Originally Posted by Benotti69
Aint no miracles in cycling. Just chemicals.
L'Equipe does not give a suspicious index as far as i know. got a link?
UCI published a list of suspicious index on a scale of 1-10. They was torn apart in here long ago.
Problem is that riders with doctors who know how to produce readings that dont get flagged up will be lower on the scale than they should be. Also, there are comments in Ashenden v UCI thread about how readings that were actually dodgy didnt make it to the expert analysis stage, suggesting that, at least in Armstrong's example, there are riders whose score should be higher.
I think there was some commentary as well on the 0-10 scale saying that some people kept on returning almost exactly the same values, prompting suspicion? Not sure what number they would have had?
IMHO most of the 0/1 riders were probably clean or at least cleaner than most in the 2008-10 period, but this does not mean that all were.