- May 6, 2009
Which brings me back to my pet theory on HBOCs and PFCEsThere will be new products that are actually older products that certain people think are no longer being tested for.
Uhm, how should I read this?Checks take place normally now.
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.
bikeGURU said: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.