You can’t say that, No. 3

Ok, jealousy plus erythropoietin.

“It’s only jealousy.” Mauro Sangambrogio before testing positive for EPO, explaining to his DS Luca Scinto why everyone suspected him of doping. Cycling News, June 3, 2013.

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And while you’re at it, could you make “as soon as possible” sometime in 2020?

“I can only say that I am in disbelief about what has happened and will request the counter analysis as soon as possible.” Mauro Santambrogio, the day after testing positive for EPO, which was a few days after assuring team boss Luca Scinto that he was clean as a whistle. Ansa.IT, June 3, 2013.

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Sort of like Cupid with a needle in his ass.

“I’m not a criminal … but within my environment, I felt like a little god.” Mauro Santambrogio after receiving a 2-year ban for doping, explaining why he had felt the need to cheat. La Gazzetta dello Sport, October 12, 2013.

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Now, however, I have a different set of problems.

“My testosterone levels were low and I had erection problems, plus I had fertility problems. That’s why I was prescribed Andriol.” Mauro Santambrogio, facing a lifetime ban after testing positive for testosterone a few days before the expiration of his ban for testing positive for EPO, which was in turn was a couple of months before he was to resume his pro racing career. Cycling News, December 18, 2014.

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15 thoughts on “You can’t say that, No. 3”

  1. Doesn’t un-prescribed steroid use lead to erecting / fertility problems, just saying…

  2. Whoops! Someone forgot to check the “Best If Used By ____” label on those statements and excuses…

    Calling Dr. Kubler-Ross: There’s a new stage– call it a “Prologue”?– in the process: “Pre-Denial”.

    1. I’m sticking with stage 3 – bargaining, but then again have always wondered about that curious prologue stage.

        1. By the way, I hear that there are some good deals going around now with the DOJ if you happen to be a defendant in a whistleblower a/k/a False Claims Act lawsuit …

          1. Phloyd will get chicken scratch. Maybe, as I’ve read, enough to buy that double-wide on an acre or so at the edge of the desert.

            Isn’t it funny how “trailers” come up so often in these wishful-thinking scenario-imaginings of the end-ups in this doping-drama?

            1. I once lived in a trailer — a double wide — outside of Tahlequah, OK, nestled in the forest. I loved it.

              1. My brother fsethd: mine was a 1962 Ventoura (ex. vintage), 10×55, central heat/air, full-sized potty and fridge, nestled in a forest of aluminum (a very clean and well-kept park), next to the “Southwest Passage” in a land far away to the north,
                In other words, yes, I loved it, when it was “just me”, it was all I needed.
                And it was cheap, really cheap.

                  1. Leafy boughs, gentle zephyrs, lingering sundowns?
                    Got boring after a while, didn’t it? (but of course the meanwhile…)

                    I lived in a (shared) tepee in the Rockies for the better part of a year. “See above”.

                    For it is written: “There is a time to arrive, a time to stay, and a time to leave”.

                    1. Sounds like a deal.
                      I had a four-day work-week for the better part of a year, once.
                      Paid enough to skate. SImilar decompression factor, I think.
                      Ah, the single life…

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