Di Luca tests positive for EPO in OOC test.

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Michele said:
There's a short preview video of tomorrow show on their fb page where Di Luca is asked "how many riders out of 200 during a Giro d'Italia dope?" he answered "90%, it's impossible to do a top10 without doping".
What??!!!! He's just bitter. Maybe even drunk.

Hopefully he plays this as good as Landis did. The cycling federation will probably like to forget him.
 
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Maybe 90 % or the peloton is doping at any particular time, I don't know, but there isn't much reason to think Di Luca knows either. He even says as much; the riders doesn't speak about doping anymore. He might know what some of his mates are doing, not least what they were up to at Vini Fantini, but much of the rest of it seems to be "they are beating me, so they are doped too". His track record when it comes to getting caught doesn't suggest he is very clever when it comes to doping.
 
Michele said:
Cycling Pro posted the whole interview.
He states a few wrong things imho, like that doping isnt dangerous at all and that even without doping the results would be exactly the same.
Indeed. Not hard to prove the last one wrong, doping has extremely different effects on different people and completely transforms the result sheet. It's just a typical dopers excuse that it doesn't "change anything" because everyone does it, but that's simply not true.
 
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I was wondering how long it would take before he would get crucified by the new clean generation.
Andrew Talansky ‏@andrewtalansky

I feel genuine hatred towards Di Luca. He's a worthless lying scumbag making false statements that hurt the sport I love.

Andrew Talansky ‏@andrewtalansky

Thankfully his statements are delusional. I wouldn't be in this sport if it was not possible to succeed at the highest level and do it clean
 
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the sceptic said:
I was wondering how long it would take before he would get crucified by the new clean generation.
LOL

Talansky. Always has his finger on the pulse. Nothing escapes his insightful perspective. :rolleyes:
 
the sceptic said:
I was wondering how long it would take before he would get crucified by the new clean generation.
Are we supposed to feel sorry for him ? Crucified ? He's the new Messiah for doping clarity is he ? He should go and do cycle tours with Ricco. Maybe he can become Italy's version of Tyler Hamilton.
 
DirtyWorks said:
What??!!!! He's just bitter. Maybe even drunk.

Hopefully he plays this as good as Landis did. The cycling federation will probably like to forget him.
But you see, Landis didn't go "everybody dopes crai crai". He gave evidence, named names, was actually hugely useful for the antidoping authorities. What Di Luca has done, at least in public, is worthless, easy to dismiss as "an old bitter doper who can't even conceive of cycling any other way" (hell, even to many of us cynics that's how he comes across).

Basically, unless there's more going on behind the scenes, which I find it unlikely, he's talking out of his *** even if he turned out to be right.
 
movingtarget said:
Are we supposed to feel sorry for him ? Crucified ? He's the new Messiah for doping clarity is he ? He should go and do cycle tours with Ricco. Maybe he can become Italy's version of Tyler Hamilton.
Dan Coyle was just seen at JFK boarding a flight to Italy...
 
Archibald said:
Dan Coyle was just seen at JFK boarding a flight to Italy...
Dr. Coyle was booked on the very same flight. His new study explaining how a certain Giro winner became a champion by improving his efficiency should be released to shoddy academic journals by the end of the year.
 
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Yes no point in slagging off Danilo ..
Unless you don't want to hear what he has to say.
Oh if he was crying and sounding apologetic that would be better.. He was a professional and did what professionals do... Got on with it.

Nice post Cyivel.. Just shows the double standard people have come to accept as normal. Tommy D is back racing and finishing today in11th place just reminds us how clean things really are.

I'm glad he is talking and can only hope he has more to say.
 
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red_flanders said:
Why? I mean I get that it's not as credible without details, but it's not like it's surprising any of it.
Not surprising no, and its possible hes right. I dont think he actually knows how much doping there is in the peloton though, so maybe he is guessing or just making it up to justify his own doping.
 
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the sceptic said:
Not surprising no, and its possible hes right. I dont think he actually knows how much doping there is in the peloton though, so maybe he is guessing or just making it up to justify his own doping.
Quite likely he's right.... but as you and Hrotha say, unless he has evidence he has no credibility and will be dismissed.

Perhaps he can spill some beans on old doctors/DS/teammates... but even then, it remains to be seen if it will stick. I fear we will have a few howls here for a month and then it peters out.

But let's wait and see.
 
hrotha said:
...He gave evidence, named names, was actually hugely useful for the antidoping authorities.
If he has anything of use to anti-doping, maybe Italy's(??) NADO will find it useful. If anything, it would make it easier for the next guy to spit in the soup in Italy.

Whatever happened to that anti-doping hotline in Lausanne? "Hallo? Thees ees Danilo Di Luca I want to speak about the drugs. BEEEEEP... Your message was too long. Please call back later."
 

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