- Jul 9, 2009
Do you think it is just a coincidence that 8 riders were busted for failed drug tests at 2008 TDF when the UCI had nothing to do with testing?gree0232 said:One, you are simple wrong.
The UCI conducted over 13,000 tests last year.
That is more than order of magnitude more than you cloncluded they were testing. Additionally, they have been using targetted testing to ctah riders such as DiLuca and others.
Yet you claim they are not doing enough of it?
OK, so what you are saying is that the UCI should be doing MORE targeted testing based on what exactly?
Two, how many doping rings have been busted up in Europe and North America in the past few years, including Joe Papp's 'riders' who slowly appear to be found and sanctioned, one in France, another in Spain, one in Austria, and the Italians are working on yet another - all with athletes who travel across borders that National Police forces cannot. If you think there is no information sharing because Notvitzy has not bothered to contact the UCI, which is HIS not the UCI's perogative (and that tells us something, BTW, that he has not bothered to check into that specific allegation), means you are missing the point.
Again, where are you getting the idea that this is NOT happening? That riders are NOT being caught?
Two, it is easy to tell people how much they suck, now place yourselves in teh shoes of the UCI and attempt to solve the problem. Dissolving yourself solves nothing - it simply pushes problem solving to someone else.
So I think the fans have ONE agreed upon issue - more targeted testing of specific 'at risk' riders.
Was 2009 with the UCI back on the job really proof that we have seen the "end of doping" as Pat so famously prattled on about?
Would we have ever heard about Clentador's positive if the info had not been leaked before UCI got a chance to figure out how to make it go away?