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  • hora
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    I wonder if there were any British cyclists in there.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    If we’re just doing idle speculation, I’d be thinking more about successful Spanish sportsmen and women.

    warton
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    bloody hell, that is a massive piece of news.

    various massive sports stars, and teams will be sighing a big sigh of relief

    bigdawg
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    The offences date back to the early/mid 90s I think millar was the only british rider to speak of at that time.

    The reason the samples are to be destroyed is so t hey can never be linked to the tennis and footballers that we were told numerous times were in there, but everytime the good dr has offered to name names he’s been told to shut up – even during this trial – it was a farce from start to finish..

    warton
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    bloody hell, that is a massive piece of news.

    various massive sports stars, and teams will be sighing a big sigh of relief

    mogrim
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    They’re not to be destroyed until the appeals process has finished, which could still take a while.

    hora
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    If we are doing idle speculation?

    Well it really isn’t helping is it? Do you really think it’ll only be Spanish ‘stars’? The only customers? hmmm.

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    Wasn’t Alonso on the original list that was released – only to be removed a day or so later after an alleged massive payment? I was told this by a Dutch man on a bike so it must be true.

    soobalias
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    did the dutch guy take you for a schmoke and a pancake yah?

    bigdawg
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    the list wasn’t restricted to Spanish sportstars only – Hamilton in his book makes quite good mention of using Fuentes (or rather his assistant!)

    The trouble is doping at the time of the raid wasn’t illegal in spain so Id imagine that use of the blood bags and computer records would constitute a breach of soneones rights – or that’s at least what Id expect a wealthy footballer’s lawyer to argue…

    It was quite obvious during the trial that people were being leaned on to make sure the details were not released during the trial – how odd he’s been convicted of doping athletes he can’t tell you about..?!

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    Fuentes gets 12 months but all the samples are to be destroyed.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    the spanish football squad would have to give back all the trophies theyve won

    wouldnt go down well

    im sure uefa and fifa are very happy to keep it all burried and no doubt applied pressure to ensure it was

    and obviously nadal too

    mbs2010
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    FWIW the chief of the Spanish doping agency has promised to try and identify all Fuentes clients and go public.

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    I suppose what sucks is that cycling will forever be assossciated with drugs cheats in the public mind, when in reality its probably every top athelete

    xanboy
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    Hmm, rumours in tennis are Rafa Nadel wasn’t injured but serving a silent drugs ban. Athletes and boxers are amongst the people who are being kept under wraps. Only 37 of the 200 different blood bags stored are cyclists.

    Junkyard
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    It really does not help as it is clearly not transparent

    Folk were cheating and we could know who..this is clearly in the public interest.
    It wont be just cyclists or the Spanish

    I would also expect tennis – it barely tests, boxing and football to be in there

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    Didn’t the judge in the case have some sort of links to one of Spain’s top football teams? On the board of directors or something?

    Rumours being of course that the team was implicated in the doping ring.

    But yeah, difficult to prosecute for because doping wasn’t illegal, he can only be done under “endangering public health”.

    I wish Lance would tell all, that would be highly entertaining.

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