- Jun 15, 2009
Escarabajo said:If I remember correctly, Frigo had a similar case in the Giro de Italia where he was being given some "blank" pills. He was riding strong believing that it was dope.
Remember that? Maybe somebody on this side of the fence can help me with the details.
I didnt know that, but its just another example of how good placebo works. There were two different studies in Sweden and Australia showing HGH dont work (all placebo). There was another study with morphine painkillers and placebos. Both groups of riders had similar results. Meaning even morphine dont work (as far as i understand it, coz i am not a doc). So if there is no Epo and Blood transfusions, i think we would have a pretty level playing field. Only that the "full-loaded" riders shorten their careers and/or have negative influence on their performance because of counter-effects by using too much products. May the doctor in this forum has an opinion (if he read it, may i should open a thred of this issue?).