Friday, October 10, 2008

What a Loser

This guy.

Sanctioned by USADA.

Yeah, I confirmed that this is the right guy by checking the results of the race where he was caught, the Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional.

8 comments:

TnA said...

How many SoCal guys do you think would fail a pee test if they had them? My guess is it would be a heck of a lot...sad.

USADA only got lucky on that one because the guy ended up doing a race where he had to pee in a cup. If he was smart he would've just stayed in the US...which is also sad.

Marco Fanelli said...

Not to be argumentative, but I don't think very many socal riders are doped. Of course there are a few that are generally suspected, and I think some of those are probably correct. But out of a few thousand licensed racers, I bet you could count the number who dope with your fingers and toes (at most). Not to minimize the issue, but I don't think it's rampant at all.

If I were king, I'd insist that USADA be at all NRC races, and then as long as they're there for the P/1 & Women's race, they should go ahead and do some testing in other categories/classes. I think it's a few hundred dollars for a pee test, probably covering EPO and steroids. Pay for it with higher license fees and entry fees.

TnA said...

Yeah...but this guy was popped for testosterone. There are a lot of "anti-aging" docs prescribing that stuff out there (along with HGH). Even if a guy takes it just to get his levels back up to "normal" (however THAT is defined) and rationalizes it that way, it's still technically doping...and cheating.

http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/200311/200311_drug_test_1.html

Read that article above and then tell me that you won't increase your estimate...

anony-miss said...

That link had no effect on my estimate. Mostly because it didn't work. Have a better link or article text?

tna said...

Hmmm...works for me. Try this one instead:

http://tinyurl.com/tqxn

Marco Fanelli said...

Yes, I have no doubt that somebody inclined to dope can do it. So maybe that accounts for the 20 or so that I guestimated.

Anonymous said...

Add Berhard Kohl to the list of losers...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2008/oct08/oct13news4

Druber

Marco Fanelli said...

Oh man Druber! They're dropping like flies. So much for the delusion that this year was a lot cleaner.