cody251 wrote:Wouldn't the blood passport and HC level tests indicate autologous blood transfusions?
What bio passport? The bio passport is nothing more than a sham at this point.
Lst year, with very little data, the AFLD was able to target and bust 20% of the TdF's stage winners. The UCI has taken thousands upon thousands of samples and not managed to bust anyone.
In 2007 Anne Gripper was able to target and bust most of Astana's star riders. She did it with very little data. In fact, at the end of the season, it turned out that the UCI had done very very little OOC testing at all. Still she managed to catch people.
The bio passport has taken so many samples that it should be expected that some riders would test positive by accident or screwing up, just like they do on race days. But nothing.
The passport will be used to scapegoat a few riders while providing a cover story for the rest. If people think such a program run by the UCI will be effective then they are delusional. If you want an effective and comprehensive testing program, it needs to be run independently of those who can profit from the sport whitewashing its doping problem.
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