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Mantova doping investigation

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  • 03-05-2011 11:40am
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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,667 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    Saw this depressing phone tap just now. Can only hope it's all part of cleaning up the sport but the endless drip of doping stories can be soul destroying...

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gazzetta-dello-sport-publishes-evidence-from-mantova-doping-investigation

    Gazzetta dello Sport describes the police evidence as shocking and deeply distressing and publish several extracts.
    On April 1, 2009, Ballan talks to Nigrelli about growth hormone:
    Ballan: “Is that G?”
    Nigrelli: “Yes, of course.”
    Ballan: “But how do you take it?”
    Nigrelli: “By mouth.”
    Ballan: “Have you got some?”
    Nigrelli: “It’s being delivered on Tuesday.”
    On April 6, 2009, Nigrelli talked to Fiorenzo Bonazzi, asking if he can send Ballan for “the treatment that we’ve already done.” According to Gazzetta dello Sport the police establish that “the athlete has undergone ten transfusions.”
    On April 20, 2009, Ballan speaks to Nigrelli about taking EPO.
    Nigrelli: “How many have you done?”
    Ballan: “This is the fifth one.”
    He then adds a little later: “This is how I’ve done EPO...”
    On May 4, 2009, Nigrelli talks about Ballan to fellow rider Daniele Pietropolli. “Without chemicals Ballan would never have made it.”


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,099 ✭✭✭morana


    cheer up robfowl!

    at least I am clean, LFC will win the prem next year and the other shower wont win anything!


    YNWA


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,667 Mod ✭✭✭✭RobFowl


    morana wrote: »
    cheer up robfowl!

    at least I am clean, LFC will win the prem next year and the other shower wont win anything!


    YNWA

    It's a good thing the cheats and the cheating system is being exposed but it still hurts to see the sport in the headlines like this.

    Lots and lots of clean athletes out there :D Pity they are not the ones on the front page in the Gazetta.....

    PS Liverpool for the Prem next year looks a real possibility ..


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 76,141 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    morana wrote: »
    LFC will win the prem next year and the other shower wont win anything!

    YNWA
    RobFowl wrote: »
    PS Liverpool for the Prem next year looks a real possibility ..

    Are you two on drugs?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,320 ✭✭✭MrCreosote


    morana wrote: »
    cheer up robfowl!

    at least I am clean

    The correct way to say it in cycling-speak is "I have never tested positive"


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭Diarmuid


    The 32 riders and staff from the 2009 Lampre team are accused of having taken “banned medicines and substances that are not justified by pathological conditions and can modify performance,” and of “having bought or obtained drugs from illegal sources.
    Say it ain't so Damiano!


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 11,391 Mod ✭✭✭✭Captain Havoc


    I was wondering (not very hard) what was coming when I saw he'd been suspended by his team.

    https://ormondelanguagetours.com

    Walking Tours of Kilkenny in English, French or German.



  • Registered Users Posts: 619 ✭✭✭vistafinder


    Its never ending is it. Maybe we are looking in the wrong place for our heroes. I was at the ras i Kerry a couple of weeks ago maybe they are the real cyclists we should be following and F--K the dirty pros let them just poison them selves away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,317 ✭✭✭✭Raam


    It's the clean pros that I feel sorry for.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,679 ✭✭✭bcmf


    Raam wrote: »
    It's the clean pros that I feel sorry for.
    This is it. I remember reading an interview with Cavendish a while back and he said something along the lines of 'Those guys have no respect for clean riders and people who's livelihood depends on them'


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