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Sella training for August return

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From CN:

Italian looking for a team as his one-year suspension comes to a close

Italian Emanuele Sella is training and in search of a team for his return to cycling August 18, when his one-year doping ban ends.

"I have a few teams in mind, but I still need to sign. My agent is working closely on it, but I want to wait to say anything," Sella told Cyclingnews. yesterday

"I am riding long distances, from two to four hours, sometimes up to seven hours."

The International Cycling Union (UCI) caught Sella in an out of competition control July 23, 2008, at his home in Vicenza. Its blood control revealed him positive for third generation blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO), CERA.

Because Sella, 28, cooperated with prosecutors the Italian anti-doping tribunal issued him a shorter ban. He has retained some of his fitness during his time away from competition and is now preparing for his expected return.

"I am riding long distances, from two to four hours, sometimes up to seven hours. I like to train and to ride my bike even if at first it was hard to deal with not being a 'racer', but this feeling passed after a little bit of time."

Sella won three stages in the 2008 Giro d'Italia – Alpe di Pampeago, Passo Fedaia and Tirano – and the climber's jersey. His positive control just came over one month later and cast doubt on his performance.

"What can I say? Some results are the result of hard work. I was under the same controls as everyone else, and I passed them."

Sella had to follow the 2009 Giro d'Italia via television. "It was a little different this year, but it is always a beautiful race. Monte Petrano was really beautiful and forced out the strong riders. I would have liked to be there, not just for one stage, but for it all."

Depending on which team he signs for he could have the option to ride the Vuelta a España, August 29 to September 20. He explained that his main goal is to return to racing this autumn and that he is unconcerned the specific races.

Sella became professional with team Ceramica Panaria, now CSF Group, in 2004. He stayed with the team up until his positive control and subsequent contract termination.

Sound familiar?
 
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Zoncolan said:
Sella won three stages in the 2008 Giro d'Italia – Alpe di Pampeago, Passo Fedaia and Tirano – and the climber's jersey. His positive control just came over one month later and cast doubt on his performance.

"What can I say? Some results are the result of hard work. I was under the same controls as everyone else, and I passed them."
haha, very subtle way of saying "Yes I did dope, but you can't prove it, so you can't take my wins away"! Kinda p1sses on the fact that he got a reduced sentence for working with the authorities, in my opinion.
 
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Same goes for Ricco, when he said: even though I got caught at the Tour, my performances in the Giro were real!
Wonder if a PT team will sign Sella? After all, Liguigas did sign Basso.
Oh no, wait! It was attempted doping.:rolleyes:
 
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Zoncolan said:
Same goes for Ricco, when he said: even though I got caught at the Tour, my performances in the Giro were real!
Yea an utterly ridiculous statement, he must realise that everyone knows he's talking ***.
 
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didn't Ricco come out with another statement later. I'm sure he questioned why ALL his tests weren't positive as he was one of the targeted riders.

Sella should have got longer as you can see from his quotes he doesn't care he was found guilty, he will just come back and prob still do the same, i'm sure some even dope while they are banned so they can come back in top shape
 
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anubisza said:
haha, very subtle way of saying "Yes I did dope, but you can't prove it, so you can't take my wins away"! Kinda p1sses on the fact that he got a reduced sentence for working with the authorities, in my opinion.

Or is he hinting that he knows others were on Cera at the Giro and didn't get caught? After all it was only post-Giro target testing that caught him.
 
rolfrae said:
Or is he hinting that he knows others were on Cera at the Giro and didn't get caught? After all it was only post-Giro target testing that caught him.

That's my belief. They didn't actually begin testing for CERA until after the Giro. One of the Italian organizations decided against retesting those Giro samples for whatever reason I can't recall at the moment.
 
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Angliru said:
That's my belief. They didn't actually begin testing for CERA until after the Giro. One of the Italian organizations decided against retesting those Giro samples for whatever reason I can't recall at the moment.

But CONI are supposed to be retroactively testing the 08 Giro samples now, so Sella might yet test positive again.
 
sherer said:
didn't Ricco come out with another statement later. I'm sure he questioned why ALL his tests weren't positive as he was one of the targeted riders.

Sella should have got longer as you can see from his quotes he doesn't care he was found guilty, he will just come back and prob still do the same, i'm sure some even dope while they are banned so they can come back in top shape
I believe that Riccò only publicly questioned why he was tested 10 times during the Tour but only a few of those tests came out positive, rather than questioning doping tests from other races (and from out of competition).
 
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Emanuele Sella; I'm gonna make this very clear for you:

NOONE IN THIS SPORT WANT YOU TO DO A COMEBACK!

Go back to Mongolia or wherever you come from and please take your Italian friends in CSF Group - Navigare, Liquigas and LPR with you! If this sport is ever gonna get clean, cheaters like you need to get a life-ban
 
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valentius borealis said:
I believe that Riccò only publicly questioned why he was tested 10 times during the Tour but only a few of those tests came out positive, rather than questioning doping tests from other races (and from out of competition).

sorry that was what I meant too. Should have listened more when we did grammar at school :D
 
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RdBiker said:
Interesting that a rider who doesn't admit that he doped (cheated) gets a reduced centence.

But it's a good thing he cooperated with the authorities, since, well ... nothing happened as a result.

How is it that Sella gets one year and Kohl gets two years?
 
RdBiker said:
Interesting that a rider who doesn't admit that he doped (cheated) gets a reduced centence.
Yep, that's our f'd up system we have.

Kennf1 said:
But it's a good thing he cooperated with the authorities, since, well ... nothing happened as a result.

How is it that Sella gets one year and Kohl gets two years?

Sella didn't pee hot in controls, he was implicated in the ring that Ricco was in. Sorry if I sound cynical, but I'm sure Sella will go straight back to doping.
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
Sella didn't pee hot in controls, he was implicated in the ring that Ricco was in. Sorry if I sound cynical, but I'm sure Sella will go straight back to doping.
I agree, he certainly doesn't seem like a repentive doper who just wants another chance.
Speaking of Ricco, I really hope we never see him again (wishful thinking, he'll be back I'm sure)
 
How is it that Sella gets one year and Kohl gets two years?[/QUOTE]

Sella got caught in a "out of competition" testing & made a deal with CONI to get reduced his sentence to 1 year, since he cooperated.
Kohl got busted from samples taken "in competition" & the ban is part of the written agreement done at the start of the tour- so no deal can be reached at that point.
 
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BroDeal said:
I don't see what the problem is. If Armstrong is welcomed back, why not Sella? At least Sella gave us interesting racing.

Sella and Ricco should return on the same team.

Now you're talkin!! Looking forward to excitement on the mountains again! The 2008 Giro was fun to watch. :)