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Re: Darkside - General news
« Reply #1860 on: February 19, 2018, 13:30 »
You gotta laugh at this mob, even when given a chance they still come up with a positive test.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43109290

Meldonium? Over a year after it was banned? Many months after the moratorium on sanctions for the substance?  :lol :lol :lol

I read somewhere else that the Russian national fed for curling - yes, folks, there is one - complained that it was some sort of propaganda conspiracy.

Now I can think of lots of conspiracies across the whole spectrum from the banal to the otherworldly, but I would think that a doping positive for Team Flagless is the last thing the IOC would want to see.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1861 on: February 24, 2018, 10:10 »
    And another one gets busted, bobsleigh woman now.  :-x
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1862 on: February 25, 2018, 04:34 »
    RE: current status, IOC, Russia, doping.

    The IOC has given up any hope of being considered as a reasonable, rational, non-corrupt group. The news today

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/43186278

    The IOC is willing to toss the sanctions away. EFF, they already did, just letting the Russkies compete at the same time they were banned.

    How effing corrupt is that. I'll tell ya how corrupt and hypocritical: beyond measure. This move by the IOC makes Pratchett's CMOT Dibbler look like a purveyor of the finest fresh butchered beef. When what is really there is half cardboard waste. The IOC is worse.

    MFG. WTF can be done to stick these prigs where it counts? Stupid, stupid, stupid. And, instead of getting better, in spite of protestations that they are doing so, we keep seeing more and deeper revelations of ugliness.


    aaarrgh. phuuuoo.  Gag.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1863 on: March 02, 2018, 09:50 »
    Our dear Flo posted a link on the other side from Portuguese popular sports rag A Bola.

    Nothing one could really call new but it is current and it's out there:

    http://www.abola.pt/Nnh/Noticias/Ver/718622 (PT)

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    [A]ccording to a reliable source of A Bola, the result of the B sample was considered abnormal because it did not confirm the presence of Erythropoietin (EPO) with certainty; the B sample was not negative - it was simply inconclusive. André Cardoso and his counsel argue that the rider should therefore be acquitted and reimbursed for the time spent on suspension unable to compete.

    However, this is not the opinion of the Anti-Doping Foundation for Cycling (CADF), which claims there are grounds for suspension, and the case has been referred to the Antidoping Legal Service (LADS), an independent body of the UCI composed of subject matter experts and lawyers who preside over cases involving anti-doping rule violations. This publication is aware that the rider has requested through his representative that the suspension be lifted [pending a conclusion] and that CADF and LADS did not agree, instead keeping the rider on provisional suspension list.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1864 on: March 21, 2018, 08:37 »
    The story of Ph Lecuisinier at #fdj and "le docteur Mabuse" - I don't have time to finish reading it tonight but will leave it here for others to read:

    http://www.liberation.fr/sports/2017/07/02/cyclisme-oui-j-ai-accepte-de-pieger-le-docteur-mabuse_1581096

    Back in November, Bernard 'Dr Mabuse' Sainz was remanded in prison pending trial and his lawyers have only just managed to get him out, L'Equipe reports today.

    Sainz is expected to face trial later this year in connection with hidden camera revelations broadcast by the French TV show Cash Investigation in 2016. The 74-year old, who was known to have been working with pro cyclists since the 1970s, already has a conviction for practising medicine without qualifications and a life ban from associating with sport.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1865 on: March 23, 2018, 09:23 »
    Another whisper from the UCI's backpage PDF...

    https://twitter.com/DopeologyDotOrg/status/976915805777653760

    (Sorry for quoting myselves :P)
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1866 on: March 23, 2018, 15:27 »
    Another whisper from the UCI's backpage PDF...
    He's the Cristian Moreni of Argentina! :lol
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1868 on: April 12, 2018, 10:02 »
    Rèmy goes old skool

    :lol

    www.twitter.com/Velorooms/status/984096231399010304?s=20

    It must be particularly galling to Rostaing et al, after the Siskevicius feelgood story of last weekend brought the team far more publicity than it could generate in terms of results, to have to announce this coming from the guy they gave a second chance.

    Di Grégorio's 2012 arrest during the Tour didn't lead to charges, as everyone knows, but when he tried to get a ride for 2013, the native of Marseille discovered that he was intouchable, blacklisted. So he returned to his club roots, since VC La Pomme had put together a Conti team, and he found a slot there that would give him access to the French domestic circuit.

