You are clean. What SHOULD you say in interviews?

Page 6 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
I personally, would demand the last 4-5 winners and runners up submit to doping tests on the spot unannounced. I would also begin filing lawsuits against guys like AC/Wonderboy/Floyd/etc, for monies lost.
 
Dear Wiggo said:
So what's the loss? I don't see any.
If you were a 100% "clean" rider, and you were getting beaten by known dopers, and questionable dopers, I would think your attitude and opinions on winning, finishing, them taking potential monies out of your pockets for cheating, etc., would be different than they are now.

Just my opinion.
 
What a generally thought of clean cyclist has said

I was regularly between 48 and 50 percent at rest,” he said. "Since my body has adapted to training and competing on the road. I've come down to around 45 or 47 percent
It's thanks to that [the biological passport] that cycling has become human again. But I'm always apprehensive about being wrongly accused one day
 
Sep 29, 2012
12,197
0
0
86TDFWinner said:
If you were a 100% "clean" rider, and you were getting beaten by known dopers, and questionable dopers, I would think your attitude and opinions on winning, finishing, them taking potential monies out of your pockets for cheating, etc., would be different than they are now.

Just my opinion.
Huh? I think you might have misunderstood my post? I was asking what do you lose if you release data?

I am really struggling to see what your post has to do with anything I wrote at all.
 
May 8, 2009
837
0
0
del1962 said:
What a generally thought of clean cyclist has said
The adaptation to cycling on the road lower blood levels thing doesn't really make any sense to me, unless he's putting in significantly more hours now compared to MTB days
 
Sep 29, 2012
12,197
0
0
Bumeington said:
The adaptation to cycling on the road lower blood levels thing doesn't really make any sense to me, unless he's putting in significantly more hours now compared to MTB days
How would putting in more hours explain a lowering of Hct? Purely through increased BV expansion?
 
Apr 3, 2011
2,301
0
0
del1962 said:
What a generally thought of clean cyclist has said
also let's not forget the line about The motivational kickstarter (wrong accusation) to train harder... soooo, pleeease, ask Vrooomie to read The Clinic!
 
Jun 18, 2009
1,097
0
0
armchairclimber said:
So, imagine you are a GT winning rider who is clean (a stretch for some of you, I know, but go with it).... what exactly should you say when two of your team mates have been popped for EPO use, steroid abuse or whatever? What could be said that wouldn't be lampooned in the clinic?
You should build me a friggin statue! I just won a Tour in a sport full of dopers. I'm surprised i wasn't dropped on the climbs by those two Judas .
 
armchairclimber said:
It is, though, exactly what the clean winner would say if he was also a clinic member. In fact, he could probably round it of by saying "I truly can't believe I've done that".
I can see it now, rider at the interview with hands on each side of his face; "Holy sh*t man, I can't believe I just did that! I actually beat dopers without having to take anything myself! Sir Dave was f**kin right all along!!"
 
Mar 13, 2009
16,856
0
0
i start
by proving my cleanliness
by
paying fealty to Armstrong
then
i throw him under the bus
 
Sep 17, 2013
135
1
0
In my opinion the only thing a rider can say to indicate some kind of clean or at least transparency, is "the usual independent people have uploaded my powerfile and all the other usual stuff from todays race/stage to the usual website so you can look at it. The results from my last blood/urinetest will be uploaded asap as well. check it out. any questions?"
 
Feb 23, 2011
618
0
0
I think that this all depends on what your definition of clean is.

The way I see it (and probably the way Pro Cycling categorize it) there are different levels of clean:

Clean 1 (Armstrong): I have never tested positive and passed all my tests. Therefore I am clean........sort of.

Clean 2 (Frank Schleck/Contador): What I tested positive for was a negligible amount/not of any performance enhancing benefit. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.

Clean 3 (Team Sky): We are doing everything according to the rules but if the public knew what "legal" methods we were using they would question the ethics. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.

Clean 4 (Public's View): No performance enhancement legal or otherwise to the human body. Diet largely normal with the exception of totally natural recovery products available at your local grocery store to the general public. Therefore I am genuinely CLEAN.

I very much doubt that most Pro-Cyclists fall into Category 4 above, certainly at the highest levels of the sport.

