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Race Radio said:
Not exactly.

It has been reported that the needles were not found in the standard medical waste boxes provided by the Tour but in and around the rooms and hotels of the riders. There was a report submitted by the ALFD observers who detailed not only how the UCI gave Astana preferential treatment but that they had observed medical waste being disposed of in non-official manners during the last week of the Tour.

The reason this is an issue is because there is now an official court case. While it appears you would rather have reporters ignore judicial action against the team of the winner of the Tour de France but most would disagree with you.

Smacks of the past Actovegin scandal. puffery and self-justification.

Is it a "court" case or a "criminal" case? I doubt anyone suggests journalists "ignore" the case, as it seems it would be quite a scandal (and scandal = sales). I submit the lack of coverage is probably based more on a lack of a case. Surely, if there was a serious development or finding, the sieve-like authorities would leak it straight-away.

For those conspiracy-mongrels, one could take the position it is only a matter of timing, when there is surety of the racers being in France, so the action can continue, starting with arrests of those implicated.
 
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Colm.Murphy said:
Smacks of the past Actovegin scandal. puffery and self-justification.

Is it a "court" case or a "criminal" case? I doubt anyone suggests journalists "ignore" the case, as it seems it would be quite a scandal (and scandal = sales). I submit the lack of coverage is probably based more on a lack of a case. Surely, if there was a serious development or finding, the sieve-like authorities would leak it straight-away.

For those conspiracy-mongrels, one could take the position it is only a matter of timing, when there is surety of the racers being in France, so the action can continue, starting with arrests of those implicated.

What part of Illegal do you not understand? How is illegal suddenly a conspiracy?

This is a criminal case. They have opened an official investigation. I would expect it to move in the same way most investigations move, slow.
 

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Race Radio said:
What part of Illegal do you not understand? How is illegal suddenly a conspiracy?

This is a criminal case. They have opened an official investigation. I would expect it to move in the same way most investigations move, slow.

There is no real case, just a bunch of krap to increase exposure and sales.
 

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