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July 28, 2007

Vinokourov B-sample positive, launches defense

Yahoo! Eurosport | Vino questions lab competence

L'Equipe reported that tests on Alexandre Vinokourov's B sample from Stage 13 also tested positive.

Vinokourov released a statement through his lawyers:

“I have always raced clean. Never before this year's Tour de France have I ever been accused of violating any doping law,” the Kazakh added.

“These test results simply make no sense. Given all the attention paid to doping offences, you would have to be crazy to do what I have been accused of, and I am not crazy.”

There was no mention of Vinokourov's samples from after his Stage 15 victory.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 28, 2007 in 2007 Stage 13 ITT, Alexandre Vinokourov, Doping, Top Stories | Permalink


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I blame the American team!

Posted by: Jarrett at Jul 28, 2007 8:18:04 PM

My french is a bit rusty, but it looks like the lab still leaks secrets like a sieve.

Posted by: Robin Roberts at Jul 29, 2007 12:23:36 AM

I still say that Vino's defense of too much blood in his thighs is fully credible. I mean, have you seen those legs. Can you imagine how much blood is in there? Too much blood. That should be easy to defend in court. I will admit that pro cyclist are HUGE risk takers. Risk = high rewards or dismal failure.

Posted by: joe at Jul 30, 2007 7:58:38 PM