How about australian? ..if you dont include them you are a bigotHugh Januss said:I am a bigot for thinking the majority of Russian, English, German, American, Belgian, French, Italian, Colombian etc. pro cyclists dope?
Or am I a bigot simply because I include one of your guys in my suspicions?
Hasn't even had a single race day? Why? Is that the only time doping works?
How about during preparation for racing? No benefit? OK.............
Laura must be the best cycling journalist around, always have great scoop and access to teams and riders also looks goodZam_Olyas said:laura meseguer @Laura_Meseguer Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Galimzyanov letter to KAT (III): "Katusha Team has nothing to do with what happened.It was my personal decision & responsibility"
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Galimzyanov letter to Katusha (II): "I refuse from my right to request and the analysis of my B sample" http://pic.twitter.com/IMRb9Iso
You never know. So far, he's playing a good game:Fetisoff said:Wonder where he might end up. Don't see him back with Katusha.
Btw, what are the rules concerning a suspended rider? Should he notify the UCI that he's willing to come back after the suspension, so that they will continue the testing?DenisMenchov said:
Holczer probably also said to Galimzyanov "we can't have any trouble here; we don't want the UCI to scrutinize our entire team for the next 6 months. Why don't you rewrite this letter I wrote for you in your own words, then you'll get this envelope here."Susan Westemeyer said:Holczer says that Galimzyanov will not have the B sample tested.
The bolded I find pretty strange. Actually makes me think that Katusha has something to do with his positive.Machu Picchu said:Full details of letter:
DENIS GALIMZYANOV RECOGNIZES DOPING USAGE
Letter of explanation
I, the undersigned Denis Galimzyanov, rider of Katusha Team, want to clear up the current matter with my positive doping tests. On March 22, 2012, being in Italy, I received a visit from antidoping control officers in an out of competition time. A month later, a urine sample taken during that visit indicated EPO.
I recognize a fact of banned substance usage.
I fully realized what I did.
I deeply regret about what happened, and I apologize to the whole team and my teammates, along with my fans whom I disappointed.
I am ready to suffer an appropriate punishment.
I would like to draw A PARTICULAR ATTENTION for that fact that Katusha Team has nothing to do with what happened. No team member knew and could know about what I did. It was my personal decision and my responsibility.
I refuse from my right to request and attend the analysis of my B sample.
April 17, 2012
Actually, trying to put things together (which is kinda hard, I'm still totally bummed out over this), it seems like if anyone had something to do with it - it's more likely the national federation, and not the team (I know the two are somewhat tied together), probably due to this being the Olympics year.LaFlorecita said:The bolded I find pretty strange. Actually makes me think that Katusha has something to do with his positive.
It's a bit like Scarponi in Puerto, no? "Let's see the evidence! I want to see what you've got against me!" "Oh, actually, yea, that works out. See you in two years!"Caruut said:Glad to see a rider just admitting that he's doping, rather than trying to get off on a technicality and hiring crazy amounts of lawyers, or claiming that he'd left the evidence around as a reminder of what a bad bad boy he'd been.