- Mar 13, 2009
i was seated at the same table in Geelong when Ash asks Floyd about clen. the next day, l'Equipe have the story on the Contador positive. I think Floyd's answer was, yeah, it works, but could not sleep for two days so i never took it again. And Ash said he learnt more in those two days having access to Floyd than he knew previously on doping.zigmeister said:I concur. Ashenden learned everything he knows about doping in cycling from Floyd Landis.
Otherwise, he doesn't have anymore a clue than any other person as to what might be going on today. He still basis his ideas/thoughts, including on what he used as a "theory" about Contador, due to Landis.
So he is no expert on doping in cycling, he just has "theories" and "opinions", and no facts.
Until we get profiles of all athletes for the Bio posted publicly, then we can start to make some better comparisons and understanding on what "normal" looks like.
Particularly with guys we KNOW are clean. Then the theories/opinions can at least be somewhat more convincing, or cloud the issue, who knows. There is so much subterfuge with all this nonsense, lab testing, values and lack of information in general, nobody can say for sure. The UCI/McQuack likes it this way for now.
btw, Ash never mentioned Contador's name. But he was on the UCI's medical committee so he knew of the positive, just was privy to confidentiality clause