The only worry I have about Slipstream's testing program stems from a comment I read in an interview with JV. While explaining the course of their program, he essentially said that they are doing 'biomonitoring' to look for changes in the rider's 'chemistry', but not testing directly for EPO, Testost...or other enhancers. He commented that they would leave those tests to the existing UCI testers........Personally, if I was making that big of an investment, I would not want to leave that critical portion of the testing to the UCI.... If I were going to do it, I'd do the whole thing instead of just a portion......
The Bio testing is a huge plus.
Pez just posted a comment and it left out the one thing I would like to see and that is team management held accountable, and this is a key ingredient to that.
Team Doctors doing performance testing throughout the year is a very good way to monitor. So good in fact that no doped rider should ever lose his job without the manager and team doctor being fired as well.
a rider who's VO2 Max, crit level watts at LT threshold changes a cerytain amount in a short enough period of time is easy to spot and hold out.
Team Doctors at this point recognize that fantastic gains and simply make sure the riders crit is manipulated to stay low... Simply put, team doctors are keeping riders testable, not clean.
What they should be is internally suspending them as they know what the risk is, then if it shos again, they lose a job.