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Ricco not being handled with kid gloves in the Italian press. Ricco's doping = "high treason" ... ouch, that's gotta hurt!

http://www.eurosport.fr/cyclisme/tour-de-france/2008/haute-trahison_sto1639648/story.shtml

Babelfish translation below (warts and all) for the French language -impaired....

<i>Following its exclusion of the Turn for a positive control, the runner Riccardo Ricco did the One of all the Italian press. All the transalpine daily newspapers were shown extremely severe referring to Marco Pantani in particular. L' exclusion Thursday of l' Italian Riccardo Ricco of the Tour de France for doping is a " choc" for the world of cycling and an act of " high trahison" on behalf of the young sportsman, Friday the press estimates Italian. " Yes, it is like Pantani" the Italian champion deceased d' an overdose of cocaine in 2004 five years after being excluded from Giro for blood values nonin conformity, s' exclaim the daily newspaper of Turin, Stampa. " Fifty kilos of meat, d' bone and of doping. It resembled Pantani. It was Pantani. A nauséeuse counterpart " , continues, virulent, the daily newspaper. " For Thursday the Ricco phenomenon has become the case Ricco " , Stampa regrets. The specialized daily newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport, denounces with " high the trahison" of the young cyclist towards the sport and his supporters. He estimates qu' however; it n' do not exist " battle which cannot be gained " , being pleased with the " controls implacables" carried out during the Turn. " The more impudent runners fall into the meshs from the net, the more increases l' hope d' a cycling can be slower, less spectacular, but more honest and cleaner " , the sporting daily newspaper in a leading article writes. All the Italian newspapers put l' Ricco business on first page whereas the cyclist had become recently the whooping-cough of the media. " The cycling of small the malins" , title the daily newspaper Repubblica. " Not d' alibi, not of extenuating circumstances, not sadness. A just little disappointment for those which believed that l' EPO was a help for the cyclists at the end of the carrière" , the newspaper continues which evokes " the Ricco" shock;. The same terms are used by the principal pulling of the Italian press, Corriere beyond Will be which devotes a leading article to l' business under the title " Like a train become fou". " C' is the new pirate (nickname of Pantani). De Pantani, Riccardo Ricco had only inherited the terrible burden of the cursed chicaneries which destroy cycling " , Corriere writes. " The death of Pantani was completely useless, it n' was used for nothing (...) Or cycling is stopped, or controls antidopages" are stopped; , the daily newspaper concludes. </i>
 

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Well....no one will ever name their kid Riccardo, again :idea:
 
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