UCI chief denies 'laxity' in Tour doping tests
UCI president Pat McQuaid denied allegations from France's anti-doping chief that certain riders at the Tour de France have been treated with more leniency than others.
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Since: Jan 07
#1 Jul 14, 2009
Here's your trusty WADAwatch translation service, from the Original Text from L'EQUIPE:
( http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme/breves2009/200... )
The Complaisant UCI
One has the impression of a bit of complacency regarding the sportsmen. This is what Pierre Bordry declared Monday on RTL on the subject of the UCI inspectors charged with supervising the antidoping controls. According to the president of the AFLD, the controls are "less professional from the UCI. I am not sure that they're applying the same rules to everyone in identical conditions."
The president of the AFLD nevertheless refused to develop his thought: "I will not say more at this point because I have an intention to discuss these with Pat McQuaid, president of the UCI." "I do not suspect anything at all, we are in a competition of great importance, and the same rule must be applied to everyone," added Pierre Bordry.
The AFLD, sole in charge of controls for the 2008 Tour, is collaborating with the UCI, which is responsible for antidoping controls on the 2009 edition of 'le Grand Boucle'('Great Buckle'... ring around France) Under virtue of the accord signed the 10 June, the AFLD is the service provider on the Tour, but the French agency can bring about certain unannounced controls. During the race, the riders designated for a control are escorted by chaperons from the finish line just to the point of sample collection. The stage winner and the bearer of the Yellow Jersey are the central concern. Unannounced tests can also be practiced in the hotels of teams..(with AFP: Agence France Presse)
My observations: Plucky Pierre, contradictory lame bureaucrat, strikes again!!!
His very first sentence is contradicted by his second sentence:'J'accuse', yet I don't want to accuse (until I accuse Pat McQ in person!)...
And remember, Pierre Bordry now reports hierarchically to Rama Yade, ex-Secretary of State for Human Rights, now re-assigned to SoS of Sports; mere days after a French "Sport Court" slapped silly the ASO for 'discrimination' against Tom Boonen, and Yade's new boss, Minister Rosalyn Bachelot (Minister for Health, Sport and Youth), announced within hours of that decision, that 'Lance Armstrong was going to be particularly, particularly, particularly monitored'(implying another huge discrimination case in the glorious land of "liberty fraternity equality."
Why cannot the French government keep its story (-ies) straight...???
What forces this old man, near retirement, to yap and flap his gums, casting doubts as only can come from the 'BIBLE' of Cycling sports?
Sucx to be Plucky, Pierre...
ZEN aka WADAwatch
Since: Jan 07
#2 Jul 14, 2009
TPX had a bad-hair moment...
Now remember Bordry is obsessed, he's been 'through the ringer' via a string of CAS decisions overturning LNDD lab work, as well as the embarrassing outcome of the LANCE-DOPED-1999 EPO investigation... and of course, the Floyd Case... where but for the grace of conflict-of-interest attorneys, scratching their mutually-exposed backs for financial benefit, Floyd would have walked clean away from a French 'puit'(well) of unscientific analysis and chauvinistic pro-French, anti-American (11 of 20 TdF victors) government bureaucraps.
#3 Jul 14, 2009
Chris and Raymond
You two Bozos need to read this overe and over till you have it fully memberized!
#4 Jul 14, 2009
McQuaid had announced earlier that there were 21 cases of riders registering bad results in the UCI's Biopassport program.
Yet, they only recently released 5 rider names who were way down on the totum pole.
It's become quite questionable as to whether or not the UCI is really trying to catch the bad guys. They could be overly cautious and that may cause them more probolems.
Or cheaters are spending a bundle on doping that is going under the radar for now.
So far for myself, I'm enjoying this TDF and I feel that things are improving.
Since: Jan 07
#5 Jul 14, 2009
And it's interesting to note that B. Kohl said something like "having a Bio-Passport program allowed us to chart 'blood level' stats precisely, and to be able to gauge our 'intakes'...
Maybe the 16 doubtfuls were soooo borderline that the legal threats (not explicit, but anticipated?) were enough to stay any actions... or the actual concept of these notices as 'warnings' was enough to offer 'sweatyballs' to some of the Peleton...?
but hey! I dunno... heh heh
Check WADAwatch for the real Juice... smile...
Thanks for your prior comment, bro,
#6 Apr 15, 2013
Wondering why so many people haven't been able to discuss WADA, UCI, and USADA in more depth, considering that the news one posters claim to know so much about cycling and doping!
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