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Blood Departures, which shed bad light on Slovenia, and officially (again) do not reveal much t



According to the Cyclingnews Cycle Cycle yesterday, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has been researching the activities of a number of Slovenians since 2015, including cyclists and cyclists who could be part of the Aderlass relationship that broke a Cup This year's World in the Nordic skiing in Seefeld, we checked what the director of the Anti-Doping Agency in Slovenia Sloado Jani Dvoršak and collected the known facts so far.

According to the Cyclingnews web portal, which once again stunned Slovenian public cycling last night, the UCI has been monitoring the activities of a number of Slovenians since 2015, including cyclists, associated staff and suspected managers. being connected to drug use.




Milan Eržen, a former long-time rider and cyclist, found himself in the inquiry into the International Cycling Federation.


Milan Eržen, a former long-time rider and cyclist, found himself in the inquiry into the International Cycling Federation.
Photo: Vid Ponikvar

One of the central figures that the UCI took under its scrutiny work is also Milan Erzenone of the most deserving of the Bahrain team, and one of the leading men in this team, including six Slovenian riders, while Slovenia staff are also staffed.

In the name of Ehrens, Cyclingnews has already rejected all claims as wholly untrue and unfounded last night and wrote that Erzen had not received any information about the UCI investigation.

A lot of scop was also explained by Savor's first man Jani Dvoršak, who only told Sportal that he could not comment on the case as the criminal investigation was ongoing.

Meanwhile, the French newspaper Le Monde updated the story on Thursday with the record that researchers of the anti-drug group in the International Cycling Federation should have documents that test Ehren's links (via a Croatian mediator) with notorious doctor Mark Schmidt on buying a special centrifuge as part of the equipment for the blood transfusion procedure. Their findings are also summarized by the Cyclingnews portal.

What is known about Aderlass's relationship?

1. What is the operation of Aderlass?

Operation Aderlass oz. Blood leakage surgery (a name derived from a blood transfusion used by the athletes concerned) reveals the drug irregularities of many athletes, and the public became aware of it at the beginning of March, when it found anti-drug rules offenses in the Seefeld World Cup.

2. Growing fruit

The Austrian police and Germany held several raids during the championship, and during the direct blood transfusion they caught a ski runner. Max Hauke. Shortly after he was revealed, he was the first to be encouraged and recognized as a rider from Austria. Stefan Denifl, and initially noted that he had withdrawn from cycling for personal reasons.




The blood transfusion clip, used by ski runner Max Max Hauke, quickly circulated the web,


The blood transfusion clip, used by ski runner Max Max Hauke, quickly circulated the web,

3. The similarity of Aderlass and Puero – doctor and blood bags

The Aderlass Drugs Program is very similar to Operation Puerto (Operation Port), which stimulated the cycling world over the previous decade. In both cases, the doctor was at the heart of the story (in the relationship Aderlass Mark Schmidt, and for Puerta Eufemiano Fuentes). They used false names for their patients.

Schmidt should help athletes with blood transfusions or blood mopping as it is called between 2011 and 2019. The season is supposed to have between 4,000 and 12,000 euros from all parties. The researchers discovered 40 to 60 blood bags of athletes from swimming, handball, football and cycling in the dispute.

4. A diverse list of suspects, drugs in the country also in Slovenia

German State Prosecutor, Kai Gräber, confirmed that at the end of March the German State Prosecutors' Office had a list of 21 athletes from eight European countries, and some German media have suggested that even more than a hundred competitors could different sports categories are part of the relationship.

The suspected athlete and sports prosecutor said nothing about the investigation, but also found that, among other things, drugs were held in Slovenia.

What is blood dosing?

As reported on the Sloado website, "dosing, which has been banned in competitions and outside, includes procedures that increase blood capacity to transfer oxygen. It is used to increase red blood cells t in the body through a transfusion (a transfusion increases the risk of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis), resulting in increased hematocrit (the percentage of red blood cells in the blood), which means that the t body transfers more oxygen to the active cells. "

5. In addition, the relationship Aderlass poured Christmas and the Root

On 15 May 2019, the International Cycling Federation suspended four riders because of the suspicion of anti-drug control in the past.

Among them are two Slovenians: Christian Korena member of the Bahrain-Merida team who had to leave Giro this year, complained about drug crime for 2012 and 2013, during the time he was wearing the Liquigas-Cannondale team and Christmas Borutand played the role of assistant director of the Bahrain-Merida team this year.

At the time of the alleged allegation of anti-drug rules, Christmas was a member of Astana Kazakhstan. In the Bahrain-Merida team, who argue that there is no tolerance in drugs, Root and Christmas have been suspended immediately.




Borut Božič is one of a number of cyclists who have been suspended as part of the Aderlass investigation.


Borut Božič is one of a number of cyclists who have been suspended as part of the Aderlass investigation.
Photo: Urban Urbanc / Sportida

In addition to the above, the Croatian cyclist was prevented in the past due to suspected anti-doping rules. Kristijan Đurasek (team member of the Arab Arab Team, who had to leave Dirk after California because of the relationship) and a retired Italian sprinter Alessandro Pettachi, who finished his highly successful bike career in 2015. After the relationship ended, he had at least temporarily left without a job on television.

6. The General Police Directorate is part of the investigation

In the General Police Directorate, for Sportal, they confirmed that they co-operated with foreign security authorities in relation to Aderlass drug work.

"At present, the circumstances, data and information provided by the German police in the form of a European Investigation Order are examined for the competent court and relate to the citizens of Slovenia. Slovenia, the suspicions are contrary to Articles 186 and 187 of the Penal Code (referring to the illegal production and trading of illegal drugs, illegal substances in sports and drug precursors and enabling the use of illegal drugs or illegal substances in sport , given that the investigation still exists, no more data can be transferred "We regularly work with the Slovenian Anti-Drug Organization (SLOADO)," he wrote the answer.

Athletes where the shadow fell in the Aderlass:

Cross country skiing: Max Hauke, Dominik Baldauf, Johannes Dürr, Karel Tammyarv, Andreas Veerpalu, Algo Kärp and Alexei Poltoranin.

Cycling: Georg Preidler, Stefan Denifl, Danilo Hondo, Alessandro Petacchi, Borut Božič, Kristijan Koren and Kristijan Đurasek.

Skate speed: Robert Lehmann-Dolle.


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