Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle have published a book about administration of EPO and anabolic steroids. Tips given in the book can prove that the prominent cyclist Lance Armstrong applied forbidden medicines. The book has the following title: “The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at all Costs”. The book contains instructions linked with intake of EPO and steroids in cycling and ways to avoid detection. It shows that drug testing is ineffective in this sport.
Tyler Hamilton confirms that sportspersons can take steroids without being detected. The author affirms that the WADA doesn’t have any possibility to win. Hamilton describes weakness of the WADA in testing athletes for forbidden medicines.
According to Tyler Hamilton, it is easy to avoid detection while applying EPO. It is needed to apply the procedure “microdosing”. What does it actually represent? Sportspersons should not inject 2,000 Units of EPO under the skin every 3-4 days. They should introduce 400-500 Units of EPO each 3-4 nights into veins. This method is named “microdosing”. Utilizing this way of intake, cyclists can avoid detection without any significant effort.
Since microdosing is a suitable way to avoid detection while administering EPO, this way must be appropriate in case of steroid use too. Thus, Tyler Hamilton supposes that cyclists and other sportspersons can avoid detection while taking anabolic steroids. He presents guidelines on this issue in details in the book. The author explains how it is possible to hit tests of anti-doping agencies.
In fact, it is unlikely that guidelines provided in Tyler’s book will modify essence of cycling. While introduction of the biological passport into anti-doping system can’t stop doping, elaboration of microdosing into usage of EPO is not the new beginning of doping in cycling. Instructions of Hamilton may modify just the nature of doping in this sport. Usage of doping products is a part of cycling. Let notice the truth. Like there is no Santa Claus, there is no clean sport at the high level.