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Has Italian naughty cyclist Riccò been blood doping?

One of the reasons I think modern doping in sport needs to be treated more harshly is that increasingly the doping products of choice are likely to be risky. Not only are many of the products biologically active hormones (such… Continue reading →

Alberto Contador, Clenbuterol and Justice

With news announced this week that the Spanish Cycling Federation is to hand down a one year ban to Alberto Contador for testing positive for clenbuterol in a sample taken during the 2010 Tour de France, I believe there is… Continue reading →

Valv. (Piti) to take his doping ban to European Court of Human Rights?

According to a report at road.cc (Valverde loses Swiss appeal, considers taking case to European Court of Human Rights), Alejandro Valverde has failed in his bid to get his ban overturned.  The ban was for his apparent involvement in the… Continue reading →

Valv. (Piti) Loses Final Appeal

It’s been quite a few weeks (or perhaps months) since dear Valv. (Piti) – aka Alejandro Valverde’s doping case graced this blog.  Today, CyclingNews.com reports that Alejandro Valverde has lost the final appeal against his doping ban (Valverde Loses Final… Continue reading →

Alberto Contador and the plasticiser

I’d been pondering the discovery of plasticiser in Alberto Contador’s doping control sample, when I came across an excellent overview at the VeloNews site (The Explainer: Plastics – VeloNews).  It’s well worth reading to put the latest accusation in perspective…. Continue reading →

More gossip about Contador

Velonews reports more on Contador’s “doping violation” (Former French doping chief says there have been rumors about Contador since July, quoting Pierre Bordry (former head of the French anti-doping agency AFLD) as saying rumours had been flying since July.  Interestingly,… Continue reading →

Is Alberto Contador really positive for Clenbuterol?

William Fotheringham reports in The Guardian today that Alberto Contador has been provisionally suspended after positive test taken during the second rest day of the 2010 Tour de France (Alberto Contador provisionally suspended after positive test). Apparently traces of the… Continue reading →

Valv. (Piti) banned for two years

As reported over the last few days (Cyclist Alejandro Valverde banned two years for doping – USATODAY.com; Valverde suspended for two years world-wide, keeps results – Cyclingnews.com), Alejandro Valverde, aka Valv. (Piti) has been banned for two years effective 1/1/10… Continue reading →

Valv. (Piti) accuses UCI and CONI of Vendetta

I see more about Valv.(Piti) in Cyclingnews.com (Valverde Accuses UCI And CONI Of Vendetta | Cyclingnews.com).  Perhaps to celebrate his rise to the top of the UCI points table, Alejandro Valverde has accused UCI and CONI of engaging in a… Continue reading →

Abnormal blood readings due to Piles?

One of the three riders named as having suspicious blood parameters is making an unusual defence claim (Rosendo’s Blood Readings Due To Haemorrhoids? | Cyclingnews.com). Jesús Rosendo Prado has been suspended by his team, but the claim has now been… Continue reading →

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