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Old 11-30-04, 06:25 PM
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I too have really enjoyed watching Tyler's career.

However, its very difficult for me to acknowledge innocence when TWO independent tests performed at different times coming up positive for the same anomoly. In addition, Santi Perez who's performance at the Vuelta was nothing short of awesome, was also found positive for the same infraction.

If the tests and methods are truly invalid as Phonak claims, then I would suspect that other riders from other teams would have also exhibited false positives. But to this day I have heard of no one. The chances of two teamates providing similar positive results for the same blood anomoly are astronomically low.

Additional circumstantial evidence is the resignation of the Phonak team doctor.

Based on those events, I would have to reluctantly acknowledge that I think he illegally enhanced his performance by manipulating his blood. I truly hope I am wrong.
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