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Armstrong claims to have been tested over 500 times

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Armstrong claims to have been tested over 500 times.....is this possible?

9 TdF's since '99, say he got tested every day, that's 180-190 tests

when did all the others happen:rolleyes:
 
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Benotti69 said:
Armstrong claims to have been tested over 500 times.....is this possible?

9 TdF's since '99, say he got tested every day, that's 180-190 tests

when did all the others happen:rolleyes:

They dont just test during the TdF. they test year round.
 
frizzlefry said:
They dont just test during the TdF. they test year round.

Knock yourself out:

Athlete Test History

You'll find a grand total of 22 tests (in and out of competition) administered year-round by USADA (his national ADA) since 2001.

2001 - 2
2002 - 1
2003 - 1
2004 - 5
2005 - 3
2006 - Retired
2007 - Retired
2008 - 3
2009 - 6
2010 - 1

Since that accounts for most of his TdF years, and the average is 3 tests per year, I'll give you another 24 for 1993 through 2000 (pre-EPO testing, pre-passport). That only leaves 454 unaccounted for spread over those Tours and maybe another 21 racing days each year for most of post-cancer years....
 
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MacRoadie said:
Knock yourself out:

Athlete Test History

You'll find a grand total of 22 tests (in and out of competition) administered year-round by USADA (his national ADA) since 2001.

Funniest part about that is that Kristin Armstrong was tested out of competition over 45 times more by the USADA than the world's most tested athlete.
 
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Well he's done 16 seasons as a pro (not including 1997 and 2006-2008).

500 / 16 = 31.25 tests per year. That's a credible amount of someone of his standing, I think. (Cavendish says he was tested 64 times in 2008). Maybe a touch high but the right area. There would have been a few in his amateur days too.

Just because he passed them, it doesn't mean much though.
 
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MacRoadie said:
Knock yourself out:

Athlete Test History

You'll find a grand total of 22 tests (in and out of competition) administered year-round by USADA (his national ADA) since 2001.

2001 - 2
2002 - 1
2003 - 1
2004 - 5
2005 - 3
2006 - Retired
2007 - Retired
2008 - 3
2009 - 6
2010 - 1

Since that accounts for most of his TdF years, and the average is 3 tests per year, I'll give you another 24 for 1993 through 2000 (pre-EPO testing, pre-passport). That only leaves 454 unaccounted for spread over those Tours and maybe another 21 racing days each year for most of post-cancer years....

Though these are not the ones done by the UCI or the AFLD. I do contest the notion that he's had more than 500 tests but as there are no shortage of ways to beat the tests, it is a red herring.

I have not had a speeding ticket in years and years, in several countries. Does this mean I don't speed?
 
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MacRoadie said:
Knock yourself out:

Athlete Test History

You'll find a grand total of 22 tests (in and out of competition) administered year-round by USADA (his national ADA) since 2001.

2001 - 2
2002 - 1
2003 - 1
2004 - 5
2005 - 3
2006 - Retired
2007 - Retired
2008 - 3
2009 - 6
2010 - 1

Since that accounts for most of his TdF years, and the average is 3 tests per year, I'll give you another 24 for 1993 through 2000 (pre-EPO testing, pre-passport). That only leaves 454 unaccounted for spread over those Tours and maybe another 21 racing days each year for most of post-cancer years....

Thats USADA. You may have missed this part of the website.

"The World Anti-Doping Agency and an athlete's International Federation may have performed additional tests, which are not included on this list."
 
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Benotti69 said:
Armstrong claims to have been tested over 500 times.....is this possible?

9 TdF's since '99, say he got tested every day, that's 180-190 tests

when did all the others happen:rolleyes:

Lance speaks, and a cow takes a s**t in a field, what is the difference? NOTHING!

LA has shown himself to be a lier and cheat throughout his carrier. If you are married and hanging out at strip clubs, is that cheating?

Unless he has documented proof of 500 tests, it's all part of his PR spin machine (CS&E + PSI) and nothing more.
 
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Seriously novitsky ride a bike and stop wasting tax dollars

So now our country has decided to spend millions trying to prove what the French could not. This is an insult to the US cycling community and an overstatement of authority by the FDA. Novitsky is simply looking for headlines and a job promotion though I would hope this witch hunt comes back to bite him.
 
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So now our country has decided to spend millions trying to prove what the French could not. This is an insult to the US cycling community and an overstatement of authority by the FDA. Novitsky is simply looking for headlines and a job promotion though I would hope this witch hunt comes back to bite him.

Yea, because popular athletes who commit crimes shouldn't be prosecuted because they are popular. We have a system of justice that punishes people who break the law. Unless you are in favor of ceasing other prosecutions because of the expense of doing so, then you have no point*.














*Hint, you have no point.
 
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dbrower said:
Plus one or two (urine and blood) for every day in yellow in any event, that adds up for him - 83 for the tour, plus others. So that gets him to at about half the claim.

-dB

I can't believe Armstrong has been tested as often as McEwen. Hasn't that dude won something like 300 races?
 
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Someone on this board once posted a chart of all the tests Ullrich, Basso, etc. all had passed with flying colors during a period which we now know from Puerto they were taking about 20+ drugs... So yes these tests mean nothing..
Iknow most on here know this but we have some new and pretty clueless folks on here today.
 
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These tests around $200 each time so why waste the money.
let him off and if he goes better then test him at random.
If you are being tested that often it not random testing they wont catch anyone.
WADA have too much money to waste no need to test that much it just stupid.
It is event organisers who have to pay up for testing so many now going under because of lack of sponsorship
 
brianf7 said:
These tests around $200 each time so why waste the money.
let him off and if he goes better then test him at random.
If you are being tested that often it not random testing they wont catch anyone.
WADA have too much money to waste no need to test that much it just stupid.
It is event organisers who have to pay up for testing so many now going under because of lack of sponsorship

Um, sure...ok.

That certainly moves the discussion along...
 
sartain said:
LA has shown himself to be a lier and cheat throughout his carrier. If you are married and hanging out at strip clubs, is that cheating?

Unless he has documented proof of 500 tests, it's all part of his PR spin machine (CS&E + PSI) and nothing more.

With all of us being more than less analytical and therefore willing to let the available data drive our decisions/conclusions, let's consider the evidence that sartain has pointed us to. One cannot believe one word that comes out LA's mouth. Ever.

Even beyond the doping denials, it is all false. Retire from the sport to spend more time at home? Kak*. Return to the sport to raise cancer awareness. More kak. After TOur down under '09 there was no talk of cancer awareness, only talk of tour contention and an eighth tour. Most transparent testing program ever/I will publish all my tests/I have Don Catlain? Also kak.

Tested over 500 times? As it turns out, probably kak, too.

He is as bad as a politician, so rather shift your paradigm and realize every word is for the cameras only, and there is likely no truth in it.

Jonathan



* "kak" is Afrikaans for sh*t
 
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A quick count shows that Armstrong won 99 stages or races as a pro (no, not all at the TDF). I assume that all pro races test the winner of stages so that is 99 in competition tests. That does not include any random tests that the race does.
 

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