Teams & Riders Nairo Quintana discussion thread

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Brief statement from the team saying they will not be commenting further at this time.


"The Arkéa-Samsic team has taken note of the notification from the UCI and received by Nairo Quintana informing him of the presence of Tramadol in two dried blood samples collected during the last Tour de France.

Since March 1, 2019, the UCI Medical Regulations have provided for the prohibition of Tramadol in competition for medical reasons.

Moreover, this violation of the UCI medical regulations does not lead to a suspension for the rider.

The Arkéa-Samsic team will not provide any further comment."
 
Brief statement from the team saying they will not be commenting further at this time.


"The Arkéa-Samsic team has taken note of the notification from the UCI and received by Nairo Quintana informing him of the presence of Tramadol in two dried blood samples collected during the last Tour de France.

Since March 1, 2019, the UCI Medical Regulations have provided for the prohibition of Tramadol in competition for medical reasons.

Moreover, this violation of the UCI medical regulations does not lead to a suspension for the rider.

The Arkéa-Samsic team will not provide any further comment."
They might as well made no statement
 
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Brief statement from the team saying they will not be commenting further at this time.


"The Arkéa-Samsic team has taken note of the notification from the UCI and received by Nairo Quintana informing him of the presence of Tramadol in two dried blood samples collected during the last Tour de France.

Since March 1, 2019, the UCI Medical Regulations have provided for the prohibition of Tramadol in competition for medical reasons.

Moreover, this violation of the UCI medical regulations does not lead to a suspension for the rider.

The Arkéa-Samsic team will not provide any further comment."
there goes all the MPCC mumbo jumbo out of the window...
 
It seems some people are confusing things here:

Tramadol is banned by the UCI as they deem riders using it unfit for competition, both because a rider in pain shouldn't compete, and because tramadol is thought to cause undesired side effects (lack of concentration, slower reaction times,...) which are thought to have caused crashes in the last couple of years.

Tramadol is not on the doping list. It's only the UCI (no other sports federation) that banned it, because it's mainly used in cycling and not so much in other sports.

So Quintana can't get a doping ban. He can get punished, as a first offense results in a DSQ and fine, a second offense (using tramadol) results in 5 months suspension (and a fine) and a third offense in a 9 month suspension.

ps: I have used prescribed tramadol, and it worked wonders to relieve post-op pain, but I got habituated after 2 weeks and thus stopped as it didn't have any effect anymore. I didn't have any noticeable side effects.
 
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Ah seriously????
Was looking forward to seeing Nairo race here as he always does well in the Vuelta.
I wonder why he pulled out despite being allowed to race??
Perhaps he feels too much uncertainty!!
 
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Will he race again this year??? Is there any stage race that might suit him that is left in the calendar?
Or is his main race now fighting for his Tour results to be reinstated?
 
Either way you look at it, you have to be really fcking stupid to take Tramadol as a professional cyclist, especially in the TDF when the chances are so much higher for it to be detected. It's quite baffling honestly
Not necessarily. If someone sells snake oil saying that it helps "cycling performance", many "riders" will take it. They are that crazy about "performance"
 

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