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  • It’s certainly an interesting case. Which raises both some broader and specific questions.

    It also ties to the notion, that the athlete as 100% individually accountable to be a flawed philosophy. Particularly for professional athletes who might have a team of medical professionals. Any one of which may well have their own motivations and or pressures.

  • It also ties to the notion, that the athlete as 100% individually accountable to be a flawed philosophy

    I don't really go with this, certainly at the world tour level. Riders should know what they're taking. During the 90s the "confessions" are rife with riders saying that their doctor told them to trust them and just take the pill, the injection, use the cream etc. Even if we assume those statements are true (I suspect some are, some aren't), it shows that taking what the team doctor gives you without question can lead into dangerous places.

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