He's done it before.nobody said:Who would bet that Bezayev is on UCI list?
What better to push one of yours under the bus to protect the most important.
Why to chose a kazakh rider in the current fight between the Hog and Kazakh?
Bazayev is just a pawn in the ongoing power struggle at Satana.
As for the 50 riders. McQuaid's changed his tune, yet again. Last week it was a number of riders to be persused and teams to hopefully suspended.
As I understand it, 50 Tour riders were being targetted for blanket testing at the Tour, due to suspicious blood values.
In short, exactly the same strategy as we saw last year, when the French were carrying out the testing.