Friday, July 27, 2007

Vinokourov B-samples

L'Equipe also reported earlier today that the B-sample testing for Alexander Vinokourov began this morning (Friday) at LNDD in Châtenay-Malabry. The story is by-lined "Special to l'Equipe," which has sometimes been how they by-line their leaked stories. This brief story also states that two samples are being tested, one from July 21 (time trial at Albi), the other from July 23, Vinokourov's second stage victory. As far as I know, there has been no official statement that there was a second positive A-sample for Vinokourov. (But I miss these things sometimes, so correct me if I'm wrong.) The story also states that Vinokourov was not present at the B-sample test (though it is silent as to whether a representative was present). Testing of the B-sample is supposed to conclude Saturday.


Mike Solberg said...

I wonder if testing both those days means that the lab is taking the decision of the Landis' arb panel to heart. "Test whatever you want, we can't stop you." With the caveat that it may not be admissible at hearing. But who needs a hearing when you've got the court of public and press opinion?


Julie said...

It was reported that there was a second A positive, from his second stage win. I saw it several places, and the guys on Versus said it.

wschart said...

If so, it was a long time coming. One wonders why.