thehog said:Nothing to do with his supposed illness. TUEs should not and are not private.
Perhaps the topic for a thread on its own but TUE management is the most misunderstood element of cycling medication program.
They are often abused. Once you see an athletes TUE usage you start to get a better idea about the nature of the medical program they're using.
Best part for a cyclists is the TUE is legal. Why do you think they hired Leinders and not a regular sports Doctor? Leinders's knowledge of TUEs is second to none.
The part or TUEs that is missed is its supposed to be for "therapeutic" use. Not performance enhancement.
Maybe Cycling news will ask them the question at the next interview? Or that may get them put on the journalist blacklist.
I think about TUEs often when the subject of UCI "protection" is raised. There is a lot of political cover for the UCI if the protection is in the form of a TUE.
A blood destroying parasite that requires one treatment per year during the off season? Depending upon the TUE that is allowed for this condition you might see more cyclists training in Africa soon.