Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Senior Member smurfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    1,158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Costs of Drug Testing

    Just curious...

    With all the news about doping and testing, new kinds of drugs and ways to dope, and new kinds of tests to detect doping, all this doesn't exactly come cheap. There are now testing officers who tell the cyclist that they need to be tested and those who actually administer the tests and other related staff. The WADA have thier staff (doctors, nurses, etc.), UCI approved testing labs etc. Not to mention the lawyers!

    I guess I'm wondering who pays for all these tests? Are entry fees raised for UCI sanctioned events to offset the costs? Do the racing teams themselves have to pay for drug tests or do sponsors pick up the costs? How much does an individual test cost? And has this increased the cost of running and sponsoring a team?

    Lots of questions here (I tried to cover all my bases). I couldn't find anything about this in search.
    "You handle it like you handle a bicycle" - Jacques Rosay, Airbus A380 test pilot

  2. #2
    Shut Up and Ride domestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    PA (Worst roads in existence)
    My Bikes
    05 Cannondale Six 13 (Record 2008 with DT rr 1.1 rims, WI H2 Hubs and CX-ray spokes), OLMO Antares (Micx of 06 Record and Chorus), 1988 Tunturri, 1980's Fuji, 1970's Crescent (Sweeden)
    Posts
    1,969
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    calling smoothie? Im sure he would know.

    Google velo news and Tyler's fax. They pubished a fax sent by his one doctor for a bill..... It was over 50,000 Euros I believe.
    do·mes·tique (dms-tk) n.
    A member of a competitive bicycle-racing team whose role is to assist the team leader, as by setting the pace.

    C'Dale Six13 (Record 08), Olmo Antares (Record/Chorus 06)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •