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blackcat said:
I wait with great expectations the first Bike Pure positive.

This thought puts a rotten feeling in my gut, but I too fear it as well. So far, the highest placing of any BikePure rider is Philip Deignan getting 9th at last year's Vuelta, mostly by following the right wheels in the right breaks.

What concerns me more though are all the riders in the past who spoke out against doping, but were later proven to have doped, some quite heavily (Virenque, Kohl, etc.), and in the future (present?) a person like this joining BikePure in order to be accepted by the general population as clean, plus using this as leverage to inoculate themselves from criticism, or even as a card if they test positive ("The test results must be flawed, I've been an outspoken critic of doping, and am a member of BikePure!")
 
Always wondered this - why aren't Garmin part of Bikepure seeing as they're so clean. There's a couple of Garmin guys, couple of Sky guys - why aren't they all signed up? Wiggins ain't there either, and he would be a perfect catch for them (no sarcasm).
 
Bike Pure is just a joke. Someone jumped on the bandwagon started by Cycling Weekly with their 'I believe in drug free sport' bands which was a non profit effort that they must have lost interest in. Bike Pure seems to be a bit of a profit making scheme that has no credibility. How do they know that their riders are clean? They don't just the same as we don't. Most normal people just wait on a positive test to prove a rider is dirty whereas most of the people on here either think people who test positive are clean and people who never test positive are dirty.

There's some very bizarre units on this forum!!!
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
This thought puts a rotten feeling in my gut, but I too fear it as well. So far, the highest placing of any BikePure rider is Philip Deignan getting 9th at last year's Vuelta, mostly by following the right wheels in the right breaks.

What concerns me more though are all the riders in the past who spoke out against doping, but were later proven to have doped, some quite heavily (Virenque, Kohl, etc.), and in the future (present?) a person like this joining BikePure in order to be accepted by the general population as clean, plus using this as leverage to inoculate themselves from criticism, or even as a card if they test positive ("The test results must be flawed, I've been an outspoken critic of doping, and am a member of BikePure!")

Cynical but probably true.
I'm still holding out that a few favorite riders are clean but it's really tough to know, now. UCI can't bust everybody or they have no product to sell.