The AFP, via Turkish Press, rehashes L'Equipe under the headline "Landis Ultra-positive", with a body that refutes that with a few things we haven't seen anywhere before:
L'Equipe reported that varying levels of synthetic testosterone have been found in urine samples tested this weeklater,
the results from the French laboratory involved in testing seven of Landis's samples revealed that "several" of those samples contained synthetic testosterone, albeit at lower levels than his original positive test.
and then finally (emphasis added):
several of Landis's samples from last year's Tour contained synthetic testosterone, albeit at levels that were not sufficient to warrant a "positive" test.
If we read this correctly, there aren't positive test results in the newly tested B samples -- only claims that there is exogenous testosterone present, which are unsupportable if they aren't positive.
If this information is true, it casts the leak and the reporting of the leak in an entirely different light.
We await clarification and confirmation.
Overnight, consensus seems to be that the AFP story has confused the T/E screening tests with the IRMS CIRs, and that there are no new facts -- the tests are not known to be "Ultra positive" based on the data available, nor are they known to be indicative of exo-t but not at levels to be "positive".
This hasn't stopped the headline or the story from racing around the world, following timezones.
(nb: TurkishPress often runs wire stories before anyone else, possibly because of timezones).