January 16/00 8:17 am - World Cup Cross #6, Luperini Suspended, EPO Testing
Posted by Editor on 01/16/00
Cyclo-Cross World Cup #6 - GP France
|2||Richard Groenendaal||NED||at 0:30|
|3||Mario de Clercq||BEL||0:52|
|4||Wim de Vos||NED||1:17|
|5||Adrie van der Poel||NED||1:41|
|16||Peter van Santvliet||BEL||4:58|
Final World Cup Standings
1. Sven Nijs (Bel) 300 points
2. Richard Groenendaal (Ned) 268
3. Mario de Clercq (Bel) 245
The Disciplinary Committee of the Italian Cycling Federation handed down an eight month suspension to Fabiana Luperini for the positive test for nandrolone in October 1999. No other details were released, nor when she would officially begin her sentence.
The IOC has allocated 3 million dollars (US) to a study, conducted by the Australian Institute of Sports, in an attempt to discover enough about the usage of EPO to detect its usage.
120 amateur athletes, ranging in age from 18 to 35, will be used as "human lab rats" in this closely monitored study whose main objective is the discovery of a fail safe method for the detection of EPO usage. Apparently, the UCI hopes to test athletes from around the world (ie, different ethnic backgrounds) so that they can develop definitive standards. No word on where Canadian guinea pigs can apply...