You're more cynical than the rest of us!
It's already done better than I thought it would.
I would stop cheating and catch the blood doping by........
1. Drug testing to be done by an independent body, such as WADA. The UCI have shown a woeful history and have a conflict of interest.
Bingo!. the appearance of conflict of interest can no longer be tolerated even if UCI is being vigilant.
Is this a political power issue? Is that what keeps it from happening?
However, it won't appease some people here.
2. Total body hemoglobin volume (as luckyboy said, and as will BigBoat and Alpe)
done on suspects? is that how it works?
why would anybody resist this idea? what's the downside?
3. Power profiling (impracticalities aside)
What is probably the best way to see who's performance is not possible without cheating is probably the most impractical.
Especially if you want to do it in a way where it could be used, not just to point out the offender, but to actually santion them.
How about using meters alone to help point people out?
4. I am not a fan of increasing the lengths of suspensions for individual riders, but increased responsibility on the team with subsequent financial or non-racing penalties.
I'm also not in favor of off with their heads kinds of penalties. I think most teams know how dire things have become. There are some teams right now that probably won't survive another doping scandal. Didn't Barloworld come close to losing their sponsor last year over it? Now with money getting hard to come by I don't think it will take much for some teams to go under.
5. Significant rewards for true whistleblowers - only those that name names and can support their claims with strong evidence.
How about a system that would give riders a way to come forward and give information about rule breakers in secret?
someone like kohl is not a whistleblower. His retirement tells me that he knows that he'd be worthless as a clean rider. Hence, the donkey thing.
6. Support work with drug companies developing oxygen carriers and gene therapies to include readily identifiable markers to make detection of these substances easier.
This is where I see someone like Lemond or Hinnault as having a real impact. Ambassadors that represent the sport and it's fans that can lobby corporations and even governments.
Maybe it's something that fans of the sport might want to support financially as well.
7. Relax the cutoff on positive versus negative for doping tests.
Whew, I'm worn out.