I've just read David Lappartient speaking against race radios and corticosteroids use (even under TUE permission). his argumentation behind the latter is pretty standard, but regarding race radios he claims it's quite possible for on-line betting mafia to influence race results. and he plans to introduce the changes during the Innsbruck WC
Comes off weirdly paranoid.
which part? radios? come one, like it was said in that flick, cycling is sport with medium stakes, and hundrets of dollars on the line
About the corticosteroid stuff, why haven't we seen measurable evidence of performance enhancing benefits given the allowed dosages to put this thing to bed? You would think this would be a pretty simple and cost effective thing for WADA or the UCI or whoever to do. So far the only thing that comes up are comments from ex-dopers like David Miller claiming it's "powerful" (despite the fact that he used an unknown amount in conjunction with EPO and other things at the same time) and some off-hand comments from medical professionals that can't agree on whether endurance athletes would benefit or not. The weight loss "benefit" also comes up but riders don't exactly struggle with gaining weight in competition when they're burning 8,000 calories a day. Would maybe make sense in preparation of the event a few weeks before but the TUEs are taken just at the start or during competition.
IMHO it's just a PR move, in the same article he claims cycling is "at last" free of doping (both pharmacological and mechanical)... so there's that, to make the claim more sound he just adds another wish to the list and I bet lots of people are gonna buy it.