- May 22, 2010
I've heard that EPO is no more dangerous than orange juice...
Had exactly the same thoughts when I read that.D-Queued said:With absolutely no disrespect intended towards the athlete and the tragic news, it seemed that this link could be a footnote in this thread:
Even if there is no correlation in this case - and hopefully there is not - there have unfortunately been plenty of other cyclists that have died as a result of EPO.
Denial of the dangers, and the tragic record, is about as callous as you can get.
"LeMond finished seventh in that Tour, vowing to himself that he could win clean the next year. It was not to be. In 1992, he continued, “our [team’s] performance was abysmal, and I couldn’t even finish the race.” Nondoping cyclists were burning out trying to keep up with their doping competitors. LeMond recounted a story told to him by one of his teammates at the time, Philippe Casado. Casado learned from a rider named Laurent Jalabert, who was racing for the Spanish cycling team ONCE, that Jalabert’s personal doping program was entirely organized by the ONCE team. That program, LeMond said, included r-EPO, which LeMond refused to take, thereby consigning himself to another DNF (“did not finish”) in 1994, his final race.D-Queued said:I dunno.
Why don't you ask Filipe Casado?
Oh, yeah. He's dead.
If tomorrow TT times went up, race speeds dropped, and performances suffered in the 3rd week of tours wouldn't it be a sign of something? Thats pretty much what has happened to bats in the MLB.Mainerider said:I love it when people talk about the steroid era in baseball in the past tense. The MLB's tough drug testing policies must have really worked.