So I believe night time tests are allowed now during in-competition, but are they actually performed much at all? I know there was a 'raid' on the Bahrain team at the Tour, but I believe the report I read just said evening, so not sure if it occurred late at night. And for the pre-race tests, how much before the race are they administered? Obviously the windows for doping are getting smaller, but they are still there.Yes, the clue is in the nameWhich might explain three tests in one day: first thing in the morning, before the start, after the end),Not particularly new, Gianetti himself was playing with something similar when he had his 'incident', but sufficiently different to be a potential cause for concern.No idea where you're getting thatAgain, no idea where you're coming from with that.
Two things you've missed: unlike EPO, it works immediately (and so could be administered much closer to race time); and as a form of blood doping you might think it would leave some kind of mark on the ABP, which makes WADA withdrawing athletes' access to their ABP profile another interesting development.