UCI and AFLD to apply retroactive analysis to Tour de France samples

Two things stuck out to me:

"We know that from various sources, from the national authorities of neighbouring countries and also from those riders who are not happy to be alongside those who have doped."

This means there are cracks in the omerta, maybe bigger than we hoped.

Bordry recently criticised the UCI for a considerable delay in carrying out a ‘surprise’ morning control on the Astana team of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador. The UCI controller spent nearly an hour having coffee with team officials before carrying out the test, theoretically rendering the examination useless.

And this is the part that we knew about, but it's nice to hear Boudry say it, and that the delay was nearly an hour, not the half-hour originally reported. Hard to understand why this doesn't upset more people, as it's probably the best time, and timing, to test, and shows the incompetence or lack of interest in testing by some officials. Thus, why so many of us call the UCI corrupt.
 
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Go Bordry. He sounds like the right man for the job. I have been impressed with CONI recently, as well. Spanish still dragging their feet.
 
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Two quotes stand out to me:

There will be new products that are actually older products that certain people think are no longer being tested for.
Which brings me back to my pet theory on HBOCs and PFCEs

Checks take place normally now.
Uhm, how should I read this? :rolleyes:
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
Bordry recently criticised the UCI for a considerable delay in carrying out a ‘surprise’ morning control on the Astana team of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador. The UCI controller spent nearly an hour having coffee with team officials before carrying out the test, theoretically rendering the examination useless.

And this is the part that we knew about, but it's nice to hear Boudry say it, and that the delay was nearly an hour, not the half-hour originally reported. Hard to understand why this doesn't upset more people, as it's probably the best time, and timing, to test, and shows the incompetence or lack of interest in testing by some officials. Thus, why so many of us call the UCI corrupt.

I don't think its right to be testing the athletes at 6am. They have to have some boundaries in the testing. Maybe 3am would be a better time to test, but that really starts to cross the lines of treating them like criminals in a prison and athletes in a race. Maybe if they tested every single rider at 6am one day that would be ok, but it isn't fair if they only test one team and all the others get to sleep in like normal. They could also start testing during the warmup of a ITT day and really screw up a riders preparations, or take a blood sample 10min before the start of the stage to make sure that nothing could be altered.
 
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I don't think its right to be testing the athletes at 6am. They have to have some boundaries in the testing. Maybe 3am would be a better time to test, but that really starts to cross the lines of treating them like criminals in a prison and athletes in a race. Maybe if they tested every single rider at 6am one day that would be ok, but it isn't fair if they only test one team and all the others get to sleep in like normal. They could also start testing during the warmup of a ITT day and really screw up a riders preparations, or take a blood sample 10min before the start of the stage to make sure that nothing could be altered.
I think they should test at 3am and do a full cavity search afterward.
 

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