Ipso facto.Dr. Maserati said:If you didn't want me to continue some 'spurious debate' then you would agree to disagree...... not ask questions.
So let me help you answer your question - "Now I ask you, and I ask myself: how is one to misread what you wrote?"
I wrote - "Firstly, until Festina no-one was aware of the scale of EPO doping."
You did misread it as these were your answers ( in 2 different posts)
1 - That's not true. Every amateur rider in Italy (though I must also presume Europe), knew about EPO at least as early as 95, when I began racing in the Boot.
2- However, the issue I was addressing was entirely something else: namely, that you said widespread knowledge of EPO was only revealed with the Festina Affair.
Now if I had wrote "Firstly, until Festina no-one was aware of EPO doping." - you would be correct.
but as I wrote - "Firstly, until Festina no-one was aware of the scale of EPO doping." -so, you are wrong.
At any rate "the scale" has nothing to do with our debate in regards to your interpretation, since "no-one" has taken on the primary force in what you were trying to claim. But let's not enter into a controversy over semantics now shall we?