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Kolobnev positive?

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On the dutch website nusport.nl Pat McQuaid says this:

Toch denkt McQuaid dat dopinggebruik nooit helemaal uitgebannen kan worden.

Kolobnev

Dat werd bewezen door Alexander Kolobnev, die tot nu toe als enige positief is getest tijdens deze Tour.

Liberal translation:
Though McQuaid thinks that use of doping will never be completely 'banished'

Kolobnev:
That was proven by Alexander Kolobnev, who untill now has been the only one to have tested positively.
 
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"Ik heb een renner horen klagen dat hij in 24 uur drie keer was gecontroleerd, maar daar is een reden voor", betoogt de Ier.

"I heard a cyclist complain that he was tested 3 times in 24 hours, but there was a reason for that"


^ Andy Schleck?
 
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Havetts said:
On the dutch website nusport.nl Pat McQuaid says this:



Liberal translation:
Though McQuaid thinks that use of doping will never be completely 'banished'

Kolobnev:
That was proven by Alexander Kolobnev, who untill now has been the only one to have tested positively.

I like the 'until now' though - not very confident is Pat these days
 
We had a pretty lively thread here in the Clinic, of course. But yep, not much talked about considering the level of the guy. Hell, we're talking about a guy who publicly demanded that an Olympic medal won by a doper be handed over to him.
 
hrotha said:
We had a pretty lively thread here in the Clinic, of course. But yep, not much talked about considering the level of the guy. Hell, we're talking about a guy who publicly demanded that an Olympic medal won by a doper be handed over to him.

If he was doping too, then he obviously deserved it equally as much.

Dave.
 
I guess the substance was pretty insignificant, the guy basically stepped down voluntarily to avoid the backlash, it's a masking agent thing like Mosquera and Sevilla so they couldn't ban him straight off, and it's not exactly surprising after Losa and Galgo, so that was that, over and done with pretty quickly.
 
jsem94 said:
How is he going to pay that back to the team, it's insane.

No wonder Katusha has been pretty invisible this season, they have to be clean.
Until I see Kolobnev paying this fine, it's all PR. What is certain is that someone like Karpets was explicitly told this was his last chance to lead the team. Now why would he dope?
 
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From Cyclingnews: "Katusha policy suggests that the Russian rider will now be sacked and ordered to pay a fine of five times his estimated £500,000 salary."

Will Katusha really fine him that much? If so, does Kolobnev have that much money?
 
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funny true fact - yesterday the alleged doping guy was presented with an official state award by the #1 fella in that land.

'only in spain' zapareto has gone that far :rolleyes:
 
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