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It seems the Belgium Federation may be as tough as USADA's
Last Post 01/22/2015 11:55 AM by carl x. 12 Replies.
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bobswire

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10/31/2014 01:03 PM
Belgian blood doping investigation LINK.  Please, don't let Sven Nys be caught up in this.
ChinookPass

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10/31/2014 02:17 PM
well maybe Van den Broeck just went to see him because he was a doctor knowledgeable in the WADA-approved medications. I'd believe him if we hadn't heard that and so many other lame excuses before.

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Orange Crush

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10/31/2014 04:40 PM
This will be a big momentum shift for Belgian cycling...for years they've flown under radar while major investigations happened in Spain, Italy, US, Germany, Netherlands. I guess their number came up.

Worthwhile pointing out that not all 19 are cyclists.
longslowdistance

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10/31/2014 10:41 PM
Although the Spanish inquisition amounted to zilch squashed by a judge whom I suspect also is a Spanish football fan and did not like where the investigation was headed.
Orange Crush

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10/31/2014 11:03 PM
Football played a role in it but equally the fact that the likes of Fuentes were given free reign to prep Spanish athletes for the 92 Barcelona games and since then pretty much could act with impunity because of what they knew. If they'd trace all that, it'd be a slaughterhouse.

Ole games always seem to lead to some sort of medial revolution. I think we saw that with Bejing and I am still a bit suspicious that the rise of British cycling coincides with the London games.
longslowdistance

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11/01/2014 09:52 AM
And US cycling (perfectly legal then) blood doping at the LA games. OC you are on to something.
It's always been an arms race with blood doping, think Lasse Viren.
Orange Crush

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12/03/2014 11:16 PM
The Ole Game connection is BIG.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/dec/03/russia-accused-athletics-doping-cover-up-olympics

BTW - no news on Belgian front
THE SKINNY

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12/04/2014 08:36 AM
i wonder if this is why niels albert retired? supposedly he has a heart condition that ended his career but maybe not?
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Gonzo Cyclist

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12/07/2014 11:53 PM
wow, I was wondering what happened to Niels Albert.
I had heard about the Russia doping a while back, especially after Sochi
THE SKINNY

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12/09/2014 09:16 AM
Posted By bob etzler on 10/31/2014 01:03 PM
Belgian blood doping investigation LINK.  Please, don't let Sven Nys be caught up in this.


http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/12/news/news-sven-nys-struggling-find-form_355308
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jacques_anquetil

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12/10/2014 08:49 AM
ha skinny, i was just going to post that link.

“There is something up with him the last weeks, as the maximum just does not want to come for Nys. And that has never been as clear as it is today. This is really not normal anymore. Sven has in the last few weeks clearly indicated that there is something wrong, that he is missing a percent power. Now we have to find the cause. Only then will we know how to tackle the rest of the season.”
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“We will figure out what the problem is,” Verstraeten said to Sporza. “There will be blood analyses and he must go to the osteopath. Everything must be thoroughly checked.”
THE SKINNY

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12/10/2014 09:41 AM
well, he is getting on in years. i enjoyed watching him race when he was battling with albert.
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THE SKINNY

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01/22/2015 11:55 AM
http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/01/news/meeusen-likely-miss-cross-worlds-due-doping-investigation_358609
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