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Re: Darkside - General news
« Reply #1950 on: September 06, 2018, 22:04 »
Finally, and this seems to have been overlooked, he claims that the NAS has paid him a visit. I very much doubt national law enforcement agencies would spend time searching the homes of individuals just because they tested positive.

Stupid question of the day, what exactly is the NAS?

I think of the network attached storage, in that case it must be the shady guys storing all the dope?
National Agency of Steroids?
Nutrition-Agentur des Sportes?
or some  Bielo-Russian organization I would not dare to speak the full name of?

(Excuse my ignorance!)
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1951 on: September 10, 2018, 18:17 »
    It's the special caribinieri division that deals with antidoping investigation among other things. In 2001 Nas raided and searched hotels in Sanremo during Giro d'Italia with other caribinieri branches, probably their most known operation.

    And Nas is a rebel to America. Nas once kidnapped the president's wife without a plan. Nas has been hanging more n****s than the Ku Klux Klan. At a young age Nas was a fan of the Jackson Five. But now all Nas does is relax and strive.

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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1952 on: September 13, 2018, 21:42 »
    Another case that the UCI very, very quietly 'announced':

    #sepsj had two riders test positive in last year's Tour de San Juan (Najar, CERA; Javier, AAS) and will therefore suffer a team-wide suspension ...
    ... from 15 January to 1 March 2019.

    That means they'll miss next year's Tour de San Juan.

    But it also makes me wonder how a Conti team can be suspended for a period in the following calendar year? Under the letter of the law, the teams only exist for one year at a time.

    I am not criticising the decision as such, I think it's exactly the right thing to do (unlike the joke suspension #astana got the one year). But I am asking some questions about the rules.

    And I strongly doubt that they will even go to the trouble of filing for UCI registration, now that they're banned from their main race.
    After all, the *ar federation won't re-schedule the race to a time when the team (or its star riders) are free to race again.

    If you now wonder "has that ever happened?" - the 2017 Tour of Iran (Azarbaijan) was moved from May to October with rather little notice. I don't remember exactly which *ir rider was barred from competing in May, but he was back at the race in October.
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1953 on: November 06, 2018, 13:22 »
    . . .
    or some  Bielo-Russian organization I would not dare to speak the full name of?
     . . .

    No. We don't need to blame the Byelorussians. We need to full-on blame Moscow and the Muscovite Russki organizations. Public HQ on the banks of the Moskva. The Byelorussian government are incompetent bumblers. They fit Hillary's "basket of deplorables" to a T. The only thing their government is good for is political corruption, fixing elections, and serving as a foil for Moscow.

    On 2nd thought? Fixing elections. Maybe THAT'S what's going on here:

    Disgusting, absolutely disgusting, and so transparent I don't need Riding Too Slowly to interpret this for me. Maybe the Byelorusski ARE behind it. Somebody is.

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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1954 on: November 15, 2018, 12:06 »
    Four months later (and one year after the positive sample), things are still unresolved. LADS is currently reviewing the case and Cardoso has time until mid Juli to bring up arguments in his defense. The UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal may then come to a conclusion

    Thanks for this. Nice to have an update. :) A Bola is probably right to spin it as "still no outcome" but, to me at least, it does look like things are moving that way at last.

    The thing I don't get, indeed have never got, is this: if the B-sample was genuinely "inconclusive" why was CADF so adamant about not letting him go? As usual, we don't really know.

    they have come to a decision: 4 years ban for #trek Andre Cardoso
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    Re: Darkside - General news
    « Reply #1955 on: November 16, 2018, 12:06 »
    they have come to a decision: 4 years ban for #trek Andre Cardoso

    Recently I learned a couple of things about the case:

    First was a bit more about the B-sample. EPO degrades quite quickly and the issue was that the B-sample, tested later of course, must have showed up pretty low values. This is an accepted situation based on well-documented science but there was some concern over how low that value was.

    Second is kind of related. Contrary to a lot of what has been reported - and it wasn't that much compared with a case like Froome's - Cardoso did hire a lawyer and submitted a fairly novel supposition that the results might be explained by a congenital glycosylation disorder in which EPO was naturally broken down at a less rapid rate. That may go some way to explaining the long processing time for this case.
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