Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Here we go again


Just to make this all more ridiculous, Anne Gripper, UCI's anti-doping coordinator, has said that it will be another "five or six" weeks before the result of Iban's B-sample will be revealed. Even though the sample has returned negative twice before, they want to test it again, and we're in for another long wait it seems. That's great UCI, way to go! Surely testing a sample 3 or 4 times is standard procedure now, won't you say? Not to mention that testing a sample, which earlier took 7 to 10 days, now takes 4 months. This is just making more and more sense... And, it gets even better. Even if the B-sample, once again I'd like to add, returns negative, Gripper has stated that the UCI might take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports. How they're supposed to win that case, or even come up with a defense, is way beyond me, but it seems they'll do anything now to get Iban convicted for one thing or the other.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paris test: positive (a sample)
Beligum test: inconclusive (b sample)
Australia test: negative (b sample)

And now they send it to Paris again, where it will obviously be positive again because they don't follow the same procedures that the other labs!!! And even if it gets negative they will try to ban him? That's just crazy. UCI go fuck yourself

Anonymous said...

This is pretty interesting information about EPO controls and that Châtenay-Malabry lab:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=features/2005/epotest_problems

Bolsen3 said...

Man, I don't know if I can wait that long! Surly, Iban must loose a lot of training motivation now...

Magnus said...

Perhaps, but even if the B-sample returns positive, Iban will still have a good chance of clearing himself if he takes this to court...

 

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