Nothing illegal about it.yeah, I meant for competitive types!
Amateur racers - would you take EPO as part of a clinical trial?
as long as they send a leggy blonde to wake me up in the middle of the night to stop my blood turning to glue then I'm in....
Don't thing it would be on to race on it, but I'd be all over Strava like a nasty rash...
No such thing as amateur racing in terms of controls. The same rules apply to everyone, assuming we are talking about competition under the mandate of a governing body with anti doping rules, such as the UCI.
You are not going to get a free pass because you are part of a study. Of course, you are unlikely to be tested unless you start winning races, so in practical terms this is more of a moral question. Are you prepared to break the rules you agreed to follow when you took out a racing licence?
I would think about the risk of being targeted for testing if it becomes known that you are participating in the trial.
I suspect that the trial organisers will be well aware of all these issues, and will provide very clear guidance about the implications. For an active athlete in a sanctioned sport, I am pretty sure it is going to be a no-no.
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