Schlek out of the Tour
Why would Schleck dope/cheat/whatever when the Tour’s already lost and there’s no chance of glory? Would he risk his reputation to come, say, fifth in the GC? Or is this finding the result of a longer-term doping programme?
Only Singletrack Can Find Out!!
Quick bring me the gallows nowPosted 5 years ago16stonepigMember
This is a weird one. As far as I can tell, it’s not really that helpful a drug in terms of performance. Also, it’s just so blatant – there’s a specific test and a specific yes/no result. It’s not like blood doping where the labs have to record details over time and make all sorts of calculations and interpretations.
You have to ask – why the hell would he have done it? Sounds a little sinister to me.
Unless of course he just wants an excuse to get out of the Tour, and will have his name completely cleared in a few moths…Posted 5 years agoBerm BanditMember
The simple fact is that at this level a suspect substance in the body is at best incompetence on the part of both the individual and his coaching team, or its cheating. There really isn’t any middle ground on it. What he’s now doing is going for the “someones spiked my drink” defence, which although theoretically possible is about as lame as it gets.
Personally, I’m pretty disgusted with the whole cheating issue and have little or no regard for these so called hyper athletes for that reason. I was starting to think that perhaps, just perhaps the doping nightmare was over. However, it clearly isn’t and obviously I was naive to believe it might be.
Shame that its going to blight what should be a fantastic achievement for British cycling generally.Posted 5 years agotracknickoMember
Unless of course he just wants an excuse to get out of the Tour, and will have his name completely cleared in a few moths…
of all the reasons you could use to wimp out of the tour, i think blighting your name with a fake dope scandal would be pretty **** stupid.
be interesting to see some more info / b sample results before we all make our final decisions. in fact its interesting enough that he has been pulled / pushed out before the b sample has been checked.Posted 5 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
If people can’t read beyond the first page before posting a thread it’s no wonder the search function has seized up from lack of use…. 🙄Posted 5 years ago
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