Senate report reveals Pantani, Ullrich, among 1998 Tour dopers

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07/25/2013| 0 comments
by Reuters and Roadcycling.com

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."

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