Holczer accuses Leipheimer of doping very slooooowly.

//Holczer accuses Leipheimer of doping very slooooowly.

Holczer accuses Leipheimer of doping very slooooowly.

Holczer says Levi doped.

Today, former Gerolsteiner manager Hans-Michael Holczer accused Levi Leipheimer of doping five years behind schedule.

It took him that many years to get the accusation out, which probably has something to do with flogging his new book called “Garantiert Positiv” (“Guaranteed Positive”) in Germany. No point in working the big promotional machine until the thing is written.

Maybe we just woke up on the wrong side of the attitude tent, but we’re getting pretty weary of people who wait 5-7-10 years before they accuse somebody of something. Look at the calendar, folks, make them while there’s still a point.

Counter claim: Levi Leiphiemer said today that Holczer was mentally slow. That it sometimes took him months to finish a sentence and years to form a complete thought. Leipheimer also said Holczers’ book was riddled with typos and that the narrative structure was weak. All distinct signs of mental imbalance.

FLoyd Landis had many demons to wrestle with and we can understand his skewed sense of time. But what was holding Holczer back all these years? Just slipped his memory? Wrote Levi’s blood values on a dry cleaning slip and lost it for five years? Was he re-organizing his garage when he suddenly, unexpectedly, he came across some old UCI correspondence in a cardboard box?

It’s a standard knee jerk response for a rider accused of doping to say, well, somebody is just trying to make a buck. Generally we think that’s a bullshit answer. Setting aside Levi’s guilt or non-guilt, Twisted Spoke is peeved and annoyed that Holczer waits five years to fling wet cow pies.

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  1. johan August 5, 2010 at 8:41 am - Reply

    If Holczer had something to say he should have said it long ago. Then, he was hoping his boy would win the tour and make him more money. Now, Levi will make him money the dirtiest way possible. Holczer is throwing dry old patties, they dont stick and leave only a dusty residue. Every tour contender must dope. no human can perform these feats on stellar ablity alone (which they all have in spades).
    Hopefully we are at the end of the doping era. Maybe cycling can get by without a Barry Bonds, unlikely, sad.

    • walshworld August 5, 2010 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Yeah, when Levi had a shot at winning Holczer sure was quiet.

  2. Mike August 6, 2010 at 4:03 am - Reply

    I love Levi and his style, but there a lot of people who are saying he was juiced. It is easy to ignore a soloist, but a choir is much harder to drown out.


    • walshworld August 7, 2010 at 4:29 am - Reply

      Mike, we got a serious choir forming –Mormon tabernacle size. Shit hitting fans. Matt

  3. Detroit Mac August 7, 2010 at 3:31 am - Reply

    After 5 years, those flung cow pies are no longer wet. They have lost the ability to stick to anything but the thrower

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