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more news on Simoni acquittal(8 posts)

more news on Simoni acquittalcyclopathic
Jul 30, 2002 9:38 AM
Gilberto Simoni of the Saeco/Cannondale team was cleared this past weekend of all accusations of drug use. Simoni was cleared by both the Italian prosecutor’s office and the Italian governing body for cycling. The investigation into Simoni included a chemical analysis of his hair, which would show (if it were the case) any use of cocaine. To the contrary, it helped prove Simoni's innocence.
Homeopathic candies from South America that Simoni was taking were found to have traces of cocaine leaves, and have been confirmed as the source of the cocaine traces found in Simoni.

(taken from Cannondale site)

Man that should be really frastrating to get a boot out of Giro and miss le tour.
re: more news on Simoni acquittalClydeTri
Jul 30, 2002 9:45 AM
But, to play devils advocate....if you are an athlete performing at that level knowing that you will be watched/tested closely for drug use...if somebody, includng your mom or whomever, sends you some homeophatic herbal type candies, shouldn't you have the sense not to take them? He may be totally innocent of doping, but he is guilty of not using his brain.
More than one athlete could be disqualified for stupidity.dzrider
Jul 30, 2002 10:00 AM
Intelligence, or common sense for that matter, has never been a criterion. When I was in my 20's I used to run 2.5 miles up to a spring by the side of the road, get a drink and run home. It took me just under 21 minutes to get to the spring and just over 18 minutes to get back home. If I did a little coke the night before it took me 23 minutes to get to the spring and 21 to get home. If I did a lot of coke, I didn't run at all. Not a drug that enhanced my athletic performance, though I'm told I was much more fun at parties.
re: he is Italiancyclopathic
Jul 30, 2002 10:05 AM
who needs the brains?

besides I am not sure steak I ate yesterday won't show on tests. They stuff those cows with hormones
So where can we buy those South American candies? ;)Niwot
Jul 30, 2002 1:58 PM
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Jul 30, 2002 4:39 PM
NYC bus terminal nmcyclopathic
Jul 30, 2002 5:01 PM
Besidesgrzy
Jul 30, 2002 5:07 PM
He didn't use the candies to get high - he just liked the way they tasted. ;-)