Author Topic: Valverde banned  (Read 691 times)

rdaviesb

Valverde banned
« on: May 31, 2010, 09:12:40 pm »
...from 1/1/2010. Looks like a DNA match to a bag of blood containing EPO has finally been recognised as bang to rights evidence.

Good.


Re: Valverde banned
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 09:55:35 pm »
About fkg time!  Odds on Contador riding for C d 'E next year?
Working my way up to inferior.

simonp

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Re: Valverde banned
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 09:57:42 pm »
So this was blood doping using EPO to boost red blood cells before taking the blood?

If so, then it seems a bit strange (from the POV of avoiding a positive doping test) since when you reinject the blood, you'd test positive for EPO, wouldn't you?

rdaviesb

Re: Valverde banned
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 10:01:17 pm »
Strange but might be true....

Taken from cyclingnews.com

The UCI requested in August, 2007 that the RFEC open disciplinary hearings against Valverde when the rider was linked to a bag of blood labeled '18' which also contained the banned blood booster EPO.

Re: Valverde banned
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 10:02:23 pm »
Normally EPO doesn't hang around in the body for long, which is why the test is for a high haemocrit rather than EPO itself.  The bag of blood must have been taken too soon after the dose of EPO.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Valverde banned
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 12:04:03 am »
Yippee, the worst kept secret in cycling is finally resolved.
Until the appeal that is.  ::-)