Friday, May 11, 2007

It's Always Lance's Fault

Two more stories worth your time:
  • Phil Hersh, the long-time Olympics writer of the Chicago Tribune, has a guilt-by-association column on Lance Armstrong. He concludes that Ivan Basso + Tyler Hamilton + Floyd Landis = Our Boy Lance. Hersh allows Armstrong to point out that the French sports daily L'Equipe "is nothing more than a shill for the Tour management that belongs to the same parent company," but then adds that, "Why that management would want disgrace cast on its race is hard to understand." I think that management just wants to sell newspapers.
  • Doreen Carvajal of the International Herald Tribunes writes about the difficulty cycling and cyclists are having getting sponsors these days. "It's a very serious problem for the sponsors and many are thinking about their activities," says Jens Seeberger of IFM, a sports research company based in Germany. "Our advice is not to invest right now in cycling. The sport has to be clean. There's a lot of negative news right now and it affects awareness and images.

1 comment:

Granny's 30 said...

that's why AMGEN works as a sponsor for the TOC

Friday, May 11, 2007

It's Always Lance's Fault

Two more stories worth your time:
  • Phil Hersh, the long-time Olympics writer of the Chicago Tribune, has a guilt-by-association column on Lance Armstrong. He concludes that Ivan Basso + Tyler Hamilton + Floyd Landis = Our Boy Lance. Hersh allows Armstrong to point out that the French sports daily L'Equipe "is nothing more than a shill for the Tour management that belongs to the same parent company," but then adds that, "Why that management would want disgrace cast on its race is hard to understand." I think that management just wants to sell newspapers.
  • Doreen Carvajal of the International Herald Tribunes writes about the difficulty cycling and cyclists are having getting sponsors these days. "It's a very serious problem for the sponsors and many are thinking about their activities," says Jens Seeberger of IFM, a sports research company based in Germany. "Our advice is not to invest right now in cycling. The sport has to be clean. There's a lot of negative news right now and it affects awareness and images.

1 comment:

Granny's 30 said...

that's why AMGEN works as a sponsor for the TOC