- Enduro rider caught doping*
which ones? I looked on bigbike and 26in and there was nothing.
OK, only the one, but by far the most active forum (velovert)
Although as people have pointed out, it wouldn’t take a genius to hold the results sheets of the 2011 and 2012 Reunion Megavalanche and compare and with a little extra information, can reduce the number of suspects down to one name.
It is imperative that the athlete is properly licensed to the federation at the time of the hearing of them to legally apply any sanction. However, in this case, the athlete concerned has, according to what the federation told me on the phone this morning, not held a FFC licence in 2012. Therefore it was up to the AFLD (Agence Français de Lutte contre le Dopage) to decide upon the penalty.
Loose translation from http://justaboutvelo.com/2013/01/chasser-puis-cacher-pour-ne-pas-que-ca-se-sache/Posted 5 years ago
The same blog entry has deduced that the incriminated has a right to demand anonimity and this seems to have been granted, although IMO its a damn good way to get a mob of angry villagers sharpening their pitchforks and lighting their torches.
If the stuff about the FFC licence is correct then can it be the rider who has been mentioned earlier?Posted 5 years ago
Is he not French and has he not been racing some the Super Enduros in 2012 – for which you would need a full licence of some sort?. Maybe the rider in question has dual nationality and has a licence with their second country?
so far im the only person ranting on fb
So if a Kona team rider received a ban and was stripped of his wins for doping, would kona still have love for the man?
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Chris Kimberley and if say the riders own cycling body had responded with a laughable 6 month off season ban……Posted 5 years ago
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link to velo vert forum :
news announced on page 1345 .Posted 5 years ago
Zangolin – you can get round the licence thing at SuperEnduro by getting an Italian doctors cert that you are fit to race, I.e. physically ok.
Ah interesting – I guessed you might be able to race without a licence as per UK enduros etc. Just though it might be very unusual for an elite/pro level racer to not have a full licence?Posted 5 years ago
The guy identified above is in his late 30s so near the end of his pro career anyway.
Just looking at an interview with him from last year I found this gem…Posted 5 years ago
Race results don’t come for free. Tell us about training: How, where and how much of it?
It’s my secret. lol But it’s only when you take a pleasure to ride on a bike , and always push your limits . You need to be a challenger rider.atlazMember
As someone said above, accidents happen, but not with masking agents.
It’s a diuretic. It’s not like you buy them over the counter as masking agents; there are loads of ways to end up taking them without perhaps knowing. I’d be more inclined to see what the real story is before getting all righteous about it. It’s entirely possible he was doping but 6-months suggests a technical violation, not that the authority decided he was on a serious dope run.
Even Bassons got a 1-year ban for missing a test from the French authorities (and doping is illegal in France) so I imagine there’s more to the six months than just they want to let him off; he’s hardly a well known name outside his own particular discipline.Posted 5 years ago
duirdh – Member
What would compel someone to contact a complete strangers employer with information based on nothing more than rumours in an atempt to have them sacked? other than being a complete prick of course.
obviously I am a prick!
but I stand by my actions
its in karim and konas intrests to clear this up as soon as possiblePosted 5 years ago
Karim Amour of Team Kona was mentioned – but not heard any more about it -so probably not him?.Posted 4 years ago
This quite interesting from back in Jan:
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