Author Topic: Doping controls and jersey presentations  (Read 893 times)

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Doping controls and jersey presentations
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:05:12 pm »
A slightly offbeat question for y'all:

In major races like the Giro and Le Tour, does the winning rider usually go off to the doping control to give their sample before the jersey presentation or afterwards?
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

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Re: Doping controls and jersey presentations
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 12:29:18 pm »
A slightly offbeat question for y'all:

In major races like the Giro and Le Tour, does the winning rider usually go off to the doping control to give their sample before the jersey presentation or afterwards?

Normally after, although a chaperone needs to be with them from the moment they cross the line up to when they provide the sample

Re: Doping controls and jersey presentations
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 12:33:08 pm »
My recollection from TV is that it’s normally before - they sometimes mention it’s why the podium is delayed.

(From TdF. Never watched the Giro)

Re: Doping controls and jersey presentations
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 06:29:56 pm »
I thought it was always straight into the control from the finish, usually with the paperazzi waiting outside!

Re: Doping controls and jersey presentations
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 09:41:04 pm »
The chaperones usually guide them straight to the doping control from the finish so there's less chance of funny business (fake penises, hidden clean wee, etc).

Re: Doping controls and jersey presentations
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 11:04:25 pm »
Assume that with covid-19," all out of competition tests will be suspended, so dopers in all sports can shoot up with impunity.