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Garzelli tests negative 2nd test! (nm)(13 posts)

Garzelli tests negative 2nd test! (nm)chrisbaby
May 21, 2002 9:23 AM
what's your source? (nm)Becky
May 21, 2002 9:33 AM
Eurosport is reporting it (nm)Wayne
May 21, 2002 9:35 AM
Confusing reports, not negative on second test of non-negativechopper
May 21, 2002 9:51 AM
The way I read it is he was negative on the dope tests taken after stages 4&5 but the results of the second test of the non-negative tests aren't in yet.
source: eurosport newsflash...tests, negativechrisbaby
May 21, 2002 10:03 AM
Garzelli Positive on second
May 21, 2002 10:12 AM
You're right! that's weird...What about other MApei riders?chrisbaby
May 21, 2002 10:22 AM
at 18:45 GMT, the eurosport flash said negative. they must have got it scrwed up. they've got it right now. Does anyone know how the other members of the team tested?
From cyclingnews.comWrigleyRoadie
May 21, 2002 10:26 AM
Despite the news that his test results from Esch (Stage 3) and Strasbourg (Stage 4) were negative, the result of the counter analysis from Liege (Stage 2) was again positive for probenecid. That means that he is out of the race and more than likely out of cycling for a while, unless his team can quickly find evidence of foul play.

It's a sad exit for Garzelli, who was in with a real chance of winning this race, but the rules are the rules. It's still difficult to believe that he tested positive for a non-performance enhancing diuretic that was banned because of its ability to mask other drugs such as steroids. With modern testing methods, probenecid is no longer effective as a masking agent, and the other drugs will still be picked up. A lot of questions remained unanswered, and Mapei will likely put all of their efforts into finding the solution.
Someone was saying a diruretic like probenocid. . .Sintesi
May 21, 2002 10:37 AM
in of itself can be performance enhancing. Anyone know anything about this?
Someone was saying a diruretic like probenocid. . .Wannabe
May 21, 2002 10:47 AM
I thought by itself it is NOT performance enhancing...

think I read that it was a common masking agentColnagoFE
May 21, 2002 12:01 PM
so it could be covering up something else that is performance enhancing.
This is bogus...Wannabe
May 21, 2002 10:46 AM
I'm not a big Garzelli fan (but I prefer him over Simoni), but something just doesn't seem right here. With modern tests, not only is probenecid ineffective as a masking agent, the amount found in the tests would have been ineffective at any time during tests.

Probably simoni's tifosi at work! Speculation, I know, but like I said, this isn't adding up...

Come Watson the game is afootgrandemamou
May 21, 2002 11:15 AM
This is very strange indeed. Cycling news reports negative results on 3&4 stages and positve on stage 2 for a drug that no one uses anymore. It just doesn't add up. What were the results from stage 1?

I'll bet there are going to be alot of very paranoid riders out there. All of their food and drinks are provided for them. If someone wanted to set someone up it probably wouldn't be that difficult.