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  • Derek Maher

    This is going to put limits on the amount of riders who can afford to have a go.Why not just take a test after the event without being forced to join an expensive programme which adds another layer of costs to the sport.

    • Shane Stokes

      Hi Derek, Andrej Sosenka broke Boardman’s hour record several years ago, despite not being that well known and having relatively modest results. He failed a doping test a couple of years after. The UCI seems to be trying to avoid a rider coming from a small team, not being part of a bigger team with the biological passport and then blasting the record apart through blood doping or something like that. There is no test at present for transfusions of your own blood, so a post-record test would be useless.

  • mywynne

    Any idea how much a rider will have to pay out for testing per attempt?

    • Shane Stokes

      Hi, not offhand. I can ask the UCI but not sure they will tell me..

      • Derek Maher

        Thanks for the reply Shane regarding blood dopeing.
        Cost of a riders bio passport is around $10 000 .Pro and Pro continental Teams are obliged to pay.Continental teams don,t have to join the sceme or pay so a rider from that group would have to fork out the $10 grand themselves.The sceme is coasting cycling some $6 million per year at the moment.

        • MattSoutherden

          So do you think Wiggins would have to pay the full $10k just to be in the testing pool from the end of his Sky contract up to next weekend? Seems unlikely.

          • Derek Maher

            Hi Matt,I guess Bradly still has his passport from his Sky team involvement so it would be valid until the end of 2015.
            The passports are issued on a yearly basis like a racing licence.

            • Shane Stokes

              Yep, he’d only have to pay for whatever extra testing is needed since he stepped back from Sky. Testing needs to be continuous to be effective; it wouldn’t make any sense for tests not to be done as he approaches what is his biggest season target.

  • Robert

    I wonder how much Sarah Storey had to pay? Are any women on the ABP?


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