Under Article 2.1 of the 2009 version of the WADA Code, with the presence of aggravating circumstances. Therefore, the Panel imposes a period of ineligibility for each Respondent as follows:
(i) Mr. Johann Bruyneel: 10 years, starting from June 12, 2012 and continuing through and including June 11, 2022;
(ii) Dr. Pedro Celaya: 8 years, starting from June 12, 2012 and continuing through and including June 11, 2020; and
(iii) Mr. José Martí Martí: 8 years, starting from June 12, 2012 and continuing through and including June 11, 2020
You can read the whole reasoned decision here. I read it. Nothing much new there. The arbitrators couldn’t use testimony from before June 12, 2004, due to the statute of limitations. But, I guess they had plenty to find them guilty of doping infractions. You can read the whole reasoned decision here.
Johan responded on his blog – “Did the US Postal team really operate ‘the most sophisticated, professional and successful doping program that sport has ever seen?’ This headline-grabber has helped create a staggering industry of books and movies, but reveals only USADA’s talent for self-aggrandizement. The reality is very different. In due course, I will take the time to give a full account of events within my knowledge. In the meantime I would ask you to treat USADA’s partial and self-serving narrative of events with considerable circumspection.”
Seems to me he has “the time” just about now to give his full account of the events. But, I’d bet he would want to add to that “staggering industry” to monopolize on all his “knowledge”.