31 Jul '16, 4pm

@Trudgin leaked UCI suspicion index from 2010

How is a rating of 8 different from a rating of 4? How close to a doping sanction is a guy who scores 9? Is a score of 3 supposed to be interpreted as possible doping, likely innocence or neither? Does the score actually have any doping relevance? For one thing, it doesn’t mean that the rider who scores 8 is doping twice as much as the rider scoring 4. It doesn’t mean he is twice as likely to be doping either. The truth could well be the other way around, but it’s just that the one is smarter at avoiding larger changes in bio-passport data. But the problem is that by the time you get to 9 or 10, then that rider is so strongly suspected that a lot of people would be wondering why he isn’t just sanctioned. Or why the rider who scores 5 (Contador) is caught whereas riders who score 9 or 10 (Menchov, Popovych) are not caught? Hopefully, in my short summary above, and in this p...

Full article: http://sportsscientists.com/2011/05/the-ucis-suspicion-sc...

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