WADA clearly not getting into the spirit of the Volta.jfazendeiro said:
Agreed, Alarcon was awesome today, he took off like a rocket twice to drop everyone while managing to crash uphill. We don't get to see awesome racing like this in WT races.Mayomaniac said:
At the same time, with the faith in the integrity of anti-doping having been shaken recently, they need to make some busts to restore the faith, and in the Volta there's quite a bit of low-hanging fruit.Zinoviev Letter said:
Google translate -Está a decorrer neste preciso instante uma mega-operação antidoping levada a cabo na Volta a Portugal pelas brigadas da ADoP (Autoridade Antidopagem de Portugal), apurou Record. Um total de 41 ciclistas, provenientes de seis equipas, estão a ser controlados à urina e passaporte biológico, naquilo que constitui uma operação inédita nesta competição, com um controlo a ser efetuado logo após uma etapa (no caso a 3.ª). Habitualmente, estas operações tinham lugar no início da prova ou no dia de descanso.
As seis equipas controladas são o RP-Boavista, Sporting-Tavira, W52-FC Porto, Aviveludo-Louletano, Efapel e Vito-Feirense-Blackjack.
Six teams with seven riders equals 42, so that's just about every one.An anti-doping mega-operation carried out in the Tour of Portugal by the ADoP (Anti-Doping Authority of Portugal) brigades is taking place at this moment, Record said. A total of 41 cyclists, coming from six teams, are being checked for urine and a biological passport, in what is an unprecedented operation in this competition, with a control to be carried out immediately after a stage (in the case of the 3rd). Usually these operations took place at the beginning of the race or on the day of rest.
The six teams controlled are RP-Boavista, Sporting-Tavira, W52-FC Porto, Aviveludo-Louletano, Efapel and Vito-Feirense-Blackjack.
Yeah, this is a bit weird. One mod was saying the other day that posts in the Clinic, which aren't about doping, are considered to be trolling and will result in a ban.DNP-Old said:
Cool, fair enough.Red Rick said:Just discuss the race in here. Most of the hype for the Volta comes from it going full nuclear every year, and most of the posts that hype it are not too subtle about doping insiniuations.
I discussed this with other mods and they agreed we move this thread to the Clinic if the doping references in this thread got too much.