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Has anybody heard if the use of intravenous drips is practiced in the peloton?
Strictly speaking, if nutrition is good, there should be no need , but a saline or drip with dextrose does get into the system much more quickly and would therefore lead to faster recovery after a race/stage. You sometimes hear of football players getting IVs during a game and nobody seems to question it. Would the authorities regard it as a form of doping---the substance in the IV may not be banned but I am wondering if the method of acquiring such substances is?