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by Jantie on 03 April 2008 - 08:28
(Jantie singing: “It’s all about the money, dudumdudumm…”) One must wonder what’s in it for you DH? You are very good at fooling people. You’re entitled to your opinion, so I won’t even bother to get into that, it does not interest me how you make your calculations. Mine are based solely on SV-material, so one cannot get any closer.
Now it made me think of the cyclists in the Tour de France. For multiple years, they just doped away. Journalists challenging this Holy Tour Institution and asking tough questions, were haunted. They were accused of lying, didn’t have proof, didn’t know what they were talking about, were chased from the press conference, threatened with law suits.
You might have followed the debacle last year, after the revelations made in former Telekom soigneur Jef d'Hont's book?
A tearful Erik Zabel appeared at the T-Mobile press conference along with former teammate Rolf Aldag to confess to using the banned blood booster EPO while riding for the Team Telekom in the 1990s.
Aldag confessed to a longer history of doping. He started with EPO before the 1995 Tour de France, and he said that continued with it.
Following the confession by colleague Andreas Schmid, Doctor Lothar Heinrich has admitted his involvement in doping riders of the former Telekom squad. The German had been working as a sports doctor in the team's current incarnation, T-Mobile, up until May 3, when he was suspende from service by T-Mobile Team Manager Bob Stapleton
Later, a Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis admitted that he took EPO, human growth hormone, and cortisone when he won the Tour de France title in 1996. In those days, however, he said it was part of the game, and that he didn't have a choice.
Following a confession last month by 1997 Tour winner Bjarne Riis that he used the banned blood booster EPO (erythropoietin) during his career, Germany's former Paris-Nice winner Jorg Jaksche alleged last week that he was encouraged to dope by the managers of his former teams.