Adding to the list of Tour de France riders who tested positive in the 2007 Tour de France is Spanish rider Iban Mayo from Saunier-Duval. He tested positive for EPO on the final rest day of the Tour. This was not his first positive this year, as he tested positive for higher than allowed testosterone during the Giro d'Italia, although he was eventually cleared from that test. He was suspended from the team after the result came back from the A sample. Pending the result of the B sample, possible removal from the team is possible.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
For those keeping track now, the Tour de France doping-related cyclist list stands as follows: Alexandre Vinokurov - Homologous blood doping Michael Rasmussen - Missing tests Cristian Moreni - Testosterone Iban Mayo - EPO
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Don't forget about T-Mobile rider Patrik Sinkewitz. Who crashes out of the race, but while in the hospital news breaks that he had failed an out of competition drug test during a team camp before the race.
To be honest I wasn't really planning on covering the 07 TdF, but then I got excited about it as the day approached. All of the doping is disappointing but not unexpected. I really hope professional cycling has hit a tipping point where this kind of behavior really is considered unacceptable.