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Dissapointment in new EPO test(4 posts)

Dissapointment in new EPO testpeloton
Aug 14, 2001 11:32 AM
Bo Hamburger, the CSC-Tiscali (then CSC Online) rider who was the first to fail the UCI's new EPO test has been cleared of the charges by his national federation. It seems that Bo's A test was positive, so they went to the B sample for confirmation. A lab tech screwed up the first B test, and so the sample was re-tested. Due to the technicality that the UCI doesn't have a stipulation for retesting the result was thrown out by his federation. The man failed two out of three tests showing that EPO was in his system, yet he is getting off on a technicality. He is now a member of his country's World Championship team, and they even say that they are building the entire team around him. CSC-Ticali has been forced to reinstate Hamburger and are reported to be disappointed by this event.

It's funny, right after he got busted I posted here that I thought he would get off on the charges. I'm a little dissapointed that he did. Hopefully the UCI will intervene, and force the positive result to stand instead of letting this guy get off because some lab tech screwed up. It makes a mockery of the system and the new test. It also cracks me up that people are still pointing fingers at Lance with no proof when there is a guilty man getting away with it right in front of our eyes. Why waste time accusing when we can get the real thing?! Hamburger should pay for his violations of the rules.
If you think that was bad, look at this...Bruno S
Aug 14, 2001 11:45 AM
re: Dissapointment in new EPO testLC
Aug 14, 2001 2:24 PM
The only problem is that with any medical tests there are always false positives. Thats why they have to redo the tests. I would rather see someone get away with something, than a innocent guy who put in a lot of hard work have his career end.
re: Dissapointment in new EPO testpeloton
Aug 14, 2001 2:43 PM
Understood, but the guy had TWO positives and one inconclusive result. Something is rotten there.