Tour de France Doping Cases 2011
Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:04 PM
No, not really. Now that I think back over it, he has been in the limelight in a couple of doping cases. I think he was mentioned in the Austrian blood bank case. He was also mentioned in the Spanish case against our old friend Dr Losa were LL Sanchez, Moreno, Mate, Mancebo, Garcia Da Pena, Mosquera, and Sevilla were also said to be involved.
This post has been edited by Strategy: 11 July 2011 - 08:05 PM
Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:10 PM
It can only be inside information from the UCI to L'Equipe.
As proven in the 2005 scientific analysis of the 1999 TdF B samples Ressiot of L'Equipe needed, through deceiving LA to obtain authorisation for his TUE, the UCI rider identification codes.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:09 AM
What do you think his penalty was by his national federation. The results from the national championships were annulled. No suspension. Zipp, nada, nothing. Fortunately the FINA (governing body is appealing to CAS)
Unbelievable. They must have seen how the Spanish dealt with Contador.
Anyway back to Kolobnev. Pity, but it had to happen didn't it.
I like the bit where he has to pay his team 5 times his salary if busted. We now await the B sample. Hang on ..... of course it was the steak.
Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:22 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:38 PM
Hydrochlorothiazide is detectable since 1985 (each year there are about 100 cases world-wide) and is definitely not the best deuretic for masking.
Using it in the middle of the Tour de France is plain dumb considering its acute adverse impact on electrolyte balance and the detectability window of several days (half life is listed as 5-14 hours).
The few factual crumbs that I gathered suggest that Kolobnev was targeted. It follows from 3 separate published facts:
-he hasn't won nor placed in any stages in the current Tour,
-his fateful sample was taken in the morning of July 6 - a rarity for a urine test since usually only blood samples are collected early morning or when overnight EPO microdosing is suspected.
-his medical records were sought after and seized in the police raid in Italy.
I doubt he will skate.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:12 AM
Gerdemann was a 6
Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:28 PM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 04:26 AM
Russian Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) was the first rider to fail a doping test in this year's Tour de France. His name, however, was already on investigators' lists last year as part of a Michele Ferrari/Lance Armstrong investigation.
Italian prosecutor Benedetto Roberti in Padova ordered raids in April as part of his investigation of Michele Ferrari, Armstrong's former trainer.