Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on himself

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Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on himself

Postby Ross » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:00 am

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/brea ... 6003328579

AN Italian cyclist was being treated in the hospital after reportedly giving himself a "stale" blood transfusion.

Riccardo Ricco became ill during a training session Sunday and told doctors in Modena, northern Italy, that he had self-administered a blood transfusion using a three-week-old sample, Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

The cyclist's father was quoted in La Gazzetta di Modena as saying his son has suspected kidney failure.

The Vacansoleil-DCM team the 27-year-old rides for issued a statement saying that Ricco would be fired if claims of doping were proven.

"The team is aware of the rumors surrounding Riccardo Ricco, indicating that he admitted to self-administering a blood transfusion," it read.

"But the team does not have sufficient knowledge of relevant facts to make a judgment at this stage. The team has a zero tolerance policy on doping. Any riders and crew who contravene the rules will be fired," the statement added.

The Italian Olympic Committee was investigating the matter.

Ricco was previously banned from the sport for 20 months after testing positive for a blood booster during the 2008 Tour de France.

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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby rkelsen » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:23 am

How is anyone supposed to respect professional athletes with this sort of nonsense going on?
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Postby sogood » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:29 am

Stale meaning bacteria overgrown blood and renal failure. That is so stupid!!!

Is it really entrenched doping culture or is the occupation pressure so great to cause all these? Very sad for the individual as well as for the sport. :?
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby jules21 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:33 am

apparently he's barely literate and dropped out of school at an early age. he's just not a very cluey guy. hopefully he wakes up to himself after this.
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Postby goneriding » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:44 am

jules21 wrote:apparently he's barely literate and dropped out of school at an early age. he's just not a very cluey guy. hopefully he wakes up to himself after this.


Unlikely! He clearly didn't learn anything from his ban for EPO so it's highly likely this won't either. It's a shame because he'll likely get another ban and we'll never get to see what he was really capable of.

Sad really.
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Postby jules21 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:49 am

yeah, well, he's facing a life ban. even if he convinces the UCI that it wasn't caused by doping (seems unlikely), i'm guessing they could still potentially deny him a pro license due to unexplained renal failure.
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby herzog » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:03 am

What a silly sausage.

And this is why they need first time permanent bans from the sport. A 1-2 year ban makes this stuff worth the risk.

Any idiot who does this should cop:
1. Permanent ban.
2. Repay any sponsorship $ and prizemoney
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Postby JV911 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:41 am

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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby jules21 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:01 pm

for sale: fridge, slightly dodgy temperature control, would best suit as storage for non-perishable items. pick up only, after it is returned to me by the carabinieri.
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby goneriding » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:27 pm

Perhaps he got the blood bag confused with the pomodoro sauce?
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:25 pm

You'd think the one thing he would learn to read would be use by dates.
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby sogood » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:46 pm

Mulger bill wrote:You'd think the one thing he would learn to read would be use by dates.

Probably DIY job and he missed that "Enter Use by Date" step. :roll:
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:14 am

Vaconsoleil did well with a couple of their star signings...... Ricco & Mosquera.

poor buggers, hope this doesn't mean that the team folds/loses their sponsors
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby Fletcher » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:05 am

MichaelB wrote:Vaconsoleil did well with a couple of their star signings...... Ricco & Mosquera.

poor buggers, hope this doesn't mean that the team folds/loses their sponsors


Meanwhile Geox, complete with Menchov & Sastre didn't even get a Pro Tour licence.

..and yeh, Ricco. What a plonker...
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby jules21 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:17 am

Fletcher wrote:Meanwhile Geox, complete with Menchov & Sastre didn't even get a Pro Tour licence.

this says a lot about how serious the UCI really are about combatting doping.
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Postby Chuck » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:28 pm

jules21 wrote:
Fletcher wrote:Meanwhile Geox, complete with Menchov & Sastre didn't even get a Pro Tour licence.

this says a lot about how serious the UCI really are about combatting doping.


Agree. I don't think Landis' claims re LA and the UCI are all that outlandish.
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:06 pm

Landis will give all the money he gets back from his "whistle blower" suit of course.
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby Dr_Mutley » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:42 am

sogood wrote:Stale meaning bacteria overgrown blood and renal failure. That is so stupid!!!



or significantly hemolysed
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby shiv » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:20 pm

jules21 wrote:
Fletcher wrote:Meanwhile Geox, complete with Menchov & Sastre didn't even get a Pro Tour licence.

this says a lot about how serious the UCI really are about combatting doping.


Considering they have rules banning anyone caught for doping offences from racing in a Pro Tour (now World Tour) team for 4 years after the sanction starts, yet Basso, Vinokourov, Ricco, DiLuca etc are all allowed back in as soon as their time is up. Not doing themselves any favours by bending the rules to suit themselves.
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Re: Riccardo Ricco 'performed stale blood transfusion on him

Postby gauchoracer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:31 pm

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