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Posted - 16 March 2017 21:21
On BBC website. One of the domestiques admitted injecting vitamins in secret and then when the team found out they covered it up
Posted - 16 March 2017 22:01
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is thay forbidden or just colossally dumb?
Posted - 17 March 2017 07:32
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The vitamins themselves were all legal but cyclists are forbidden to self inject due to risks of air bubbles etc. Allegedly when caught with them and reported by a teammate he claimed he hadn't been able to go through with the injections, which technically meant he hadn't broken the doping rules, just Sky's internal ones. The doctor said he was very concerned about the guy's mental health and they sent the vials off for testing. When they just came back as legal vitamins, they decided to deal with it internally and didn't report it to the authorities.
Assuming that account is true, I can't see this as a smoking gun...
old git roundabout
Posted - 17 March 2017 08:27
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any more than their swift action re Tiernan- Locke.
Hal Incandenza
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:23
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Ha, pull the other one Excession.
bananaman returns
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:35
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"All other successful cycling teams in recent past are loaded with drug cheats, but we're the exception that proves the rule"
old git roundabout
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:44
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Funny kind of drug fiend who tells the Governing Body in advance what he proposes to take and gets permission to do so.
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:50
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I feel sorry for Froomey on the next TDF because there will be even more "fans" chucking bottles of urine over him because of all this
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:38
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'Ha, pull the other one Excession.'

Well - even if they did know he injected - 'Cycling team covers up injections of legal substances' isn't exactly Lance Armstrong territory is it?