The Week That Was...
Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.
me as if they weren't doing something delicate. I didn't feel any pain, but it was strange not to feel my legs anymore. I will have a splint and walk with crutches for five weeks, and I hope that the control in three weeks' time will allow me to anticipate a bit. I have a big desire to return to racing and winning, but I don't want to compromise my recovery. I still have some years ahead of me in my career."
Dick Pound, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, last week advised that the body were considering banning altitude tents and other devices used by athletes that create hypoxic conditions, promoting the production of more red blood cells. They said that such devices are "probably contrary to the spirit of the sport.?
Pound said, "We have an interesting discussion forthcoming with respect to the whole issue of hypoxic chambers and the whole concept of artificially induced hypoxic conditions. This has been an issue that has gone back and forth in the sports community and the business community for a number of years.?
"Our medical authorities agree that the creation of these conditions can be performance enhancing. Our ethics and education committee has concluded that the use of these devices is probably contrary to the spirit of sport, and it will be up to the executive committee to decide how it wants to proceed with it.?
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Until next week,