David Millar: Blood doping cases a reminder for cycling not to get complacent

David Millar: Blood doping cases a reminder for cycling not to get complacent

Joe Robinson 8 Mar 2019 Two Austrian cyclists have admitted to blood doping offences during their career yet neither were caught by anti-doping authorities Former pro David Millar believes the recent blood doping confessions of Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler are a timely reminder for cycling not to get complacent about doping. Former Aqua Blue Sport rider Denifl admitted to Austrian police on Sunday that he had used blood transfusions during his career. Later that day, fellow Austrlan pro Preidler confessed to withdrawing blood with the intention of reinfusing it to enhance performance. Both confessions come as a result of 'Operation Aderlass', an investigation into the practices of sports doctor Mark Schmidt. Austrian police have made a serious of arrests in the wake of the investigation, including five athletes at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria, last week. Footage has emerged online of young Austrian cross-country skier Max ...

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