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Caretaker 07-11-11 02:00 PM

Kolobnev of Katusha: 1st Positive of 2011 TdF
The first and hopefully the last.

DiabloScott 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.

Caretaker 07-11-11 02:29 PM

It can be used as a masking agent.

cyclezen 07-11-11 04:16 PM

bub bye

Dubbayoo 07-11-11 07:06 PM

Poor Andre Tchmil was so jazzed about his All-Russki team too.

SouthFLpix 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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