Basso to Discovery

San Franscisco Grand Prix-77

"It's done" -- Lance Armstrong

After much speculation over whether or not Discovery Channel would sign a prominent rider under a cloud of suspicion, Basso will now be trading red and white for blue and grey. I'm a little surprised: Basso was cleared, but he steadfastly refused to submit to DNA sampling that would have definitively cleared him. I'm not saying that Basso is guilty for not submitting DNA; I'm just surprised that Discovery -- one of the few teams not impacted by Operation Puerto -- would sign him without such a test.

Basso to Discovery Channel

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Comments (4)

erik:

Just found your blog off a post from sportvelo via the alto velo list. I'm poking through your archives and it's good reading.

Hope to see you on an AV ride sometime!

kwc:

Hey erik,

Thanks for stopping by -- I appreciate your comment. I'm working my way up to an AV ride one of these days, but I don't quite got the legs yet ;).

erik:

Hehe. Just join up on the Saturday B ride, I do those and there are a range of riders.

btw, did you hear that Levi Leipheimer is gonna be @ Lombardi in SF on the 18th?

http://www.lombardisports.com/events.aspx

kwc:

B ride sounds good. Maybe when the weather is less... Alaskan :).

Thanks for the Levi info. I'll post it here to help spread the news.

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