Friday, February 8, 2013

Cipollini in 2002: EPO, Transfusions & Hormones

Mario Cipollini is linked to Operation Puerto in Spain according to Gazzetta dello Sport. EPO, transfusions, and hormones reportedly used in the "magic 2002", the year he won the road World Championship,  Milan-Sanremo and six stage wins in the Giro d'Italia.

Should we be surprised? Will Cipo say it is not true or admit?

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1 comment:

  1. One hopes ALL the sportsmen and women involved in this scheme will be revealed rather than the steady drip of implication and suggestion. At this point nobody should be surprised at who was involved with transfusing, etc. since the benefits to performance have been so well explained. The saddest part is the very people who were supposed to police the sport and sanction the cheaters seem to not only not to have done much to stop doping, but in so many cases enabled it or looked the other way. Sponsor involvement might dwindle down to just the bike industry as in the pre-Magni days if they don't get a handle on this mess!