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Operation Torri.

Dr. Maserati

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Ok - so the riders have objected to being called dopers.

That is their right and they are more than entitled to do so - and clean riders should be particularly upset at any conceived slur.

However having a unified protest against comments will only highlight the pelotons role in deflecting the real issue - do you dope or do you not dope?

If individual riders wish to make a stand and state they are not doping - then why not release their Biological passport information to a neutral agency?

Perhaps in an effort to restore some credibility they could pay for a test against platicizers from samples taken from a sample before a target in their season.
The tests cost $500 - which for the UCI to do collectively is a large sum - but for individual riders would seem a small price to pay to show their transparency and restore some confidence in the sport.
 

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Most riders are now available through twitter or facebook.

I propose sending the following simple request (via twitter):


Would you release your Bio Passport info to a neutral party &have a sample checked against the new plasticizer test - to show you're clean?

I plan to conatct each of Lombardias participants - if anyone wishes to do the same then plaease say when you contacted the rider and whether you received a responce.

I will update (edit) the list as we have more info:

1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Tweet sent. Twitter account does not appear in use.
2 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Contacted rider homepage
3 Christophe Brandt (Bel)
4 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Contacted rider homepage
5 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Tweet sent.
6 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel)
7 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Contacted rider homepage
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Contacted rider homepage

