Professional Cycling For the Fans - Kolobnev of Katusha: 1st Positive of 2011 TdF
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07-11-11, 02:00 PM
The first and hopefully the last.
07-11-11, 02:06 PM
Hydrochlorothiazide, often used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure, removes excess fluid from the body and reduces urine output.
Is this a masking agent or something? Hard to imagine any performance benefit from reduced urine output.
07-11-11, 02:29 PM
It can be used as a masking agent.
07-11-11, 04:16 PM
07-11-11, 07:06 PM
Poor Andre Tchmil was so jazzed about his All-Russki team too.
07-11-11, 07:40 PM
To his credit, he took himself out of the race following the test results. I also read that his team contract specifies that he would be automatically fired and have to pay a fine that equals 5 times his yearly salary, if his B sample also tests positive.
That's a very harsh anti-doping policy, but I like it.
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