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Oscar Sevilla Suspended.

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Oscar Sevilla Ribera provisionally suspended

From UCI press release:
Earlier today, the UCI advised Spanish rider Oscar Sevilla Ribera that he is provisionally suspended. The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Sevilla was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Bogota indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Hydroxyethyl starch in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test at the Vuelta a Colombia on 15 August 2010.

The provisional suspension remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Spanish Cycling Federation determines whether Mr Sevilla has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.
Mr Sevilla has the right to request and attend the analyses of his B sample.

Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI is unable to provide any additional information at this time
 
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I think of all the 3 topics/threads - you won and have the nicest one. :D
Will they get Ullrich, now that they caught Oscar again ?


Good luck, Oscar. Hope you put some money on the side for your further life.
 
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apparently hydroxyethyl starch is used to prevent shock... Anyone need some?
 
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According to L'Equipe, HES can mask EPO by reducing hematocrit.

Wonder, if Sevilla will talk about his years at Kelme (same time as Manzano), or his time at Phonak, or at Rock Racing.

And let's not forget his name in Puerto.
 
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this comes as no surprise after his ridiculous itt win, he was also caiught after that itt. sevilla has been obsessed with winning the vuelta colombia for a few years now and never came close so he knew at his age there was only one way...
 

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Because of this property, hydroxyethyl was one of the first materials to be successfully used in the manufacture of flexible contact lenses.

The lab in Bogota is new (4 months operating) and probably has still a little start up problems, a 30 day window is in force so let's wait and see.

2 months ago a triple worldchampion female Colombian Speedskater Jercy Puello was prov. suspended to, and within this 30 day time window cleared again by WADA, cause of some misinterpretation by this new lab, after the sample was further analysed at Wada center Montreal.
 
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Harmon Eurosport. I won't start another thread.:eek:
Bye bye Baby Face.

He'll be back though, right? He's not facing a life ban, he was never banned regards Puerto, right? So, just like Eladio Jiménez, he's officially on his first strike despite that we all know what he's been up to.

It's the same thing that means Rubén Plaza is out there with an entirely powder-free nose as far as the UCI is concerned.
 
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hes is an old, out-of date, poor-man's blood volume expander.

speaking from memory, but the straight forward test was developed in the 90s and the whole national x-ski crew of a Scandinavian origin (sweeds ??) was once popped.

sevilla is a very stupid man indeed.
 
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So he used EPO to boost his hematocrit to about 48 and then uses a blood thinner to reduce it back to normal levels and then test positive and gets suspended??:p

Seriously, does anyone knows how this PED works?
 
indurain666 said:
So he used EPO to boost his hematocrit to about 48 and then uses a blood thinner to reduce it back to normal levels and then test positive and gets suspended??:p

Seriously, does anyone knows how this PED works?
I imagine the general idea is to lower your hematocrit for the test, not for the race.
 
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indurain666 said:
So he used EPO to boost his hematocrit to about 48 and then uses a blood thinner to reduce it back to normal levels and then test positive and gets suspended??:p

Seriously, does anyone knows how this PED works?

Its not a PED its a masking agent. And you pretty much explained how it works.
 
DAOTEC said:
Because of this property, hydroxyethyl was one of the first materials to be successfully used in the manufacture of flexible contact lenses.

The lab in Bogota is new (4 months operating) and probably has still a little start up problems, a 30 day window is in force so let's wait and see.

2 months ago a triple worldchampion female Colombian Speedskater Jercy Puello was prov. suspended to, and within this 30 day time window cleared again by WADA, cause of some misinterpretation by this new lab, after the sample was further analysed at Wada center Montreal.

Let's not - the People has spoken!:cool:

I for one will not be missing seing Sevilla as part of the new Columbia Café European aspirations.........
 
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speaking from memory, but the straight forward test was developed in the 90s and the whole national x-ski crew of a Scandinavian origin (sweeds ??) was once popped.
I'm not sure what you're referring to, but they certainly weren't Scandinavian. Maybe you're talking about the Finnish team? No Scandinavian xc-skier has ever been caught for doping (as far as I know).
 
