open topic, for anything cycling related.
A lot of Amgen employees are cyclists, in a cycling area. Who is most qualified to administer EPO to themselves - the manufacturer?
On the juice, much?
It's never a single party responsibility here.
Cost of a medical product is determined by numerous factors, including research (both laboratory and clinical), risk of failure, government regulation and recent decades, expectation of zero complication by patients and willingness to litigate. Let alone of the later, the amount of regulation and duration of research required to bring a product to market is jaw dropping. Now add in all the unrealistic expectations of patient consumers and a court/media that favours the individual, cost can only go up and up. Take the silicon breast implant story where the scientific data doesn't even support all the claims, not only did the company lose the court case and paid out in millions, it also gave silicon a bad name within the medical device industry. As a result, all the millions to billions invested in silicon as a medical implant material vaporised overnight. That, is where one needs to ask questions about "reasonable cost to the consumer". Similar can be said of pharmaceutics, one sensationalist media report of an expected adverse event will tank a product in the market place.
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Lance has got Big Mig on his side...that's gotta count for something?
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Aah, didn't know EPO was used for anemia and the like. However, given the association of cycling with doping I'm not sure it is a great look for cycling.
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And Contador too!
Cadel never "worked" with Ferrari, he completed a half day test back in 2000 our so, to determine if he could make the transition to road racing from MTB. I would hardly call this working.
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3 Spainards have now publicly voiced their disapproval or support against of the proceedings against LA.
Valverde going as far to say LA won those tours with his own legs. Can't find the article now, maybe Cycling News taken it down.
Contador says no respect shown to LA http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/contador-says-there-is-no-new-proof-against-armstrong
Indurain already mentioned.
English speaking editorials may have lost something in translation or it may say something about that particular era of cycling and perhaps even more recent times for particular nationalities.
Spain was isolated from Europe during the Franco years, and just as a generation of East German athletes had earlier used steroids to catch up with the West, the Spanish were blood transfusion pioneers leading up to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Notoriously tolerant of doping (and police wouldn't prosecute, unlike the French), Spain was the place to come to for transfusions and to escape testing scrutiny. Bruyneel set up the Postal team base in Girona.
He is Spanish isn't he?
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This is a surprise to me given the blow up Contador had with LA in Astana. But I can also see his point. At present and the way USADA (as per many high profile legal cases), it's a case of piling all the responsibilities onto one individual (LA in this case) to ensure a conviction of one. Factually, doping was the dominant culture of the time, a most unfortunate era. But lynching of one to absolve all the wrongs of the time is not exactly right either. Otherwise I am seeing two types of commentary, one to use the opportunity to confess one's sins of the past and escape additional scrutiny. The other is to leverage the episode to highlight one's holier than thou anti-doping stance.
We should also recall that Spain gave us probably the most appalling case of cheating in sporting history.
They won basketball at the special Olympics with a bunch of guys pretending to be mentally handicapped.
They were later caught and there were resignations aplenty but the damage was done.
How could those guys sleep at night?
Hence the dubbing of Armstrong as "Cancer Jesus".
Yes, can see that.
Technologically advanced countries cheat through the latest technology and often get away with it.
Technological laggard countries develop asymmetrical solutions, but unfortunately for them, these often are seen as stupid by those holding the technology and generally ridiculed by all others and beat up by the media.
any connection isn't great... Hence he made a public statement to get the info out there. I read what he did with him as well.
Franck schleck payed 6k (?) to Fuentes if I recall for nothing. Just the connection is enough to tar him for life ( for Franck that is ).
Big Mig ... Clean
Valverde ... Another clean supporter...
You couldn't buy that sort of support
Greg LeMond has an open letter to PaT McQuaid on his facebook timeline http://www.facebook.com/greglemond?ref=ts&fref=ts
Doesn't pull any punches - interesting to see how McQuaid will respond - another lawsuit in Switzerland seeking $6,000 in damages!!??
Last time I check, Paul Kimmage fighting fund - http://nyvelocity.com/content/features/2012/paul-kimmage-defense-fund - was well over $70k - should buy some good legal guns.
Are you kidding me? Planning to use legal aid services? $70k would barely pay for a formal legal opinion let alone trying to reach a worthwhile legal outcome. Legal fights are for those with deep pockets.
Oh Bobby ... another rider bites the dust.
This photo makes me feel almost physically sick. How the world has changed. I find myself getting more and more angry at the people who have done this to our sport.
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An article about the effects of doping on the clean professional riders.
Woah, let's not go too far here!
lets all watch this - its a chilling story on Lance - Swears he never cheated...
Well, as long as we are talking about cleaning up the UCI..... You do want to clean up the UCI, don't you?
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