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Old 05-13-07, 07:00 PM   #1
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HMO's For Pro Cycling Teams to Combat Doping?

What do you guys think about each pro team having a doctor approved by the cycling federations? The riders on that team must use that doctor as their primary care giver except in emergencies. In case of medical conditions the team doctor can refer the rider to specialist, which are also approved. If a rider is caught going to any other doctor they would be automatically suspended. If a rider is caught doping the team has a lot of explaining to do, and if the link cannot be found the team is also suspended.

I know it is far fetched, but it is a start.

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Old 05-13-07, 07:22 PM   #2
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You'd probably have to have one for most riders, as they don't necessarily live near each other.
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Old 05-13-07, 08:21 PM   #3
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The riders on that team must use that doctor as their primary care giver except in emergencies.
I hear that Pro riders travel a bit and sometimes are not near their home.
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Why should the UCI care who a rider goes to for a broken collarbone or whatever. The way teams work now is the team doctor tests guys before races and if it looks like they'll test positive they suddenly withdraw from the next race with intestinal problems or fatigue. Nobody wants to leave that in the hands of someone else. Besides, a non-sports doctor will likely want to give them something that is legal for regular folks but banned by the IOC, which is almost everything.
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Why should the UCI care who a rider goes to for a broken collarbone or whatever. The way teams work now is the team doctor tests guys before races and if it looks like they'll test positive they suddenly withdraw from the next race with intestinal problems or fatigue. Nobody wants to leave that in the hands of someone else. Besides, a non-sports doctor will likely want to give them something that is legal for regular folks but banned by the IOC, which is almost everything.
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