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Pellizotti cleared

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
edited October 2010 in Pro race
UCI's worst nightmare comes to life.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    It was only a matter of time before a rider challenged the bio passport system. My expert vs your expert.

    Wonder if the whole system is now dead in the water or whether the fringe benefits (target testing of riders with whacky blood values) outweigh the considerable cost. :?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    I'm sure it will go to CAS and WADA should set up and support the UCI.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,907
    bye bye bio passort ... that went well then

    sigh

    :roll:
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Franco is also planning to ask the UCI for damages.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:
    Franco is also planning to ask the UCI for damages.

    Is there any point? "The UCI is not a wealthy organisation"
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    bye bye bio passort ... that went well then

    sigh

    :roll:

    Wanna bet?
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • SnorebensSnorebens Posts: 759
    iainf72 wrote:
    Franco is also planning to ask the UCI for damages.

    Is there any point? "The UCI is not a wealthy organisation"

    maybe payment in kind? What about Lance's donated Sysmex machine? That way Franco could make sure he doesn't stray close to the edge again.
  • BakuninBakunin Posts: 868
    The dolphin is free to swim (climb)...
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    It's Go Go Gadget time again!!
  • YorkmanYorkman Posts: 290
    Will the UCI pay me as I had a small fortune on him winning the GIro.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Can it get any worse?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,960
    DaveyL wrote:
    bye bye bio passort ... that went well then

    sigh

    :roll:

    Wanna bet?

    I agree with you there. It's only one rider's case judged by one court. And the decision was based on the individual data, not the legality of the passport.

    It will almost certainly go to the CAS eventually. A lot of British law goes through various courts, sometimes with different judgements, before ending up with the Lords.

    It's a blow for the UCI/WADA, but not the death knell of the system.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • CumulonimbusCumulonimbus Posts: 1,730
    Five riders were named in 2009 as having had blood irregularities and four have since been banned, including two Italians. The fifth retired from the sport. This year has seen Valjavec cleared followed by Pellizotti. The UCI is going to appeal the Valjavec case and may well do with the Pellizotti one. This suggests to me that either people are coming up with better excuses or the previous convictions means that people are actually paying more attention to their blood levels. Whether this means they are loads cleaner or getting a similar doping effect from micro-dosing and flying under the radar is open to question.

    Is there any news on Rosendo, the other of the three noted as having failed the blood passport earlier this year?

    One thing that comes to mind is that there were reports that 8 riders were judged to have failed the blood passport in the last year but that only three had been charged. The UCI claimed that they were awaiting further tests while those of a cynical mind-frame claimed that the 5 riders were being protected. Recent events give support to the UCI's position - if you suppose these three have the dodgiest results then getting a ban on the other five would appear to be very unlikely. However, we dont know if these are the most extreme or not.

    Be nice to have some actual data.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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