    So the rider got his massive head down and got on with the business of racing and his modest results along with those of other "lost boys" like Justin Jules probably helped the team get more invitations and perhaps even the name sponsors of today.

    Maybe Di G got a bit too comfortable with his relative anonymity, maybe he thought his story had been forgotten. He announced his retirement in September last year but returned this season on the strength of decent results. Lately he had been more visible than at any other time since his comeback.

    Maybe that uptick was explained by a recent indulgence in Darbepoetin (he might have downed tools for too long in winter thinking he was done with racing) or maybe he had been using it for a while but what we know from the scant information provided is that the testing was targeted, so someone had to have marked his card.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1869 on: April 30, 2018, 09:45 »
    #astana Astana is shocked about the recent revelations of Lieuwe Westra, claiming he had taking cortisone for performance enhancing reasons throughout his career. “We’re shocked about the news and we want to make clear that at Astana Pro Team forbidden drugs are never and will never be provided to any rider. In case that the use of prohibited drugs really took place, Astana Team reserves the right to demand financial compensation from the rider, since the use of doping is strictly prohibited by the internal regulations of the team, which is signed by each rider.” :D

    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/astana-shocked-former-rider-lieuwe-westra-admits-faking-injury-receive-tues-377988
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1870 on: April 30, 2018, 09:57 »
    of course they are shocked.   Just shocked !!!  They knew nothing at all about this !!!!   :fp
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1871 on: April 30, 2018, 19:46 »
    With Karsten Kroon recently outed (search VR for him and his priceless omertà quotes in the past), it occurred to some bright spark at Het Nieuwsblad that the entire top 10 of the 2006 Flèche Wallonne now consists of confirmed dopers.



    Calling this its "Flop 10", the publication decided to 'phone up a rather reluctant Fabian Wegmann, who finished eleventh that day. The German had this to say:

    "Honestly, I find it quite funny that you call me now, but actually this is not something to laugh at. This is an especially sad conclusion and just another blow to cycling."

    https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180426_03484084 (NL)
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1873 on: May 02, 2018, 20:13 »
    Dutch newspaper AD, which broke the recent Kroon story, has revealed that Vacansoleil was generally abusing TUEs in 2009. Westra, Vierhouten, Hoogerland (out at last), Carrara and Dr Peter Janssen (him again) are all named.

    What I think this story reveals, perhaps more interestingly than yet another confirmation of what has been an open secret for years, is that Zonneveld and co. were probably close to a fairly big scoop here which was scuppered by several notable flip-flops, notably from Kroon and Hoogerland, who both agreed to talk and then backed off later.

    The net result was that there was no scoop left because more than half of it went missing, forcing AD to out people in piecemeal instead.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vacansoleil-team-accused-of-using-cortisone-tues-for-several-riders/
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1874 on: May 03, 2018, 04:07 »
    I find the Sagan - Dillier claim a little hard to swallow. 

    Sagan tried fairly hard to drop him at a few points along the way - and I cant think anyone could honestly believe that Sagan couldnt outsprint Dillier every time even if they raced every day for a year.   They are simply not in the same league.   Sagan didnt have to buy the race ...
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1875 on: May 03, 2018, 07:12 »
    I find the Sagan - Dillier claim a little hard to swallow. 

    Sagan tried fairly hard to drop him at a few points along the way - and I cant think anyone could honestly believe that Sagan couldnt outsprint Dillier every time even if they raced every day for a year.   They are simply not in the same league.   Sagan didnt have to buy the race ...
    I think the same.

    In my opinion, it's a case of 'projection' - someone believing all others to act in the same way as them. Were Westra in Sagan's situation, he would have made Dillier an offer to secure the win, so he thinks Sagan must naturally have done the same.
    It's not entirely out of the question that it may have happened anyway - why would Vino have needed to buy Kolobnev in LBL; Vino was the stronger rider, wasn't he? - but I see it more as a hypothesis with very little in the way of evidence than as the foregone conclusion Westra makes it out to be.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1876 on: May 06, 2018, 08:01 »
     Well, I hate to say I told you so, but I called this guy's performance ridiculous, at the time.

    http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/gonzalo-najar-con-un-analitico-adverso-por-cera-en-la-vuelta-a-san-juan/

    Not that anyone should be surprised, given their track record.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1877 on: May 07, 2018, 10:34 »
    Not that anyone should be surprised, given their track record.
    I don't think anybody is. :shh
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