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Old 07-11-08, 02:28 PM   #1
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Tour's first Positive Doping reported... guess who?

Spaniard Manuel Beltrán has become the 2008 Tour de France's first doping positive. The Liquigas rider's A sample tested positive for the banned blood booster erythropoeitin following the first stage which ended in Plumelec last Saturday.

http://cyclingnews.com/road/2008/tou...ul08/jul12news
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Old 07-11-08, 02:36 PM   #2
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Gotta be awful fast to be the first one with this news...
Also understanding a bit of French helps in this case.


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Old 07-11-08, 03:01 PM   #3
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And 9 others had "abnormal blood values" from the pre-tour testing. They won't be reprimanded, but thier teams will be notified for health reasons.
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I would have guessed Dr. W.
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"blood doping? in _my_ Tour de France? it's more likely than you think."

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And that would make 5 former team mates of LA.....
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And that would make 5 former team mates of LA.....
Surprised?
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Old 07-11-08, 09:08 PM   #8
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sadly, no.
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So Lance didn't dope, everyone who helped him win did!

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(I like Lance and respect the man, I just think it's funny.)
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And that would make 5 former team mates of LA.....
You've got to admit Bruyneel is doing something right. Who are the five? Floyd, Tyler, Heras, Manny and...? I'm assuming you're not counting Boonen.
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Don't forget the nandralone positive by Benoit Joachim way way back (2000?). He was duly sacked and then rehired. He was on the Tour team the next year and for many years afterwards.

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You've got to admit Bruyneel is doing something right. Who are the five? Floyd, Tyler, Heras, Manny and...? I'm assuming you're not counting Boonen.

Agreed..... he covered the dope pretty well.... And some wonder why Astana wasnt invited to the tour
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