Filippo Pozzato has been hanging out in Africa (training at altitude in Kenya, which is questionable enough) and is very unhappy about not going to the Olympics. He didn’t get to go to the Olympics because he was using Dr. Ferrari when he wasn’t supposed to. His story about seeing him was only for training and that he never “hid” when he visited the doctor. “Others dressed in black when they went to him so they wouldn’t be seen, but I didn’t. I never hid anything.”
Here’s the deal. If you’re a professional cyclist that has already served a timeout for doping, maybe you shouldn’t go visit a doctor that you know other people are “dressed in black” to visit. I can see it now in the waiting room, all these people dressed head to toe in black, maybe even completely covered like Muslim women, not speaking to each other, eyes facing the floor.
Then Filippo goes on to comment about the recent doping scandal in Italy by the race walker, Alex Schwazer, who was a visitor to Dr. Ferrari too. His statement here was, “I’m sorry for Alex, but my case has nothing to do with his.” Wow, he is sorry for Alex? How about being outraged that Alex would take the Olympic spot of someone else and then get kicked out for doping. He stole a life experience from another athlete. It is criminal. And Pazzato is sorry for the guy. Bad answer.
Anyway, my advise to Filippo is that maybe he should just do his volunteer work at 2000 meters in Kenya and shut the f#%& up. He would be much better off in the PR department.