He's probably only been tested once on this tour, at the beginning. The testers go after people like LA when they do random control so Frigo probably just kept of until the start test then dosed up afterwards. Cheating Git.Again confirming riders can easily use epo and other drugs without the tests showing squat.
Kirchen just dropped out......What is happening to Fassa???? Actually he was not "caught" the 1st time with PED's, but with saline solution he thought was PED's...... Those damn drug dealers.Powerful Pete said:I guess the idea is to have your wife bring it is easier than stashing the stuff on the team bus... that might be a bit too obvious.
It is clear that they must have had their eye on him though - if you have seen the number of cars coming and going at the French-Italian border, something tells me that she wasn't just picked up on the basis of a lucky traffic stop...
Hope that this is not the start of another 'Festina' affair... right when Fassa is looking desperately for a new prime sponsor for next year.
Oh well, caught a second time. Something tells me Frigo is in for a career change.
Bjørn P.Dal said:Again confirming riders can easily use epo and other drugs without the tests showing squat.
Ted B said:Let's consider the practical side of it for a moment. In the case of EPO, if you're not exceeding the legal hematocrit threshold (and therefore not outside of legal limits), then how much of an advantage are you really getting? Obviously, it didn't convert him into a sudden contender.
EPO not illegal, but rather controlled. In other words, its not like crack cocaine which is illegal to have no matter what, but EPO can be prescribed by a doctor for illness. If you have a prescription you can use it, if you don't then it is illegal. It's usually used by people who have cancer and are on chemo or otherwise have some problem producing enough red blood cells. It is of course quite unethical to use it (or prescribe it) for another purpose than a legitimate illness and can be dangerous to your health if used improperly. Too much can make your blood too thick to properly circulate.cheapie said:is epo illegal in the USA or just outlawed by the cycling body?
Ted B said:EPO is a prescription injection in the U.S.
The funny thing is that at least half the items one finds in a typical GNC cannot be sold over the counter in France.
GIFF07 said:Hence the reason I don't shop there or for any bodybuilding supplements at all. You don't know what is in those "supplements" to begin with (if the same company makes steroids there could be cross contamination), they are not regulated as tightly as food or medication.