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Nairo Quintana and Arkea hotel rooms searched by French police...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nairo-quintanas-hotel-room-searched-by-french-police-on-tour-de-france/

Not sure what if anything to make of this but I thought it could be interesting...

Has it been picked up in the Asylum?
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,726
    Weirdly, it was done by police not in cooperation with French anti-doping authorities.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,216
    Strange to pick on an under performing team.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • RichN95. said:

    Police say that they have found a back wheel stolen from Chris Froome which Quinatana brought along to hug at night


    Correlation is not causation.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,101
    What is the usual treatment for nasty nettle stings? Presumably no TUE required for dock leaves...
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,862
    If it’s not in conjunction with doping authorities, then its more likely that Arkea Samsic needed something from the Tour and were nicking ashtrays and towelling robes from hotels...
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,158

    If it’s not in conjunction with doping authorities, then its more likely that Arkea Samsic needed something from the Tour and were nicking ashtrays and towelling robes from hotels...

    Ouch!
  • RichN95. said:

    Police say that they have found a back wheel stolen from Chris Froome which Quinatana brought along to hug at night

    Your a day too late for post of tour.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,469
    Public prosecutor from Marseille opens a preliminary investigation into a team, believed to be Arkéa-Samsic reports AFP, after discovery of "numerous health products including medicine... and especially a method that could be considered doping"

  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,618
    Hasn't anyone told them they've missed their eve-of-the-Tour-bust date?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,730 Lives Here
    Too soon to say natch but usually my rule of thumb is if it’s police it’s usually serious.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,249
    French police investigate French team? This is a v weird year indeed.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,726
    "method that could be considered doping"... Interesting turn of phrase. Suggests not something as simple as a banned substance. There is a list of prohibited methods in here:

    https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/wada_2020_english_prohibited_list_0.pdf
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,494
    It's Warren Barguil's weed stash they've found. Only performance enhancing in competition.
  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    I love a good drugs bust. Cycling wouldnt be cycling without it
  • censored translation but from that Inrng link.

    " ...prescription to an athlete without medical justification of a substance or method prohibited within the framework of a sporting event, aid in the use and incitement for the use of a substance or method prohibited for athletes, transport and possession of a substance or method prohibited for the purpose of use by an athlete without medical justification."
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,216
    orraloon said:

    French police investigate French team? This is a v weird year indeed.

    Festina were a French team during the scandal.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • Prosthetic motor doping. Love toy jammed up his arris.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,862
    I reckon someone saw Quintana mumbling into a cup of cocoa about what a stupid sport this is and figured it was an old shaman performing an ayahuasca ceremony.
    The laugh’s on them, though, as I’m pretty sure it’s not banned anyway.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,871
    edited September 2020

    Prosthetic motor doping. Love toy jammed up his arris.


    He'd never get it in, not with Matt Rendell already being up there

    Quintana probably just brought some sweets over from Colombia for Gibo Simoni
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,249
    pblakeney said:

    orraloon said:

    French police investigate French team? This is a v weird year indeed.

    Festina were a French team during the scandal.
    Yebbut. Pinot! Alaphilippe! Bardet! Oh. Yeah. So has the next French winner of the TdF been born yet? Copyright davidof OTP.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,730 Lives Here
    I wouldn't even know what drugs riders are supposed to be on nowadays.

    Anyone remember the days of cutting edge muscle?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,060
    edited September 2020

    censored translation but from that Inrng link.

    " ...prescription to an athlete without medical justification of a substance or method prohibited within the framework of a sporting event, aid in the use and incitement for the use of a substance or method prohibited for athletes, transport and possession of a substance or method prohibited for the purpose of use by an athlete without medical justification."



    Hydroxychloroquine..?
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  • Matt Rendall says

    Nothing incriminating found. Team doc MAY have had needles in his bag: "potentially doping practices"? That detail has nothing to do with Nairo. Doc and soigneur still being held. This is all pathetically tenuous, certainly not a TdF doping scandal. Clutching at straws.

    Not a neutral opinion obvs
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,556
    pblakeney said:

    orraloon said:

    French police investigate French team? This is a v weird year indeed.

    Festina were a French team during the scandal.
    I recall Cofidis having a rough time with the Popo as well.
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  • "Further update via AFP said two people have been taken into preliminary custody or “Gardes à vue” on Monday morning. According to the Le Parisien, the two were a team doctor and soigneur, adding that "100ml of saline and injection equipment" were discovered during the searches.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • "Further update via AFP said two people have been taken into preliminary custody or “Gardes à vue” on Monday morning. According to the Le Parisien, the two were a team doctor and soigneur, adding that "100ml of saline and injection equipment" were discovered during the searches.

    Hmmm, my "inside man" must have been mistaken.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,618
    edited September 2020
    Would a team doctor not have that sort of thing available in the case of a rider needing emergency hydration or something similar? It sounds like a complete load of nothing to me, and some Flic trying to make a name for himself.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,434
    According to that prohibited list that Bobmac linked to. You are allowed 100ml over a 12 hour period via I.V. So I wonder if there has been abit of an over reaction.
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 549
    Quintana must have ingested something from sucking other riders wheels.
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