What they should be saying is exactly what I have described in Category 4 and to my mind the only rider who comes even close to saying this is David Moncoutie.
 
May 26, 2010
28,144
1
0
B_Ugli said:
I think that this all depends on what your definition of clean is.

The way I see it (and probably the way Pro Cycling categorize it) there are different levels of clean:

Clean 1 (Armstrong): I have never tested positive and passed all my tests. Therefore I am clean........sort of.

Clean 2 (Frank Schleck/Contador): What I tested positive for was a negligible amount/not of any performance enhancing benefit. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.

Clean 3 (Team Sky): We are doing everything according to the rules but if the public knew what "legal" methods we were using they would question the ethics. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.

Clean 4 (Public's View): No performance enhancement legal or otherwise to the human body. Diet largely normal with the exception of totally natural recovery products available at your local grocery store to the general public. Therefore I am genuinely CLEAN.

I very much doubt that most Pro-Cyclists fall into Category 4 above, certainly at the highest levels of the sport.

What they should be saying is exactly what I have described in Category 4 and to my mind the only rider who comes even close to saying this is David Moncoutie.
While Moncoutie may have given this impression, apparently that was not the reality......
 
Mar 8, 2010
244
0
0
Benotti69 said:
While Moncoutie may have given this impression, apparently that was not the reality......
Really ?
Develop please .... is your assumption based on his level of performance ?
 
Feb 23, 2011
618
0
0
Benotti69 said:
While Moncoutie may have given this impression, apparently that was not the reality......
What I am getting at in terms of Category 4 is artificial manipulation. No one thinks that a Pro Cyclist could do what they do on anything other than a lot of calories, a lot of rest and a lot of hydration, and a lot of hard training. That is a fair enough assumption to make.

However to the average Joe on the street spending months at altitude to boost ones red blood cell count and sleeping in an altitude tent is simply not normal. Neither is this "legal" physiological arms race & TUE manipulation that many clean teams seem to be waging with each other - pitting each others anorexic Tour riders against each others to get their optimum power to weight ratio.

There is a big difference between marginal gains and what the public would consider to be legal, normal and indeed ethical performance enhancement.

This is the grey area that many teams occupy.
 
B_Ugli said:
Clean 3 (Team Sky): We are doing everything according to the rules but if the public knew what "legal" methods we were using they would question the ethics. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.
Err no, that's a Sky fan cop out. To create the impression that Sky aren't doping, because all they do is bend the rules slightly.

Its bull****. The likes of Froome do not break climbing records by using a TUE or 2 during the season. Its a full blown full doping programe and not 1 step below.

Sky are doing exactly what you outline in "Clean 1"

: I have never tested positive and passed all my tests. Therefore I am clean........sort of.
Its been their logic their entire time.
 
Mar 8, 2010
244
0
0
Benotti69 said:
raceradio is the man who dispelled Moncoutie as panyagua
ah ok if Raceradio say so then it must be true ....

on the other hand Gaumont said (and wrote) that in his entire Cofidis career there are only 2 guys who never took, spoke, had suspicious behaviours regarding drugs: Tombak and Moncoutie. He said he was not 100% sure about Tombak but he was with Moncoutie.
Gaumont is just one guys among many who said the same thing about Moncoutie but Gaumont was exteremely aware of doping and honest in his confession because he left cycling after 2004.
But may be Moncoutie started doping after 2004... may be we will find his name in the Ferrari files... may be he had a special doping protocol he activated every year for Mont Faron and the Vuelta :)
 
May 26, 2010
28,144
1
0
lllludo said:
ah ok if Raceradio say so then it must be true ....

on the other hand Gaumont said (and wrote) that in his entire Cofidis career there are only 2 guys who never took, spoke, had suspicious behaviours regarding drugs: Tombak and Moncoutie. He said he was not 100% sure about Tombak but he was with Moncoutie.
Gaumont is just one guys among many who said the same thing about Moncoutie but Gaumont was exteremely aware of doping and honest in his confession because he left cycling after 2004.
But may be Moncoutie started doping after 2004... may be we will find his name in the Ferrari files... may be he had a special doping protocol he activated every year for Mont Faron and the Vuelta :)
raceradio is a credible source.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
M The Clinic 34
Similar threads
Tour de Cleans?

ASK THE COMMUNITY