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Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 3/21/2020 12:10 AM

Just want to know if Whistler will be open in the summer tbh🤞

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/11/2019 12:16 AM

Sponsors can elect to suspend sponsorship. Has happened to track and field athletes such as Tyson Gay who failed drug tests. Companies have some responsibility in cleaning up the sport (and not supporting drug cheats) IMO. No, the photo with Graves is ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/10/2019 11:20 PM

1. - Taking not one but TWO banned substances really starts to stretch the plausibility of 'accidental ingestion'. - RR and JG are sponsored by Ryno Power, who stake their whole business on supplying supplements to elite athletes who get regularly drug ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/9/2019 7:30 AM

EWS changes from ‘that other website’: “Anti-Doping and CADF Following the start of the UCI and EWS partnership in January 2019, we are a registered partner of the Cycling Anti-Doping foundation. EWS will also follow and expects all athletes and teams ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 2/23/2019 12:14 AM

While Josh has quite the Instagram following and has carved out his niche with his fun loving, jibbing thing, I seriously doubt that this will translate into sales of their DH bike. Like it or not, star power and results sell DH bikes. One only has to ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 2/21/2019 9:42 PM

Why is Cannondale being so coy with their DH rig? Trying to build hype for something that nobody will buy anyway...

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 2/17/2019 5:34 AM

Completely agree. Surprised that there hasn't been more of a backlash from sponsors, most of the media (Pinkbike basically gave the guys a free pass) and the MTB community at large. Will be very interesting to see what punishments (if any) are dished ... more »

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 2/2/2019 3:38 PM

Rider is a suspension tech for Specialized, which would explain the bike.

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 1/7/2019 5:19 AM

Guess he's not doing world cups then??

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 12/2/2018 5:44 PM

Don't think anyone is questioning why RR is ripped. More like how can he be ripped (carrying a lot of unneccessary mass) and compete and win in multi-day endurance events? Turns out drugs are the answer...

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/16/2018 3:21 AM

Yep, AFAIK the A and B samples are from the same collection but again, only the A sample is tested while the B is held in reserve in case of a positive result. Agreed that you would be testing for some kind of testing error by testing sample B. Still, ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/15/2018 3:57 PM

There might be more in it than you think. From what I understand, the top 3 riders are tested, along with three others. Previously, the three other riders were selected at random but in recent times, at least in other cycling disciplines, these riders ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/15/2018 7:27 AM

But this is precisely why there are A and B samples. If a rider’s A sample tests positive, they have the right to get their B sample tested. If that tests positive then, that’s about as definitive as you can get. Would anyone be foolish enough to fail ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/11/2018 8:32 PM

So this redacted article must be about Karim Amour, yeah? https://dirtmountainbike.com/news/french-enduro-rider-tests-positive-for-a-banned-substance.html Low-stakes-so-no-doping argument doesn't stack up considering the event he was busted in. And they ... more »