Norman H wrote:thirdcrank wrote:I resurrected this through feeling frustrated by the seemingly unexplained delay by CAS in publishing the reasoning for a finding which has procedural implications for all sport
Frustrating indeed, I think Chris Froome would also be interested to hear their explanation. I believe he suffered a missed test under near identical circumstances. He appealed the decision, although I don't know to which authority he appealed, but judging by subsequent comments that he made, that authority took a different view to the Lizzie Armitstead case and the the missed test stayed on his record.
CAS may have greater trouble reconciling that apparent anomaly, than explaining the reasons for overturning the LA decision.
The rumour was that the tester, having failed to get past the reception desk at the hotel, didn't stick around the full hour, and that LA was in the dining room having breakfast before the hour was up. I think in Chris Froome's case, he was in his room for the full hour.
Of the other two, from what I remember one was LA wasn't where she said she'd be, and one was a late submission of the quarter's whereabouts. Apparently on previous submissions there'd been someone at British Cycling checking that submissions had been made & nagging those who hadn't submitted early enough. The "someone" had left, and the job hadn't been picked up by anyone else. You shouldn't rely on being nagged, but you can see how a date would be missed if you had come to do so.