“Riccardo Riccò was caught by a special molecule placed in the banned substance he is said to have taken, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio today. John Fahey said that Roche Pharmaceuticals had placed a special molecule in the product CERA when it developed the drug, which would help the anti-doping authorities to detect its illegal”—
“In the same article, El Pais reported that Italian Leonardo Piepoli, the winner of stage 10, confessed to his directeur sportif Joxean Fernandez Matxin to using EPO. After his team-mate Riccardo Riccò was taken away by police after testing positive for EPO, Piepoli reportedly said to Matxin, “I have done the same as Riccardo.””—www.cyclingnews.com - the world centre of cycling
“At SRAM, we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to illegal behavior in the sponsorship game. We do not take lightly the actions of those that discredit the sport. We take pride in our products and our brand’s image and want to make sure that everyone knows what we stand for. We’ll all learn more in the next 24 hours, but until then, we will stop supporting this team and its athletes.”— SRAM moves on… :: The Road Diaries
so speaking of harlem crit… here’s a little story you might enjoy. in the 80’s there was a tough racer from australia named danny clark. he was well known track start and an accomplished crit monster. this one time brian was racing in the harlem crit when danny clark showed up and before long he lapped the field solo. now, before you say something about how short that circuit is just wait a second… the story isn’t over yet. before the finish danny clark lapped the entire field again. that’s right. one man lapped the entire field twice in one race. i mean, seriously… what do you say about something like that?
when brian told me that story i got curious about danny clark’s exploits in the past. the really disturbing part about this story is that, turns out, he actually has a history of making these impossible stories possible.
check out this link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/track/2006/dec06/SCAT06/?id=burnie_w