Clean Colombians? (Arkea investigation page 27)

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From CN, it's getting interesting:

"Further update via AFP said two people have been taken into preliminary custody or “Gardes à vue” on Monday morning. According to the Le Parisien, the two were a team doctor and soigneur, adding that "100ml of saline and injection equipment" were discovered during the searches.
Laurens talked of illegally prescribed medicines, saying the investigation had been opened into those “responsible for the administration and prescription to an athlete without medical justification of a substance or method prohibited within the framework of a sports event, aid in the use and incitement to the use of a substance or method prohibited to athletes, the transport and possession of a prohibited substance or method for the purpose of use by an athlete without medical justification.”
 
Well some guys doing things that are considered generally to be to possible or maybe not possible for human being
and they raids team with two top10 position on the stage and best GC guy half an hour back. :)
Smokescreen.
 
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Well some guys doing things that are considered generally to be to possible or maybe not possible for human being
and they raids team with two top10 position on the stage and best GC guy half an hour back. :)
Smokescreen.
Or maybe the police need something more meaty than "they were fast af" to be able to raid someone's hotel room.
 
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Or maybe the police need something more meaty than "they were fast af" to be able to raid someone's hotel room.
Yes, I agree.
But unfortunately they had "something" only on one of the weakest team. And they followed the tip and really found some drugs.
What could they possibly find in the strongest team? :)
 

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Matt Rendell obviously spoke to the Colombian guys...

He said legal dietary supplements were seized, questioned asked included "why did you return 2 bidons on stage X", "Why were bloody bandages in your room?", team doctor maybe had needles in his bag, Quintana has a no-needle policy since he was at Colombia es Pasion.

View: https://twitter.com/mrendell/status/1308122587558481934
i thought pro cycling had that
 
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Illegal Dietary Supplements? doesn't that show very easily in any urine test?
Bloody bandages? really? Quintana should have retired after that crash instead to battling with the wounds.

One question: Is there a no needle policy at the Tour? the last time I checked there wasn't. So hydration techniques with saline bags are legal I guess.

There is a probability of Nairo dealing with the crash and knee pain with pain killers and other substances.

And at the same time could have spoiled any plans of blood doping (or whatever they had planned) during the third week (conspiracy theories).

Otherwise Arkea is very sloppy or simply did not pay attention.

Poor Nairo, can't catch a break.
 
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Quite sketchy situation, given how poorly Arkea performed & the way Quintana & Co. finished the Tour. As far as the so called "legal diuretics" - quite strange to use them during a GT when dehydration is happening on every single stage.............. unless the diuretics are ingested to help flush...............
anyways.
I guess the Tour organization is cool with Pogacar, WvA, J-V & ............................. SUNWEB "clean" performances..............
 
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From CN, it's getting interesting:

"Further update via AFP said two people have been taken into preliminary custody or “Gardes à vue” on Monday morning. According to the Le Parisien, the two were a team doctor and soigneur, adding that "100ml of saline and injection equipment" were discovered during the searches.
Laurens talked of illegally prescribed medicines, saying the investigation had been opened into those “responsible for the administration and prescription to an athlete without medical justification of a substance or method prohibited within the framework of a sports event, aid in the use and incitement to the use of a substance or method prohibited to athletes, the transport and possession of a prohibited substance or method for the purpose of use by an athlete without medical justification.”
No asthma for Nairo? :oops:
 
Illegal Dietary Supplements? doesn't that show very easily in any urine test?
Bloody bandages? really? Quintana should have retired after that crash instead to battling with the wounds.

One question: Is there a no needle policy at the Tour? the last time I checked there wasn't. So hydration techniques with saline bags are legal I guess.

There is a probability of Nairo dealing with the crash and knee pain with pain killers and other substances.

And at the same time could have spoiled any plans of blood doping (or whatever they had planned) during the third week (conspiracy theories).

Otherwise Arkea is very sloppy or simply did not pay attention.

Poor Nairo, can't catch a break.
1. Legal supplements.

2. There is a no needle policy at any UCI-sanctioned race. It has been in place for almost a decade already. The Tour is a UCI-sanctioned race.

3. If Quintana used needles for anything painkilling then he would need documented diagnosis, proof of no alternative treatment, it must be given by a certified medical professional, and the UCI doctor must be informed within 24 hours. For any prohibited substance there would be a TUE as well. If he took corticosteroids then he'd have to stop racing for 8 days.
 

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