And, BTW, hiring a doctor for 40 days is exactly useful for a training program. You don't need him at or near races. You need him to setup some kind of schedule and monitor it. Maybe that schedule includes doping, maybe not.thehog said:I think they hired him "officially" so there wouldn't be under the table payments or working with him secretly.
If it was "above board" in a open sort of way they could at least pretend it was done innocently.
I think Leinders was hired purely for his UCI connections and for pre-race testing (not at the race but prior) to make sure no one tests positive.
Leinders time with Rasmussen as leader of the TdF is all that is needed to bring Sky into disrepute. I recall the excuse was Fran's Google-fu was no good. Google as a background check. Yeah...