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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Does it surprise anyone that a Pommy cyclist would be involved in a doping scandal? Their whole program suddenly became competitive in the lead up to London after being mediocre for a century, like they are in every sport.
    It could also be a the govt tossed some extra funding so they could maximise the raw talent also. Then again it could be a bit of both. There definitely is cause for taking a closer look to see what is going on.

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    Tossed extra £££ at the chemists more like it.

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    If I've understood it all correctly, the bit I find hardest to believe is that if it happened like sky said it did, why don't we see more false positives??
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    And the fallout on the track goes on and on
    https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/44898747


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    From the other day.
    bbc_Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic champion given four-year doping ban

    Led me to this:
    sportsscientists_short-thought-on-sport-asbel-kiprops-positive-test-and-a-chance-for-the-biological-passport-to-shine-or-not/

    Which brings me to the final course of this “meal”, the biological passport. It appears, based on what Kiprop’s lawyer says above, that he was tested on 22 November, 27 November and 29 November (I’m assuming this is true).

    Now, for an athlete to be tested three times within a week, outside of competition, that absolutely screams “target tested”. So the question is, why was Kiprop being target tested?

    Was it based on intelligence, tip-offs, knowledge that he may be doping? Or was it based on a biological profile that was so unusual that the authorities suspected doping, but didn’t have enough to proceed with a case, and so instead decided to pursue him intensely with actual testing?

    What will be most interesting to me, if this ever comes out, is what the biological passport looked like in the months leading up to the test, and indeed the months after it? If it reveals absolutely no evidence of doping, a biological passport that looks like it comes out of a figure called “Textbook representation of a undoped athlete blood profile”, then Kiprop’s previous arguments, ranging from corruption of officials to the faulty test, gain some momentum.

    On the other hand, if his Passport looks like a profile of the French Alps on the Queen stage of the Tour de France, or even just one long climb up Alp d’Huez, going up and up and up at around the same time as the eventual positive test, then the biological passport will have scored a major victory.
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