Rant notes the "difficulties" of having real runners in the family, and then cites the recent revelations of the old "switch the urine" trick employed unsuccessfully by several Russian Olympians. Seems DNA now renders this subterfuge virtually impossible. Included is a quote from anti-doping expert Dr. Gary Wadler.
Racejunkie passes along some "hints from Heloise" er um Ricardo Ricco in the form of "advice" to the peloton learned from his recent "indiscretion" Here are a couple of samples:
1. Taking EPO for an entire Tour is a "youthful mistake": Sort of like being an hour late for curfew one night and briefly making your parents worry you've been in a car accident, except with precisely-calibrated IV drips, clandestine trips to prestigious university medical clinics, huge payoffs through dummy bank accounts, and months of strategic planning.
2. You might want to tweak the testing protocols, because I should really have tested positive *every* day: !@#$ if I'm gonna be the only sap in the peloton who goes down for this!
In case anyone is even remotely interested in keeping track of our new cats here is the blog I plan to try to update daily to chart their progress and adjustment.
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Monday, August 04, 2008