Originally Posted by JimmyFingers
Who trains there then?
no-one presumably - I was simply noting that the cliche of Russian winter as ice-bound desert is just that; a bit of a cliche.
I'm afraid I don' buy into geography as guilt, myself. correlation not equalling causation and all that. Of course there was a huge amount of doping in tenerife. But that doesn't mean it was 'because' it was tenerife - or that that is all tenerife is good for.
correlation not equalling causation and all that.
After all, perhaps the reason Tenerife was used by some doping doctors is because the cyclists were already happy to be there, precisely because it's a perfect natural base - and they would be there whether the doping doctors were there or not.
i.e. they didn't neccesarily go to tenerife only
to meet the doctors - just as likely the doctors went to tenerife because
that's were the cyclists were able to train.
it's not like the shining, you know; the very island is not imbued with the spirit of evil - just the evil of spirit