The fact there are positive tests doesn't surprise me. What continually baffles me (actually, not really) is the complete lack of anger by the pro peloton and current management. Lefevre is complaining about how long it took IOC to conduct the tests. Leipheimer is complaining about the results being announced or leaked to the press before a B test.
Where's the outrage over the doping itself? Nonexistent. As usual.
There's no outrage because it's accepted that it will happen. It's not 'shocking'.
The tests take as long as they take I guess... If everyone of off back testing samples from events like The Tour, The Olympics etc etc then it may take a while.
Levi does have a valid point - there's a written protocol on how the whole procedure should be done. People spent a lot of time putting said procedures in place and got the 'buy in' from all involved - A sample, if 'non negative' then B sample at the riders request, if that's 'non negative' then sanctions are taken and THEN the press should be notified. Those were terms that were agreed on and should really be adhered to. Plus then we would have to deal with the first round of stories where a rider's A sample was positive, then it hits the press, then we get comments from all and sundry, then the B sample results come out and we get more guff from different people. Keep it to one story per rider, damnit.
Maybe as the riders are punished by not keeping up their end of the deal (ie - doping) then those who leak the results from the labs or the applicable committee (UCI/IOC etc) should be booted too. The Press seems to think they have a right to nosey too much into peoples lives as it is... and I'm not just talking about cycling.
I'm still waiting for David Millar to give his "I'm now hollier-than-thou" speach or be asked for comment.