|CSC Online rider first to fail EPO test||peloton|
May 10, 2001 10:23 AM
|CSC Online rider, and former yellow jersey holder, Bo Hamburger was the first rider to fail the new UCI EPO test. His hemocrit levels was within acceptable range, but traces of EPO were found within his urine sample. Director sportif of CSC Online, Barne Riis sacked Hamburger immediately after finding of the offence.
It's a good thing that LeBlanc and the Societe made their Tour choices based upon criteria to weed out drug abusers and poor performers. CSC is exhibiting the best of both those traits so far.
Mercury took the stage at the Tour of Romandy yesterday. Cipo has won twice since the selections, and warns LeBlanc that more wins will follow. I wonder how the organizers of the Tour will feel when Pantani rips the Giro apart?
Bad selections! BAD!
|re: CSC Online rider first to fail EPO test||DaveG|
May 10, 2001 10:38 AM
|Let me get this straight... Barne Riis is now getting tough on drugs?|
|Yup, good ol' "Mr. 60%" himself... (nm)||Greg Taylor|
May 10, 2001 10:42 AM
May 10, 2001 3:21 PM
|I wonder if the positive test of Hamburgers will be challenged in court. The UCI test for EPO has not been published in a journal of medicine to date. This is the usually accepted criteria for a test to be proven in the medical community. Without this seal of approval, one has to wonder if the test will be challenged for it's validity. One could certainly argue that without full acceptance of the medical community as of yet, that the tests results can't be written in stone without further investigation.
It could happen. It would be too bad though, to let a cheater get away like that.