Roche has been all over the news this week and one more claim to fame to their technology was the ability to catch an athlete cheating. Athletes still keep trying but hopefully efforts like this will keep the competition honest and fair, nobody wants a cheater to win. BD
Ricardo Ricco, who upset some big names in biking during this year’s tour, was caught doping after the drugmaker planted a traceable molecule in the banned stamina-building drug he had taken, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency. And so the 24-year-old was kicked off after testing positive for EPO, or erythropoietin.