Horner misses post-Vuelta doping test

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  1. steve

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    Quote: Spanish newspapers AS and Marca have reported that Vuelta a Espana winner Chris Horner (Radioshack-Leopard) has missed a surprise out of competition anti-doping test in Madrid after the testing officials were unable to locate him early on Monday morning. However the RadioShack-Leopard team has said the anti-doping testers went to the wrong hotel, after Horner changed his ADAMS whereabouts information on Sunday before the final stage of the Vuelta. Horner, who turns 42 next month, became the oldest Grand Tour champion and the first U.S. winner of the Tour of Spain when he sealed victory on Sunday for the biggest win of his 19-year career.
    Riders are obliged provide anti-doping authorities with information about their whereabouts.


    I wonder if he's used any of his 3 strikes before this? [​IMG]
     
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    Did you read the rest of the story? Horner had apparently filed a change of location form with the whereabouts people. Apparently the team posted a copy of the form online.
     
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    Free Lance!...er...

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    http://www.radioshackleopardtrek.com/news/anti-doping-testers-wrong

    The management of RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK wants to clarify the situation about the alleged missed out of competition anti-doping test of Chris Horner.
    Chris Horner updated his whereabouts with USADA before the start of the final stage, giving the agency the name of his hotel for the night, phone number and room number for his one hour window between 6 and 7 AM. This is all according to the rules and Chris Horner received a confirmation email.
    The anti-doping inspectors from the Spanish Anti-doping Agency that were asked to do the test by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) showed up at the wrong hotel in Madrid, where the team was staying but Horner was obviously not to be found.
    The team believes the communication between the Spanish Anti-doping Agency and the media is a violation of the privacy of Chris Horner, especially since it comes down to a clear mistake by the tester.
    The team asks the media to report correctly on this matter and will seek compensation for this matter with the responsible anti-doping agencies.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Readable copy of Horner's email w/confirmation: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/radioshack-leopard-publishes-horners-whereabouts-update-email/279779
     
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    Hornerstrong?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/is-chris-horner-a-redacted-name-in-usadas-reasoned-decision
     
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    It would seem Horners record keep is better than theirs
     
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