Frank Schleck positive test

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Flying_Monkey, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Frank Schleck has apparently had a positive test for Xipamide, a diuretic, whose most obvious doping use would be to reduce the concentration of some other chemical in the urine... so far, this is only the initial finding. Much to be investigated, but can't say I am very surprised given the brothers' previous adventures.
     
  2. raindog

    raindog er.....

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    oh dear
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Here we go again .....
     
  4. OP
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    Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    There's no way he's going to have a doctor's note for this one - it's only really used legitimately in the treatment of various kinds of oedema and hypertension. The worst of it is, even with possible illicit assistance he's still been shoot.
     
  5. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

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  6. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    What ever it's masking or flushing, it isn't much cop is it? If I were Frank, I think I'd be asking for my money back.
     
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  7. jesus - doping and STILL riding like an old dog. Just imagine how much worse he would have been without the drugs....
     
  8. blown out the back

    blown out the back New Member

    TACS AND TESTOSTERONE whatever next its not like he was top of the GC as long as theres big money in sport you will never stop cheating, doping,or fixing its the law you just have to accept it and roll with it win some lose more lol..
     
  9. OP
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    Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    If this does turn out to be confirmed, 1. it would surely be the nail in the coffin for Radioshack-Nissan, and 2. given the very close family relationships, it would also be hard not to suspect that Andy knew.
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Just confirms what we all suspected tho.
     
  11. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    It does doesn't it and neither were really bright enough to keep it hidden long.
     
  12. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    I think the team was going down anyway, but this could just be a Schleck family thing. There have been suspicions in the past.
     
  13. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

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    There'll be some long faces in the Schleck household tonight.
     
  14. OP
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    Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

  15. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    i dont think its a shame when someone fails a doping test , i think its sad that they did it in the first place
     
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