Doping git thread

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by rich p, 10 Sep 2014.

  1. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    More in the Dutch press today, saying that the Vacansoleil systematically used TUEs to give its riders cortisone...

    https://www.ad.nl/giro/een-uitslag-rijden-zonder-cortisonen-dat-bestond-niet~a49b154b/

    The headline quote 'Een uitslag rijden zonder cortisonen, dat bestond niet' roughly translates as "A result without cortisone doesn't exist".

    One of the authors of the piece, Thijs Zonneveld, is a pretty well known bike journalist (he ghosted Thomas Dekker's biog), so I don't expect that it's complete bollocks.
     
    Last edited: 2 May 2018
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  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I may be wrong (my Dutch is weak so it's not an easy read and AD's website is pretty nasty) but the closest quote in the article body seems to be "Je was een hele knaap als je een uitslag zonder cortison kon rijden. Naar mijn idee bestond dat niet." = "You were a great guy if you could produce a result without cortisone. To my mind, that doesn't happen." Is that as ambiguous about whether it applies to only him or everyone as I think it is?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I may have put this in the wrong section....:whistle:

    but the evergreen Chris Horner is making a comeback in the US Nationals at the ripe old age of 46.
     
  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    :rofl:

    He is able to do it because the USA has no decent riders below that age ... :whistle:
     
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  5. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

    Location:
    Winch
  6. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
  7. I'm gonna guess that a lot of other riders, not as high profile possibly, still just get a wee "heads up" letter...
     
  8. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

  9. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Lochte you d(iv)

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/23/ryan-lochte-doping-rule-ban-14-months-swimming
     
  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    What a moron!
     
  12. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    This is the same guy who faked an armed robbery in Rio, when it actually transpired that he has been beaten up for urinating on a petrol station.
     
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  13. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Every now and again sport gifts us such people to oggle at in wonder.

    Anyway, wrong thread alert!
     
  14. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
  15. OP
    OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
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