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Any news on Mark Schmidt and who the high profile clients are/were? It seems only smaller countries and not really high profile names. I have a hard time believing that no top level German athletes were clients of Schmidt. It's another case of going after lower profile athletes and/or from countries that don't have the resources to protect/sweep under the rug.
 
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So as i understand it they (the Seppelt Boys and the Authorities) already know their names for quite some time, but no consequences so far for the involved riders. They also said that there is a swiss pro who doped (not specified IF he is a cyclist though) and Mark Schmidt doped riders at the Tour de Suisse und Tour de Romandie.
 
So as i understand it they (the Seppelt Boys and the Authorities) already know their names for quite some time, but no consequences so far for the involved riders. They also said that there is a swiss pro who doped (not specified IF he is a cyclist though) and Mark Schmidt doped riders at the Tour de Suisse und Tour de Romandie.
also the Giro, Tour de France, Turkey, California and Poland were mentioned for 2018. At least one of the already convicted riders (Durasek, Bozic, Koren, Preidler, Denifl) participated in each of those races though, so it not necessarily means that others were involved.

And yes, the authorities know the names, but as it happened longer than 5 years ago, there are no criminal consequences. So it's down to German NADA to punish them (as there's a 10 years windows for them) - and they are usually fairly slow and not exactly transparent at all.
 
So as i understand it they (the Seppelt Boys and the Authorities) already know their names for quite some time, but no consequences so far for the involved riders. They also said that there is a swiss pro who doped (not specified IF he is a cyclist though) and Mark Schmidt doped riders at the Tour de Suisse und Tour de Romandie.
Curious how Seppelt has access to all this information and seemingly no other journalist does. Really have to wonder what his actual role is, and why he is so quiet on German doping.

So there was doping going on under Schmidt's guidance, but hardly anyone has been exposed, except lowly Estonian xc skiers, Poltoranin (a high profile xc skier from Kazakhstan) and a couple Slovenian and Austrian cyclists? Where are the high profile names? Where are the Germans? A clinic in Germany led by a German doctor and no German names? I call BS on that. This may turn out to be weaker than Operation Puerto, and that's saying something.
 
Where are the high profile names? Where are the Germans? A clinic in Germany led by a German doctor and no German names? I call BS on that. This may turn out to be weaker than Operation Puerto, and that's saying something.
well, Schmidt was running a less-than-10k-a year kind of doping program. Cheap, and probably outaged.
 
two more German cyclists were part of this. Both did the Tour de France in the past, and one of them is still active


The doping treatments happened in 2012 and 2013:


So we can probably strike out the "youngsters" who were still riding on CT level in 2013. That leaves us with these still active riders who did the Tour at least once:

Arndt, Nikias
Burghardt, Marcus
Degenkolb, John
Fröhlinger, Johannes (to retire next week)
Geschke, Simon
Greipel, André
Kluge, Roger
Knees, Christian
Martens, Paul
Martin, Tony
Schillinger, Andreas
Selig, Rüdiger
Sieberg, Marcel

and these who (more or less) recently have retired from cycling:

(retired in 2019) Kittel, Marcel
(retired in 2019) Wagner, Robert
(retired in 2017) Gretsch, Patrick
(retired in 2016) Ciolek, Gerald
(retired in 2016) Gerdemann Linus
(retired in 2016) Nerz, Dominik
(retired in 2016) Voss, Paul
(retired in 2016) Wegmann, Fabian
(retired in 2015) Förster, Robert
(retired in 2015) Schumacher, Stefan
(retired in 2014) Sinkewitz, Patrik
(retired in 2014) Voigt, Jens
(retired in 2013) Fothen, Markus
(retired in 2013) Grabsch, Bert
(retired in 2013) Hondo, Danilo (confessed already)
(retired in 2013) Klier, Andreas
(retired in 2013) Klöden, Andreas
(retired in 2013) Schröder, Björn
(retired in 2012) Niermann, Grischa

if the information from the ARD are correct, one from each list was a customer of Dr Schmidt.
The UCI suspicion index that was leaked in 2011 had Klöden and Tony Martin scoring a 7 out of 10 and Gerdemann and Knees a 6 out of 10. Next highest rider on either list above was Ciolek on a 3 I believe. Obviously Hondo scored an 8 out of 10 but he’s already confessed.
 
I doubt the riders are (former) stars, judging by the way the article was written and the focus on "prestigious ProTour teams" rather than on the two riders themselves.

Also, I doubt Martin was on some run-of-the-mill doping program back in those days. He was flying back then.

This whole case is likely small potatoes.
 
I doubt the riders are (former) stars, judging by the way the article was written and the focus on "prestigious ProTour teams" rather than on the two riders themselves.

Also, I doubt Martin was on some run-of-the-mill doping program back in those days. He was flying back then.

This whole case is likely small potatoes.
Flying as in taking anytghing known to men not just blood doping?
 

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