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Does team GB / Sky have a doping programme?

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Never tested positive.

Pat has a new customer in the guy funding SKY in the UCI stable. He doesn't want to drive him away. It would probably reflect poorly on Hein and the IOC if a doping program made it into the media. Politics dictate the results of all dope tests. Negative!

This is Pro cycling where the federation is both promoter and end-to-end doping enforcer. Why on earth would they be clean? The SKY program looks set to end in 2013. If SKY has a program, the only way to screw it up is to leave doping equipment in the rubbish bin.
 
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It's like the 9/11 conspiracy theories in here.... Take a breath, sit back, consider how much utterly unsubstantiated tripe is bandied around here as though you guys have an inside line. You have nothing other than speculation. Get a grip!
 
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craig1985 said:
If there was a major doping scandal on the GB Track setup would they lose the lottery funding?

It would certainly be reviewed, and if it was team organised doping that would pretty much be the end of it. Lottery money is after all public money.

DirtyWorks said:
The SKY program looks set to end in 2013. If SKY has a program, the only way to screw it up is to leave doping equipment in the rubbish bin.

2013? Sponsors are already being looked at should Sky decide to end their association with British Cycling. Certainly on the track its expected they will bail after the London Olympics, but Team GB/Team Sky are certainly not expecting the actual program to end. Personally, I think getting a decent quality british sponsor is an attractive proposition when you compare the costs in things like football. You can sponsor a whole team for less than it costs to sponsor a shirt.

Benotti69 said:
That's a giant leap there between the newspapers illegal behaviour and despicable i must add, part of a corporation and their TV company sponsoring a bike team!

i dont doubt the PED use on teamsky/TeamGB, look at Froome/Wiggins that and their unbeleivable (in my eyes) sweeping of the boards in track cycling. both Brailsfords teams.

im not sure too much can be read into the track performance. The british and australians are so far ahead of most countries that both of those nations are capable of, with a fair wind, grabbing five golds at any championships. GB went into beijing with basically full time track riders, massive amounts spent on the latest technlogy and equipment, that even the aussies couldnt match it. THis time round things will be much closer, but to me the aussie and british track teams dont scream doping, they just scream money.

As I said before, I think there was doping on the track team in the early days as all the other teams, but I dont think there is an organised doping going on. I know people both within GB, and also UKAD testers and there would be one holy **** storm if it ever came out that there was. The riders and staff would need to leave the country. The press over here are the cruellest in the world.
 
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samerics said:
It's like the 9/11 conspiracy theories in here.... Take a breath, sit back, consider how much utterly unsubstantiated tripe is bandied around here as though you guys have an inside line. You have nothing other than speculation. Get a grip!


Exactly! Have you Seen Bradley's cadence? Makes HWSNBN look like a 60rpm masher! Bradley's ability to drop huge amounts of muscle mass while maintaining if not improving power output is clearly down to his extremely high cadence.