News just in:
Spanish rider Moisés Dueñas has become the second rider to register a non-negative test for banned blood booster erythropoietin at the Tour de France. The results came from a sample taken from the Barloworld rider after the Grand Tour’s first time trial, Stage 4 on July 8 in Cholet, according to head of the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD) Pierre Bordry.
French authorities reportedly spent two hours searching the rider’s room at Le Rex, the team hotel where Barloworld and Bouygues Telecom were staying in Tarbes, France. Only one room is believed to have been searched by French authorities during the morning, number 604 – that of the Spanish rider.
Just as I thought things were starting to look good for the Tour (of course, taking into account that there has only been one positive test so far) then this happens. I just hope this is the last we hear of doping in the TdF this year as the sport cannot endure the negativity that this type of news generates anymore.