The yellowed documents from the trial of the infamous Humanplasma clinic does not provide a clear picture of the dopingapparatur, as Michael Rasmussen, bjergkongen Bernhard Kohl and the other used to bloddoping from 2006 and forward.
the Serial number of the instrument, however, will not come clearly forward in the decade-old documents. The number reveals that it is gradually old equipment is identical with it, as a string of athletes have used in the present case on the bloddoping in Austria.
It has Rasmussen been confirmed by the former sportsagent Stefan Matschiner, as from 2005, the drive and the blood bank Humanplasma and facilitated bloddoping for a string of athletes, including Rasmussen and Kohl.
Among other cykelrytterne Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler as well as the skier Max Hauke has, in this instance, granted bloddoping. Doctor Mark Schmidt are at the heart of the matter as the man with the expertise and equipment. Equipment, i.e. according to Matschiner is Michael Rasmussen's old apparatus.
Picture of the ten-year-old case of the blood bank Humanplasma. Photo: Michael Rasmussen.
It is a blodcentrifuge of the labeled ACP 2015 Heamonetics, which can separate the oxygen-carrying red blood cells from the collected blood, and a half-life, Baxter machine, which can prepare the blood for deep.
It is nearly ten years ago, that the case was coiled, and the here information rewind time ten years back. You could say the same about the biological passport, says Michael Rasmussen.
- I used the devices through the several years, and looking at my blood values from 2006 and 2007, so they were in an area where no one could suspect me to be dopet.
I Drove in the field today and delivered the same levels in the blood which at the time, I would probably not even ports in the group of athletes, as the athlete focused on. It would only be my speed on the bike, that would arouse suspicion. Not my biological passport.
Stefan Denifl wrote last year contract with World Tour team CCC, he cancelled the contract before the start of the season ’for personal reasons’. Nothing in the bloddopede rider's biological passport indicated that he was dopet, CCC-manager Jim Ochowicz stated.
the fact of The matter establishes, in turn, to the biological passport doesn't work, says Rasmussen, who Saturday in a column in the Ekstra Bladet did precisely the point.
When Rasmussen took the equipment back from 2006 and forward, it happened with help from Matschiner. They have the last few days, refreshed old memories, and thus has been able to confirm that their old equipment is still functioning. The serial numbers have Matschiner reportedly been matched by the police investigators in the current case.
the Equipment, which then had a value of approximately dkk 750,000, was seized, as the Humanplasma scandal exploded in 2009. Rasmussen went free, since no evidence linked him to the case, while Matschiner was sentenced to a prison sentence.
He took the equipment handed over and handed it to the doctor Mark Schmidt. It has Matschiner explained to both Rasmussen and the austrian news site nachrichten.to. Also dopingjægeren Hajo Seppelt from the German tv-station ARD has been Matschiners word that the equipment was handed over to Mark Schmidt.
- I have no proof that there is talk about the same equipment, but it is pretty likely that this is the case, says Hajo Seppelt to Ekstra Bladet.
- I would consider it to be even very likely, that there is talk about the same equipment. If not, then, in the present case two sets of equipment, and I doubt that, because the equipment is fairly costly, says Seppelt.
Mark Schmidt installed, apparently the equipment in his clinic in Erfurt, where it now again has been seized in a doping case. A case that only seems to grow.
40 blood bags are provided with code names seized in Schmidt's clinic, and the authorities are now in the process of using dna to identify the persons who have deposited blood.
the Extra Leaf has been in contact with Stefan Matschiner, but he declined because of the bustle to comment on the matter Monday.