Has there been any doping in women's racing?

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Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:27 pm

Apols for the newb question, but has there been anything to compare with the doping in the men's over the last 20 years or so?

I've been reading more and more about men's racing in the last few weeks, but haven't come across anything like that.
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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby LangerDan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:36 pm

In before the mandatory Tammy Thomas photo......
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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:40 pm

LangerDan wrote:In before the mandatory Tammy Thomas photo......

OMG, I've had a google... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Question still stands though - though there are occurrences, I gather it's nothing like on the same scale?
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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:46 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:
LangerDan wrote:In before the mandatory Tammy Thomas photo......

OMG, I've had a google... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Question still stands though - though there are occurrences, I gather it's nothing like on the same scale?



No - for starters there's bugger all money in womens cycling


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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby iainf72 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:56 pm

Jeannie Longo anyone?
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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:58 pm

Basically there are a small number of cases but nothing even remotely approaching the levels in mens cycling through the last 2 decades.

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby ThomThom » Tue Nov 13, 2012 13:32 pm

There's doping in every sport. Also in women's cycling.

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby skylla » Tue Nov 13, 2012 15:42 pm

Longo

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:34 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:
LangerDan wrote:In before the mandatory Tammy Thomas photo......

OMG, I've had a google... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Question still stands though - though there are occurrences, I gather it's nothing like on the same scale?



No - for starters there's bugger all money in womens cycling


People dope in sportives, so I don't buy that argument.
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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby bipedal » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:35 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:
LangerDan wrote:In before the mandatory Tammy Thomas photo......

OMG, I've had a google... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Question still stands though - though there are occurrences, I gather it's nothing like on the same scale?



No - for starters there's bugger all money in womens cycling


Sorry but that's nonsense! There's doping in amateur cycling, where there's no money at all, there's definitely doping in women's cycling... although perhaps not on quite such an industrial scale

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:38 pm

all right, all right Inky and bipedal...I did mean that doping wasnt happening on the same scale

sheesh, give a fellow forumite a break :wink:

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:41 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:all right, all right Inky and bipedal...I did mean that doping wasnt happening on the same scale

sheesh, give a fellow forumite a break :wink:


But you were wrong, it is my internet duty to put you right!
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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:42 pm

inkyfingers wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:all right, all right Inky and bipedal...I did mean that doping wasnt happening on the same scale

sheesh, give a fellow forumite a break :wink:


But you were wrong, it is my internet duty to put you right!



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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:46 pm

What about Jeannie Longo? Has anyone mentioned her yet? :shock:

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:48 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:What about Jeannie Longo? Has anyone mentioned her yet? :shock:



BUT IT WAS HER HUSBAND

or summat

and that silly old ADAMS system...easy for an athlete to get it wrong

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby TimB34 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:51 pm

Jeannie Longo did not test positive - she missed a couple of whereabouts submissions, and then her husband (and coach) was done for buying EPO (he claimed it was so he could keep up with her on training rides or something similar!)

Edit : although her and his suspensions were both later dismissed.

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:56 pm

TimB34 wrote:Jeannie Longo did not test positive - she missed a couple of whereabouts submissions, and then her husband (and coach) was done for buying EPO (he claimed it was so he could keep up with her on training rides or something similar!)

Edit : although her and his suspensions were both later dismissed.



Yes. Anyone would think that her career lasting 105 years was helped along artificially

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 18:30 pm

What about Andy Schleck? He's just a big girl, isn't he? :D

(well, someone had to do it...)

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Re: Has there been any doping in women's racing?

Postby Blazing Saddles » Tue Nov 13, 2012 22:04 pm

I seem to recall this one cause quite a stir.
First time that there was talk of booting cycling out of
the Olympics:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/au ... mpics20083
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