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And now Mayo

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by cq20, 30 Jul 2007.

  1. cq20

    cq20 Guest

    Le coureur espagnol Iban Mayo a été contrôlé positif à l'EPO sur le Tour de France durant la journée de repos du 24 juillet. Son équipe Saunier Duval, qui a été informée par l'Union Cycliste Internationale, a immédiatement suspendu le coureur.

    http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme/breves2007/20070730_213013Dev.html
     
  2. that explains his great performance.

    L
     
  3. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    ..one of the old lags..
     
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

  5. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Sad, I wonder if our squeaky clean David knew anything about this. I note also on the other forum that a German 'expert' is claiming Contador's success was not without assistance. It seems that the wheel is genuinely turning and it is becoming harder for the cheats to hide. Perhaps, this race will be seen as a watershed or perhaps I am being naive.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/vino-sacked-contador-pursued-11828
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Initially saddened but on reflection pleased about this news. This may not seem like as big a deal as the revelations of last week - the perennially underachieving Mayo who had an unspectacular tour as usual, and it's finished now. BUT Mayo is huge in Spain and that's one tranch of the peloton that I believe has sniggered at those getting caught. Must be pretty satisfying news for the younger riders who are forced to knock their pans out for these cheats.

    Ultimately good news I say.
     
  7. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Sadly, I'm not surprised; I hope David is.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Although it's not good news I'm not suprised either, his performances fluctuated too much in my opinion which seems to suggest something is not right. David Millar probably didn't know what was going on but leaving to join Slipstream now looks like a good move afterall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Location:
    Bury, Lancashire
    Hmmm, kinda proves my feeling that so called perfomance enhancing drugs do not a champion make. He's rather of a poor advert for their effectiveness anyway...
     
  10. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    How many more!
    One thing I don't understand is why it takes so long to get these results?
     
  11. TimO

    TimO Veteran

    Location:
    London
    They do seem to take a while to do the testing, but maybe that's a reflection of the large number of tests that they do these days, and the peaks caused in demand by big high profile events like the Tour.

    I guess that means we still have something like a week for other riders to yet be found positive, given that Mayo's +ve test was on the 24th.
     
  12. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Location:
    Bury, Lancashire
    No test of course can ever be 100% accurate, and human error can also be involved; contaminating the samples, mixing them up, interpreting the results, loosing results or samples.... leading to delays. Maybe that's part of the reason they take so long - thay are on someones' desk under a pile of other paperwork. Good job they're not using the NHS for these tests, or it'd be even longer!
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    So if a test indicates that someone took EPO and that person admits he took EPO, is that not 100% accurate?
     
  14. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    Could also just be that the rumour mill and innuendos are rife and damaging people's careers without proof
     
  15. Squaggles

    Squaggles New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The question is what was he taking in 2003 and 2004 when he was actually winning races ?