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True confessions

mpiempie Posts: 84
edited October 2013 in Pro race
Snipped from Millar thread...
For my education (at least), are there any pro-cyclist who have admitted to doping without being either caught or retired?
Or elite athletes in any other sport?

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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,025
    Arguably Anquetil?

    Problem with the question is that once you confess then you'd be convicted or forced into retirement... non?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,532
    I don't think Jesus Manzano had formally retired when he spilled the beans - but he never raced again (due to injury as much as anything).
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • BiffcpBiffcp Posts: 813

    <i>Rarer than a one-liner by Howard Peel</i>
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    dish_dash wrote:
    Arguably Anquetil?
    Performance-enhancing substances weren't illegal until the very end of his career though. Coppi talked about using drugs openly.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,990
    I think if you removed the retirement clause there are a few more. I think riders that confess unchallenged when retired are one notch above those that only confess when found out.
  • TimB34TimB34 Posts: 316
    Jerome Chiotti - Festina MTB rider. Fessed up without failing any tests:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A9r%C3%B4me_Chiotti

    I only know this due to a French TV programme in the summer that I posted about here : viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=12934486
  • mpiempie Posts: 84
    dish_dash wrote:
    Arguably Anquetil?

    Problem with the question is that once you confess then you'd be convicted or forced into retirement... non?

    Sorry, bad wording. I meant to ask if there were any who had confessed without having had a positive test (or been involuntarily 'outed' some other way) and who were not either retired or about to retire.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    sssshh sssshh shsh
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