Ok, but according to Boulder Report last week:AICA ribonucleotide said:I was taking the **** tbh. Aigle is the home of the UCI.
The UCI brought in Team Sky for a private meeting before last year's Tour de France.
There's every chance considering his performances that Froome is on GW1516 which not too many other people would touch.
Anti-doping authorities [now] have a test for GW1516, which is relatively easy to find in urine with existing testing procedures, as it’s not a naturally occurring substance in the body. What’s more, clinical research shows that the drug is detectable as long as 40 days after a single dose.
AICAR, by contrast, is considerably harder to test for. Unlike GW1516, AICAR is naturally produced in the body, making it more difficult to detect any of the artificial form of the substance that might have been added.
But, as The Inner Ring reported, the WADA Accredited Cologne laboratory — the lab that detected GW1516 in Kaykov’s sample — “has now perfected an AICAR test”. Not only that but research published in 2010 has established the baseline values for naturally occuring AICAR in elite athletes.