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Debate: The future of cycling – wheels of misfortune

October 30th, 2007 by ingridtrier · 3 Comments

Photo: Ingrid Trier

From the panel debate monday afternoon. (Photo: Ingrid Trier) 

This afternoon there was a panel debate taking place over this subject – considering what can and shall be done in the world of cycling in the future when it comes to doping.
The participants where:

Pat McQuaid, President of the International Cycling Union
Michael Ashenden, Project Coordinator, Science and Industry against Blood Doping research consortium
Dag Vidar Hanstad, Journalist and PhD student, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer, The Sunday Times

Here are some of the debate questions and answers from the panel. Listen and participate with your point of view.

• One of the solutions from the UCI to fight doping is a GPS-system to track the riders. Pat McQuaid comments on the GPS-system.

• Pat McQuaid on the donation from Lance Armstrong to UCI.

• Michael Ashenden on his suggestion, that athletes should be tracked 24 hours a day – all year round.

• Pat McQuaid sees the riders as partners in the fight against doping. Are they?

• CSC has an antidoping program, and still they are able to compete with teams, where doping apparently still exist. Where is the logic? Listen to Michael Ashenden and Pat McQuaid.

• Jörg Jaksche responds to McQuaids claim, that there is no longer systematic doping on the teams.

• David Walsh on the topic: Is it okay for a journalist to be close with the administration?

• The speed level in cycling is becoming higher and higher – even though the fight against doping is eradicated. Pat McQuaid.

Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

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