Tour de France: Major doping scandals

Tour de France: Major doping scandals

There are 5 comments on the Rediff.com story from Jul 1, 2011, titled Tour de France: Major doping scandals. In it, Rediff.com reports that:

Factbox on the major doping scandals to hit cycling's Tour de France since 1998: * 1998: Festina are kicked out of the Tour when medical team member Willy Voet is arrested at the French border after customs officers seize banned substances, including the blood-boosting drug erythropoietin .

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cranktheory

Arvada, CO

#1 Jul 1, 2011
Is anyone still shocked. Listen, everyone in the peleton is on something. Whether they are banned substances, or substances not yet to be banned. The bottom line is with the amount of money that is in cycling today, especially now you are seeing a resurgence in endurance sport, the DOPE is here to stay and it isn't going anywhere. I am just wondering when they will just make it legal so athletes can get the appropriate monitored care they need to use these substances safely and effectively. They will never be able to stop it.
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

United States

#2 Jul 2, 2011
Interesting point coming in from VAIL COLORADO!
SpeedyPete

Cape Town, South Africa

#3 Jul 3, 2011
I cannot

“Carpe Diem”

Since: Mar 07

Bristol UK

#4 Jul 3, 2011
cranktheory wrote:
Is anyone still shocked. Listen, everyone in the peleton is on something. Whether they are banned substances, or substances not yet to be banned. The bottom line is with the amount of money that is in cycling today, especially now you are seeing a resurgence in endurance sport, the DOPE is here to stay and it isn't going anywhere. I am just wondering when they will just make it legal so athletes can get the appropriate monitored care they need to use these substances safely and effectively. They will never be able to stop it.
So, EVERYONE in the TDF is on something eh? What? Some are a lot are not. Yes it is a hard job to control 'cheating' in any sport. Come down hard on the rider (and sometimes the team) ban them for LIFE, they may think twice after a few of the 'stars' are no longer allowed to ride
BUT , and I say this every year, some riders are willing to DIE, yes kill themselves to win
You ask "wondering when they will just make it legal so athletes can get the appropriate monitored care they need to use these substances safely and effectively" That may help somewhat, but that just makes the team with the best 'drug doctor' the winner. Would you want that?
We here in the UK have just had the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Do you think they are on PEDs as well?
Watch the tour and enjoy it, if only for the scenery
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

United States

#5 Jul 5, 2011
Athos wrote:
<quoted text>So, EVERYONE in the TDF is on something eh? What? Some are a lot are not. Yes it is a hard job to control 'cheating' in any sport. Come down hard on the rider (and sometimes the team) ban them for LIFE, they may think twice after a few of the 'stars' are no longer allowed to ride
BUT , and I say this every year, some riders are willing to DIE, yes kill themselves to win
You ask "wondering when they will just make it legal so athletes can get the appropriate monitored care they need to use these substances safely and effectively" That may help somewhat, but that just makes the team with the best 'drug doctor' the winner. Would you want that?
We here in the UK have just had the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Do you think they are on PEDs as well?
Watch the tour and enjoy it, if only for the scenery
Well put and stated Chris.

I wouldn't be surprised if it came out stating that some tennis players are on PEDS as well. So far it hasn't been stated and I certainly hope I'm wrong here.

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