Galdeano Tests Positive



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Tour de France news flash for July 17, 2002
Galdeano exceeds limit for asthma medicine, but allowed to start
By Gerard Knapp

As the Tour de France was about to start off on its second phase, news has broken this morning that current yellow jersey and leader on general classification, Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE), has returned a urine sample showing excessive traces of salbutamol, the active ingredient in asthma treatments.

Galdeano returned the test after stage 6 of the Tour, won by Erik Zabel, and his sample revealed 1346 nanograms of salbutamol. The current limit is 1000 nanograms, but as Galdeano has a medical certificate which allows the rider to use the treatment, he will be allowed to continue in the race without sanctions.

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Ridiculous! Don't they (UCI) check and verify the competitors doctor certificates BEFORE they start the Tour?
 

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The UCI did know about the certificate - you have to submit all medication to the society before starting the TdF - just another case of the media trying to dirty the image of cycling.....

I'm beginning to think that terrorists got it right when posted Anthrax spores to the media.....
 
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It ***** me when an athlete gets done for something a 10 year old kid is able to buy/use, salbutamol falls into this category.

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