Originally Posted by Benotti69
Not in pro cycling it isn't. Plenty of evidence to suggest that. Bassons once said that cycling teams only have team doctors for 1 reason, Doping. He said he never needed the Doctor for performance and when he did need a doctor he would go to his GP.
Just re-read Matt Rendell's "The death of Marco Pantani" & the chapter on Blitz at the Giro in 2001 (when Barlalucci was detained & named) Rendell spoke with Pantani's team doctor Magnani in 05. "He (Magnani) had been pressured to treat riders with anti-inflammitory containing molecules used to treat arthritis, antioxidants used in hepatic disease. But Magnani wasn't at the Giro
fficial team doctors were used as fences by the doping doctors"
Makes me even more suspicious of Baralucci that he was there (albeit with a different team).
Is he still on Sky's books?