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Old June 17th 08, 06:28 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer

Robbie McEwen is not making many friends in Switzerland. According to
the Swiss newspaper Blick, the Tour de Suisse stage three winner's
ceremony had to wait for him on Monday. Immediately after the stage,
the Silence-Lotto rider started giving interviews on his mobile phone.
Former rider Kurt Betschart, who manages the ceremony, waited a while,
but finally, he said, "I challenged him to get a move on."

The Australian sprinter then called Betschart a "f**king idiot" and
called the race a "f**king organisation," Blick reported. It added
that last year, after his Tour de Suisse stage five win in Giubiasco,
McEwen also applied that same title to the country, calling it
"f**king Switzerland."

The race organisers at first wanted to exclude McEwen from the race
for his remarks, but gave him another chance. Race spokesman Kurt
Henauer confirmed McEwen's comments, telling Cyclingnews that the
organisers "would not impose sanctions provisionally because a
fine of 200 Franc is a joke..."

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara of Team CSC told Blick that "McEwen is a
very unpopular rider. I can't understand why the Tour de Suisse
organisers didn't take any action." Expanding his comments, Cancellara
told Cyclingnews, "It's all a question of respect for the race, for
his colleagues, his sponsors and the organisation. If people don't
know how to behave themselves, they're better off being sent home."

Team Silence-Lotto did not respond to Cyclingnews' request for a
comment on the situation.
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Old June 17th 08, 07:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jun 17, 10:28 am, Andre wrote:
McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer


Would've been better just to give the link:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n08/jun17news2

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Old June 17th 08, 08:20 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Andre wrote:

McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer

Robbie McEwen is not making many friends in Switzerland. According to
the Swiss newspaper Blick, the Tour de Suisse stage three winner's
ceremony had to wait for him on Monday. Immediately after the stage,
the Silence-Lotto rider started giving interviews on his mobile phone.
Former rider Kurt Betschart, who manages the ceremony, waited a while,
but finally, he said, "I challenged him to get a move on."

The Australian sprinter then called Betschart a "f**king idiot" and
called the race a "f**king organisation," Blick reported. It added
that last year, after his Tour de Suisse stage five win in Giubiasco,
McEwen also applied that same title to the country, calling it
"f**king Switzerland."

The race organisers at first wanted to exclude McEwen from the race
for his remarks, but gave him another chance. Race spokesman Kurt
Henauer confirmed McEwen's comments, telling Cyclingnews that the
organisers "would not impose sanctions * provisionally * because a
fine of 200 Franc is a joke..."

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara of Team CSC told Blick that "McEwen is a
very unpopular rider. I can't understand why the Tour de Suisse
organisers didn't take any action." Expanding his comments, Cancellara
told Cyclingnews, "It's all a question of respect for the race, for
his colleagues, his sponsors and the organisation. If people don't
know how to behave themselves, they're better off being sent home."


But it's okay to call Tour of California a tricycle race.

--
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Old June 17th 08, 09:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jun 17, 2:01*pm, Robert Chung wrote:
On Jun 17, 10:28 am, Andre wrote:

McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer


Would've been better just to give the link:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news..php...n08/jun17news2


Why would you want to have an extra click?
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Old June 18th 08, 02:04 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jun 17, 7:28 pm, Andre wrote:
McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer

Robbie McEwen is not making many friends in Switzerland. According to
the Swiss newspaper Blick, the Tour de Suisse stage three winner's
ceremony had to wait for him on Monday. Immediately after the stage,
the Silence-Lotto rider started giving interviews on his mobile phone.
Former rider Kurt Betschart, who manages the ceremony, waited a while,
but finally, he said, "I challenged him to get a move on."

The Australian sprinter then called Betschart a "f**king idiot" and
called the race a "f**king organisation," Blick reported. It added
that last year, after his Tour de Suisse stage five win in Giubiasco,
McEwen also applied that same title to the country, calling it
"f**king Switzerland."

