Senate report reveals Pantani, Ullrich, among 1998 Tour dopers
The top two in the 1998 Tour de France - Italian Marco Pantani and Germany's Jan Ullrich - were taking the banned blood booster EPO, the results of a French Senate inquiry into doping in sports revealed. The medical stubs enclosed in the 918-page report, when compared against a separate list of test results, also reveal that American Lance Armstrong tested positive for EPO in 1999.
without doping and obtain results.
"I will admit that cycling is a discpline that deserves blame, but I'd really like to see the day when we recognise that it was a sport that was a vanguard in anti-doping, and which assumed its responsiblities.
"It's unfair to represent it today as the only sport that involves cheaters."