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Sky - gaming the system?

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Bledlow:
Is this what's been going on? Following the rules to the letter, but exploiting the little wrinkles that allow getting away with what might be considered cheating?

Or is that harsh, & Sky is clean as a whistle, & every TUE is absolutely justified?

The number of top cyclists taking medication for asthma is interesting. Is it really well above the rate in the population as a whole or is that a mistaken impression?

LittleWheelsandBig:
It would be interesting to see how many TUE requests get rejected.

Kim:

--- Quote from: Bledlow on September 24, 2016, 02:18:32 pm ---The number of top cyclists taking medication for asthma is interesting. Is it really well above the rate in the population as a whole or is that a mistaken impression?

--- End quote ---

Happens a lot with swimmers, because it's a sport that asthmatics are encouraged to do, and some of them turn out to be really good at it.  Maybe something similar is going on with cycling?

LittleWheelsandBig:
Asthma folk being pointed towards swimming is well known. I've never heard of them being pointed towards cycling.

Hot Flatus:
The interesting thing is that several ex-pro riders have said that Wiggins use of strong steroid drugs and more importantly when he used them was identical to the protocol they used for doping purposes.

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