Good memory. I always forget Castelblanco - he wasn't exactly a big name.BroDeal said:The four tested for the '99 prologue were positive. Armstrong was tested because he was first. The other testees were random selections. They were Hamburger, Beltran, and, if I remember correctly, Castelblanco. Zulle and Olano were not found posiitve by the retrospective testing.
It is often said that there was a complot to get Armstrong, but most people forget that there were others whose 1999 sample were retested positive for EPO and were named. There could have been others using EPO as well, I don't think all the samples were retested - though I could be wrong about this.
Armstrong may not have introduced doping into pro cycling, but he certainly screwed up any possibility of a cleaner peloton following the Festina scandal.