Sure it is... it's not EPO, but Cocaine is a stimulant, and has been an element in the concoctions doping cyclists have used to make them faster for a long time. If the story is true and Boonen can't pull a Simoni to get out of it, he'll be out of the sport for 2 years.TheDon said:at least it's not PED's.
I'm not saying it is any more or less credible, but cyclingnews is just getting the info from the original Belgian source that the OP used. It may be a rumor, it may not, but cyclingnews doesn't have any info that we didn't already have.Bertrand said:Not a rumour. It's reported in cyclingnews.com. It looks like he's in very deep doo doo.
I'm sure this was more used as a leisure drug than as performance enhancing. I don't think it will tarnish the sport like it would if it was EPO or steroids.gray8110 said:Sure it is... it's not EPO, but Cocaine is a stimulant, and has been an element in the concoctions doping cyclists have used to make them faster for a long time. If the story is true and Boonen can't pull a Simoni to get out of it, he'll be out of the sport for 2 years.
Those damn underage hotties he's shagging probably got it for him and led him down that road.eyebob said:So it's not an "in race" positive. If true, it'll be interesting to see what they do with him, both the team and the UCI. If true, I'd bet that he's not going to the TdF....right?
Wow, that is pretty interesting. Take as much blow as you like, just don't do it during a race.TheDon said:Here what's I just found.
""It seems that it wouldn't be any violation of our rules because in out-of-competition tests cocaine is not a forbidden substance, for the WADA Code and the UCI anti-doping rules," UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani said from Switzerland.
"There are time limits for out-of-competition tests. Three days before a race is considered out of competition. If you take cocaine one day before a race you will test positive," he added.
Carpani said the UCI had not been officially notified of the drugs test.
The World Anti-Doping Agency classifies cocaine as a stimulant on the official prohibited list but it is only prohibited if the substance is taken in-competition, WADA spokesman Frederic Donze said in a telephone interview."
So it looks like not much will happen through UCI.
Yeah i thought so too. I guess cause it doesn't have long term consequences? I wonder if they feel the same way about THC or any other "common" drugs.bigpinkt said:Wow, that is pretty interesting. Take as much blow as you like, just don't do it during a race.
You forgot this quote from Boonen's next interview:Pablo said:Unreleased quotes from Boonen's next interview:
"In Belgium, first you get the power, then you get the money, then you get the women."
"Say hello to my little friend."