it.
    Levi’s generation was faced with the choice to dope or not. Some did, some did not.
    The fact still remains that todays generation of riders don’t face that horrible choice and it makes things a lot simpler for them. I think they should be grateful for that. But that is just me….

     
  10. Michael Smith

    Marcel, You can neither cheat a little, or be a little pregnant. Thes riders had no moral compass, for whatever reason. It is indeed black and white.

     
  11. Michael Smith

    Todays riders and athletes do face the very same decisions presented in the past. Whenever man strives to reach the pinnacle of his sporting endeavor, some will choose to enhance their natural talent. Time will tell if this generation fully embraces clean competition, or this story will be repeated at a later date. Given mans self serving desire for fame and fortune, I believe it’s only a matter of time we see this again.

     
  12. Terri Thater

    How boring is Levi? If you suffered through this chat, you know. What was that mock subtitle on his new movie – “The movie no one asked to see?” It describes the little bald guy to a T.

    And some of what he said-lecturing to us that he already answered those questions in his statement to the Wall Street Journal. C’mon, Levi. No one reads newspapers anymore. And no, we didn’t read your statement because it was full of excuses and lies.

    He said it was clear no one was lying to the grand jury because all the riders who got suspensions testified to the same thing: that they all stopped doping at the same time (2006). How hard is it to send an email to each other-or get together at a race (like the Tour of California in ’10)-and make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to lying? Not that hard, Levi. Good luck finding a ride in ’13.

     
  13. J.J.

    I don’t know why “that” era is referred to as the “dark period” of cycling. Cycling and doping have gone hand in hand since the inception of racing and really NEVER waned from what I can tell. The ONLY difference is that around 1990 science finally figured out what really works. Actually, I think the whole 50% hematocrit rule is a good thing to “help” insure a level playing field! If you have EVERYBODY in the Tour at 49% then you should have some good/close competition.

     
  14. Bri

    What about a few years back when there was the whole campaign to “Let Levi Ride” in the TDF because he was unfairly being associated with a team that had ties to doping? Many people supported his case. I didn’t see him having any concern of people supporting him then…he was doping. Problem I see is that it was generational to some large magnitude however…However it still doesn’t make it right. Coming forward to help the next generation or coming forward because the alternative was called Perjury. Notice none of the vacationing six month crew brought forth information prior to it becoming a USADA critical situation nor are any of them coming forward and making statements that they are ashamed of what they did….rather taking an External Locus of control.

     
  15. Terri Thater

    While it looked like a grassroots campaign, the “Let Levi Ride” effort was the brainchild of Trek’s marketing team.

     

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