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IndianCyclist said:
The end of Bahrain Merida team due to Slovenian links?
The Erzan allegations are pretty damaging, on the face of it. Not only for Bahrain/Merida but also -- potentially, it must be said -- for any Slovenian pro who may have worked with him, including one who happens to be the favorite to win a certain bike race in Italy...
 
Two years on the naughty step for a retired rider might seem a bit pointless to some, but rule 1.1.006 turns that into a lifetime ban from any activity in the sport that requires a UCI licence, from DS to agent.
 
This is why some athletes will deny, deny, deny 'till their deathbed (and beyond). Admit something and it gets used in court:
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/preidler-charged-with-fraud-in-operation-aderlass-doping-inquiry/

Also, has this Danish study mentioned at the end of the article been discussed in these pages before?
"A 2018 Danish study showed that a mere 135ml autologous transfusion could provide an athlete with detectable performance gains while likely falling short of triggering further examinations of the biological passport values."
 
I wonder if Sunweb's "We might sue him" is just posturing? I mean, wouldn't that be a big risk by the team--if Preidler is in the position of having to defend himself, he might spill the goods on other team members & support staff? Or is the omerta too strong for that?
 
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This is really disgusting, honestly. A domestique in WT gets slashed by his former teammates, squad just for doing what 90% of the peloton does, while other top riders who have been caught red-handed (Valverde, Contador and so on) get by with your average two year suspension and return winning and reaching even higher ceilings.

And let's not forget about Sky...
 
This is really disgusting, honestly. A domestique in WT gets slashed by his former teammates, squad just for doing what 90% of the peloton does, while other top riders who have been caught red-handed (Valverde, Contador and so on) get by with your average two year suspension and return winning and reaching even higher ceilings.

And let's not forget about Sky...
It is really infuriating to me. Let's bully him and make him a pariah and maybe he'll be the next Santambrogio :mad:
 
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