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CAS suspends Petacchi

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by ire, May 6, 2008.

  1. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I think it was an accident, and now he has to serve a 10 month suspension :plthumbsdown:

    http://www.velonews.com/article/75891/cas-suspends-petacchi

     
    #1 -   May 6, 2008

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  2. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Let's assume he is innocent of intentionally doping...awesome, waste time on "mistakes" instead of focusing efforts on the tons of other riders who really are cheating. This is much like the mtb cases a couple years ago (Sager, Redpath..) who honestly just missed a testing after a NORBA race and still got the boot for a year.
     
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  3. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Yup, its a sweet system
     
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  4. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Agreed. He has a clearance and it seems that the panel thought he didn't intentionally do anything wrong or for the purposes of gaining a performance advantage...but we still wasted a few months and handed down a suspension. Rough.
     
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