Bruyneel says "Bologna"

Team Astana General Manager Johan Bruyneel, who was directeur sportif of the USPS and Discovery cycling teams, says “I think it’s a rumour,” about Lance Armstrong’s reported bid to come out of retirement.

“I’ve tried to ascertain where this rumour might have come from,” said Bruyneel, which isn’t exactly a denial, but Astana spokeman Philippe Maertens flat out wrote, “Lance Armstrong is no part of our team. Team Astana has no plans with him.”

AFP News: Bruyneel believes Armstrong cycling return a rumour.

See also Bike Snob’s snide commentary, with more from KWC on Bobby Julich’s retirement.

Oh, and how’d you like to be an attorney named Lance Armstrong? The lawyer is defending a truck driver in Florida who allegedly took his 9000 gallon tanker truck full of gasoline around a 35 mph turn at 50 mph and flipped his truck over. The truck flipped over and exploded on top of a car, killing the four occupants of that car.

15 Comments

  • kwc
    September 9, 2008 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    hmm, is that really a denial? Isn't it tautologically true to call it a "rumor"?

  • kwc
    September 9, 2008 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    hmm, is that really a denial? Isn't it tautologically true to call it a "rumor"?

  • kwc
    September 9, 2008 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    hmm, is that really a denial? Isn't it tautologically true to call it a "rumor"?

  • kwc
    September 9, 2008 - 2:14 pm | Permalink
  • kwc
    September 9, 2008 - 9:14 pm | Permalink
  • kwc
    September 9, 2008 - 9:14 pm | Permalink
  • bikesgonewild
    September 9, 2008 - 2:35 pm | Permalink

    …re:"bruyneel says "bologna""

    …johan lives near madrid, espana during the offseason, not bologna, italia…

    …or were you referring to lunch meat…

    …it's obvious i'm easily confused so please, be explicit…

  • bikesgonewild
    September 9, 2008 - 9:35 pm | Permalink

    …re:"bruyneel says "bologna""……johan lives near madrid, espana during the offseason, not bologna, italia……or were you referring to lunch meat……it's obvious i'm easily confused so please, be explicit…

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 9, 2008 - 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Ken.

    BGW — I was going for a little bit of alliteration, but this is a family website, so I gotta use the 'nice' words.

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 9, 2008 - 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Ken.BGW — I was going for a little bit of alliteration, but this is a family website, so I gotta use the 'nice' words.

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 9, 2008 - 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Ken.BGW — I was going for a little bit of alliteration, but this is a family website, so I gotta use the 'nice' words.

  • bikesgonewild
    September 10, 2008 - 9:57 am | Permalink

    …& you even used the old school "bologna" spelling as opposed to the cartoon americanized "baloney"

    …either way, this should be an interesting venture by literally one of the most focused & determined cyclists to ever turn a pedal "in anger" as phil sez…

    …& how the team & sponsorship deal is worked out will also be interesting, undoubtedly…

  • bikesgonewild
    September 10, 2008 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    …& you even used the old school "bologna" spelling as opposed to the cartoon americanized "baloney"……either way, this should be an interesting venture by literally one of the most focused & determined cyclists to ever turn a pedal "in anger" as phil sez……& how the team & sponsorship deal is worked out will also be interesting, undoubtedly…

  • bikesgonewild
    September 10, 2008 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    …& you even used the old school "bologna" spelling as opposed to the cartoon americanized "baloney"……either way, this should be an interesting venture by literally one of the most focused & determined cyclists to ever turn a pedal "in anger" as phil sez……& how the team & sponsorship deal is worked out will also be interesting, undoubtedly…

  • bikesgonewild
    September 10, 2008 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    …& you even used the old school "bologna" spelling as opposed to the cartoon americanized "baloney"……either way, this should be an interesting venture by literally one of the most focused & determined cyclists to ever turn a pedal "in anger" as phil sez……& how the team & sponsorship deal is worked out will also be interesting, undoubtedly…

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