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  • ^anti depressants... More seriously alcohol is a big one.

  • ^^ Snooker?? What are they on...?

    Beta blockers, valium and other 'calming' drugs I would say.

  • From his comments today, Brailsford seems prepared to go further by providing physiological data. I applaud that. Sky should embrace the challenge to prove they are clean, rather than being wary of it.

  • @inrng reporting that Tour of Turkey winner, Mustafa Sayer, has tested positive for EPO.

    Hands up who didn't see that one coming?

  • shut the front door!

  • 2 from 2!

  • EPO... is the modern, undetectable stuff that expensive?

  • Given what has happened with Turkish track and field athletes recently there are going to have to be some major changes if they are not, as a country, going to be banned from the next Olympics.

  • Beta blockers, valium and other 'calming' drugs I would say.

    Do you have a source for the rugby ball shaped stats you quoted?

  • ^ image url leads back to

    ft.com/home/uk

  • Do you have a source for the rugby ball shaped stats you quoted?

    Here's the page:

    ft.com/cms/s/0/4de7de5c-141e-11de-9e32-0000779fd2ac.html#axzz2Z2cOpqxX

  • bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23312810

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) & the search for Marginal Gains, in support of my theory that David Millar is stand up chap !

  • Gerard Vroomen expresses my thoughts exactly once again;

    The positive positive

  • A good blog from Alex Simmons about why releasing power data would not really prove anything;

    alex-cycle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-elusive-dopeometer.html

  • Chap on wattage made an interesting point I think, to go along with that article (thanks for posting that btw, interesting).

    Anyway- the chap is a TTer who has always published his power data, much to his detriment in his view as his competitors can then see that they're putting out the same watts but he's faster- i.e. there must be something in his kit that they are missing, or vice versa- it shows them where to look for his competitive advantage, allowing them to catch up to him faster.

    He also pointed out that if Froome published his data and he was only putting out say 5 W/kg then his Dogma would be getting pulled to bits metaphorically as everyone tried to work out what they'd done differently.

    Of course Brailsfords offer to give their data to WADA removes the competitive aspect, if everyone trusts the data not to leak.

  • He's had ample time to doctor it anyway. There's no point now.

  • That's easy enough to design around in future though- get the SRM to generate a hash of the output file or something similar.

  • That's easy enough to design around in future though- get the SRM to generate a hash of the output file or something similar.

    That's great but we're not talking about the future.

    Logging power data for everyone for any kind of anti-doping is just silly anyway. It'd be easier to put them all in a hermetically sealed box with everything going into and out of the box being controlled. Race on turbos. Job done.

  • Of course we're talking about the future- this would all have to be proposed, teams agree, rules phrased etc etc.

  • The stages that had everyone frothing at the mouth about power data publishing have been and gone.

  • Yep, and it's obviously pointless producing "honest, this is the real thing" data for those, but it'd be (possibly) useful in future to submit that data to WADA to complement the biological passport.

  • i.e. rider has an FTP of 380 watts all season, then gurns their way through an hour at 470. What have they been doing the night before? Have their blood values gone a bit strange?

    I guess it's about increasing the amount of circumstantial evidence, in a way.

  • I think WADA needs to spend more on testing tennis players, swimmers, golfers, basketballers.

  • Very true

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