Landis dope theory from reliable source

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  1. ewan52

    ewan52 New Member

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    today i spoke to someone who is very knowledgable and with his contacts is in a good position to comment on the landis situation. here is his theory as to the reasons behind landis´ positive test:

    landis was already taking some form of performance enhancer prior to the tour de france but regulating his intake so that when his testosterone (i think i spelt that right) level was measured he was just within the legal limit which i was told was 6.1. (i dont know what 6.1 represents thats just the number i was told).

    landis then took a lot of amphetamines prior to stage 17 which is a drug that has recently been taken off the banned list. amphetamines can dehydrate the human body hence landis´ high water intake on stage 17. unfortunately for landis amphetamines can also raise testosterone level. normally this wouldnt be a problem and would not cause an illegal level to be reached but because landis´ level was already high it meant that he now had an illegal level of testosterone in his body.

    so he tested positive for high levels of testosterone (or low levels of epitosterone or whatever). the irony of this theory is that the substance that caused the positive test was not illegal in itself and so technically landis did not cheat prior to stage 17, of course what he did before that is another matter.

    thats the theory of the person who is was speaking too, i may have made some mistakes with some minor details but that is basically what i was told. i personally dont know enough about performance enhancing drugs to make a substantial comment regarding the matter but this theory seems reasonable and too be honest, i believe it.
     
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  2. mogulhead

    mogulhead New Member

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    The testosterone tested was found to be synthetic so it was not produced naturally by Mr Landis. Someone could have put a testosterone patch or something on him without him knowing but gee I think I would notice a patch on my scrot. :D
     
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    kennethn New Member

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    Amphetamine (and other -etamines) are on the WADA banned list for 2006. See section S6:

    http://www.wada-ama.org/rtecontent/document/2006_LIST.pdf
     
  4. bikeguy

    bikeguy New Member

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    Amphetamines are most certainly banned by the UCI as well as the IAAF.

    -bikeguy
     
  5. ewan52

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    i was told that a certain type of amphetamine has been taken off the banned list very recently. the list on the link was published septemeber 2005.
     
  6. crazyace

    crazyace New Member

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    Hi everyone

    This is my first posting to this site, I think you'll find the drug that has just been removed from the banned list is caffiene and not amphetemine.
     
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