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    Rebellin CERA positive

    Cyclist named in Olympic CERA positives
    Six Olympians have tested positive for the EPO variant CERA, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that the positive athlete is Davide Rebellin, who took second in the road race in Beijing. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has confirmed only that one of the athletes is from Italy, but has not given a name.

    The IOC performed retroactive testing on the Beijing Olympic Game samples using a newly developed test for the recently introduced EPO drug Mircera, for which several riders tested positive during the 2008 Tour de France. Seven samples of 847 total tested turned up positive for CERA. Two of the positives were from the same athlete.

    "The further analysis of the Beijing samples that we conducted should send a clear message that cheats can never assume that they have avoided detection," said Arne Ljungqvist, Chairman of the IOC Medical Commission. "The vast majority of athletes do not seek an unfair advantage. We intend to do all we can to ensure that they have a fair environment for competition."

    The IOC said it is notifying the athletes of any "adverse analytical finding" through their National Olympic Committee (NOC).

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    Last edited by bdcheung; 04-28-09 at 01:50 PM.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Do they send out the results via carrier pigeon?! It's been how many months since the Olympics and they are just getting the results?

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    I'm clean.

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    Who was 4th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    Do they send out the results via carrier pigeon?! It's been how many months since the Olympics and they are just getting the results?
    nope, they hired a few guy a to deliver it by foot (running specifically).

    unfortunately they were only able to run +/- 41.195 km, before dying. then the next runner would continue on with the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    41.195 km
    Not strong enough to make it to 42.195 kilometers?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Does that make Philippe Gilbert 3rd in LBL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    Who was 4th?
    F Schleck i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    Not strong enough to make it to 42.195 kilometers?
    this dude must have made a typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1 View Post
    F Schleck i think
    nope. ANDY Schleck was 5th. Kolobnev was 4th.

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    hey, i was close.

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    Deeply saddening, but not completely unexpected. You just know there are other cyclists in the remaining 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    this dude must have made a typo.
    Eviscerate him!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman View Post
    Deeply saddening, but not completely unexpected. You just know there are other cyclists in the remaining 6.
    Let's hope not. Hey, I also see that 6 horses tested positive. Low life trainers! Ban them too (unless they already have been).

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    I wonder if this means Schleck also "won" Fleche-Wallone too?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1 View Post
    Does that make Philippe Gilbert 3rd in LBL?


    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I wonder if this means Schleck also "won" Fleche-Wallone too?
    don't encourage him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    Do they send out the results via carrier pigeon?! It's been how many months since the Olympics and they are just getting the results?

    Actually, the results were brought to his house a month ago, but he wasn't sure if the guy was the real deal...so he went on racing while his assistant waited with the courier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman View Post
    Deeply saddening, but not completely unexpected. You just know there are other cyclists in the remaining 6.
    It sounds like 2 were cyclists, 3 track and field, and a weightlifter.

    Source: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...pr09/apr29news

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    Rebellin of all people?

    This hurts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekillerpenguin View Post
    rebellin of all people?

    This hurts.
    +1

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    F***. ^^^+2




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    I knew it....I could tell by the way he looked while riding that he was doping....

    What a second that's ridiculous. never saw it coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim_77 View Post
    F***. ^^^+2




    I'm clean, too, Pcad.
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    Retro-active testing is such bull****. I'm against doping of course, but I'm more against violations of decent common sense and fairplay it makes more sense for athletes to only be required to be "clean" when their original samples are tested by whatever methods were on hand at that time.

    Going back months (or in some cases years) and re-testing samples that have been held long enough for chain of custody type issues to crop up or any other number of reasons to question the validity of the results just makes for a bad doping system that won't be trusted by everyone.

    I swear to god the various powers that be really need to sit down and figure this crap out once and for all. ONE testing protocol. Update methods, sure, but only for future samples. No bull**** where athletes are tested 50 times a year out of competition. No bull**** where an athlete is tested by two different agencies in the same day like Levi was the other day. There is just no need for that kind of lack of coordination.

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