Clausfarre said:It just seems that history has shown us that with refined tests for doping comes new products and methods. It's an arms race that can only be slowed down in the attitude of the peloton changes. Which it has, if we are to believe certain people.
Not sure though... I usually like to base my optimism on, well, something.
what history has actually shown as is that the fox can't watch the hen house. history's also shown us that even when the foxes reluctantly use slightly more effective, strategic, and well-timed testing a new speed limit can be set.
there's always a need for new and better testing but don't let the comments of overconfident dopers fool you, many of the tools we have to work with at present are quite effective when applied correctly.
show me a governing body motivated to catch people (i don't know of any) and i'll show you a clean sport.
in the long term, independent 3rd party testing and results management are the only option.