Has there ever been a case of a rider having a positive test for clenbuterol?Police in the Spanish city of Murcia have broken up a doping ring that had been both producing and distributing products including plasma, clenbuterol, testosterone and anabolic steroids. Among the four people arrested by police following a year-long investigation was former pro rider José Luis Martínez.
Contador. Li Fu YuBrentonOfTheNorth said:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ex-pro-arrested-in-dope-ring-sting-in-spain
Has there ever been a case of a rider having a positive test for clenbuterol?
even aldirto admits the initials were his:Tyler'sTwin said:This has been around for years!? Unbelievable that there was ever any discussion as to whether AC was Contador or Colom. We've got a document concerning the 2005 TdF, with 9 initials that perfectly match the 2005 TdF squad of Liberty Seguros. Gee, this is a tough one to crack...
“I was on the wrong team at the wrong time. My name was on this infamous list, but one week later, the UCI had more time to examine the documents and I was taken off. My relation with Puerto was annulled,” Contador said. “I was cleared of any link with the scandal.”
http://velonews.competitor.com/2007/07/news/on-the-list-off-the-list-alberto-contador-and-operacion-puerto_12964“I have no reservations about Alberto,” Bruyneel said. “The UCI admitted they made a mistake by including Alberto in this case. It’s a whole other story for Alberto.”
Clerc clearly had some wool pulled over his eyes:The first reference to Contador is mentioned on a list of then-Liberty Seguros teammates (spelling mistakes remain as is) that appear on a document later to identified as a list of training schedules for members of the team:
En el documento 3 se observan marcados de distinta forma los nombres de los corredores: Dariuz BARANOWSKY; Josefa BELOKI; Ginpaolo CARUSO; Alberto CONTADOR; Allan DAVIS; David ETXEBARRÍA; Igor GONZÁLEZ DE GALDEANO; Roberto HERAS; Jorg JAKSCHE; Isidro NOZAL; Sergio PAULINHO; Nuno RIBEIRO; Luis León SÁNCHEZ; Michele SCARPONI; Marcos SERRANO y Ángel VICIOSO.
The second reference includes initials of riders’ name that appeared on another training document:
En el reverso del documento 31 se localizan unas anotaciones manuscritas con el título “INDIVIDUALIZACIÓN” en el que se identifican a distintos corredores del equipo LIBERTY-SEGUROS WÜRTH por sus iniciales: R. H. (Roberto HERAS), M. S. (Marcos SERRANO), J. B. (Joseba BELOKI), I. G. (Igor GONZÁLEZ), A. V. (Ángel VICIOSO), J. J. (Jorg JAKSCHE), A. D. (Alan DAVIS), L. (sin identificar), A. C. (Alberto CONTADOR) .
“He was part of the dossier at first, but after closer review, he was rightly removed,” said ASO president Patrice Clerc before Thursday’s start. “His name was mentioned in taped phone conversations, but the references were related to sporting results. In no instance could his name be linked as a client of Fuentes or Operación Puerto, so his name was excluded.”
For those of us who can't, and don't think much of google translate, could you give us the highlights?hrotha said:If you can read Spanish, this blog entry is great to understand the cover up a bit better:
He was, is, and will always be 'Tranquil'.sniper said:even aldirto admits the initials were his:
It's been cracked by the clinicians. Just like with every other aspect of doping in the sport, it's taking a bit of time for the official story to catch up.Tyler'sTwin said:This has been around for years!? Unbelievable that there was ever any discussion as to whether AC was Contador or Colom. We've got a document concerning the 2005 TdF, with 9 initials that perfectly match the 2005 TdF squad of Liberty Seguros. Gee, this is a tough one to crack...
[...] a blue folder was found, which contained documents numbered consecutively from 3 to 36 [...] [Literal quote from the Guardia Civil dossier:] "Document no. 3 contains the names of the riders: Dariuz BARANOWSKI; Joseba BELOKI; Gianpaolo CARUSO; Alberto CONTADOR; Allan DAVIS; David ETXEBARRÍA; Igor GONZÁLEZ DE GALDEANO; Roberto HERAS; Jörg JAKSCHE; Isidro NOZAL; Sergio PAULINHO; Nuno RIBEIRO; Luis León SÁNCHEZ; Michele SCARPONI; Marcos SERRANO and Ángel VICIOSO"WinterRider said:For those of us who can't, and don't think much of google translate, could you give us the highlights?
"godfather to save them" can't help laughing since I read that !hrotha said:[...]Excuse me, for each one? Not for all of those who are identified in document no. 3, nope, just for those who didn't have a godfather to save them: doc. 8, Vicioso; doc. 9, Nozal; doc. 10, Heras; doc. 11, Andrle; doc. 12, MISSING; doc. 13, the amateurs (hence "AMA"); doc. 14, Hruska; doc. 15, Jesús Hernández; doc. 16, Igor [...]; docs. 17-22 MISSING; doc. 23, Allan Davis; doc. 24, Jaksche; doc. 25, MISSING; doc. 26, Scarponi; doc. 27, Etxebarría; doc. 28, Beloki; doc. 29, Igor for the second time; doc. 30 MISSING; doc. 31, an individualized plan for the Tour, published by [Spanish journalist Carlos] Arribas.
Where's their schedules? Where's their individualized files? Maybe in doc. no. 4 and doc. no. 7? Nah, those might be loose sheets, the kind people always leave as the first few pages in a folder. It's a lot more interesting to wonder why doc. no. 12 isn't there; or doc. 17-22; or doc. 25; or maybe doc. 32-36, although being at the end of the folder these might be loose papers too. OK. So the Guardia Civil finds a folder with the Liberty calendars, including a basic pattern with all riders, and it turns out the files of the youngest ones are missing, but their gap in the series is still there.
The quantity of homologous blood found was too small to be result of a full unit (hence the vanishing twin defense). Contamination is much more probable.Gregga said:"godfather to save them" can't help laughing since I read that !
Who did protect AC, that's a huge mystery...
By the way, as you seem to know very well the Puerto files, would you know where to find doc n 75-76, supposed to be Hamilton's 2004 schedules. I found n 125 for year 2003 which is quite impressive and not totally consistent with what he wrote in his book, but not n 75-76. I still wonder if Hamilton told everything, there are weird things in his 2003 schedule like some R' instead of R (blood re-infusions) which could mean re-infusion of another person blood (TH said he never did that). In this doc (n125), if you count the BBs, there are more infusions than extractions, which is not possible unless you store frozen blood (TH said he did this only in 2004)
No need to say I love that kind of clue !
Yes, I also remember there were blood cells from 2 other persons in TH's bloodMr.38% said:The quantity of homologous blood found was too small to be result of a full unit (hence the vanishing twin defense). Contamination is much more probable.