Cobblestones said:We know that Kohl got 3 (autologous ones) during last year's TdF. That's one per week. I say over the time of Vino's career 100's of homologous transfusions might be borderline possible, but highly unlikely. If I had to guess, it's probably closer to several tens.
It is one per week during the Tour de France, Kohl's big target for the year. How many Tour de France-like events does a rider do per season?
The chat between Andreu and Vaughters make it clear that Andreu was surprised that Postal was blood doping. It also seems that Vaughters got his information from Landis, so the team was not blood doping when Vaughters and Andreu were on the team. Using that info we can put the date of Postal starting blood doping after 2000. Postal seemed to have been ahead of the rest of the teams on doping practices.
Jaksche said that T-Mobile was using EPO in 2003 and 2004. He never talked about blood doping that I can remember. Ullirch moved to Coast in 2003, hooked up with Fuentes that year, and probably began blood doping. His performance level got closer to Armstrong that year. Vino, as a T-Mobile member, probably was using the same doping practices as the rest of the team. That would put Vino's use of transfusion at 2005 or later. I will guess that he actually started in the 2006 because that is when he could suddenly climb consistently in a GT and not have a bad day.
Anyway, the number of years that Vino used transfusion is likely to be quite small, as in five years or less, so hundreds of times does not make sense when you look at the events per season that he would want to transfuse for.