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juergfeldmann

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A  fascinating  story  and  again just  or me loud thinking is the   " stupidity " of  looking  for  performance  to  show  what.?
 This is an example  where power data  are real  an  EGO  trip  rather than any thing decent usable  to comprae.  And it is even  worse  when  it is abused like  in  the case see below.
 
 Physiological training means  first  and foremost  HEALTH , than  when  you are health  you can perform and than it is all about personal best and improve  your performance  in a  healthy  sustainable  way 
 You can use power,  but  you may benefit  by adding physiological feedback  to it  to understand  where    you start to  overload  and may create  a  problem  rather  than    a benefit.   Chronic  weakness in your respiratory  system   may  overload  your  heart as we know from many   situations. 

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Retirement means different things to different people, but for Phil Gaimon, stepping away from pro cycling opened the opportunity to scrub some of his local Strava records clean of the previously banned riders who held them.

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Gaimon's account on the cycling social media platform has been a flurry of activity since he announced last month that this season with Cannondale-Drapac would be his last, and riders with a doping past have been his main targets.

In an article titled, "Who is Thorfinn-Sassquatch? The mysterious case of a Los Angeles Strava legend," published March 28 on Cyclingtips.com, author Peter Flax confirmed that Thorfinn-Sassquatch was none other than Nick Brandt-Sorenson, a 35-year-old former pro with a clothing line and a growing list of doping-related offenses.

Brandt-Sorenson most recently pleaded guilty last March in Los Angeles to selling EPO over state lines as part of an online business that involved acquiring PEDs from Europe and China and selling them online to athletes through a website called Anemia Patient Group.

Five years earlier, the US Anti-Doping Agency suspended Brandt-Sorenson for two years in 2011 after he tested positive for Efaproxiral, which enhances oxygen delivery, in a sample taken after he won the Masters 30-34 national championship road race in Bend, Oregon.

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As detailed in Flax's article for Cyclingtips, Brandt-Sorenson, posting on Strava as Thorfinn-Sassquatch, has been the undisputed Strava king around LA. "This guy had hundreds of KOMs on the most iconic climbs around LA," Flax wrote.

juergfeldmann

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Here an interesting statement  from a USA  Pro cyclist.
 

Phinney, who has shouldered a heavy burden of expectation from an early age, suffered a career-threatening leg break in 2014 and this year completed his first full season since the rehabilitation process. It went well, but his outlook on the world changed during his injury lay-off, and he found it increasingly difficult to find meaning in pro bike racing.

"We're in this place in the sport where it's like 'watts, watts, watts, go up to altitude, boom, boom, boom'. But it's like hold on, why? Tell me why. No one tells you why.

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Interesting  small story  from Sky isn't  it. The doctor  prescribes a medication easy  and over  the  counter available in France or  Spain .
 What  do you think ?
So  they ship  a medication in a  bag with a  special person  from a   country  you can not get it  officially  to a country  where he  could have bought it over the counter. Seems to me a very smart organisation ???.
From  one SIR  to another SIR . Than you look at the very common  side effect  the medication has  with tachycardia  and  broncho spasm  and more. Makes a lot of  sense to give it  for a  race  does it ? 


Patient Information Acetylcysteine (Fluimucil®) 600mg Effervescent Tablets Read this leaflet before you start taking this medicine. Keep this leaflet in a safe place should you need to refer to it in the future. This medicine does not have a licence for use in the UK. Therefore, the information provided by the manufacturer is not available in English. Your doctor will explain the implications of taking an unlicensed medicine with you prior to starting treatment. Please note, although acetylcysteine is not licensed for use in the UK, this medication is widely used for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Yes watching this with interest Juerg. What are the side effects you refer to?
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Juerg just read an article, apparently the drug was available in uk in 2011. No longer licensed from 2013
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Main side effect we saw  a lot in the  hospital was   tachycardia  so  reduction in SV . the other one  was broncho spasme  so  yes  it looses   sputum , but  it may increase   resistance  so  really  not   something  you would suggest  for  a   top cyclist  to be ready for a race. Than you wonder if  it was  that  the  whole  secrecy  just  go  and buy it  where you  where  if  the doctor ordered it as it is not on the WADA  list  anyway.
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Yes Juerg i share your suspicions. I dont believe that is what was in the package. Why would they not say what was in the package for so long....?
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Today in cycling news
Smile they could have read  our  forum yesterday  as the   thoughts are already over  Smile


After all the speculation, Fluimucil – for a moment, at least – seemed a disappointingly banal explanation. But then, as the committee members, their researchers and the watching media googled around frantically, Brailsford’s explanation began to unravel.

This product is freely available in France. It costs eight euros. There are four pharmacies within easy reach of Sestrière, where Team Sky were heading after the summit finish in La Toussuire. And it remains unclear if asthmatics such as Wiggins should even use it.
see the  feedback from yesterday on side effects.

Was Brailsford really saying that Team Sky flew a drug, currently unlicensed in the UK, potentially unsuited to their star rider, costing a few euros, out to France to be delivered by hand by a British Cycling employee, when it was readily available nearby? It seemed so.
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