The race organisers at first wanted to exclude McEwen from the race
for his remarks, but gave him another chance. Race spokesman Kurt
Henauer confirmed McEwen's comments, telling Cyclingnews that the
organisers "would not impose sanctions provisionally because a
fine of 200 Franc is a joke..."

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara of Team CSC told Blick that "McEwen is a
very unpopular rider. I can't understand why the Tour de Suisse
organisers didn't take any action." Expanding his comments, Cancellara
told Cyclingnews, "It's all a question of respect for the race, for
his colleagues, his sponsors and the organisation. If people don't
know how to behave themselves, they're better off being sent home."

Team Silence-Lotto did not respond to Cyclingnews' request for a
comment on the situation.


Ban him from the Tour de France.

-ilan
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Old June 18th 08, 03:24 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
Ryan Cousineau
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In article
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Andre wrote:

On Jun 17, 2:01*pm, Robert Chung wrote:
On Jun 17, 10:28 am, Andre wrote:

McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer


Would've been better just to give the
link:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n08/jun17news2


Why would you want to have an extra click?


Speaking for myself, Cyclingnews is very generous with its content, and
it seems churlish to deny them the pageviews, which are pretty much how
they make money.

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"In rec.bicycles.racing, we coach them."
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Old June 18th 08, 03:54 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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Andre wrote:
McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer

Robbie McEwen is not making many friends in Switzerland. According to
the Swiss newspaper Blick, the Tour de Suisse stage three winner's
ceremony had to wait for him on Monday. Immediately after the stage,
the Silence-Lotto rider started giving interviews on his mobile phone.
Former rider Kurt Betschart, who manages the ceremony, waited a while,
but finally, he said, "I challenged him to get a move on."


He is an Australian, what would you expect?? Over there that is not only normal behaviour, but also normal conversation. It is a cultural thing ofr Australians to be tootally ignorant most of the time, dunno what the fuss is about myself. I just reckon, grow up and get over it.
Australians are not worth gettin worked up over.
Ro
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Old June 18th 08, 09:04 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jun 17, 1:06*pm, Andre wrote:
On Jun 17, 2:01*pm, Robert Chung wrote:

On Jun 17, 10:28 am, Andre wrote:


McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer


Would've been better just to give the link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n08/jun17news2


Why would you want to have an extra click?


I don't mind the extra click. It's good therapy for
recovering from finger cancer.

Also, it's good form to reference the source of
a quote. And bad form to requote an entire article
without adding any useful commentary of your
own. It is copyrighted, you know. And since
their income is from ads and pageviews, posting
the article rather than a link is taking money directly
away from them.

Ben

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Old June 18th 08, 12:43 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jun 18, 4:04*am, "
wrote:
On Jun 17, 1:06*pm, Andre wrote:

On Jun 17, 2:01*pm, Robert Chung wrote:


On Jun 17, 10:28 am, Andre wrote:


McEwen mouths off in Switzerland
By Susan Westemeyer


Would've been better just to give the link:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n08/jun17news2


Why would you want to have an extra click?


I don't mind the extra click. *It's good therapy for
recovering from finger cancer.

Also, it's good form to reference the source of
a quote. *And bad form to requote an entire article
without adding any useful commentary of your
own. *It is copyrighted, you know. *And since
their income is from ads and pageviews, posting
the article rather than a link is taking money directly
away from them.

Ben


Man! And I thought they had it rough in Iraq...
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Old June 18th 08, 01:33 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On Jun 17, 9:04*pm, wrote:


Ban him from the Tour de France.

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If they banned everyone who has an asshole moment it'd be an awfully
small race. McWhiner has a little more than moments though. They could
just ban everyone, and run a virtual Tour, of all the greats. No fuss,
and disruption on the roads, no logistics hassles, no sweat. Perfect
thing for the computer age couch potato.
In that case I'm betting on Greg and his virtual dominance.
Bill C
 




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