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VerDRUGgen revisionism

Aug 24, 2010
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Was just idly wondering if Hein will ever admit the failure in anti-doping. Knowing he brought the Mars sponsorship to the Flandria team, I googled Mars Flandria team to see how the doping past is viewed there.

I suppose it's not surprising they don't mention the many positive tests on riders http://www.flandriabikes.com/heroes on the team.

But i thought it surprising to see this take on Pollentier caught while faking a sample. http://www.flandriabikes.com/history/red-tidal-wave-domination

What subsequently transpired, however, did not go according to plan. Pollentier, exhausted and suffering from extreme dehydration after the climb to Alpe d’Huez, was unable to provide a urine sample at the doping control. Failure to provide a sample is treated as equivalent to a positive drugs test and Pollentier was controversially excluded from the race. Maertens, however, retained his green points jersey all the way to the Champs Elyseés and Demeyer took a further stage victory, while the Portuguese rider Joaquim Agostinho ensured Flandria still made the podium in Paris, taking third overall.

I wonder what Hein will tell his grand kids about the Armstrong case?