Retrospective testing of the 1999 samples doesn't exactly support your position. Of 87 samples tested, 13 were epo positive and 6 of these belonged to LA. It would be nice to know the distribution of the other positives but a 15% positive rate in a sample skewed towards winners doesn't seem all that overwhelming to me, especially when almost half are one rider..airstream said:That was a severe EPO which possibly was injected until HC hits 49 before any of mountain stages. And then riders eased up and decided to ride clean just because it is the Tour? It is absurdity.