Yet Another Cycling Forum

General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: GruB on April 10, 2011, 10:04:00 pm

Title: National Dope programmes?
Post by: GruB on April 10, 2011, 10:04:00 pm
This nice weather means plenty of time relaxing with Mrs G in the summer house.
That means I can catch up on my magazine reading.
That means several issues of Cycle Sport and Cycling Plus.

December edition - Cycle Sport - page 18 - Opinion column - caught my eye.  It talks about an Italian judge making comments that 'outraged Liquigas' - apparently.  It then lists a long number of names under the heading of "Finished on the podium or won stages in the Grand Tours over the last 5 years and tested positive".
Now some I knew or had read of but it caused me to search wikipedia to ascertain their county of origin:

Alberto Contador - Spanish
Ezequiel Mosquera - Spanish
Alejandro Valverde - Spanish
Mikel Astarloza - Spanish
Gabriele Bosisio - Italian
Davide Rebellin - Italian
Stefan Schumacher - German
Emanuele Sella - Italian
Riccardo Ricco - Italian
Leonardo Piepoli - Italian
Bernhard Kohl - Austrian
Eddy Mazzoleni - Italian
Alexandre Vinokourov - Russian
Matthias Kessler - German
Iban Mayo - Basque Country - Spain
Andrey Kaschechkin - Russian
Michele Scarponi - Italian
Floyd Landis - American
Aitor Gonzalez - Basque Country - Spain

Then the other wrong doers-
Roberto Heras - Spanish
Ivan Basso - Italian
Jan Ullrich - German
Thomas Dekker - Dutch
Christian Pfannberger - Austrian
Michael Rasmussen - Danish
Serguei Honchar - Ukrainian
Alessandro Petacchi - Italian
Rui Costa - Portuguese
David Garcia Dapena - Spanish
Title: Re: National Dope programmes?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 10, 2011, 10:26:02 pm
Rather disappointing to see no British names on the list. How are we going to win any Olympic medals without a well-organised doping programme?  :demon:
Title: Re: National Dope programmes?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on April 10, 2011, 11:04:45 pm
It might be more interesting to group them by team, director sportif or team doctor links, rather than by nationality.
Title: Re: National Dope programmes?
Post by: Hot Flatus on April 10, 2011, 11:06:33 pm
It might be more interesting to group them by team, director sportif or team doctor links, rather than by nationality.

...or brothers-in-law  ;)