cyclingnews also has the story:bjarne said:
I don't know what they have on Basso, but w/ Ulrich, it seemed that his sponsors at Telekom were convinced by the Spanish evidence since it was they, and not ASO, who took the decision to sideline Jan. I'm thinking they have DNA-matched blood from Madrid (matched to last years TDF samples) and/or photographic evidence of Jan getting an OBGYN "check-up" in Fuentes' practice. I believe this is already the case w/ Sevilla who has confirmed that he did go in the building where Fuentes' ran his operation (well, they had him of film so it would have been futile to contest that!), but to visit someone else!thefunkyplumber said:This is gonna get real ugly real fast.
Gee Basso (or Ullrich, or whoever) gets mentioned in a phone call by someone under investigation and your ten years of building up to this moment is wasted. Christ, this is twisted. I understand ASO want to keep their race clean, but hearsay is not proof, and there's too much riding on this race to ban without clear proof.
R.Rice said:Cadel,Levi,Floyd,Vino..............this thing is going to be WIDE open for these guys.
Yeah, I don't get why they didn't go to some exotic island for "special training and testing". Instead the p*ssed in their own pool :yikes:Bianchigirl said:And whoever wins will of course be 'clean' because they were sensible enough not to work with Dr Fuentes - what a joke.
All those riders who prepared with other doctors - like Ferrari - must be laughing their socks off...