Tour de France Doping Scandal

Vuelta, along with the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, the main rounds of cycling. Because of his great respect and their duration three rounds are well along the three-termed rounds. Vuelta is less known for its doping scandals than the Tour de France. Still trapped winner Heras for doping in 2005.

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There is a double standard when it comes to doping and sport.On the one hand, it is expected that athletes are better than the “ordinary” people. On the other hand, play a role in the economic interests.
The most important doping substances are:

  • Anabolic steroids
  • amphetamine
  • eng
  • growth Hormones
  • blood doping
    Harm Kuipers, ex-world speed skating and professor of exercise physiology at Maastricht, has a different opinion about doping.Journalists, riders, soigneurs, cycling officials and the public, it seems that no one has noticed that most drugs do not improve, but reduces the performance of an athlete. Take amphetamines, doping of the generation of Jacques Anquetil and Joop Zoetemelk. A cyclist who takes amphetamines, go slower. Kuipers: “I have used it myself as an experiment and then I sit on an exercise bike. It was double-blind and placebo-controlled and I do not know if I amphetamine or placebo. When the results were analyzed, I turned amphetamine 3-4 percent have cycled so hard . “So who wins a contest and then stick to the use of amphetamines, according to Kuipers, internationally recognized doping expert, actually given an extra medal. Most of the resources available on the doping list, has a similar negative effect.

Doping Vuelta

The most famous doping decline in the Tour of Spain are those of Roberto Heras and Tyler Hamilton. American Tyler Hamilton reacts to a test during the Tour of Spain positive for blood doping. He later repealed, but let his Olympic title in the time trial-which he won a few weeks earlier in Athens-hold. Roberto Heras Hernandez is a Spanish cyclist. As an amateur cyclist Heras are already on to finish third in the 1995 national road championship. He is also third in the Tour of Spain for amateurs.
Roberto Heras in the golden jersey of VueltaHij be professional cyclist in Kelme. In 2001 he moved to the team of Lance Armstrong. Now he is himself the leader of the team of Liberty Seguros. Especially the Tour of Spain suits him well. In addition, a third and a second place, he won both the 2000, 2003 and 2004, the golden jersey. Also in 2005 he was the first overall winner, with which he holds the record for the number of final victories. In November 2005, he loses it when he appears in the final time trial of the Vuelta a positive test for erythropoietin, known as EPO. In February 2006 it was announced that Heras was suspended for two years. Heras still profess his innocence, but it must refrain victory Dennis Menchov. In a 2006 interview he said: They have given me information about a sample, but will not have the sample B .. Every day I stand, I wonder why I do not get any information about the sample B. I have been four times to pray. “In 2008, the Hera’s hopes again to ride a bike. But to join a ProTour team, he can pass in 2010.

2007 back

The organization of the Vuelta is prepared for some doping cases. There is € 180,000 earmarked to lead the Tour of Spain on track with strict dopingcontrles. “This shows how much value the Vuelta attach credibility of the sport: cycling is the only sport where so much is done to combat doping,” said a spokesman for the Vuelta organization.The organizers of the Tour of Spain has declared it will do everything to keep doping out of their Vuelta. The winner of last year, 33-year-old Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov, at least not welcome. Astana, blood doping suspect fired Vinokourov may be just starting. “Astana deserves this encouragement for the efforts it makes in the anti-doping fight,” he says. The organizers promise to work closely with the Spanish authorities and with the doping inspectors from the International Cycling Union UCI. For the law to ask them to subscribe to a few riders involved in a doping case. The Spanish Tour winner Alberto Contador, whose name in Puerto cases are called, have been reported this year that it will not participate in the round of his country.
The positive doping test of the cyclist Andrey Kashechkin has implications for the participation of his team Astana in the Tour of Spain. At the same time it was announced that the Astana team is not allowed to do so. Kasjetsjkin caught blood doping, his teammate Alexander Vinokourov comes across it in the Tour. Astana team pulls the Tour again, but would in the Tour of Spain to make a comeback in the peloton.
Vuelta shows still start in right: AG2R, Bouygues, savings, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Discovery Channel, Euskaltel, French games, Gerolsteiner, Lampre-Fondital, Liquigas, Predictor-Lotto, Quickstep-Innergetic, Rabobank, Saunier Duval, T-Mobile, CSC, Karpin Galicia and Relax-GAM, Andalucía-Caja Sur, Milram.
Lorenzo Bernucci was captured by the international cycling union UCI on doping. The 29-year-old Italian is by his team T-Mobile placed on non-active and immediately removed from the Tour of Spain. He did not appear Tuesday at the start of the fourth stage.

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