Lorenzo Bernucci comes up positive & sacked by T-Mobile

It don’t stop and it don’t quit…

German cycling team T-Mobile has been rocked by a new doping scandal after Italian rider Lorenzo Bernucci was sacked on Tuesday for failing a drugs test.

Bernucci, 27, tested positive for the banned appetite suppressant Sibutramine on August 15 during the Tour of Germany.

Source: velonews.com

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmailby feather

About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

15 thoughts on “Lorenzo Bernucci comes up positive & sacked by T-Mobile

  1. …jeez, even the teams that try the hardest can’t win for losing…

    …you’d think that at this time, as a pro, you would question any thing you were going to ingest including plain water & pasta…

    …maybe an honest mistake, maybe not, but either way, self-indulgence is gonna kill the fucking golden goose…

  2. LOL, I was watching “27 Days in July”, well, half watching half working and I caught a bit of the audio and I swear I heard the commentator say that some rider failed the dope test and was penalized 10 minutes. It was too far across the room to rewind the VHS tape so I don’t know for sure. I need to go back and watch it again.

  3. Ya gotta think, “Man it’s just diet pills” but at that level and the way things are with testing, I would be afraid of what’s in a CLIF bar? Will it make me pee dirty? I think that I would rather have a long pro career finishing in the middle of the pack than take the high risk of getting caught and fired. Although this thought process maybe why my bicycles never paid my mortgage.

  4. …larkin, the point is more than, ya yer gonna get fired ‘n’ maybe lose yer career or put it on hold for two years…

    …the fact of the matter is that with the constant proliferation of doping abuse, whole teams are now taking the hit because the sponsors are so leery of the situation…even the staunchest supporters are reeling, and so they should be…

    …gerolsteiner is out after next season, to paraphrase,”not because of doping per se, but because cycling doesn’t reach our target audience”…hell no it doesn’t cuz the general public doesn’t find legitimacy in cycling anymore…

    …we, the hardcores, know it’ll bounce back but we’re not putting our major corporation reputations or millions of dollars on the line…

    …hats off again to messers vaughters & ellis for stepping up at the worst possible time…

    …anyway, it is and always will be a beautiful sport but it’s mired in it’s own poor reputation right now…remember, cyclists were amongst the highest paid athletes of the early 20th century, but here in the beginnings of the 21st, their dwindling numbers may soon be amongst the lowest…

  5. It is and was understood that the whole corporate dollar end of pro cycling is in a very bad situation, hell it’s true that those dollars would probably be better spent advertising on a little league outfield fence. My opinion was more based on the individual fears and desires, and as we all know, many individuals have proven to not be great team players but only working for themselves.

  6. Many appetite supressants are/ can be classified at stimulants. That’s how they work. Ever see a fat meth-head? So yeah, stimulants are banned.

    Fuck roadies, long live singletrack and all that nonsense…

  7. Again… me geking out…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibutramine

    “Sibutramine (trade name Meridia in the USA, Reductil in Europe and other countries), usually as sibutramide hydrochloride monohydrate, is an orally administered agent for the treatment of obesity. It is a centrally acting stimulant chemically related to amphetamines.[1] Sibutramine is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance in the United States.”

    Yup. Doping on the low side of the road.

  8. Jan might have been the last of the fat PRO cyclists…

    and well…

    — wait a minute…

    wasn’t he gonna do some press conference thing at the end of the tour? Did he? Or was it just an attention whore plea? Damn… maybe i just tuned it all out and started paying attention to the only cool racing: Cyclocross…

  9. …no, doubt, cyclocross IS totally cool…go mr. page…

    …just an observation here, but i’m thinkin’ drunkcyclist.com is like being in jail, cuz if ya didn’t already know about all the bad shit, well, yer gonna know about it, by the time you leave…

    …just sayin’…

  10. Some people have asked what the deal is with the diet suppressant. There are a bunch of drugs that are on the list simply because they help the rider to fuck-up the testing chemistry. As WADA discovers the techniques, they add more shit to the banned list. Also, several drugs are used in combination with one another to enhance performance. If you had any idea how many riders have longs lists of medication that has been “prescribed” for them, you’d shit a brick.

    Anyone remember Pedro Delgado’s positive for Probenicid? It is a medication used exclusively for gout, yet he had it in his system during the TDF (the one he won). Probenicid is used to mask Steroid use. He escaped a positive result only because the UCI had yet to place probenicid on THEIR list of banned substances. The lab had made notation of the finding simply because they’d often run tests for the IOC (who had it on their banned list).

    There is very little on the banned list that does not have past history and a good reason for having been put there.