I think you're forgetting UCI don't know the result and rider name, until it comes back from WADA lab positive. All UCI knew was Yates TUE didn't match his Terbutaline declaration on his sample and what WADA lab found in that sample. All we know is team doctor failed to include Terbutaline on the TUE. Either he was given a Terbutaline inhaler instead of a Salbutomol one that wouldn't require a TUE, or most likely the TUE was for a steroid preventer and doctor simply didn't add the Terbutaline reliever on the form along with it that's all.Archibald said:I heard he was on his bike 6hrs a day...Benotti69 said:How does a rider prove they have asthma. Oh yeah the team doctor paid for the team they ride for. Who accpets they have asthma, oh yeah the UCI, that organisation that hates doping and cheating!samhocking said:You simply can't get the TUE without medical evidence of having asthma. Without that attached to your TUE Application it will simply be rejected. Now, we can argue his statement is untrue that he's not had asthma since childhood or we can argue his team doctor and GP/Consultant faked lung function tests and that he's had it since childhood and we can argue UCI ignored everything or accepted everything using some evidence, but if that's all true, then 'everyone' in the peloton can and would do the same, if such fakery easily gains them an advantage in Grand Tours so still doesn't explain Yate's success over them anyway.
Please Sam leave it out mate!
I would love to see Yates success explained how he, the cleanest of clean (oops please ignore ban and asthma), beat the dopers over 3 weeks.......probably wanted it more, trained harder, marginal gains, more focus, yada yada yada