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8 minutes ago, mildatheart67 said:

On the back of British Cycling success I don't know why any of them would risk tarnishing that by using PEDs (whether they're *technically* legal or not) unless British Cycling practised the same way. 

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On 12/03/2021 at 11:43, mildatheart67 said:

Honestly ?

 

The "sport" of Cycling is rotten to its core and no one seems to want to change it 

 

Will the knighthoods be going back i wonder ............................maybe in a Brown Paper Parcel 

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On 13/03/2021 at 13:47, mildatheart67 said:

Does make you wonder about the golden era.

Wasn't Wiggins suspected of sailing close to the wind ,a suspiciously large amount of UK cyclists seemed to be ashmatic.

 

I think the golden era was a little tarnished.

 

8% of the general population has asthma, 40% of 2010 Team GB cycling apparently had asthma.

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So much ignorance in this thread. 

 

The suggestion is that cyclists are lying about their asthma to get a performance boost, but therapeutic usage of asthma inhalers would be of no benefit to people without asthma.

 

It also stands to reason that endurance athletes are more likely to have asthma, considering the stress they put on their lungs and the extreme conditions they have to ride and train in - nevermind the endless hours of riding behind cars and motorbikes. 

 

The usage of corticosteroids is a different kettle of fish and cyclists now can't compete for 8 days after treatment. 

 

As a cycling and football fan, I see the cycling authorities trying to catch the inevitable cheats and football pretending there's no problem. The whereabouts system and biological passports in football are a total joke - with players still averaging less than one drug test a year. Top cyclists can expect 40 plus tests a year and their samples can be retested years ahead as new techniques are developed. 

 

Why do people cheat in sport - money. Which is the richest sport? Football. 

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On 13/03/2021 at 19:01, Lawrie Madden said:

The "sport" of Cycling is rotten to its core and no one seems to want to change it 

 

 

Only road cycling. Dont tarnish proper cycling (mountain biking) with the same brush lol

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On 25/08/2021 at 23:47, owlsfan_72 said:

So much ignorance in this thread. 

 

The suggestion is that cyclists are lying about their asthma to get a performance boost, but therapeutic usage of asthma inhalers would be of no benefit to people without asthma.

 

It also stands to reason that endurance athletes are more likely to have asthma, considering the stress they put on their lungs and the extreme conditions they have to ride and train in - nevermind the endless hours of riding behind cars and motorbikes. 

 

The usage of corticosteroids is a different kettle of fish and cyclists now can't compete for 8 days after treatment. 

 

As a cycling and football fan, I see the cycling authorities trying to catch the inevitable cheats and football pretending there's no problem. The whereabouts system and biological passports in football are a total joke - with players still averaging less than one drug test a year. Top cyclists can expect 40 plus tests a year and their samples can be retested years ahead as new techniques are developed. 

 

Why do people cheat in sport - money. Which is the richest sport? Football. 

You sound so naive. Cheating is part of the culture in cycling since forever

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On 25/08/2021 at 23:47, owlsfan_72 said:

So much ignorance in this thread. 

 

The suggestion is that cyclists are lying about their asthma to get a performance boost, but therapeutic usage of asthma inhalers would be of no benefit to people without asthma.

 

It also stands to reason that endurance athletes are more likely to have asthma, considering the stress they put on their lungs and the extreme conditions they have to ride and train in - nevermind the endless hours of riding behind cars and motorbikes. 

 

The usage of corticosteroids is a different kettle of fish and cyclists now can't compete for 8 days after treatment. 

 

As a cycling and football fan, I see the cycling authorities trying to catch the inevitable cheats and football pretending there's no problem. The whereabouts system and biological passports in football are a total joke - with players still averaging less than one drug test a year. Top cyclists can expect 40 plus tests a year and their samples can be retested years ahead as new techniques are developed. 

 

Why do people cheat in sport - money. Which is the richest sport? Football. 

Because every top footballer has been a well known drugs cheat right?

 

Cyclists on the other hand, as clean as they come.

 

 

 

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