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UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol
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Hello All,

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Cheers, Neal

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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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Hard to believe tramadol was on the original $4 Drug List at WalMart.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [TriA6] [ In reply to ]
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Hello TriA6 and All,

And this makes one wonder how the tests were conducted:\

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Cheers, Neal

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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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Is it banned out of competition?
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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What a great memory flashback(not that I remember much)
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Tramadol,Celebrex and a whole bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black after being released from Patong Hospital in Phuket on my birthday a couple of years ago.The first bottle went down great,it was the second bottle that nearly killed me.The dog I hit didn't fare so well.
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Fun times.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [Animalmom2] [ In reply to ]
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Animalmom2 wrote:
Is it banned out of competition?

It is banned in competition if you're racing bikes in a UCI-sanctioned race. It is not on the WADA banned list, so triathletes can pop them all they want at the moment.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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I can't believe that many people try racing on a normal dose of tramadol. I found making a cup of tea an effort beyond me let alone getting on a bike.

However, I guess lower doses could work differently.

Not that it's an issue at all (unless the answer is 2 years) then I do wonder what the time limit is between taking and clearing the system. I had them after my ankle operations, but made a real effort to get off as quick as possible. Had a mate that had a really bad crash (descending at 80kph, failed to take a corner) and ended up dependent on them for years after, and that was a real warning for me.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
Animalmom2 wrote:
Is it banned out of competition?

It is banned in competition if you're racing bikes in a UCI-sanctioned race. It is not on the WADA banned list, so triathletes can pop them all they want at the moment.

Oh good because I had no idea, it’s over the counter in Hong Kong and is essentially a somewhat better Tylenol

I don’t use it for exercise related but I can assure you if I have a hangover I do.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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FWIW Tramadol is just as effective as other drugs for pain relief without the side effects. Why anyone would take it in the mix of a peleton is a sign of desperation from their director sportif. Would you drive a car at 100 miles an hour in busy traffic after a couple of beers. Either he/she is gullible or stupid.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [trail] [ In reply to ]
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I'd love to see an informal test of run special needs bags at Kona...

trail wrote:
Animalmom2 wrote:
Is it banned out of competition?


It is banned in competition if you're racing bikes in a UCI-sanctioned race. It is not on the WADA banned list, so triathletes can pop them all they want at the moment.

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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [ericMPro] [ In reply to ]
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It actually has never occurred to me to take painkillers when training or racing.

I just thought it wouldn’t work I guess. I.e. it would need to be so strong you couldn’t concentrate or something.

Naive I suppose
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [Duncan74] [ In reply to ]
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Tramadol has some additional serotonergic properties that might enhance performance and come with an unfortunate withdrawal syndrome? But really I just wanted to warn those that aren't aware, and there are a lot you you that think tramadol is as safe as tylenol. As Duncan74 recounts, tramadol is habit forming. I can't tell you how many heroin addicts tell me it all started with a few tramadol, and then a lot. I also get tired of uninformed prescribers giving recovering narcotic addicts tramadol.
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [TriA6] [ In reply to ]
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It can some one make to race with a broken leg [not pink] ..

___/\___/\___/\___ the surfboard of the Kurpfalz is the road bike .. oSo >> Older, and faster ..
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Re: UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol [sausskross] [ In reply to ]
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I was prescribed tramadol 18 months ago when i had a pulmonary embolism. Honestly it worked a little better than 800mg ibuprofen.

It's also possible that my pain had subsided by then (3 days). I also respond really well to ibuprofen.
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