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Its not a PED its a masking agent. And you pretty much explained how it works.

Assuming you are masking by thinning:

So you thicken from 37 to 48 for instance. Thickening of blood by increasing the mass of hematocrit in solution and therefore you have a higher density of oxygen carrying stuff? Then you thin it down back to, say for arguments sake, 37 during the race. So now you are back to where you started but with residues of a forbidden substance? What is the purpose?

I mean when athletes use HCG following a steroids cycle you use it to get your natural test production kicking in again following a cycle of 12 weeks with testosterone levels in excess 800 ng/L or whatever where you built the strength.

So my point is, why using the thinner during the race?
 
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indurain666 said:
Assuming you are masking by thinning:

So you thicken from 37 to 48 for instance. Thickening of blood by increasing the mass of hematocrit in solution and therefore you have a higher density of oxygen carrying stuff? Then you thin it down back to, say for arguments sake, 37 during the race. So now you are back to where you started but with residues of a forbidden substance? What is the purpose?

I mean when athletes use HCG following a steroids cycle you use it to get your natural test production kicking in again following a cycle of 12 weeks with testosterone levels in excess 800 ng/L or whatever where you built the strength.

So my point is, why using the thinner during the race?

Basically hct is a percentage, so by using the expander he is back to 37 percent, but the total number of cells is higher. More cells = more oxygen.

Thats how I understand this at least, I could be wrong.
 
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He'll be back though, right? He's not facing a life ban, he was never banned regards Puerto, right? So, just like Eladio Jiménez, he's officially on his first strike despite that we all know what he's been up to.

It's the same thing that means Rubén Plaza is out there with an entirely powder-free nose as far as the UCI is concerned.
Yeah, but he is not getting any younger. That puts an additional 2 years on his age. I think this could mean early retirement.
 
indurain666 said:
Assuming you are masking by thinning:

So you thicken from 37 to 48 for instance. Thickening of blood by increasing the mass of hematocrit in solution and therefore you have a higher density of oxygen carrying stuff? Then you thin it down back to, say for arguments sake, 37 during the race. So now you are back to where you started but with residues of a forbidden substance? What is the purpose?

I mean when athletes use HCG following a steroids cycle you use it to get your natural test production kicking in again following a cycle of 12 weeks with testosterone levels in excess 800 ng/L or whatever where you built the strength.

So my point is, why using the thinner during the race?
1- So you don't get caught by the bio Passport (off-score)
2- Hematocrit has to below 50%. Maybe 52% in La Vuelta a Colombia (According to some sources of years ago).
3- If you have big changes in Hematocrit, even though your off-score is within limits, they might target you with a lot more tests, and you don't want that.
 
Isn't this pretty much what Museeuw was very likely doing nearly a decade ago now? I don't remember all the transcriptions from the phone taps, but beyond the Aranesp and HGH, with plasma expander being the new thing at the time.

I'm going to really read between the lines here but this is also telling me that EMPs such as Hemomer which are all but impossible to detect still aren't as widely available to many riders willing to do what it takes to cheat.

Also wonder if the UCI is going to continue to take us all for fools on this and say this is an isolated incident, and doping has all but been eliminated, etc. If they say anything at all.
 
This is my question. This drug, Hydroxyethyl starch, is used as a plasma volume expander. So can it be used for a blood transfusion cover up also?

So far they have talked about the EPO but not about a potential blood transfusion.

Why would Sevilla be using a plasma volume expander for EPO usage if they have tests already in place for it? Of course in years past they used to send few samples to Switzerland in order to be analyzed. This process used to take at least a couple of months. So they knew they could get caught by using EPO unless they were confident that the new Lab in Bogota did not have the equipment or accessories to do the EPO test. This is rather strange. IMHO he was doing blood transfusions.

If it is EPO, then send all his samples to Canada of Europe to one of those WADA long time accredited labs and nail him completely.