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    Totschning was a superb climber and you're correct, it would be another black mark.

    Austria produced another great climber in Peter Luttenburger :
     
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    Joe Lindsey at Bicycling Magazine’s Boulder Report wonders if this scandal could prove to be larger than Operation Puerto. He says, “While over 100 blood bags were seized in the Operacion Puerto investigation, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that over 1,000 were seized from Humanplasma. Not a typo. Authorities suspect that as many as 200 athletes may be involved.” Hold on tight. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!
     
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    Thanks for that update, WBT.
     
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    Just as well the UCI have the bio-passport program. Which of course means that cycling is clean :p

    To be honest I wouldn't mind a few other sports taking a hit.... just for once !
     
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    Austria has a very specific law which allows criminal investigation in such a case since September last year. Assuming that blood can't be conserved for all that long, those bags must have been filled after that date. So, likely, even when the corrupt sports federations would rather keep this quiet, the police and court system are likely obliged to investigate.

    Which sport will it be? My first guess would be soccer and tennis.
     
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    You serious ? This is the country that shrugged it shoulders at an old bloke locking up his daughter for 24 years and father 29 of her 37 children.

    Can see them brushing this under the carpet.




     
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    I'm aware of that case, not the specifics. Is there any evidence authorities knew about it before the story broke? Anyway, it's a single occurrence of a madman, and it's probably unfair to judge the police and court system based on this one (IIRC he was sentenced to life, so at least once the story broke, the system worked).
     
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    Remember the stage win myself. Another veteran rider pulled down. Doubtful that anyone can be truly clean in the peleton. During that stage, Totschning showed great strength and endurance to keep away from the closing peleton, as the rest of his breakaway riders were all caught by peleton.

     
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    Yes, and now we know how he did it.

    Surprising mountain top win for unrenowned climber = jet fuel in veins

    Hmmm.... gorgeous George?
     
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