- Jan 14, 2007
Want to see how everyone responds...in my opinion, if those caught for doping went to jail in addition to their suspension, that consequence might (hopefully) make others think twice about using drugs.
I agree with you that the chance of getting caught has to go up for the problem to end. Ideally to 100%. Everybody holding each other's hand and promising they won't dope in the future is BS IMO.Drongo said:No. Counterproductive. Like big fines for dope possession, it targets the wrong people and isn't an effective deterrent.
What has to change is whether people get caught or not. The consequences of being caught are already fatal to someone's career, but no-one feared getting caught. If you have criminal consequences you'll need the criminal standard of proof, which is higher than the existing system that already lets most of them through the net.
In short, if you're asking for gaol time, you won't catch anyone, let alone the big fish.
Klodifan said:No. The riders are the merely the sacrificial lambs.
Fine the teams an egregious amount that would either force them to spill their suppliers or force them out of the sport.
earth_dweller said:No. 2 year ban is good enough as a penalty for a rider.
Fine the hell out of a team though, maybe even the sponsor(s).
In some cases a rider can dope without the knowledge of the team and DS. All they have to do is buy there stuff on the internet and approach a doctor in the know and not the doctor on the team. Credit Agricole didn't have a doctor on the tour, they used to use the tour doctor not sure if this is true now.tasmart said:I agree 100% on this one. riders cannot dope at the level of sophistication that exists with medical help. Go after the suppliers and the medicals who set up the programs