French agency targets Astana for illegal transfusion kit

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  1. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Syringes seized during Tour de France show seven DNA fingerprints

    An investigation into medical equipment seized by French police during the Tour de France is closing in on the Astana team. A new report by Le Monde states that the Central Office against Environmental Damage and Public Health (OCLAESP) have limited any further proceedings to the Astana team after finding insufficient evidence against other teams.

    The public prosecutor in Paris opened the investigation in October after OCLAESP claimed it had uncovered "suspect" syringes of various sizes in the medical waste disposed by the Astana team. The latest finding states that infusion equipment, which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in July of 2008, except in cases of medical emergency, was among the material.
    The possession of intravenous drip bags could constitute a breach of French law banning the sale or possession of illegal drugs.

    The finding could mean the Tour de France champion Alberto Contador as well as his then-teammates, including Lance Armstrong and director Johan Bruyneel, could be questioned by the French authorities. -->

    Le Monde's sources claim that analysis of the medical waste show the presence of "polypeptides". The Paris laboratory Toxlab is testing for the presence of growth hormone. Also seized from the Astana team were anti-hypertensive drugs.

    The newspaper also claims that DNA testing on the seized Astana team's material revealed the presence of seven unique DNA fingerprints, but linking the evidence to individual riders would rely upon the UCI sharing its blood profile data with the French authorities.

    French Agency Targets Astana For Illegal Transfusion Kit | Cyclingnews.com
     
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  2. poulidor

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    Good, it's time to offer a visit at the Bastille to Bruyneel as member of a doping ring. :rolleyes:
     
  3. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    Leave it to a French agency, and not the UCI, to turn up the heat on the big fish...
     
  4. Hitchy

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    hmmm 7 different DNA profiles...9 on a TDF team, so obviously that means everyone BUT Lance & Contador...just like the old days at Postal & Discovery, where everyone was doping except Lance :rolleyes:
     
  5. poulidor

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    Difficult to deny Lance Armstrong doping when values are put on charts

    Some good reasons to stop publication of his values : :rolleyes:

    A comparaison between Lance Armstrong hematocrit and a1999 french team when EPO were still used !

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  6. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Poulidor,

    Since you do an excellent job of letting us all know who you don't like, how 'bout you, for once, let us all know who you actually like...

    ... or are you just a sour puss?
     
  7. poulidor

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    Me ... :p and someone named Angel...
    :cool:
     
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