Acqua & Sapone 11 Massimo Codol (Ita)
12 Francesco Failli (Ita)
13 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita)
14 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita)
15 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita)
16 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro)
17 Alessandro Proni (Ita)
18 Luca Paolini (Ita)
AG2R La Mondiale 21 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita)
22 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra)
23 Hubert Dupont (Fra)
24 David Lelay (Fra)
25 Julien Loubet (Fra)
26 Christophe Riblon (Fra)
27 Biel Kadri (Fra)
28 Ludovic Turpin (Fra)
Androni Giocattoli 31 Michele Scarponi (Ita)
32 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita)
33 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)
34 Luca Solari (Ita)
35 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col)
36 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa)
37 Damiano Margutti (Ita)
38 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita)
Astana 41 Assan Bazayev (Kaz)
42 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz)
43 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz)
44 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita)
45 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
46 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa)
47 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita)
48 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo)
BMC Racing Team 51 Cadel Evans (Aus)
52 Alessandro Ballan (Ita)
53 Christophe Butler (USA)
54 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
55 Jeffry Louder (USA)
56 Steve Morabito (Swi)
57 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita)
58 Michael Schär (Swi)
Caisse d'Epargne 61 Imanol Erviti (Spa)
62 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa)
63 David Lopez Garcia (Spa)
64 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa)
65 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa)
66 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa)
67 Juan M. Soler Hernandez (Col)
68 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col)
Cervelo Test Team 71 Davide Appollonio (Ita)
72 Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa)
73 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
74 Joaquin Novoa Mendez (Spa)
75 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa)
76 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa)
77 Thor Hushovd (Nor)
78 Marcel Wyss (Swi)
CarmioOro NGC 81 Francisco J. Ventoso Alberdi (Spa)
82 Andrea Tonti (Ita)
83 Emanuele Sella (Ita)
84 Diego A. Tamayo Martinez (Col)
85 Aristide Ratti (Ita)
86 Francesco Tizza (Ita)
87 Andrea Piechele (Ita)
88 Antonio Quadranti (Ita)
Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 91 David Moncoutie (Fra)
92 Stéphane Auge (Fra)
93 Leonardo Duque (Col)
94 Julien El Fares (Fra)
95 Tony Gallopin (Fra)
96 Kalle Kriit (Est)
97 Amael Moinard (Fra)
98 Rein Taaramae (Est)
Colnago - CSF Inox 101 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)
102 Filippo Savini (Ita)
103 Simone Stortoni (Ita)
104 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita)
105 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita)
106 Federico Canuti (Ita)
107 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita)
108 Marco Frapporti (Ita)
Euskaltel - Euskadi 111 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa)
112 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa)
113 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa)
114 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa)
115 Amets Txurruka (Spa)
116 Koldo Fernandez (Spa)
117 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa)
118 Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa)
Française Des Jeux 121 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra)
122 Mikael Cherel (Fra)
123 Arnaud Gerard (Fra)
124 Timothy Gudsell (NZl)
125 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra)
126 Yoann Offredo (Fra)
127 Thibaut Pinot (Fra)
128 Anthony Roux (Fra)
Garmin - Transitions 131 Tom Danielson (USA)
132 Timothy Duggan (USA)
133 Michel Kreder (Ned)
134 Daniel Martin (Irl)
135 Christian Meier (Can)
136 Thomas Peterson (USA)
137 Peter Stetina (USA)
138 Johan Van Summeren (Bel)
ISD - Neri 141 Giovanni Visconti (Ita)
142 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger)
143 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol)
144 Gianluca Mirenda (Ita)
145 Diego Caccia (Ita)
146 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita)
147 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita)
148 Maxim Belkov (Rus)
Lampre-Farnese Vini 151 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita)
152 Manuele Mori (Ita)
153 Enrico Magazzini (Ita)
154 Daniele Righi (Ita)
155 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz)
156 Diego Ulissi (Ita)
157 Marco Marzano (Ita)
158 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita)
Liquigas-Doimo 161 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
162 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)
163 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita)
164 Mauro Finetto (Ita)
165 Maciej Paterski (Pol)
166 Peter Sagan (Svk)
167 Ivan Santaromita (Swi)
168 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)
Quick Step 171 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa)
172 Dario Cataldo (Ita)
173 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
174 Dries Devenyns (Bel)
175 Davide Malacarne (Ita)
176 Francesco Reda (Ita)
177 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel)
178 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)
Team Radioshack 181 Janez Brajkovic (Slo)
182 Matthew Busche (USA)
183 Christopher Horner (USA)
184 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa)
185 Grégory Rast (Swi)
186 Ivan Rovny (Rus)
187 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa)
188 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa)
Rabobank 191 Robert Gesink (Ned)
192 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col)
193 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus)
194 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned)
195 Paul Martens (Ger)
196 Bauke Mollema (Ned)
197 Grischa Niermann (Ger)
198 Dennis Van Winden (Ned)
Sky Professional Cycling Team 201 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)
202 John Lee Augustyn (RSA)
203 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
204 Dario David Cioni (Ita)
205 Steven Cummings (GBr)
206 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor)
207 Serge Pauwels (Bel)
208 Morris Possoni (Ita)
Team HTC - Columbia 211 Peter Velits (Svk)
212 Martin Velits (Svk)
213 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr)
214 Marco Pinotti (Ita)
215 Maxime Monfort (Bel)
216 Craig Lewis (USA)
217 Adam Hansen (Aus)
218 Michael Albasini (Swi)
Team Katusha 221 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
222 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa)
223 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus)
224 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)
225 Pavel Brutt (Rus)
226 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)
227 Vladimir Gusev (Rus)
228 Egor Silin (Rus)
Team Milram 231 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)
232 Markus Eichler (Ger)
233 Markus Fothen (Ger)
234 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger)
235 Roger Kluge (Ger)
236 Dominik Roels (Ger)
237 Björn Schröder (Ger)
238 Paul Voss (Ger)
Team Saxo Bank 241 Andy Schleck (Lux)
242 André Steensen (Den)
243 Chris Sörensen (Den)
244 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe)
245 Jakob Fuglsang (Den)
246 Matti Breschel (Den)
247 Richie Porte (Aus)
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Good idea to contact the strike force. I think even one response out of the 247 would be impressive. Not counting the hair sample that ACF steals off Cadel's pillow.
 
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i agree. what good is a protest gonna do? yeah, it's great that riders want to show they're all clean. but that's just it: they want to show they're clean. it's not like there's gonna be a rider single himself out and say, "actually guys.. i'm skipping out on this protest.. i don't wanna show everyone i'm clean.." ...unless he wants a 10-minute headstart on the peloton :D but i digress. how many would go through the process of proving it? even though it seems every pro says they want the sport to be clean, they sure dont give out their info too easily. it'll be interesting to see how many riders reply and follow through on your request.