Sure. But would be incredible stupid to bring them to the Tour if there is a no needle policy and an oral equivalent (maybe with worse absorption but still).Some legal supplements, including vitamins, are sold in ampoules.
Just noticed I have that in my medicine cabinet. Sterile saline solution to clean the nose. Nice hiding spot if you need to drop hematocrit with a point, would take a horse syringe to get it in though.It's 100 ml, less than a water bottle, there are no bags in there...
I imagine most of the teams have them. They are for emergencies I imagine but we all know what they are for. Very hard to force the rule if that one time you have an emergency where your rider is compromised then they will be liable for negligence.this and the post by Extra Spoke should rule the day. The unions and race organizations can easily mandate conditions..no farm animals,no open flame BBQs, don't perform any surgery in your hotel room or team bus or car..
a syringe anywhere in cycling should be the entire team out..all riders ,directors and support staff out for the possession of needles ..
should be a mobile clinic,resembling a bookmobile ..or team bus for observation of all rider medical procedures that involve IV's or injecting anything..your GC position dictates when you enter the shooting gallery..guys off the back..2 hours down get seen on the drug bus after everyone else is finished getting filled.
The use of intravenous anything should be done with caution,care and cycling officials direct..w their eyes observation..and trace samples kept of everything squirted into a racers blood stream.
Thank you for the update. Maybe there was just nothing there. Do we really think that looked like a doped Quintana? I don't.According to this article everyone was released and The Quintana's are free to return to racing:
El Arkea se pronuncia oficialmente tras la declaración de Nairo Quintana ante las autoridades francesasLa escuadra francesa Arkéa-Samsic se pronunció oficialmente este miércoles tras la versión libre rendida por Nairo Quintana y otro de sus compañeros ante las autoridades francesas el día martes, situación igualmente reseñada por el propio corredor en otro comunicado hecho público por su oficina...www.revistamundociclistico.com
Arkea will continue monitoring the results from the investigation if something new come up. Can't help to think that somebody else intervened and told the police to move along.
maybe they thought his espresso machine with Columbian beans was a drug administration device.....Well, I don't know if he is doping or not but it looks like he only had vitamins in his room. He was very straight forward in every answer he gave.
In fact he didn't even write that he has never tested positive in his life. Instead he mentioned that he has never taken any prohibited substances during his career.
It's not over as in the case is closed, just those concerned have been released. Supposedly what was seized is being tested, Neither Quintana nor Prosecutor seem to have addressed 'injectable equipment' although AFLD said yesterday, even with this, it wouldn't be enough to charge under WADA regulations simply for Saline, as it can't be detected in the blood anyway.So, Quintanagate is over but the environment is still strange... There are many questions in the air...
1. There should be more evidence if they kept in custody 2 members of Quintana team, so what's the evidence?
2. If they have not more evidence, why they kept those 2 people in custody?
3. Why they have arrived to Quintana and other Colombian rooms instead of other riders in the team?
4. How it is possible to do such operation without asking UCI to ask 3 questions (And the scandal for the "evidence"), that we all know that are pretty simple for a cyclist?
5. Will Quintana and Arkea ask for a remediation from french police? (That's not gonna happen, but there is some damage due to this situation).
6. What happens if they do this to a top 10, top 5, top 3 GC guy and because of this, he losses his shot to the yellow?
Man... That was odd!