It's one of those lines that gets trotted out. I was trying to recall a time someone actually carried through on it, I think it did happen once, but I can't recall. Generally, just see these lines as PR, it's all they are.I wonder if Sunweb's "We might sue him" is just posturing?
it's just PR imho. they can't just say "yeah of course we knew"...It's one of those lines that gets trotted out. I was trying to recall a time someone actually carried through on it, I think it did happen once, but I can't recall. Generally, just see these lines as PR, it's all they are.
It is really infuriating to me. Let's bully him and make him a pariah and maybe he'll be the next SantambrogioThis 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 based on info given to Marc Madiot and Iwan Spekenbrink by Georg Preidler.The Movement For Credible Cycling (MPCC) - the association of teams, riders, races and sponsors that work together against doping in professional cycling, have called on the UCI to carry out blood test much closer to the start and finishes of races to help fight what it describes as a 'doping mafia protocol' that operates outside of normal team set-ups.
The MPCC suspects athletes may somehow escape detection by transfusing blood into their bodies in the morning and then extracting the blood soon after the finish of races.
The MPCC also called on the UCI to do more out-of-competition blood tests when riders can potentially take out blood for future transfusions as they start a break from racing. They also called for test for plastics in blood samples to indicate possible blood transfusions and to investigate the use of powders, possibly the banned performance-enhancing substance AICAR (an experimental drug), in drinks in the final part of the stages.
Lappartient revealed that the CADF carried out 5,307 blood tests in 2017 and 5,585 in 2018 as part of the Biological Passport programme with targeted tests given a preference. He said any increase would depend on an increase in the CADF's budget.