It wouldn't be surprising if Astana does regulate EPO usage within the team to such an extent that it cannot be traced in controls. The fact that they tested positive, in that case, indeed is an indication they were trying something without the team's knowledge. It's pure speculation of course, but that's how I read it.Benotti69 said:Why is the word of Lieuwe Westra to be believed?
Maybe Vino has chosen Westra to be unofficial PR damage limitation voice.
This is Vino's team and you think a Kazak team which 2 Kazak bothers are popped for EPO were acting on their own when their Manager is a doping demi god.
Are you that naive, Astana hired Bruyneel, then Martinelli, 2 guys who inside the sport were known for winning with doping.