The UCI would like Lance Armstrong to be forgotten, which would be very convenient.
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"I feel it is a pretty severe kick in the guts … it was welcomed with open arms, but we were deceived."
Tour Down Under race director Michael Turtur on Lance Armstrong's involvement in the race.
"Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. He deserves to be forgotten in cycling."
International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid announcing that the disgraced American cyclist will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
"I have long thought that it was best for cycling as a sport that I took this to the grave. But the last weeks have made me change course for my own sake and tell the truth."
US Postal team member Steffen Kjaergaard became the latest cyclist to come clean on his doping tactics this week.
"This isn't death, it is suicide."
More Joyous owner John Singleton was less than impressed with trainer Gai Waterhouse picking barrier 11 for the Cox Plate.
"This barrier gives her more room and Nash (Rawiller) has options."
Gai Waterhouse defends her barrier selection.
"The horse is worth $20 million and he's not a toy."
Trainer Wayne Hawkes defends his decision not to parade All Too Hard before a Cox Plate press conference.
"The key to recruiting is to understand that you don't sign players but people."
Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou displays the zen thinking that has seen him win the A-League title for the past two seasons.
"It was the worst deal in the club's history."
Adelaide football boss John Reid on the now exposed Kurt Tippett contract, which had a clause to trade him to the club of his choice for a second-round draft pick.
"To be compared to, or to try and play a similar role, to Matthew Scarlett is just ridiculous."
New Geelong defender Jared Rivers scoffs at suggestions he will be able to fill the big shoes of Matthew Scarlett.
"He is in a really good headspace."
Australian bowling coach Allister de Winter says Mitchell Johnson might still be in with a shout of earning a Test spot for the series against South Africa.
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