Basically i have an opportunity to take part in a trial of testing methods for EPO (the research is WADA funded and done via a university). Half of the subject group will be on placebos but half will be on the real stuff.
Those involved wouldnt be able to race during this period (which i think is 2 x 12 weeks) but presumably they are going to reap the benefits of their training during that time. Ethically that is pretty dubious IMO although it would be interesting to see what improvements can be made!
Anyway is EPO safe to take in a controlled environment and what are the potential side effects short and longer term?