Lance and Actovegen
Lance has gone on record as saying he does not use banned substances OK
But I have a problem with Actovegin which was found to be in the USP medical kit in the 2000 TDF along with insulin. Insulin was explained as there was a diabetic in the squad which they did not name ok fine for insulin.
In 2000 when the product was found to be in the USP medical kit it was only approved for use in animals so the UCI did not have it on the banned list in 2000.
It was banned for 2001. It boost oxygen carrying but does not raise the Hematocrit levels itís basically an extract of calfís blood
(Edita Rumsas was in possession of Actovegin in July 2002 TDF Rumas never tested positive the Actovegen was apparently for his sick mother)
Why did Lance and USPO need Actovegin in the 2000 TDF?
Were they conducting medical experiments on animals between stages?
Why someone would have a substance that was not approved for use on people in a medical kit for emergency? To my knowledge this has never been explained. I would be much happier if the Team doctor would explain how they obtained this and what emergency could this product be used in.