Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    bas
    bas is offline
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    4,841

    Phonak team was nothing but dopers

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?.../phonak_legacy

    News feature, July 29, 2006
    Six years, 11 doping scandals: The Phonak legacy

    Jochen Summer in early 2001
    Mathias Buxhofer in 2002
    Oscar Camenzind
    American Tyler Hamilton
    Spanish rider Santi Perez.
    Santi Perez,
    Slovenian rider Tomas Nose
    Santi Gonzalez
    Fabrizio Guidi tested positive for EPO, but his B sample returned a negative result, so he was cleared, and is still racing with the team.
    Sascha Urweider,
    Op Puerto: Jose Enrique Gutierrez of Spain, nicknamed "El Bufalo",
    Op Puerto: Colombian Santiago Botero;Botero has subsequently retired from cycling.
    American Floyd Landis



    Sascha Unweider - high level testosterone Spring 2006:

    http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/par...to849857.shtml


    http://www.cycling4all.com/index.php...t=d_news12.php

    23.06
    The Disciplinary tribunal for dopingaffairs of the Swiss Olympic Committee has suspended ex-Phonak rider Sascha Urweider (Swi) for 2 years, till 12th April 2008. He was "positive" for Testosteron after an out-of-competition control on 14th February 2006.

    06.04
    Also the test B sample of the urine of Sascha Urweider (Swi) was positive for testosterone, according to Swiss sources. So the rider will probably be fired by his team Phonak and suspended by the Swiss Olympic Committee

    http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/10597.0.html

    "Other riders have been caught up in the T/E ratio web and some have been cleared after proving with endocrine testing they have naturally high occurring testosterone levels.

    Most famously was ex-Phonak teammate Santiago Botero, who tested for high levels in 1999 but was eventually cleared. Botero, incidentally, is implicated in the "Operación Puerto" doping investigation in Spain and was not allowed by his team to start the 2006 Tour.

    Last year's Dauphiné Libéré winner Iñigo Landaluze also tested high for testosterone. Subsequently, the Spanish federation ruled that he had normally high levels of testosterone and cleared him to race, a decision the UCI is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Earlier this season, another Phonak rider, Sascha Urweider, was suspended from the team for revealing high levels of testosterone. "


    http://boulderreport.bicycling.com/2...terone_an.html

    Yes, iShares stepped in as sponsor knowing Phonak’s history with doping – 10 riders caught in seven seasons, culminating in the disastrous 2004 campaign when Oscar Camenzind, Tyler Hamilton, Santiago Perez were all busted and the team swept clean of management in an effort to change the culture at the team.

  2. #2
    It's in the game!
    Reputation: dagger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,087
    I would hope Axel Merckx wasn't doping.

  3. #3
    Not Banned
    Reputation: atpjunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    42,315

    yes and I'm still waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by dagger
    I would hope Axel Merckx wasn't doping.
    for someone to connect this to LA
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

  4. #4
    Not Banned
    Reputation: atpjunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    42,315

    and you forgot Oscar

    Pereiero was with Phonak until last season
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

EUROBIKE

Hot Deals

Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook