I really don't know much at all about the testing, but I would assume there is a very small chance that this is just a false positive. They would have wanted to be real quiet and retry the test before releasing the information.
This definately is bad for cycling. And if they're all doing it, it's a shame that Ull and Basso were kicked out. I'd rather have a race with all the best doping cyclists than all the luckiest doping cyclists.
Ah, you really don't mean that. It's just the culture of pro sports. When you submerse yourself in a culture you find yourself doing things you never thought you'd do, like stacking prisoners in naked human pyramids or handling rattlesnakes in some backcountry church.
I say this to everyone on the forum: You didn't really think he was clean, did you?
And for those who believed, I feel for you. I really do. This has got to be heartbreaking.
Floyd has been on cortisone injections which can mess up the testosterone/epi level...but this will create a mess beyond belief.
Some riders have a naturally high level thats documented but I dint think Floyd is one.
This is really a mess for cycling.
I'll admit it, I was naive enough to think that what I saw during the Tour this year was something special. So now I feel robbed of that, I wish I hadn't spent all the time glued to the tv. I wish I hadn't become my workplaces offical tour update guy.
I guess we are at the point that all cycling events should be canceled everywhere since there doesn't seem to be anyway to control the cheaters.
Cycling is such an individual sport, if there is any hope of saving it they have to figure out how to ferret out the cheaters.
I agree, would Test B clearing him really be any better or worse than just having him fail and lose his title.
No matter what there's gonna be endless speculation about what did happen and what should have happened.
For all the talk about strategy mistakes letting Floyd go (which most riders said they didn't let him go so much as they couldn't come close to keeping up), if Pereiro is the winner how bad will it be to see a rider win just because they allowed him to get a 30 minute breakaway.