I had always heard the story was the other way around: got a backdated TUE, got mixed up with the EPO positives years later. My bad.
We don't know this. In the first place, most riders in that Tour were never tested, since they didn't win a stage, wear a jersey or get randomly chosen. In the second place, I don't believe all the samples that were collected for the initial tests were re-tested in the EPO study. And most important, in many of the samples, the EPO had likely degraded, resulting in a false negative. The % of samples that tested positive for EPO was definitely an underestimate.Ryo Hazuki said:yes, those 4 where the only ones who had epo in them. 1999 tour was very clean. even lance's teammates didn't use any epo at all except hamilton and livingston in a few mountainstages. but when lance was save in yellow they stopped as well and so did lance
I guess it is closed now - I can't vote, but I would have voted all except WADA.Mrs John Murphy said:Good job it is a multiple choice poll. It isn't all of the above because I don't see where WADA etc failed, nor do I see society as to blame.