Author Topic: Valverde banned  (Read 656 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.
Never tell me the odds.

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.  ::-)